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    Welcome Allen! I look forward to your announcement of what vinyl rig you will add to that system. Your Raidho brides need a groom.
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    Le Roy - Many thanks for the kind advice and for relating your experience. My dealer in Miami thought we might get you over to Louisiana for a weekend of listening sometime... We'll see if we can line up enough iron to make it worth while at some point. My new audiophile favorite statement of all time:

    "Then when you think you've spent too much on electronics you can really take leave of your senses with cabling."

    Now they say my Transparent Opus is no good, and I need Nordost Odin2 or Ansuz Diamond to really take it to the next level... And since I last purchased cables they invented this new word "Loom" to make sure that you replace everything with the best. I am enjoying this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayStBroker View Post
    Welcome Allen! I look forward to your announcement of what vinyl rig you will add to that system. Your Raidho brides need a groom.
    Sorry--I'm strictly digital. I realize that makes me a fair-weather fan... but I do admire your dedication. I just could't afford that Beatles collection first pressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allenkrewe@mac.com View Post

    [...] "Then when you think you've spent too much on electronics you can really take leave of your senses with cabling."

    Really funny.


    Quote Originally Posted by Allenkrewe@mac.com View Post

    [...] Now they say my Transparent Opus is no good, and I need Nordost Odin2 or Ansuz Diamond to really take it to the next level... And since I last purchased cables they invented this new word "Loom" to make sure that you replace everything with the best. I am enjoying this!
    "They" are probably right ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allenkrewe@mac.com View Post
    Le Roy - Many thanks for the kind advice and for relating your experience. My dealer in Miami thought we might get you over to Louisiana for a weekend of listening sometime... We'll see if we can line up enough iron to make it worth while at some point. My new audiophile favorite statement of all time:

    "Then when you think you've spent too much on electronics you can really take leave of your senses with cabling."

    Now they say my Transparent Opus is no good, and I need Nordost Odin2 or Ansuz Diamond to really take it to the next level... And since I last purchased cables they invented this new word "Loom" to make sure that you replace everything with the best. I am enjoying this!
    Allen, I would love to visit your beautiful listening room / theater. It is gorgeous.

    You are only one state away from me. I'd love to visit. I will PM you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maslak34 View Post
    On my latest talk with Michael Borresen he said one of the best amps he heard with D-5 was Ypsilon Set 100 ultimates in Mexico.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maslak34 View Post
    On my latest talk with Michael Borresen he said one of the best amps he heard with D-5 was Ypsilon Set 100 ultimates in Mexico.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenkrewe View Post
    Really appreciate the amp suggestions and the great advice. This is getting interesting. Every day as the speakers are breaking in, it seems the priorities change as to what components should be replaced first. We have the Burmester monos and preamp/power supply arriving this week for a listen, and my audiophile compatriot down the street has the big Soluution monos arriving next week. I may be able to borrow them for a trial since his Magico's are at the factory being upgraded. Trying to also arrange for Lars to come down to the bayou with his Ansuz loom. Funny thing is that after listening this morning, I can't imagine the sound getting any better; yet I know things are just getting started. The D-5's replaced Alexandria X-2's, but the difference after only 3+ days has been more akin to changing the entire room rather than just 2 speakers. There is literally a wall is sound emanating from the stage. And other than a small hump somewhere in the mid-bass, the presentation is spectacular. Thanks again for the sage advice. I'm going to try and take my time to get this right, but going slow is not my strong suit...

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    Like Le Roy had mentioned take your time with the electronics. The D5's should be fully broken in before making a decision. Last night Lars mentioned the Aavik pre/power amp (class AB) is coming along just fine and adds layers of resolution compared to the U300. Just like the Diamond TC pc. Keep in touch with Lars - he said he is coming back in January.
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    Also hold off on deciding cables too. I think you will be very impressed with the Mainz d8 (or 2) and Diamond Tc cables. They are not cheap but oh what a difference.
    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by octadyndude View Post
    Like Le Roy had mentioned take your time with the electronics. The D5's should be fully broken in before making a decision. Last night Lars mentioned the Aavik pre/power amp (class AB) is coming along just fine and adds layers of resolution compared to the U300. Just like the Diamond TC pc. Keep in touch with Lars - he said he is coming back in January.
    I heard the U300 at CEDIA and was very impressed. Sounded better (at the show on the X-T3?) than the Devialet 200 that I have at home on my D-1's. Can't wait to hear the new Aavik piece at CES, and the Diamond TC pc. Thanks George

 

 
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