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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    Oh, man...if you're in the Bay Area some time, let me know.
    9 replies | 416 view(s)
  • Paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    The chocolate is good way to put Harbeth sounds. I owned 14 pairs of Harbeth pretty much every generations. ( currently owns the 4 pairs ) they have a soul which once you hear what they truly can play itís hard to get away with. Non of speakers I...
    9 replies | 416 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    What about annealing and compaction effects on the copper ...? Regards
    17 replies | 633 view(s)
  • MPW's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    MPW replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Understood. Was interested in the construction of the room itself.
    11 replies | 524 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    Jack replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    If you haven't you might want to check out bullmoose.com, a independent dealer in the NE with multiple locations. They have a pretty good selection of used CD's most times as well as a good new inventory. I've bought a lot from them over the years...
    23 replies | 927 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    Since I am a British speaker fan I have always thought Harbeth would be an excellent choice. I have never actually heard them.
    9 replies | 416 view(s)
  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    I do not stream yet. When I find music I like I purchase the CD and load it onto my two dedicated music servers. I am having an increasingly hard time finding CDs on Amazon. Too often music I might be interested in is only available via MP3 or not...
    23 replies | 927 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    Copper's properties and characteristics are dependent on it's crystalline structure, and how that crystalline structure is produced during refinement and how it is drawn during casting. Its crystalline structure impacts its audio qualities. To...
    17 replies | 633 view(s)
  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    Paul, those are gorgeous. And I'll bet they sound every bit as good as they look. Tower speakers seem to really be in style now while the popularity of bookshelf style speakers has waned. Not a thing wrong with tower speakers. There are some odd...
    9 replies | 416 view(s)
  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    Hey Dave, yeah 27' x 16' isn't exactly small. That's why I tacked on the "ish." But my listening area in the room is about 1/2 the room. Half the room is family room, a TV with a 55" screen, wood burning stove, and my listening chair. The other 1/2...
    9 replies | 416 view(s)
  • RDSChicago's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    RDSChicago replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Congrats Randy and welcome to the audio circle! What goes around comes around. Kefs always manage to come back in our lives.
    10 replies | 425 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    Fair enuff .... :) Regards
    129 replies | 11029 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Yep , Recent Haul ....!
    23 replies | 927 view(s)
  • Phil A's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Welcome!
    9 replies | 508 view(s)
  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    plonkywonki replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    The hereabove stated all of a sudden makes so much sense. Thanks!
    15 replies | 1377 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Do you have any evidence? They can barely keep stock right now. As soon as it comes in, itís gone and sold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    23 replies | 927 view(s)
  • dznutz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    dznutz replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Esoteric is not a healthy company right now so who knows what the future holds.
    23 replies | 927 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    No. The 590 is A, 509 is AB. The 590 may go into AB, but Luxman doesnít specify it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    25 replies | 8433 view(s)
  • dznutz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Wasn't it 95 Watts in Class A/B? If so, making that statement and comparing it to its 30 Watt Class A rated output is misleading.
    25 replies | 8433 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    you are right, thouse damn cd s sounded great and i am lying a little bit to myself. on the side the differences are no more a dealbreaker and you will find lovers in each camp. from another view, all this doesnt matter no more for me as my...
    129 replies | 11029 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    The switch-mode power supplies that power many networking devices create the problems described above with respect to high-source impedance leakage current, which will result in noise on the ground-plane and increased threshold jitter...as I've...
    15 replies | 1377 view(s)
  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    I have a/b tested a recent time cd and from the same a vinyl and played them side by side at exactly the same measured volume and from this my conclusion is that is almost no difference between the two. That moved me in the direction that IF there...
    8 replies | 644 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:47 PM
    Thats the usual talk to acquire free CDís or LPís .. CDís regularly sell for 3-25 bucks all day everyday , for those willing to deal with them. thereís no CD quality from streaming or server IMO, well thats been my experience from multiple...
    129 replies | 11029 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I have been reading some reviews, and watching videos. Some reviewers are really going crazy over the Meta's including even calling them a game changer. Also, there seems to be uniformed praise for KEF introducing this new technology in affordable...
    10 replies | 425 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I have been reading some reviews, and watching videos. Some reviewers are really going crazy over the Meta's including even calling them a game changer. Also, there seems to be uniformed praise for KEF introducing this new technology in affordable...
    10 replies | 425 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    Welcome to AS!
    9 replies | 508 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Itís all vicoustics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    11 replies | 524 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    u-sound replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    not really sure wich driver goes how low and high but it looks the 6"mid is supported by large low mid drivers.
    124 replies | 11563 view(s)
  • MDP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    Welcome to AS!
    9 replies | 508 view(s)
  • MPW's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    MPW replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Fantastic system in a great looking room. I would love to hear more about the room itself including dimensions and construction. Per your signature, it looks like a custom built room. Are you pleased with the ASC wall system? I may be building a...
    11 replies | 524 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    lol, no, not a second so far. cd is pain in the ass and has no picture vs youtube. sad old world. internet: live events, netflix, tv.... all you got to do is networking. then you get all the above in cd quality and beyond. marketprice does...
    129 replies | 11029 view(s)
  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Gorgeous system. It must sound amazing!!!
    11 replies | 524 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Exactly what I thought when I first saw them. All those big drivers and a wee-little tweeter and single 6" midrange. Then the music started playing... just a big seamless wall of music. If there are limitations (of course there probably are) they...
    124 replies | 11563 view(s)
  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    plonkywonki replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    If directional, imo the arrows point from source >> to further downstream. For me, I'm still guessing if this is right, I mean copper is copper and I'm somehow always tempted to reverse my only cable that has directional arrows on it :) But I...
    17 replies | 633 view(s)
  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    plonkywonki replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    Hmm so are expensive LPS's needed to drive the ethernet devices? It's in my view better to have the audio equipment with ethernet ports protected from the ethernet port electrics in their internal circuits. That brings me to a question though, are...
    15 replies | 1377 view(s)
  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    Though I respond late, nice combo of amp and speakers! & welcome!
    9 replies | 508 view(s)
  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    :wave:
    6 replies | 161 view(s)
  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    Welcome!
    1 replies | 113 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Gave away the CD collection , regrets in 3,2, :) Regards
    129 replies | 11029 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:24 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Now this opens the discussion about the M9 much more than Magico pricing , the real strength here over their other models is the effortless way it goes about reproducing music, this mostly due to the tremendous Power offered by multiple...
    124 replies | 11563 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    welcome flemming! that will be a long travel... my system is on the way to become youtube and internet only. basicly i stopped streaming from quboz and tidal and also gave the cd collection away.
    129 replies | 11029 view(s)
  • Bongo Beater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    I play it first. If it sounds like it needs a cleaning, I give it a scrub and start it over.
    13 replies | 1023 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    u-sound replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    i see the m9 more or less as a m6 with integrated subs. it might take the sealed concept to perfect levels. would love to hear them.
    124 replies | 11563 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    We had a blast! Thank you to you and your wonderful wife for such southern hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed hanging with you and listening to your incredible system. I canít believe how big a step up the DB11-Sís are over my 9ís. Size and...
    11 replies | 524 view(s)
  • rrwmd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    rrwmd replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Wow Mike, I cannot thank you enough for coming up and helping with the Kharmas. I had a blast hanging with you! We listened to so much good music yesterday and today. A couple of tweaks made so much difference. I can honestly say that the...
    11 replies | 524 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:49 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Lovely setup with those VACís ...! Regards
    11 replies | 524 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
    Plenty Pros very little Con ....! Regards , :)
    423 replies | 28452 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I dont get why others seem to have a problem how people spend their own cash, the price is irrelevant, the M9 is a statement product , does it make the statement or it doesn't, thats the only criteria necessary in my books .. Regards ...
    124 replies | 11563 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    No, it's not a placebo effect. Copper Ethernet cables are susceptible to RFI, EMI and common-mode noise. Moreover, if a device e.g. an Ethernet switch, router, NAS is powered by an SMPS, then the audio quality is also affected by high-source...
    15 replies | 1377 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Thank God for it not getting in your house.
    10 replies | 425 view(s)
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