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    Re: Pass XA160.8 vs Pass X600.8 ....

    On my Fyne 703s, which are 2 dB less sensitive than the F1-10s, in my RoomPlay Reference demo room - 21.5 x 18.5 x 8.5 - my Pass INT. 60 has never had any trouble driving them.

    That being the...
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    Re: Tube amplifier for Avantgarde Duo Mezzo XD

    Viva on an absolute basis. However, at their price points, the Audiopax can be wonderful indeed.
  3. Re: Duelund Speaker Cables for High Efficiency Speakers

    Methinks that this comes down to personal taste.

    The Cardas have always been smooth in the top end.

    A long time ago - from 2000-2005 - when I was the North American Avantgarde Acoustic...
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    Re: Tube amplifier for Avantgarde Duo Mezzo XD

    Assuming a proper system-to-room setup, I still recommend Vivas from a fairly large amount of personal experience. Are they the best - in terms of being the most technically accurate - I doubt it. ...
  5. Thread: Formula One

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    Re: Formula One

    Back when I was driving various tracks & autocrossing in SCCA events (a l-o-o-o-n-g time ago), Barber was my favorite track to drive, with Sears Point (now Sonoma) second, Road Atlanta 3rd....
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    Re: How did I miss this? Tung-Sol KT170

    Hmm,

    My Quicksilver Monos were improved when they went to K-120s.

    Now they are improved once again by K-150s.

    Can't wait to hear what Mike Sanders says about the 170s!
  7. Re: Review: Goldmund telos 590 nextgen ii integrated amp

    ASR had started by then, but I never heard of it until Harry Pearson mentioned it. And even, then it was quite some time before I heard it - long after I ceased being the Avantgarde Acoustic North...
  8. Re: Review: Goldmund telos 590 nextgen ii integrated amp

    IIRC, back when my retail store was a top Goldmund tt dealer, it was quite a while until Michel Reverchon introduced his electronics.

    I remember first seeing, then hearing, them in Switzerland at...
  9. Re: So is anyone still using Audirvana for their music?

    For my RoomPlay playlists, I still use Audirvana 1.5.10 with my stripped-down-for-music-only MBP, but only then with Maintain's Cocktail, and the occcasional use of Charly Hasnsen's IBE......
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    Re: Shipping Advice

    Thanks for asking!

    Not too bad - definitely on the right track, as slow as it appears to be... :sigh:
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    Re: Shipping Advice

    I agree with most of the above posts.

    Another freight line that I have had consistent success with is Old Dominion Freight.

    Also have used UPS LTL with 100% success.
  12. Thread: Fyne 704’s

    by Jim Smith
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    Re: Fyne 704’s

    The 704s may be the sweet spot in the 'Fyne line'.

    I say this although I have never heard them, but given the staff at Fyne has such a strong & predictable reputation, I'd be shocked to hear of...
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    Re: Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    WOW!!!

    Thanks to everyone for all of the positive & constructive comments!

    Although I still have a long way to go, a good deal of the most intense pain has subsided.

    RoomPlay Reference...
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    Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    In my case, the bad news is that at 5:30 AM tomorrow (Monday, April 5). I have to be at the hospital for a five-hour (!) surgery to address my Spinal Stenosis. The...
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    Re: Fyne Audio F1-10

    Primarily Pass INT-60.
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    Re: Fyne Audio F1-10

    Not really in the same league, but some folks who have recently heard my - finally dialed-in - 703s have been amazed at their Dynamics, Tone & Presence, at a musical involvement level significantly...
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    Re: Lost another family member last night...

    So sorry to hear.

    It seems our pets live to please us, and when we lose one, it's heart-breaking after all that they have done....
  18. Thread: GIK?

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    Re: GIK?

    Since I live in the Atlanta area, I have always picked up my orders when they were ready.

    Agreed on the questionable packaging...
  19. Thread: GIK?

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    Re: GIK?

    Me too...
  20. Re: Shunyata OMEGA QR power cable looking back and current day impressions....

    No worries. It was just idle curiosity.

    FWIW - I bought some power cords from David a while back - almost twenty years ago. I liked them a lot, as well as enjoying my contacts with David.
  21. Re: Shunyata OMEGA QR power cable looking back and current day impressions....

    How do David Elrod's Master Series and/or Statement power cables compare?
  22. Thread: GIK?

    by Jim Smith
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    Re: GIK?

    I use ASC bass traps in all 4 corners, GIK everywhere i else. Works for me and all who have heard it.

    In link to Quarter Notes newsletter #24, see images 2, 3, & 4: Quarter Notes | Get Better...
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    Re: Avantgarde Acoustic Trio Luxury Edition 26

    Sheesh!!! Completely understood...
  24. Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Agreed!

    It was so saddening when Jason passed.
  25. Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Personally, I might have preferred the 2270 & 5s with the Thorens, but all of them led the way, bringing many folks into the future audiophile fold...
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