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    Re: Cartridge Alignment

    Are you using the paper protractors that you can download from Vinyl Engine? If so, did you adjust the print for proper scale? I made that mistake and it drove me nuts for about 1 hour until I...
  2. Thread: Death Caps...

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    Re: Death Caps...

    That's why you should always discharge a cap before handling it.

    Here is a great way to do it-

    https://www.digikey.com/en/blog/how-to-safely-discharge-a-capacitor

    Or you can use the...
  3. Re: Your spouse or family, Whose opinion impacts your audio purchase decision?

    My wife supports my audio addiction and even bought me my first pair of Magnepans for my birthday. But lately she has been complaining of having door panel speakers in the family room. She would...
  4. Re: Proud Owner of New SoundField Reference Speakers

    Beautiful, enjoy!
  5. Re: The older audiophile and the younger audiophile

    I resemble that remark, except that I am 25 in my mind.
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    I was at Best Buy today and I stopped by the Magnolia store to see if they have the KEF Reference line and they do. Unfortunately they did not have the Reference 3's on the floor.

    The salesman...
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    I took my son shopping for new speakers for him. My son and I were really disappointed in the new KEF R series. We heard them on the new Parasound A21 plus amp and JC2 preamp. They sounded veiled...
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    I took my son to listen to the new KEF R series and while they had a nice sound, they lacked detail and resolution. They also needed to be turned up loud. I have not heard the Reference series...
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    I do like the Studio 2's. I have heard Swissstrips system with the Salon 2's many times and love the sound with his Pass mono's and his new Atma-Spere preamp. One of the best home systems that I...
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    Bryan, I like a lively sound but I don't like a forward or bright sounding system. The PSB's are too laid back. All my audio buddies that have heard the PSB's compared to the much cheaper Magnepan...
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    Re: 20 most expensive amplifiers ....

    If you are interested in buying any of these amps, look here-

    http://www.milliondollarstereos.com/speakerlist.php?category=amps
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    Looks like I will be lugging my 100 pound Pass amp and 50 pound preamp over to the local B&W dealer. The Luxman DAC also weighs in at 28 pounds. I am not bring my dual subs lol.

    Does this count...
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    How do the 804's sound at low volume and will they be a match for my 17x17 room with 9' ceilings?
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    Re: Thorens TD 124 love....

    Beautiful TT!! I have a fully restored Thorens TD145. I made a custom plinth out of Cocobolo wood. I love mine. It too is a neutral sounding TT.
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    Thanks guys. It should be a fun adventure.

    Mike, how do the 702 S2's compare to the the 804 D3's?
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    Re: Speaker opinions

    Mike, I figured you would be a B&W fan. I am going to give them a listen. I am going to haul all my gear over to the local dealer.

    Dyn Audio are high on my list. The local dealer is expecting...
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    Speaker opinions

    I am just starting my search for new speakers. I bought a pair of PSB T3's to replace my Magnepan 1.6's. The T3's aren't doing it for me. I am looking at speakers in the $6K-$9K range. Locally,...
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    Re: Speaker Advice for small bar

    I would also consider JBL speakers-

    https://www.musicdirect.com/Search?searchterm=jbl&sort=popularity%7CDESC&page=1&pagesize=24&c1=tab-products&c2=grid

    But a lot depends upon your room and...
  19. Re: 5 best power amps for $5000 to $12,500...including integrated.

    AVA DVA 850 Mono block tube-ss hybrids should be in this group. These mono's are a hidden gem.
  20. Re: Is it Time To Allocate More Money To Speakers on a Digital set up?

    I have done too many dac shoot outs and comparisons to say that they all sound alike. Some sound dramatically different and others sound similar in some but not all respects. None of the sub $1K...
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    Re: KEF R7 R11, Golden Ear Triton 3's

    Thanks, my son is a full blown audiophile. It is fun being able to listen to music together and talk about audio gear. He and I are going to RMAF this fall. He is a lucky guy as he has my hand me...
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    KEF R7 R11, Golden Ear Triton 3's

    I took my son to audition speakers today and we listened to a pair of the new KEF R7 $3800pr and R11 $5000pr speakers along with the Golden Ear Triton 3's about $2500pr. I know that these are...
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    Re: Why do you go to audio shows?

    I go because it is fun to see what is out there and the gear that I will lust over the rest of my life because I can't afford it. It also gives me a chance to annoy my wife after the show by telling...
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    Re: Best headphones/amps? Recommendations?

    Joe, you should consider custom molded high end ear buds if you have problems wearing headphones for more than 30 minutes.

    I have a friend that has high end headphones and switched to custom...
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    Re: $350 Cartridge

    I was not claiming that they could sound better than high end cartridges but they can compete with many sub $1K cartridges. Its all relative. They punch above their price points. If you are looking...
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