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 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Criticism VS Complaining

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:17 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1684


The show was a homerun, especially with the number of exhibitors. Even the Montréal shows seemed smaller by comparison. But its the first year and they got most of it right. Only real criticism would be the laminate floors. More then a few exhibitors were caught out by the floors, because they all e...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Toronto Audio Fest Parking - Any ideas where and how much?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:57 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 2517


The show has discounted parking for $15. Bring your ticket to the Starbucks desk or the Front Desk. Tell them your are there for the show and they will charge $15 and validate the ticket. Parking lot has a 4 level parking garage as well as groundlevel parking. We had trouble exiting, or maybe used t...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Amazing separation from small Bluetooth stereo speaker

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:47 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 522


First time i plugged in a pair of Kanto YU2 USB speakers I was wondering where the sound was coming from. I couldn't tell that the little 3" composite 'woofers' and 3/4” silk dome tweeter were making sound. I had to pick one up and hold it to my ears. The speakers vanished into a large sound fi...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Totem Model One Signature vs Totem Sky Speakers

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:36 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 740


Anyone did a comparison of these two Totem bookshelf? Appreciate your input. I m using a 200watts solid state amp to drive them. If your looking into the Sky, you should also look into the new Signature One. The Sky is nice, but I think it is trying to be something different then most other Totem s...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: When is Vintage not really Vintage ?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:36 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 1886


I see late 80's (meaning borderline 90's) electronics posted as "vintage" gear. Is this not stretching it just to command higher prices? To me, "Vintage" starts at the '70's and older. Comments ? Unfortunately, in audio, Vintage more often then not is trying to denote higher qua...

 Forum: Sources - Digital   Topic: Which DAC: NAD;Rega;Hegel

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:42 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 6343


Ok, so thanks for the Tip earlier in the thread about Visions having the NAD M51 on sale. I bought one and have been running it since then. I have/had so many DACs in my system and this one sounds really good. I agree on the 'less brittle' comment. In my system the NAD can sound a tiny bit in your ...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Totem Tribe Tower

 Post subject: Re: Totem Tribe Tower
Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:55 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1835


Has anyone tried out or bought the Totem Tribe towers? I am considering them as an upgrade to my Sonus Faber Venere 2.0. I would be matching them with a Naim Supernait 2 integrated amp. I've heard the Tribe tower sound great (Simaudio 340i) and sound not so great hooked to various other amps. This ...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Toronto Audio Show

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:54 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 8761


A partial TAF Exhibitor list has been posted.

http://torontoaudiofest.org/visitors/exhibitor-list/

It is not complete, but looks like a lot of the people from the Montreal Audio Fest.

This is good and I will be at both shows.


TOM...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: The good old audiophile days

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 2847


1989 Yamaha Receiver, Dual Turntable and Mission 761i bookshelf speakers. Bought a Yamaha CD player later. Laser died eventually. The mission speakers I kept for the office system and eventually i gave them to a friend. The Missions still work, surrounds good and are just about 30 years old. The rec...

 Forum: Sources - Digital   Topic: Which DAC: NAD;Rega;Hegel

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:07 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 6343


Ok, so thanks for the Tip earlier in the thread about Visions having the NAD M51 on sale. I bought one and have been running it since then. I have/had so many DACs in my system and this one sounds really good. I agree on the 'less brittle' comment. In my system the NAD can sound a tiny bit in your f...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: speaker cables

 Post subject: Re: speaker cables
Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:38 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1212


I may be a little late. :P I've had good luck with Kimber Kable 8PR. I've heard that Kimber Kable lack low end, but the 8PR is not only (relatively) inexpensive, but it doesn't seem to have any problems in low end reproduction. I compared it to much more expensive Wireworld Silver Clad OCC cables, a...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Interesting article on hi fi pricing

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:21 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 2919


The article does mention the usual MSRP calculation of 5xCost of manufacture, but I am wondering if this also includes the retailers portion of the purchase price. From what I have heard, most gear is bought/commisioned by retailers at 50% below MSRP, so which number are we using for final cost calc...

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: M-audio super dac

 Post subject: Re: M-audio super dac
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:05 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2308


I don't know why 'pro' audio gear is seen as better then other products, especially considering the mostly low cost of the pro gear. I've used plenty of inexpensive pro gear, included an M-Audio interface and a TC Electronics interface. They are all built to a very low cost, with really cheap parts...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Moving on from Mission?

 Post subject: Re: Moving on from Mission?
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:58 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 2101


Well, I for one heartily endorse "moving on" from Mission speakers, as I always found them the most reliably boring sounding brand on the market. :mrgreen: On to greener pastures.... :D Any suggestions? Some great stuff early on from James_W above the $1000 mark, but the reason I've been ...

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: M-audio super dac

 Post subject: Re: M-audio super dac
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:49 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2308


Looking to turn a PC into a music server, streamer etc in an economically. What I like about this one is it's versatility it's a dac and USB to spdif converter. If I don't like the DAC section it becomes a converter. Can users comment on it's sound qualities and their experiences http://www.m-audio...
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