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 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Harbeth: How long did you own them?

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:34 am 

Replies: 284
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bluejazz wrote:
Ok, Let's get back to topic. Here is a little video clip of mine. Hope you guys enjoy it

That’s a fantastic idea for a new thread, “Show off a VIDEO of your two channel system”
I’d follow that like a hound!

 Forum: CDs and LPs   Topic: Bands that changed their ways

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:47 am 

Replies: 80
Views: 3272

The Tubes!
And not for the better...

 Forum: CDs and LPs   Topic: what's everyone listening to tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:04 pm 

Replies: 20623
Views: 1510884

kawihornet wrote:
Looking for some good Blues.... Recommendations?

So many genres and performers to choose from....R.L. Burnside is one of my favourites.

 Forum: Headphones and Portable Audio   Topic: Bluetooth source

 Post subject: Re: Bluetooth source
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:46 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 609

So I looked on the net for a Bluetooth streaming capable storage device ( other than a phone ) that I could take with me in the car and everything that comes up is a MP3 device. I want to load it with CD or better quality music so is there a quality piece out there for the job?. Or maybe these MP3 ...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Do you prefer listening on an empty stomach?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:43 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 717

Or after a large satisfying meal? Do you crave snacks or drinks while listening? Does it occur more or less with analog or digital? Do yo enjoy the hobby more when sober? Thanks. Nothing better than listening after a large meal, slumping blob-like in the sweet least until the call of the ...

 Forum: News and Announcements   Topic: Harbeth 30.2 shines in new review by Stereophile Magazine.

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:09 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2262

I have experienced these loudspeakers many, many times. Stereophile magazine has lost what little credibility they had with me. My NOLA Boxer S2s ($2900.00) completely destroy these Harbeths in every parameter imaginable. J. Not really any of my concern, but this post wouldn’t be one of your finer ...

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Cheap mini chinese amps Anyune use one?

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:07 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 2323

I have a couple of SMSL AD18 amps that are tiny, have 3.5 analog/usb/optical/coax/Bluetooth- 80w@4ohms, remote etc...they were about $130usd each from Massdrop / $190ish from Amazon. There’s a similarly spcc’d SMSL Q5, less power, on Massdrop for $85usd now, looks like $186cdn on Amazon. I might hav...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: I've been gone a long time....back & looking for advice

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:54 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 992

Hi, david_big_ears wrote: 'What about using your blank page to try a totally new direction?' ++ to that. While you have been away there has been some progress. Several direction have opened up, such as high efficiency single driver designs powered by low output single ended tube designs. Also, some...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Didn’t see that coming...

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:22 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1413

I love that moment when you realize a pair of speakers sounds way better in another environment or with another amp. My favourite of those was my quad esl57s. I thought they were great but was a little dissapointed considering the effort I put into restoring them. Then I put them in a big room, pul...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Didn’t see that coming...

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:32 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1413

Gerhard Roemer wrote:
Did you really mean to say,didn’t hear that coming? Magnepan rules .

Ha, good one Gerhard, that would have been more apropos!
I enjoyed my time with the Maggies but honestly never tipped over into a passionate love for them...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Didn’t see that coming...

 Post subject: Didn’t see that coming...
Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:47 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1413

Just sold on my Maggie 1.6’s that lived in the man cave for the last 3 years and I was originally going to move the ASW Genius floorstanders from the living room down there while I shop for something in an OB design, but then I thought, why not try the Unity Inner Soul stand mounts down there from m...

 Forum: Vintage Audio   Topic: Vintage ESL-301 MC phono step up transformer info sought

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:18 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1328

If you don't have anything intelligent to say, then remain silent and let someone who is helpful, chime in. Kinda looked like Libor was being helpful in an intelligent way, whereas you chose the typically aggressive internet keyboard warrior approach. Maybe try “thanks for the hint, I’ll give googl...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: TAVES meet up...

 Post subject: Re: TAVES meet up...
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:51 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Good evening ladies and gents, I’m in the process of negotiating a trip to T.O. on the Taves weekend, pretty sure I can convince her to join me for an hour or so on Saturday but anyone know of any ticket discounts? $50 for the two of us for what will likely be a couple of hours seems a bit of waste....

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: Lightening DS Taking Up HUGE Space on iPhone

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:12 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Has norhing to do with iTunes. Lghtning DS is a standalone app. Had the same issue. It seems that everytime you add content to the Aries it recreates a full database to add the new content. It does not seem to erase the old database. So data storage adds up rapidly. I'm guessing here. The only way ...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: No love for GoldenEar?

 Post subject: No love for GoldenEar?
Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 4:50 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 9857

i was going to use "The cult of GoldenEar".... :wink: So I was rattling around in a fairly odiferous plane recently checking out the Absolute Sound 2017 guide to loudspeakers and they had a quick blurb on the GoldenEar Triton Reference - only $9000usd for a speaker with a pile of drivers, ...
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