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Perhaps the question can be rephrased, for example: "w ... Mrtennis
Mrtennis, quad esls are good, but having owned them thirty y ... Tbg
The question is fine, it basically asks what the best speake ... Mtkhl567
I don't know if it was the room, the source material, or the ... Kbamhi
Hqd, the hartley-quad decca set-up mark levinson put togethe ... Rpeluso
B&w nautilus (snail). Gvatchna
Yes,i heard the hqd at lyric,and at a lucky friend's home,ba ... Sirspeedy
Definetly my own diy`s ;p Palerider
Mark...i agree with your assessment of sid's system. rick ( ... Rwd
Hey rick,how are you? actually sid made some significant ... Sirspeedy
Sir speedy, would you say that sid's system is "tuned ... Fcrowder
I have not heard a speaker that is more accurate, better sou ... Zenblaster
Fcrowder,I realize that my comments "must" be taken with a grain of salt,but "this" set-up at Sid Marks' home has gone far beyond anything I have heard!And I have heard alot!Over a span of 40 years in the hobby.I've heard Sid's stuff for the last thirty years.NOT close to this past weekend!!
That being said(I also owned Sid's speaker at one time,but could not match his AMAZING transformation in allowing "music" to blossom in such a thrilling and realistic way.Amazing really,as I have been privy to the Huge Nola Grand Ref/ASR stuff,and though stunning,it did not get me as involved as this highly tweaked out set-up owned by the "absolute master" of LP reproduction!.......AND he has an LP collection to REALLY die for!!!!
NO,the system sounds absolutely amazing(you simply have to take my word on this,or not)on any LP!!We heard loads of Shaded Dogs/Deccas and you name it.
First off,the room is fabulous,even though not very large.
The table/arm/cartridge is extremely well set up.At first I was not pleased to see Sid get rid of the fabulous(under statement)Air Tangent arm.Yet,the new 12.6(soon to be a 12.7)VPI/Titan-i has "finally" been set up scrutinizingly...by Richard Foster(another vinyl maven).....
THAT alone made a big difference from my last session,but Sid got a new(not expensive)cable,from pre to phonostage which simply was the icing on the cake.It is not even on the market yet,but his neighbor is the designer,and uses Sid's set-up to develop product.Along with new tubes,and a new mod by CJ there is seldom this degree of change there,but who knew I'd be THAT impressed...
To make sure I was not nuts,we went over to another friend owning the new fabulous Magico Minis(I love his system too).Sid "still" ruled the day!!Actually "The decade"!!
Stuff STILL to come(at chez Marks)is new teflon caps in all front end stuff,along with new CJ big mono blocks.I HOPE this actually is an improvement,as I cannot see it getting much better than this!
What can I say,aside from warning him that he can easily lose "this" magic if he gets too carefree with new additions.
Sometimes when you hit it BIG,you should know it,and maybe stop fotzing around!!
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