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t_bone, i like it very much. it performs equal or better t ... Albertporter
thuchan, if you send me dimensions i can verify clearance. ... Albertporter
I'm at a loss for words on the incredible detailing that has ... Lensman
Great system and room to compliment. Straightahead
Geoff, sincere thanks for the compliment on my system. ... Albertporter
Straightahead, my thanks to you too for visiting my system a ... Albertporter
System edited: added 25th anniversary din to rca phono. r ... Albertporter
hi albert, any sonic impressions of the king/cello tape pr ... C1ferrari
Sam, short answer is the king/cello was best sound, but the ... Albertporter
Hi albert, are you ready to share any comments on the new 2 ... Jfrech
John, not yet, but the long runs were installed yesterday a ... Albertporter
Albert are you in florida or texas? i know we talked on phon ... Chadnliz
Hi albert - thank you for your hospitality and the opportu ... Fplanner2010
i'm in dallas, tx. if travel brings you this way you are ... Albertporter
i enjoyed the music session too, i wish you could hear the ... Albertporter
I am heading to florida soon, i got it in my head you were t ... Chadnliz
thank you, albert...sounds like the experience was both enj ... C1ferrari
Hi, i just wanted to thank you for a wonderful night of musi ... Jfrech
Albert, how many feet apart are your dali speakers? thanks, ... Mitch4t
John, you are very gracious to offer those glowing complime ... Albertporter
i just used a tape measure since i was not sure. looks lik ... Albertporter
System edited: corrected items description due to multiple c ... Albertporter
Based on your pictures, if i did not know better, i might th ... Fcrowder
Fred, was the second mk3 and vibraplane finished when you la ... Albertporter
The last time that i visited, you had the second vibraplane ... Fcrowder
Fred, that second vibraplane was sold and replaced with a n ... Albertporter
Dear albert, i have drooled over your system for years, and ... Sdurrheim1
Your questions are difficult, especially considering the vast design differences between the Katana, MBL and Dali Megaline.
Based on what I've heard at shows (since I've obviously not had all these in my home) the Katana is likely the most focused image. It will throw a small image compared to the MBL and Dali but more precise and lower height.
The MBL will be the most spacial but (in my opinion) with phase and tonal balance issues.
The Dali will be the least effected by the room and will likely have the most "walk through" sound stage of the three, especially on properly recorded classical music.
If you want super deep bass the Dali requires subs. That being said I owned mine for years with no sub and never knew what I was missing since they do well to 30-35 Hz.
As for tube crossover, had I not gone this direction, the Dali would have been sold long ago. I could not live with Megaline with the factory crossover.
The guy that built all three of my tube crossovers is Tom Tutay. Tom does not have a website or even an email address (I know, I've tried to explain to him).
Tom's phone number is 850-244-3041. I can call and ask questions on your behalf since you are so far away, but I am neither technically nor financially involved with Tom in any way.
That being said, Tom is a friend, an excellent technician and all around great guy.
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New stillpoints stands on the way. these are the triple shel ... Albertporter
Dear albert, thank you for your reply, i will give tom a cal ... Sdurrheim1
Steve, all three were custom built crossovers for dali meg ... Albertporter
Albert, you are a true gentleman! thank you for taking the t ... Sdurrheim1
dear albert, i wish tom would favor me with a balanced act ... C1ferrari
Sam, did you ask tom about the balanced? maybe you can r ... Albertporter
hi albert, i've broached the topic with tom and he remains ... C1ferrari
Have you considered using high-quality balancing input and o ... Microstrip
Sam, i think francisco (microstrip) has your answer. Albertporter
micro and albert, thanks for your insight...i've considere ... C1ferrari
Great system! nice room too! Tzh21y
Thank you tzh21y, i appreciate the compliment. we are liste ... Albertporter
Hi albert, did you ever do your follow up article for the hi ... Sdurrheim1
Steve, embarrassingly i began the article and have it mostly ... Albertporter
Were you able to get the new stillpoints stand set up and if ... Fcrowder
Sorry fred, i just got home late yesterday from covering sal ... Albertporter
Fred, initial test is done, i will probably learn more, per ... Albertporter
. is that technics table a belt or direct drive? i had a te ... Mitch4t
Mitch4t, it's a direct drive. sound is very different than ... Albertporter
Albert, i share much the same observations with isolation p ... Glai
Glai, very interesting to read the outcome of your test. ... Albertporter
System edited: a few equipment and description changes. Albertporter