if you haven't heard anything guess they must have gone out of business right?
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My appologies if anyone that found my response offensive. Yes, it was meant to be humourous and sarcastic, but I did not mean to offend. Sometimes, especially with the written word, where no real inflection or facial gestures are possible, the line is quite fine between what may bring a chuckle and cross the line. As far as Sean is concerned, I do not even consider myself an audiophile, but a music lover, a hobbyist and yes, a bit of an ass. However if your skin is as thin as an RCA Dynaflex, perhaps you have made the right decision in not posting as this is a community with great diversity, where one persons ha-ha may be another one's bad taste. Somewhat of a reflection of the world at large, in my opinion.
BAT is run by great people but Victor designs from his own theoretical ideals and comfort zone to a fault. I remember visiting their production facility and noticing the large driver mounted on a cardboard baffle which they used for bench checks...yup, pretty...unique? I've owned alot of BAT gear but always wound up loving ARC stuff more! BAT gear always seemed to have some peculiar electrical quirks as well..very annoying at times!
looks like many starts talking about BAT now! Am seriously thinking of pairing up the vk 32 with vk 55 with vandersteen 2ce as my combi now (vk 3xi/vk55) seems does not play complicated orchestra well...
do not like the SE version though ... despite many will think its a waste as BAT is kown for their super tubes.
Mags5000, I feel there is a sort of bullying at times on this website, I have seen it to many times, just pointing it out. People should be able to ask questions without being ridiculed. It's obvious it was nothing that was meant really maliciously...it's just the "I've got a keyboard so I can say what I wouldn't say to someone in person" attitude that drives me nuts!
Sean 34 I'm in complete agreement with you. There's entirely too much of that stuff going on at this site.
Folks come here to ask legitimate questions about audio issues, not to be entertained by wannabe comedians.
If folks want to be comedians, thay need to go down to the local comedy club on amateur night where they can see just how funny they aren't!
Sean 34 is correct, at least in context of this thread.
However, (there is always a however) some postings are not legitimate questions (praise of magic rocks and the like) and these deserve the ridicule they elicit. Ridicule is a gentle way of saying "you must be nuts".
Of course, to the general public, all audiophiles are nuts.
I count myself among the many, many, many here who love Marty's (Viridian) posts! He always lends an incredibly funny and witty perspective to things, and he's as knowledgeable as any audiophile I know.
Please try to see the humor in what he posts. There is often some sarcasm there, but it never fails to be hysterical. We can all stand to lighten up, after all, laughter is the best medicine.
Marty, PLEASE don't ever change.
By the way, I'm still talking about Defender - does that have any bearing?