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Budget Hunter: Spendor S8e vs Totem Hawk
I had a used pair of Hawks. I got them for $1100. They were pretty awesome at that price. Deep bass for such a small speaker. Great imaging. Good detail but the tweeter was a bit edgy sounding to me. They like power but I also got good results wit... 
Anyone Successfully Go from Floor Standers to Bookshelf Monitors w/ Subs?
I went from Salk Song3's (standard version w/bamboo midrange) to a pair of Clearwave Duet 6 monitors and a pair of REL T5i subs. First, both systems sounded great but there were tradeoffs probably because the speakers are different. The Clearwav... 
Wanting to try a tube amp.
That's a bummer. Wonder if damaged in transit somehow. Hope that gets resolved because I think you'd be very happy with the sound. I did just read that Primaluna is planning on some reference line products. Looking forward to hearing more details,... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
@david_ten ok I get it. I bought the threaded ones, oops. Thanks.  
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
@david_ten So did you just wrap the adhesive discs around the hemisphere threads and insert? I have the hemispheres but haven't installed and still using the stock rubber bumpers. Where did you get the discs? Thanks. 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
@david_ten how did you install the rear brass bumpers on your Cubes? Did you have to install threaded inserts? Thanks  
Wanting to try a tube amp.
@knighttodd I thought the same thing. Then I got the PL and started with different tubes. Found out EL-34/KT77 are my favorites and Gold Line 12au7 are great too. Then, after a few years, wondered what else could be out there and went down the tub... 
Wanting to try a tube amp.
Good choice on the PL. Will be interesting to hear your thoughts. I think PL can be the tube gateway drug. At least it was for me. My tube journey started with PL then to a Line Magnetic LM508 and now with a Canary M90. Also tried amps from Odysse... 
Wanting to try a tube amp.
Sandy from GoldenEar uses Primaluna amps. That would be a great place to start and possibly finish. You can find great deals on used Dialogue Premium amps. That’s what I would be shopping for as my first tube amp. My first tube amp was a used Prim... 
Harmonic Tech Pro-9 for Nenuphar Minis?
@korakotta how do you like the PL Evo 300 with the Mini’s? I’m using a Canary M90 with my Mini’s. It sounds great but I used to have a PL Dialogue and really liked the sound with EL-34s. I’ve been thinking about trying to demo the Evo 300 amp with... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
So been listening for a while today. Maybe this is a better way of describing the sound. With the Canary amp the sound is like peering into a deep funnel. It sucks you in and is very detailed and the tonality is so accurate and lifelike. It can be... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
@tkukielk I think its a great idea to have Jim Salk build the cabinets. I own 2 pairs of Salks and the build quality is first rate. I also think the oiled walnut finish on the Nenuphar Mini's is also outstanding. I've had my mini's for a little ov... 
Single driver speakers. Are they worth considering ?
@tkukielk that’s a great idea having salk build the cabinets. I’m a big Salk fan. I have two pairs now (Song3’s and Wow1’s) and also had a pair of songtowers. I also recently purchased Cube Nenuphar Mini’s. I wanted a walnut finish and was thinkin... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
@david_ten I'm always open to suggestions but since this area is part of our main living room I have to balance the WAF in regards to placement. I'm also having a new cabinet built that will be about 3-4" wider than the current one. The listening ... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
I would describe the canary as “creamy” but with excellent detail. There’s a certain lit from within sound I’ve heard others describe but didn’t understand until I heard this amp. Voices are the best I’ve heard. Might be a touch polite but speaker...