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Thiel Owners
@jafant Yes...I am quite happy with my ARC gear!  However, I do have to admit that if I ever decide to move to another brand, it would be to Pass...I've heard several systems driven by Nelson Pass' gear and every time, I walk away working out the ... 
Thiel Owners
One of the greatest pleasures for me in our Hi-Fi hobby is when you listen to something you thought you know intimately well, only to discover nuances and details you never knew where there, or in this case, never truly appreciated.  This just hap... 
Thiel Owners
Hello all & Thank You so much for the incredible input!  Looks like my initial thoughts of increased performance are seconded by you all, while my fear of potentially damaging my Thiels was not as big of an issue as I thought.I will definitely... 
Thiel Owners
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted, but have enjoyed keeping up on the discussion and am so very impressed at the vibrant community of Thiel owners and fans we have here!I need some advice:  I have been looking to add a second A... 
Advice Needed: Bluesound Node vs Vault
Hello! I have the Bluesound Vault 2 and have been extremely happy...but, more impressed...by it ever since I bought it this past April. The happy part is in that it does everything my dealer and Bluesound said it would do. The impressive part is t... 
Thiel Owners
Hi Tom,I managed to track down the previous owner of my 3.5’s, which I bought from a vintage audio dealer/repair shop. He was the second owner, having moved on from them to 3.7’s. He is also the original owner of CS5’s that make up his big-room sy... 
Thiel Owners
@solobone22 I have a pair of Bel Canto REF600M’s coming this week. Current amps are a Krell TAS and a Bryston 3BST. More as I get the new units setup and broken in.Anyone already tried Thiels with Class D amps?I’d be very interested in how your Th... 
Thiel Owners
To add to the topic idea proposed by ronkent, in no particular order:-  "Brothers In Arms" Dire Straits (Mobile Fidelity, 180g, 45 rpm)-  "The Trinity Session" Cowboy Junkies (Analogue Productions, 200g, 33 rpm)-  "The Joshua Tree" U2 (Quality Rec... 
Thiel Owners
@ronkent -At least they went to someone who will appreciate & care for them. Congrats on the successful sale & good listening with those 3.7's! Arvin 
Totem Mani 2 and Ps Audio BHK 250
Mario - Yes, the Mani’s do have the ability to throw out a soundstage, but I always thought of it more deep than wide. I remember the first time I heard them, it sounded like there were instruments & performers 6 feet behind where the Mani’s w... 
Totem Mani 2 and Ps Audio BHK 250
Hello!While I can’t speak to the BHK, I can say that, to this day, I’ve never heard a “bookshelf” speaker that’s as good as an all-around performer than the Totem Mani-2. I first heard them 20+ years ago at my local dealer who has since gone. They... 
Using Maple Butcher Block Under a Turntable
Hello!I currently have a second system in my family room where the turntable is positioned on a simple (IKEA) A/V bench. I have a 1.5” Top Chop cutting board (maple) under the turntable. Under the cutting board, I use four 4”x4”x7/8” rubber & ... 
Is a GREAT turntable under $2000 possible???
@knollbrent - Great choice on the 1200GR. I don’t think there’s a better all-rounder for less than $3k than that table. I’m waiting for someone to put their 1200GAE up for sale, but might end up buying a 1200G if my patience runs out. To your ques... 
Any new turntable brands we should pay attention to ?
Hi everyone,Had the pleasure of hearing the Mobile Fildelity Ultradeck at this past Capital Audiofest. They had it playing through TAD electronics & speakers. They MoFi sounded very, very good...quiet, deep background with a very textured &... 
Thiel Owners
Hello all!Haven't checked-in in a while as I am currently in the process of moving from Baltimore to Denver for a new position.  Glad to see that my fellow Thiel owners are as active & passionate as ever!I have made several additions & upd...