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The best passive preamp
I am an owner of the Django and bent passive. They were superior to my Hovland HP100, until I got the Space tech lab 113. Better in every department bot least focus and bass. 
best 5-20K speakers for high-end tube amp?
Avantgarde Duos have never sounded crappy in my experience no matter what set up you have. They are alive dynamic and electric. But they ultimately fail in delivering good quality bass or natural tonality that robs the music from a lot of its beauty. 
Are Horn Speakers good or bad or simply a complete joke?
funny how nearly in every single set up i have heard horn speakers in the final result is still the same. I have heard the avantgardes with valve amps in hifi shows and in my own room. I am not denying you cannot get a smooth response at the top e... 
best 5-20K speakers for high-end tube amp?
Do not buy the Avantgardes unless you are looking for high detail, transparency and speed in the upper octaves, with possible mild harshness also. The Mid range is very good but lacks the tonal warmth, soundstaging and solidity of imaging brought ... 
Are Horn Speakers good or bad or simply a complete joke?
Hi JDSprattI owned the avantgarde duos and never ever got on with them. Great dyamic shadings, but if you wanted to reduce their harshness in the upper octaves by change of room placement or alternative gear you would have to sacrifice the deatile... 
Esoteric DV-50: Any cdp's Significantly better?
Dblb the modwright sony was a well used broken in audiogon purchase. However I was using a stepdown isolated transformer for uk voltage. 
Esoteric DV-50: Any cdp's Significantly better?
Yes I am back, no sneeky remarks. Just want to share the latest with all you audiophiles. Got the Fully Moded APL sacd phillips 1000. Fantastic presence, then blew it by plugging in 240v to the 115v, got the APL 3910 on order with Alex (is he stil... 
Django question
Hi just built one. Previous preamplifier was a Hovland HP 100.The passive in my opinion is superior. Dynamically it is still superb for a passive and you are immediately hit when you first hear it of how immediately more correct the music sounds. ... 
Esoteric DV-50: Any cdp's Significantly better?
Boa 2 thank you for your concernI apologise for upsetting so many of you. I guess there may be a an age difference accounting for my lack of enthusiasm for such humour, though I could be wrong. Nonetheless it seems there is little to be gained fro... 
VR-4jr or Gallo Nucleus Reference 3
Hi Roy,the set up is as follows:Manley Retro monos with TJ300BsDjango transformer based passive preamp.Verdier platine (battery run,ebony tonearm support)/Graham Van den hul colibraStevens and Billington MC step up transformerGraham slee mm (modif... 
Esoteric DV-50: Any cdp's Significantly better?
BOA,my comments are meant to reflect that the thread has decayed into nonsense again. People are using this thread just for a laugh. Well that is a complete waste of my time. I am on this thread for hifi not boring schoolboy inuendos.Yes you lot r... 
Esoteric DV-50: Any cdp's Significantly better?
well i guess you are all cracking up as tends to happen from time to time on this forum. Funny I wonder if the weather has got anything to do with it? I have enough psychiatric cases on my surgery list to keep me going, cant be doing with anymore.... 
VR-4jr or Gallo Nucleus Reference 3
Hi, I own a pair of the 938 Hyperions. They are the best speakers I have ever owned, but then again I have not auditioned the other two speakers in its price ranged mentioned in this thread.If it is worth anything , I can tell you my thoughts on h... 
Esoteric DV-50: Any cdp's Significantly better?
Boa 2,I have Alex's apl sacd 1000 at present. My initial impressiions was one of even handedness across all areas including musicality and realism. My system includes the hyperion speakers, manley retro 300bs and a passive transformer preamp. The ... 
Esoteric DV-50: Any cdp's Significantly better?
TGUNYour comments are downright rude and disrespectful. However your simplified view of modding does strongly have an underlying smell of jealousy.