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2017 ‘Keeper’ speakers under - $25K
Jriggy > Daedalus has been mentioned…. Argos …. Incredible speakersBlindjim > yes, they have, thanks much. Some items foist a set of rules that are kept to, or disregarded and then, only a leap of faith is required in order to get it or t... 
2017 ‘Keeper’ speakers under - $25K
Jriggy > Part-Time Audiophile has just (and finally) released a short reviewBlindjim > huge thanks. No worries on the links bit. Finding substantial speakers these days with IMP of 8 ohms and higher EFF than 90 – 92db is getting as rare as ... 
Planning your Total eclipse party? Avoid being a human Sacrifice!
david_ten > I'm surprised you didn't cover the invasion angle. Perfect day for it.....blindjim > Long? For me? Nope. Lolinvasion? Crap. I was so worried about local fanaticism I just forgot. Hopefully its an alien Holiday and they’ll wait.: ... 
Planning your Total eclipse party? Avoid being a human Sacrifice!
tls49 > “…my backyard will get 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total eclipse…”blindjim > Far out! Absolutely stellar!Remember to post your “No Virgins Allowed” signs, though if everyone there repeatedly tells your Lunar jokes, crazed solar freak... 
2017 ‘Keeper’ speakers under - $25K
Ctsooner > “…Maggies have some issues in the bass and are nearly impossible to integrate with any sub.”Blindjim > Hi Ctsooner! Years back, speakers like Maggies, Stats and panels were using Vandy subs as the ‘fashionable’ way to address the ... 
Planning your Total eclipse party? Avoid being a human Sacrifice!
Infection > Vitamin G - lol...! Blindjim > a balanced diet is the right way to start the day.  A Google search returned Feb 1979 as the last time the U.S. saw a total solar eclipse, as supported by ABC, Wickopedia, and NASA., so I was pretty... 
2017 ‘Keeper’ speakers under - $25K
Maggie 20s were the very first hi end speaker I ever heard. Driven by Levinson power and Sony – Phillips SCDP 1 playing CSNY. Their imaging was immediate and tangible. I had to look twice to see no actual musicians were standing between the panels... 
Planning your Total eclipse party? Avoid being a human Sacrifice!
Lak > Thanks for the update;-)!Blindjim > just trying to be a good neighbor.Mesch > Greetings from Carbondale Blindjim > lol .. super. We must be forever vigilant. This is why they make 12ga. Auto loaders, and various forms of ‘gravy’..   
Sonic qualities of SET output tubes?
Thom @ Galibier Design > …. One way door.Blindjim > although I’m not Larry, I want to thank you for the insights. I feel they are frank and as such valuable. I get it now. The musical genre is not the issue to worry about with itty bitty pow... 
Apple Music Said To Be Planning Hi-Res Audio Streaming Via iPhone's Lightning Port
I use both platforms. PC and Apple.it astonishes me how blatantly Apple has missed this bus entirely. so many times.at least begin by supporting FLAC. next, HD streaming via TIDAL within itunes. then, incorporate HD file support for DSD & MQA.... 
Sonic qualities of SET output tubes?
wolf_garcia > …Shindo Schmindoblindjim > lol. Rotflmao. Lovely. That was great.I’m supposing just Goog his name with the AA or Ebay suffix.I’ll sure try.For sure there are a goodly bit of low powered glass amps about. Way more beyond SET in ... 
$35K to spend, how will you build a system?
Saw PF do Dark Side in ’73 at Jacksonville Coliseum across from Gator bowl. Best light and sound in a show I’ve seen then or since.They played DSOM front to back… then jammed for another 40 mins or so.Best part of the show?$6 ticketsLate ’76 saw t... 
Review: Thor Audio TA 1000 MK II Tube preamp
My pleasure. Thanks much.Paul Marks creator of Thor Audio, said the tubes needed to be ‘mirror matched’. Maybe. I did not mirror match the NOS tubes I replace the OEm Tubes.Mirror matching says the 12AT7 > 12AX7 directly across from it or one o... 
Sonic qualities of SET output tubes?
Kenny. > buy them as a kit or fully built.Blindjim > I’ll look into that or them. Thank you.Which amps did you or another use with these loudspeakers?I’m wondering too, what value they might have on the ‘used’ market? Can’t recall ever seein... 
$35K to spend, how will you build a system?
Tape?Crime scene or Quarantine? Oh, but for the days of Wow… and oh yeah, flutter.Whatever happened to the $1K Nakamici Dragon? Neatest looking deck ever.I had the first auto reverse cassette deck Akai put out. It actually flipped the tape over ...