Responses from bubinga

MBL 126 or 120
Hi prof,We exchanged posts on the Joseph Audio Pulsars and the upgrade in the recent past.  I decided to but the MBL 121's instead of upgrading the Pulsars.  I had the 116's in the past. About the same amount of "out of pocket" for me.  I think a ... 
Wilson Audio Specialties Chronosonic XVX loudspeaker!! only $300,000.oo
If one is going to spend $300K on a speaker, there would only be one choice.  The MBL 101 Extremes. 
Intimate, warm and holographic alternative
MBL’s can’t hold a candle to a "proper ESL"?. Really. I have no idea what "proper" means but I have owned the Acoustic 1 + 1, and four different ML models including the Summit over some 30 years. My last "large" speaker was the MBL 116. No contest... 
Magico Customer service
Kenjit is just spouting nonsense like he always does. Best advice, just ignore. 
Joseph Audio Pulsar placement and tips
I have the Pulsars (with a REL T7i sub) and use all genres of music for tuning. I would discourage you and from using a very limited song selection. This will provide a very narrow window regarding your systems potential overall performance. And I... 
Intimate, warm and holographic alternative
There is no ideal.  It's all about system synergy and your personal preference.  Having said that, I'd recommend that you look at MBL. 
If you don't have a wide sweet spot, are you really an audiophile?
The MBL’s (though pricey) excel, in the two channel mode, to present a wide soundstage and can be enjoyed in many different listening positions. 
Digital Player Upgrade Options
Used Luxman D05 or D-05u. 
Luxman d-08u vs berkeley reference 2 dac
Have the Luxman D-06u and love it.  Perfect balance between detail, engagement and musicality. 
2 way, which are the best designs?
Joseph Audio Pulsars. 
As with everything in audio, there is no best.  It's all subjective. 
Excellent sounding cd/sacd players on the used market.
Here’s what I’ve owned over the years. Cary Audio 306 CD / SACD or the Pro model. Loved it. Good drive, excellent dimensionality and speed, good mid bass / bass performance and a wonderful, well balanced top end. However, many reports of reliabili... 
Incoming ... Joseph Audio Pulsars
Hi prof,Pulsars are better to my ear in speed, imaging and mid / lower bass definition. Caveat is the comparison is based on the MBL's in my previous house experience in a much smaller room versus the Pulsar with sub in my current house which has ... 
CD players = dead?
75% of music sold in Japan are on CD and are still popular in other Euro countries.  New CDP's are still being released.  The latest is from Gryphon.  Good news for me and others who still buy CD's.  The prices continue to fall and many companies ... 
Incoming ... Joseph Audio Pulsars
I’ll add my two cents. I have the Pulsar and a single REL T7i sub in a 25’ X 35’ room. This replaced the MBL 116’s. I was very surprised how close the current combo came sonically to the MBL’s in all areas and, in fact, bettered the MBL’s in some ...