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Trying to understand B&W’s trickle down strategy
60 day trial...sorry!  Also, they have Wharfedale Linton 85th Anniversary speakers w/o stands $1198...wt $1498!  They are full range and could be a forever speaker for you...stands recommended.  Ask for 15% off 
Anyone heard the MIT Oracle V2.2 spkr cbl upgrade?
I would get the REV60’s from Joe Abrams at Equus Audio...they are in that same league and come with a lifetime warranty. 
Trying to understand B&W’s trickle down strategy
The 804D2’s were one of the best speakers they ever made...I should have kept them.  If you could get a pair of those, you would be set for life.  I have the 802D3’s currently, which are wonderful sounding...but if your budget is under $1000 the 6... 
Acoustic treatment question: do you agree with Dennis Foley that $46k to $65k is required?
No...not really.  Thoughtful room placement of speakers and furnishings, using Mapleshade’s speaker placement advice should suffice for most listeners. 
JBL 4349 or Klipsch Cornwall IV
Keep in mind that speaker placement can be the biggest issue between something sounding meh and phenomenal.  Look at Mapleshade free advice speaker placement section.  I’ve been using this configuration for years....best bass and soundstaging I’ve... 
JBL 4349 or Klipsch Cornwall IV
Maybe the 4329’s were just more musical...hard to figure.  Anyway, good luck! 
JBL 4349 or Klipsch Cornwall IV
Ok, first off, the 4349’s or the 4329’s I had are extremely lively and dynamic once run in properly and hooked up with appropriate cables.  The L100’s are not as dynamic overall...must be a placement issue or they were more run in before 4349’s ca... 
6000 dollars CD player
The Yamaha S2100 is now $2999 from Music Direct...30 day returns!  Can not be beat for anywhere near this price...as good as it needs to be and built like a tank. 
JBL 4349 or Klipsch Cornwall IV
The “not resolving “ part is most likely due to the Mac equipment!  I owned their high end separates and although they had their positives, I could always hear a bit of a whitish veil over the music. 
B&W 802D vs Focal Kanta 3
There are a lot of great speakers with different designs which cover a wide array of listener sensibilities.  How each are utilized and matched with the end users equipment and room add yet another level of sonic variability to the equation.  Know... 
JBL 4349 or Klipsch Cornwall IV
Are the 4329’s not available to you?  Less expensive and they have a three way design.   
JBL 4349 or Klipsch Cornwall IV
My gut was to choose the JBL 4329 over Klipsch Cornwall when I was in the market, especially since I was using a high power SS amp like the Krell.  They are rather efficient but also enjoy being pushed when needed.  Midrange was buttery smooth and... 
JBL 4349 or Klipsch Cornwall IV
The 4349’s will need power for full performance.  My Krell K300i drove my 4329’s extremely well but they thrived on it.  Cornwall’s will allow you more latitude in choosing amp.  Depends on your type of listening...I enjoy live volume levels occas... 
6000 dollars CD player
I’ve owned this Yamaha for over 2 years and have had flawless performance.  Built like a tank with tremendous extension and tonal accuracy.  Great price for an SACD player that competes with $10k players!The Yamaha CD-S2100 CD Playerprovides a new... 
How to select a good Speaker Cable
Good advice for the frugal!