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Paolo Tezzon has left Sonus Faber
@craig  I think your description of the Franco designed SF's is not accurate at all. Sure, they can be made to sound as you describe, but they typically are more musical and, IME, preferred by a lot of folks to the later designs.  A 'warm syrupy'... 
Paolo Tezzon has left Sonus Faber
Franco was able to bring a lot of coherence into his designs, more so IMO than Paolo. Franco also had a great ear for what the sound of a natural 'unamplified' instrument sounded like. This was one of Franco's greatest strengths, and which I think... 
Fed rate increase = lower hifi prices?
@greenngoldcheesehead  I would definitely take the folks at the economic forecasting firm to Vegas with you. Should be able to make you a fortune!  
Fed rate increase = lower hifi prices?
@ghasley When Covid first hit, I saw a report of a young lad who decided he was going to buy up huge supplies of hand sanitizer. Apparently, he did succeed in this and was able to temporarily impact the supply of hand sanitizer. This bad actor th... 
Fed rate increase = lower hifi prices?
@ghasley You are right with regards to your last paragraph when it comes to pricing. Unfortunately, in a true capitalistic society the ability to have no price controls is paramount, and as such free market reign is also paramount. The result of ... 
Fed rate increase = lower hifi prices?
@soix   Take a look at the very interesting post from retiredfarmer above. Unfortunately, I think he has some very good points.  
Vladimir Lamm RIP
I met him briefly at one of the Stereophile shows in the LA area. Very nice man with a great ear. RIP Mr.Lamm.  
Fed rate increase = lower hifi prices?
@soix   You don't see the factors you mention as being present now????  
Axpona 2022 what impressed you?
@rsf507 Great question. It might end when folks with money begin to realize how little value they are getting for their money ( and actually care about that!)...and more importantly, do not open up their wallets to allow the madness to continue! ... 
Axpona 2022 what impressed you?
@rsf507 Borresen was going to price his stand mount at $120K but his dealers suggested that might be a tad too high, so they all agreed on $60K and will quickly increase the price as they fly off the shelves.  
Local pick up only…
I'm selling a fairly large equipment rack right now. The rack doesn't break down and is a three leg steel based piece. To ship this is just really not that feasible. Not only would the cost be fairly prohibitive, but the shape makes it a tough shi... 
Axpona 2022 what impressed you?
@prof   +1  
The Music at AXPONA 2022
Few years back, I requested some Black Sabbath to be played on a large system. Sure enough the rep agreed and we played the only song he had available...Iron Man!!  This didn't prove to be the best experience, LOL. Seemed to get the room cleared o... 
Vivid Audio Speakers
@verdantaudio  Your analogy to Tesla in regards to not looking under the hood is a poor one, IMHO. The Vivid speakers are anything but high tech if you look inside the cabinets! For those who want to know what the construction and parts are, feel ... 
Vivid Audio Speakers
Giya's are some of my all time favorite speakers. I have heard the whole line with the Spirit's being my top choice. Having stated this, I am always amazed at the SQ that Vivid gets from a) the choice of driver and b) the quality of the internal w...