dherring

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Car Audio
Very much into car audio choices. Hands down winner so far is the Mark Levinson stereo available in some Lexus Models. The surround speakers wrap around your ears like a security blanket. Pure delight. I also listened to the Harmon Kardon system i... 
Problems with Paypal payment?
There are sufficient numbers of PayPal horror stories to make the seller beware. Those who have been burned will gladly share their stories. It is not unheard of the disgruntled buyer can get his money back and not have to return the product. Its ... 
Buy a pair of ten year old $40,000 speakers for $4,000 or new ones at that price point?
Big heavy speakers are a challenge to sell at any age. So when someone has to move them, bargains are possible. So key is listen to them and assess their value.  But speakers do need foaming when they age, and that could be a problem. Also are par... 
Speaker upgrade question - Wilson vs Focal
Although the focals are certainly a very good speaker, I find the Wilson's are more natural. I've never been a fan of Berylium tweeters. Dave wilson fought off all those peer pressures to switch to exotic tweeter materials, and I believe he was ri... 
Best integrated/power amplifier under $6000
I own both the Hegel H160 and after owning and loving the HD30 DAC, I opted to buy the H590. Superb amplifier, excellent DAC, and a streaming feature which works with Airplay as well as many streaming services. Many audiophiles poo poo Airplay, bu... 
Amp - preamp or integrated
After decades of separates including McIntosh, Krell Classe I have opted for a Hegel H590. It has a to die for DAC and the amp technology of the H30. A bonus, it does a terrific job streaming with airplay, audirvana, Qobuz, and others. I don’t mis... 
What are the best speakers you have ever owned and why?
Special thanks to my mom for gifting me a pair of Bozak 302a while I was still a student in college. She personally hand wired the crossovers at Bozak in Norwalk. Others AR3x, Polk SDA 1c, Bowers N802, Thiel CS2.7, Vandersteen TREO, and monitor si... 
Thiel Owners
I believe I may have purchased the last pair of Thiel 2.7 to leave Nashville. They were advertised on eBay as b stock from a warehouse leftovers, but I couldn’t find a thing wrong with them. Birdseye maple wood. Thiel shipped them VIA AIR on a ski... 
Thiel Customer Service - New ownership is terrible!!! - WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS COMPANY ?
Call Stuart Levine. Cell (609) 929-6698 Director of sales.