douglas_schroeder

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Are my standards too high?
Some individuals here have as their primary goal not the establishment of a great rig, but to maintain presence on the leader board, the Popular Discussions section of the threads. They keep putting out inane posts until they see their moniker in ... 
Vandersteen 3a Signatures compared to Treo’s
The great story regarding this friend is that he is making up for lost time. He had a truly junk bottom scraping ( he would concur) cheap stereo for about 40 years as he worked in tech sector in CA. Retired, left the insanity and took a bit of ban... 
Vandersteen 3a Signatures compared to Treo’s
I know a guy who just went from the 5's to the Kento, very pleased. The 3's will be soft, mushy compared to the newer models. Ok, don't like the word "mushy", try "chewy".  ;)Done anything with cables? If not, you need to, at least if you're serio... 
High Performance Audio - The End?
Well, the addition of six subs most definitely changes the game for a bookshelf speaker. Does it magically make the Elac perform as a far higher end speaker? Only relatively, not inherently. That's one of the largest problems this community has, a... 
All New Acoustic Energy AE520 Flagship Loudspeakers // The Carbon Fiber Giant Killers ?!
Let's see the specs...Hmm, 30Hz +-6dB is a fail30 kg is a failTwo strikes puts it in tough shape already.   :) 
High Performance Audio - The End?
"Flawed" is a pretty harsh assessment of a budget speaker. It had severe fiscal limitations, a price point to hit. Some slack has to be given for that. True, the hype has been over the top. I certainly was not overly impressed when hearing the boo... 
High Performance Audio - The End?
In my experience with both lower end and upper end systems, distinction between steel and nylon strings is not necessarily an exacting measure of a system's absolute capacity. Even lower end HiFi systems can distinguish the difference between stee... 
Legacy Concert Master?
Don't be so sensitive; "the means" applies at any level. Your OP did not clarify whether you were an interested buyer.   :) 
High Performance Audio - The End?
deep_333, you haven't compared the Moab in your home to anything, and you have the Adante working with subs to make it offer even a passable serious floor standing performance. Further, if you did not compare the speakers with the precise same sys... 
Legacy Concert Master?
Valor is top of the line. See my reviews of Legacy Audio speakers at Dagogo.com What strikes me a bit odd about the one for sale is the paper midrange drivers. These seem different than what Legacy Audio typically uses. It almost seems that someon... 
High Performance Audio - The End?
deep_333, How many speakers have you compared in your home - particularly ones costing 10x-20x - against the Moab and Adante? BTW, it seems you have not ever heard the Moab, so your opinion on that I consider based on hearsay.  
Legacy Concert Master?
It may be a newer model, or one of a kind. The footers appear to be the newest ones by Legacy Audio. The drivers, except for the mids, look like Legacy Audio. Best to speak to the speaker company before any consideration.  
Member Almarg passed away last night
I enjoyed Al's demeanor on the forum. I understand he might be incredulous at some of the conversation, but always comported himself well. A good example for us all. Blessings and comfort to Margaret.  
More money toward better speakers or a better DAC?
A DAC is a worthwhile upgrade. I am reviewing currently a $5K DAC that reveals the improvements over the years (about 3 years) in DAC performance. The change to performance is as strong as any preamp, amp or set of cables. Imo, if you are very ser... 
Why are speakers rarely satisfactory?
"Vast majority... all...most."False premise seen in all your posts of this ilk.