dracule1

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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Klh007, just a point of correction about alsyvox “ribbon” speakers.  Alsyvox uses true ribbon divers for the midrange and tweeters. The bass driver is actually planar magnetic.  All confirmed by the designer himself.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
mrdecibel, I agree with you.  I find any dealer, who comes on a forum without being forthright about his conflict of interest and start trashing another competitor's product, worthy of being banned.  I have not heard the GT Audio works yet, but I ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Am I the only one who finds it unethical and distasteful when a dealer shills his speaker (GT Audio Works) with underhanded comments over another similar speaker (Alsyvox)? #Faxer 
Mac Mini as a music server
I’d recommend you contact Eric Hider at dB Audiolabs. I have his modified Mac mini server which has significant changes in the Mac OS for audio playback, latest hardware upgrades, with option for battery power supply.  It’s a night and day differe... 
DC Offset Blocker/Killer - where to buy in the USA
“Sounds like they are jerking you off with no happy ending.”  Stereo5Sounds like you’re speaking from experience. Lol! 
DC Offset Blocker/Killer - where to buy in the USA
I had same problem with my amps due to DC offset in the AC.  I tried AVA DC blocker. It did work, but the bass dynamics became restricted, and sound was lifeless.  I couldn’t live with those compromises.  Van Alstine tried to convince me it was al... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6,I almost completely agree with you about Apogees sounding too smooth and rolled off. Unfortunately, 99% of the time they’re not set up correctly. IMO the only person who knew how to setup Apogees was the late Jason Bloom who owned the comp... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6,yes, I have auditioned the Wisdom Audio Adrenaline several times. Its sound is majestic, but I’ve always heard a subtle coloration or veiling that made it less transparent compared to the best electrostatics and ribbon speakers.  You may a... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6  I would argue your claim that the Alsyvox Botticelli is a "ripoff" is ignorant, given you have not heard or even know the construction of these speakers.  There many more expensive speakers that do not sound as good.The GTA3R retails f... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6 Have to disagree with you regarding your claim that electrostats have the highest resolution.  A true ribbon and electrostat are pretty much neck and neck on resolution. Depends on how they're implemented.   
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@klh007 Just a correction regarding your statement about the Alsyvox Botticelli speakers. The bass panel is push-pull planar magnetic. The midrange and tweeters are true ribbons (ie, a strip of conductor suspended only on top and bottom with magne... 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
invictus005, I believe most will disagree with you including myself. Bass grip is not the end all for an amplifier design. I auditioned the Devialet, and it doesn’t have the harmonic richness of most tube amps or the best solid state amps. 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
Atmasphere, seems like you’re claiming no amplifier designer knows how to design an amp that will be just as good driving a 4 ohm load as driving an 8 ohm load. Am I correct? I don’t think you speak for all amplifier designers out there.Apogee did... 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
Your argument that apogee would sound better if it were higher impedance is false based on imperial evidence.  Case in point the 1 ohm Schintilla sounded better than 4 ohm Schintilla, as long as you could find an amp that could drive 1 ohm load.  ... 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
@atmasphere I generally try to ignore your posts because many times you indirectly seem to be hawking your own amps. But I have interject here in protest of your negative statement about 4 ohm speakers. I owned on of your amps in the past and very...