dracule1

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Seeking $15,000.00 speaker to replace Quad 988's
Sorry to interject. I used to own and auditioned various speakers over the last 15 years (ML-CLS, quad 988 and its bigger sibling, Soundlabs, Apogees, Maggies, Aerial 20T, Mirages, Von Sch., Watt puppies, Innersounds, Martin Design and Kharmas etc... 
Magnepan 3.6r or Apogee Divas?
I've owned Apogees and Maggies 3s in the past. If you can find the right amp, the Apogees will sound more transparent and coherent than the Maggies. Also, you'll get more dynamic and extended bass. I think the Apogees are harder to set up and more... 
Apogee Duetta signatures or mirage M3si?
I've owned the Mirage M1 and various Apogees in the past. The most transparent speakers I've ever heard were the Apogee Duetta and original Martin Logan CLS and now the Hyperion HPS-938. The Apogees are harder to drive and more difficult to set up... 
ACK dac or Muse 2 / older dac to replace Sa8260
I've recently auditioned the dAck! I could certainly see how some really like the sound of this unit. If I had to sum up the sound, I would say SMOOOOTH, especially for vocals. And very quiet. But if you want spacious sound with extended highs, th... 
What do guys think of the Hyperion HPS-938?
Hi everyone. So it looks like alot more people enjoyed these speakers besides myself :) My Hyps are scheduled to come in late next week. The waiting is just pure agony :( I haven't been this excited about an audio gear in the last 15 years. I agre... 
What do guys think of the Hyperion HPS-938?
Hi Slipknot1,Returned only 3 times? :) I returned 5 times becuase I just couldn't believe what I was hearing.Glad to know I'm not the only one mesmerized by the Hyps. I use to have the Maggie 3's and really enjoyed them. But I have to confess that... 
Anyone know of a good transport for the Ack dAck ?
Thanks all for your input. I'm really interested in the belt drive transports (eg Parasound CBD 2000 by CEC and the CEC belt drive units). I believe the Parasound CDC-1500 and the CEC 3300 are direct drive units, although they look like nice units... 
Benchmark Dac1 vs Ack dAck
Anyone have any idea which transports works well with dAck!?Thanks.