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Speaker shootout update; aggressive treble eliminating some (fairly?)
Hi,  I did not know about Samsung...but that seems the way of the world.  Hopefully they will not go down the tubes, but I have my salons which you know I love (Ultima 2 Salon 2's).  Where are you located?Ken 
Speaker shootout update; aggressive treble eliminating some (fairly?)
Hi OP,Interesting thread and I am sure you get more opinions than you need!I am all SS stuff and love maximum resolution and soundstage without harshness or fatigue.  Not an easy combo!  I have had or auditioned B&W, KEF, Proac, Focal and Reve... 
Upgrading Speaker Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse or Transparent Audio Ultra?
I believe The Cable Company has the Wireworld in their lending library.For that  money, I feel well worth the shipping back and forth to audition several.Thanks! Ken 
Upgrade from Pass Labs XA30.8 to X250.8. Worth it?
Hello,  Reading this just now and following along on the sub issue.I have no experience with Tekton or BAT, but I do with REL.  Changing my setup from other subs with RCA inputs to dual REL (I have the Carbon Limiteds) and hooking them up with the... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Anyone have experiences to share with Mola Mola Makua w DAC and Kalugas? 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I preferred the Merrill. 
Speaker upgrade around 100k retail
danvignau: maybe it's his hobby and he enjoys trying new things?It's his money and it brings him pleasure then power to him.  It's a shame to degrade people for their choices.  Some people can't stand the idea of someone upgrading and thinking it ... 
Speaker upgrade around 100k retail
+1 on Revel Salon 2 Ultima 2's.  Amazing speakers for the money. 
M900U vs the world
It's not about sounding 10 times better for 10x the price.It's simply about sounding better, and deciding if it is worth it to you.Emotiva is good for its price.  I too 'chose it' years ago  based on specs and marketing.  But, I moved on and up, a... 
... abit confused: how does a power cord affect the presentation of sound...
Personally, I would keep a large pot of boiling snake oil on my component rack if it made things sound better.Instead, I use nice power cables, interconnects, and speaker cables because they DO make things sound better.  Many compare stock to rela... 
Am I getting old and grumpy?
Grumpy for another reason:I have bought and sold 8 or 10 things between A-gon and USA.  I now have a vintage pair of KEF reference 205 speakers for sale.  No less than 4 individuals have made an agreement to purchase, pay cash and pick up, and hav... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I found #1 much more clear, especially vocals.Ken 
OK so Trick of the Tail is recorded better.  I agree.  The last good Genesis album save Seconds Out.But the Tidal and Qobuz resolutions are Only 44 / 16.  
DAC Measurements vs Actual Experience
Hello,  I have owned the PS Audio DS DAC with Bridge, the Auralic Vega G2 and the Mola Mola Tambaqui (in the Makua Pre amp).  Many good posts here.  My experiences:1) +1 to Michelle:  in all situations a good pre amp improved everything.  It just ... 
Favorite song to demo or test drive speakers?
Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers and The LamiaNils Lofgrin -Keith Don't Go (yes overplayed)Buckethead - Super HumanJim James - ExplodingDiana Krall - California DreamingCatriona MacKay - Swan LK 243Mary Chapin Carpenter - John Doe No. 24Monsters of F...