figuy

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Looking to find out more about the Audio Refinements Complete A power amp...
If you are talking about the Audio Refinement Complete integrated amp, I owned one for several years a while back as well. I believe they were a subsidiary of YBA if I recall, a French company. These amps were well regarded and have great sound fo... 
Need help identifying these speakers purchased in 1992
It might be a tie between here and Audio Asylum for having the most outdated forum software. 
Integrated Amp for small space for VA speakers
Recently picked up a Musical Fidelity M2si from Upscale Audio who has them on sale for $600, regularly $1,000. Absolutely love this amp. Its no frills, no internal DAC or Phono stage, solely focused on the sound and it's definitely higher end soun... 
Speaker Cable Experiment Opinion
Quick update. Thanks @elizabeth for your suggestion on the blue teflon tape! I found some 3/4 wide at a local store and it worked great. I twisted up the cables and while I didn't measure the length of the twists I think it's around 2.5". You can ... 
Speaker Cable Experiment Opinion
@lak Thanks! I’ll keep that in mind as I try to twist these up. It’s good to know that twisting is the way to go. Right now they are not twisted very well and imagine it is why I hear some additional high end delicacy (hesitant to say roll-ff) and... 
Speaker Cable Experiment Opinion
Thanks, [email protected] Great thoughts, thank you. I will experiment. I was thinking maybe there was an obvious choice or I had flawed thinking and thought I would ask these questions to see if it might help negate any specific wiring [email protected] 
Speaker Cable Experiment Opinion
Thanks, Elizabeth! I appreciate it. That sounds like sound advice and makes sense and a good place to start. Would you twist the shotgun run at all or at a minimum tie them together in parallel by zip ties? Or just left them be? I thought I’ve hea... 
Realistically, will the Spendor S 3/5 work for me?
Oh, I definitely was planning on buying a used pair, then sell them if they do not work out and lose little or nothing at all. I might still do this, this way I will know for sure. Yep, thus the way of Audiogon eh!! The only thing I am scared of i... 
Realistically, will the Spendor S 3/5 work for me?
Thanks for the respones thus far, I appreciate it. My feeling was, as Sean and Kotta have eluded to, is they would likely work marginally. Viridian feels it just would not work, and I can understand this point of view as well. I must confess somet... 
$800 Integrated
LFD Mistral fits this bill. 
Non fatigueing speaker under 1500
Rg- In what ways are the ProAc's "in a whole other league" compared to Meadowlarks? I mean this in no argumentative way, I'm just curious to hear what it is specifically. I have never heard the 1SC's. Are you talking better in every way or better ... 
Non fatigueing speaker under 1500
I too agree you have a good list going. I'd add spendor to the list as well.I just received a new pair of the Meadowlark Swallow's, the monitor version of the new Swift, a couple weeks ago and they are absolutely fantastic. I echo all that Mike of... 
New Meadowlark Swallow monitor
Thanks. Pat McGinty was telling me they are built like tanks, he's very excited about them. Are you familiar with the Kestrals and how the Swift compares to them? I'm getting a sense that the Swifts outperform the Kestral, which I believe I have a... 
new system for beginner
Wirehead has some very good advice. Give us a little more info about your musical tastes and how you listen. Also, budget would be good to know as well. Try and break it all down in your head and figure out what you would be willing to pay for the... 
Anyone tried Voodoo or TG Audio PCs?
I have tried a HSR-i on both my integrated and CDP and I found they were great cords. I had them on loan for a short time from TG Audio (Bob). They greatly improved the bass, it was more taut and defined but also deeper. Resolution and dynamics we...