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Mingus Ah Um by Mofi
millercarbon5,116 posts07-10-2020 1:58pmWhen you get up around $125- or even when you don’t, any time sound quality is paramount- save your money and look for it at Better Records. A White Hot Mingus does cost substantially more. However it sounds... 
The very best sound: Direct to Disc
I'm a little surprised that the MoFi Mingus Ah Um D2D, featured in the latest S'Phile has not been mentioned. It is largely sold out on preorder. It is not cheap-$125 and up depending on reseller for two 45 rpm records reportedly (Jim Austin wrote... 
Is the Manley Steelhead still relevant?
Time and time again, my rig amazes me and since I have a Steelhead, I know it is relevant and one of the reasons I get such good sound. Last night I forgot I had the original RCA pressing of Mingus' Tijuana Moods that I "inherited" (he is still al... 
Audio Note AN/E vs. DeVore O/96
Sorry about my typos. I need to use my readers when typing on my laptop and don't. When at the office I have a much larger screen. I think I have learned more from this experiment about audio than any other transition or shift I have made over the... 
Audio Note AN/E vs. DeVore O/96
Since this is not a note about Audio Note, I apologize. This is for @prof I put my O/93's back in, in place of my Spendor D7.2's. I played two albums that I had just listened to last night. Car Seat Headrest's "Making a Door Less Open" was more en... 
Audio Note AN/E vs. DeVore O/96
@prof I intend to put the Devores back in this week and will report. In fact, I listened for quite a while last night more critically than normal in preparation for the swap. I listened to the Perspective2 Graphenes for an extended period of time ... 
Which To Choose...Devore Fidelity O/93 vs Zu Soul Supreme ?
Herb Reichert loves the DeVore O93/XA25 combo. Not to digress for no good reason, but Herb imho has gone off the deep edge. He has no criticism of anything that makes him smile. He loves the audio equivalents of Norman Rockwell paintings. A cri... 
Which To Choose...Devore Fidelity O/93 vs Zu Soul Supreme ?
Where are you located?I own the O/93's. Whoopycat pretty much nailed it. I would add that over time, there is a slight glitch in the upper midrange. Rightly or wrongly, I attribute it to the two way design without a dedicated midrange. At times th... 
Audio Note AN/E vs. DeVore O/96
And I still find myself wishing I’d been able to hear the Devore O/96 in my room! You still like the O/93s it seems?I do. I think. I am going on five months of having the Spendors in my system. In a month I will put the Devores back in and see wha... 
Audio Note AN/E vs. DeVore O/96
 I’m not sure you can have it all with one system... maybe throwing a boat load of cash in to it, but even then I’m not convinced. I think a variety of gear to rotate in and out may be the only way.Right on fjn04!Every six months I rotate out my D... 
Question For Those In The Know About Audio Research Power Amps
I talked to my AR dealer this morning. ARC is evidently charging $275 for the KT150's. That is EACH. So in case you are not good at math, with shipping and tax, you are looking at close to $2400 to re-tube a Ref 150SE like mine. It tempts me to se... 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
Speakers that prioritize Imaging Imaging Imaging. That disappear in the room creating an intimate but 3D listening experience. Clean (Accurate) warm sound. No distortion. I would easily sacrifice low end for untiring highs and warm mids I don't li... 
Question For Those In The Know About Audio Research Power Amps
I have owned ARC amps for fifteen years, first a NOS VS110 that some wealthy guy just kept in his closet for about ten years as a spare before selling it to me and then three years ago moving up to a Ref 150SE paired with a Ref 6. My VS110 killed ... 
Audio Note AN/E vs. DeVore O/96
I own DeVore O/93's.At Axpona 2019 the room I kept returning to time and time again was the Audio Note room. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA3XvJcic5oI believe Richardausten. Everything he says above mirrors my observations of the room at Axpona... 
Quicksilver audio silver 88 mono amps
Have owned the Silver 88’s for the past 5 years. I have a friend who had them previous to my purchase and still does. There is an issue with two of the electrolytics that I was fore warned by my friend, not if but when they would fail. Well fina...