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KT120 back to 6550
Very old thread, but I thought I’d add something I saw on the whatsbest forum site about the KT120s.The poster (who has a 100k+ system) noticed that the KT120 were not "particularly transparent."I would have to agree with that, having had them for... 
High-End Standmounts: KEF LS50W vs. NOLA Boxer II vs. Revel M106
Well, rockrink, I guess Clarke was carried away to an alternate dimension by the Nolas S3s and hasn’t returned yet. No fear.I’m taking possession of a pair on Friday and I promise to let you know how they sound. I wrote Carl, as I’ve owned many No... 
Can you run the HANA SL MC at 100 ohms?
I was not happy with the Hana ML at 121 ohms. I used two phonostages, the Groove at 47k, and another, loaded first at 121 ohms and then at 47k. Both phonostages sounded more "unfettered" at 47k.I’ve loaded cartridges at 47k for 40 years. With Audi... 
Shunyata Alpha/Delta NR Line.
Allhifi: haven’t been in here in a while.I’ve no need to get other equipment to evaluate the shunyata, thanks. There’s been a flow of equipment throughout the house: ARC, Hegel, Parasound. And if I needed it, a dealership with things i USED to own... 
What should my next cartridge be?
What's wrong with getting a Hana ML?? A rather BIG step upwards, according to former colleagues. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I just saw viber6’s post about Enid Lumley.I learned a great deal from Enid and her columns. Things that I see others do not observe nor practice. For example, having a power cord directly on top of a speaker cable is asking for trouble. ASKING FO... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
thezaks:"Muscular sounding" usually means that the range between the mid bass and the midrange (60-400hZ) are quite noticeable in "weight." In other words, Frank Sinatra was a tenor, but so was Pavarotti. Pavarotti’s voice would be termed "muscula... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I would only ask how long someone lived with amps they are reviewing. As a once-reviewer for The Absolute Sound, I would have to live with an amp for several months, and in at least two systems, before I would offer an authoritative review about t... 
Beware of NAD M3 Fire Hazard
I’ve had NAD BEE units, of various iterations, for 15 years, and never ONCE had an issue with them. In fact, I recommend them to friends, 4 of whom have had their units in their stereo systems for 6 or more years, and even now, nary a problem.Cert... 
Looking for the Best Digital Power Cord
mountz, it’s just my experience (not merely my opinion), but having too many different manufacturer’s cables in the system is not, perhaps, the best idea. Since manufacturers have different goals for their cables, the end effect is not very unifor... 
Looking for the Best Digital Power Cord
You could also consider putting a Shakti Online stabilizer on a power cord or speaker cable to remove noise. I’ve done it for years on the top-of-the-line Shunyata (Constellation series, up to the ZiTrons) , Nordost (Valhalla, Tyr, Frey, all of wh... 
Shunyata's New Series of Sigma, Alpha and Delta cables
Wow, this is petty late for me to be responding.I have not heard the interconnects, only the power cords and speaker cable.I would find it hard, having owned the Delta, to believe it outperforms ANY ZiTron cable. I had a Delta, Alpha and Sigma, al... 
Another Speaker Recommendation Request
What are your musical tastes? Some speakers reveal everything, but cannot "boogie", so if "swing" music is your thing, you might not want that type of speaker. That's the first question that should be asked.So, a bit more information might yield n... 
Nola contender tweeters - modify?
I cannot imagine, having owned 4 or 5 models of Nola speakers, that tweeter harshness is likely.I have Contender 1s, and I’ve never heard them sound like that - except for when they were first breaking in (weeks of continuous play, which you would... 
Do IC and Power Cables Really Make a Difference?
Ah, someone with experience. I tried an Alpha NR recently and didn’t keep it (which I note I did not mention in my original post). What did you experience with the Alpha and Sigma in your system and were they both the "NR" designation? I have some...