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Classical Music for Aficionados
Mahler con'nued:Mahler -2: Klemperer, Philarmonia (EMI) / Klemperer, Concertgebouw (Guild)Mahler - 4: Mengelberg, Concertgebouw, (gripping; historical rec from late 30s, Archipel) // B Walter, NYSO, (Sony classical)// Klemperer live, Philarmonia (... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Fascinating thread, too much to recommend from my side. To avoid taking too much space, I'll stick to a few Mahler & Brahms "specials" going by performance, not sound quality *which is not always bad!)Mahler symphonies 1-8: Tennstedt, LPO, Liv... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
@usery I do large orchestral from time to timeIn that case, check out DeVore speakers as well, they are reasonably priced and offer large enough sound to fill up your room (E&M in Paris 12 had them, prob still does). Another unusual but no les... 
What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load
@georgehifi  As a matter of fact, I have heard that Behringer, slightly modded to improve the sound, and it's not a bad device. Compared to the usual hi-end device, it sounds harsh and with a bit limited extension at both ends (or so it sounded), ... 
Why bookshelf type speakers are not high end
being an audiophile meant aiming for the highest possible levelIt can also mean enjoying the sonic improvement better reproduction equipment brings, no? And enjoying the journey of improving the sound — the journey, not reaching the end of the jou... 
What Class D amps will drive a 2 ohm load
@Dsper — the "doubling thing" we love as audiophiles means that the amp will maintain its output voltage constant despite the drop in load impedance, which in turn means its power supply can adequately provide the increase in current needed to ach... 
2019 RMAF Report by Dave of AZAVClub.com
Cheers for the interesting, brief and comprehensive report! Interesting coincidence, I happened to listen to that MusiChi server playing through musical fidelity electronics & the big Proacs, and was similarly impressed with soundstage & d... 
what do horns sound like
@audiokinesis — speaking of a mathematically ideal curve, would the tractrix also be in the running?In a tractrix horn loaded speaker I heard, the driver provided the distortion (according to the designer).Anyway, a live recording heard through fu... 
Magnepans or...Martin Logan
Given your budget, the music you listen to, and your country of residence, I second (or is that "third") the Maggies; the sound is good, they are simpler to operate & maintain, and they are cheaper. 
digital reclocker before Altmann Attraction dac?
Using a reclocker has always helped me improve the sound, at little cost to boot. That said, I haven’t heard your dac, but have heard any number of devices ranging from a simple 2500$ to +30k (not mine, unfortunately) and they all benefited / impr... 
ATC SCM7 vs SCM11 ? Which one would you choose?
What @helomech suggests. Or, if you stick to the home audio line, the 11s. 
FM Acoustics vs CH Precision
First off, these are both amazingly revealing electronics, fast, musical, the best I have experienced by a large margin. At this level of performance, it really isn’t a matter of how much bass, treble, detail, dynamics etc they have -- they have i... 
A new turntable under 500-700euros
A second-hand Technics 1200 is also a good choice (~300euro). The reason I proposed the particular belt-drive is that it sounds very punchy and crisp—like the typical DD. I second your idea to sell the Linn -- you can probably tweak the Thorens qu... 
Larsen speakers: 4.2 or 6.2??. Has anyone heard or own them??
I have listened to the 6 & the 8, but I didn’t compare them to the other models you mention (and I don't own them).Having said that, onto the experience: they were both very conveniently placed against the front wall (we still played with smal... 
A new turntable under 500-700euros
Hello, you might also consider a Clearaudio package (a "Concept" or similar). AFAIK it’s delivered with tonearm & MM cartridge for about 700 euro. It’s actually quite good - ok, it won’t set the world on fire, but you’re not looking for that :...