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JBL 4350's
These are epic speakers! I don't have to tell you, but do try every trick in the trade to keep them...  
Decisions on standmounts: ATC, Dynaudio, ProAc, Sonus Faber
I think I understand. I listen to (noisy) vintage recordings from time to time; speaker designs like the ATC are very good at helping me enjoy the performance because they are good at separating the music from the noise. The Spendors provide a big... 
Tannoy 611 MK1 vs JM Lab Focal Daline 3.1
From a pure performance point of view, I would recommend the Focal. They are well-balanced and reasonably flat down to around 60-70 Hz (I think) which is not bad. The Tannoys are finicky and lack bass (at least I never managed to get it out of the... 
Decisions on standmounts: ATC, Dynaudio, ProAc, Sonus Faber
OK, let me suggest an easy one: try comparing the Sonetto with the ATC 20s, failing that the ATC 19s. The 20s are better than the 19s, but both are very dynamic, engaging, and neutral---overal, very pleasant to listen to.If you listen to classical... 
Need a preamp?
We use a preamp in order to drive the amp adequately, as well as for attenuation & switching between sources. One of the problems that may arise without a pre is that the source device does not have a powerful enough output to drive the amp. B... 
Daedolous Muse V2
ATC SCM20 or 19 are dynamic and nice, i.e., they image superbly, the frequency extension is very good with expected limitations in the bass, clarity and realism. The 20 are easily are more realistic and more dynamic than your SP1s (which are nice ... 
ATC SCM 40 v 2 and tube amplifiers
I have, driven by Canary Audio 330s (monoblocks 25-30W / channel). The result was underwhelmingly syrupy, lacked dynamics and low-end and sounded limited in the high frequencies. That said, the Canary amps are great products, and so are the 40SCM ... 
Benchmark Preamps and Amp - For real?
I have listened to the AHB2, in mono configuration and they were spectacular. Serious drive, clarity, and dynamic headroom. They were driving a pair of Watt-Puppies, then a pair of Alexandrias. The A's bottomed them out, but the sonic result was g... 
Replacing Vintage Spendors is not as easy as I thought
I second jsautter above, what your ears are rejecting is the tweeter attack of contemporary speaker design.Having said this, new Spendors 2/3 or the smaller Harbeths are an evolution of your own spkrs sound.Otherwise, try the smaller ATC models, t... 
Manufacturers pushing their products and agenda in the forums.
Wasn’t there a rule that non-hobbyists (manufacturers & dealers) had to disclose their profession on each post? 
The Science of Cables
@geofkait:characteristics like solid long grain copperWould it have similar properties to long grain rice, do you think? 
Vinyl vs high def audio i.e. 24bit / 96 or 192khz
I can offer another reason why people may be attracted to vinyl: its user-friendliness, i.e. it's fussy but I understand it.I have a high-performance digital front-end (pc-based music server-reclocker-dac, etc) and two TTs. When the server is down... 
Importance of impedance matching cartridge with phono stage?
Hi. The quick response is that most people aren't even aware of this little detail (i.e.getting the loading correct) and live their lives complaining about the mediocre sound.The second point is that most cartridges play reasonably well @~100ohms ... 
Buying three hunderds 2$ classical CD in one week.
I had totally missed the Living Stereo compilation—thanks for sharing! Now if only we could have the 24/192 files... 
Vindication at Last!