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Horn Speaker Recommendations
I also recommend AG. I was on a mission at Axpona this year for new speakers. I decided to ignore price, rank my top three then decide. The AG Duo Mezzo XD was my second choice over Magico, YG, Raidho etccc  all very good but lacked comparable dyn... 
Tidal WiFi not as good as cd
Tidal sound excellent on my rig. Window10 tower JCAT FEMTO USB card, AR Ref 6, dCS bartok with hardware MQA decoding. I also have Jriver with 24bit files. The same 24bit on TIDAL is just as good. Very pleased with it. 
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
Fwiw - I bought a pair of MC601 monos and directly compared to my Krell 350MCX mono's to decide which ones I would keep. after A/B testing at length i heard a very very slightly sweeter sound from the Mac otw sonically no difference. I sold the Kr... 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
I loved the Avant guard duo mezzo at axpona such dynamics but you may need more space. I almost bought a pair but went for gryphon. 
What was your favorite speaker at Axpona 2019
 For me, the Gryphon Trident ii were best of show. My favorite of a more affordable system was Avantgarde Duo mezzo xd which i like better than the very good mbl. Its a personal thing else we would all buy the same stuff... 
Another help me spend money thread or maybe not.... going to AXPONA
Thanks soix! 
Another help me spend money thread or maybe not.... going to AXPONA
I did very clear and trasparent. The tracks playing were a little bass shy so cannot judge too well. Would work very well in my old room but i did not spend much time there as i was looking for amuch bigger presence. Better than many magico’s i heard 
Another help me spend money thread or maybe not.... going to AXPONA
My axpona visit is over, sitting in chicago plane delayed by snow. The show was a great experience. So much to see but my list as completed. All of the vendors i visited were very nice. Rooms size was not ideal, an understatement, so listening req... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Klh007 i think your are in my spreadsheet already!! 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Thank you. Mine is 11 halfway opening to 14 x 22. Neos wont work, btw there is a pair on AG for a good price, tempting but my room is too small. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello WC,  somewhere in this thread Is your room size but darn if i can find it. I too am on the hunt for my next 10 year speaker. Going to axpona too. I have Yg anat iii coming in for a  review but want to listen to about 30 other speakers at axp... 
Martin Logan CLX or 15A- any idea of % discount from official dealer?
emcdade61 yes i do listen to rock for example dream theater, porcupine tree. The 15a will rock for me, the CLX i want to hear only with subs (pair) which i think are a must. The 15a will play as loud as I need (up 96db), not sure on the CLX until ... 
Another help me spend money thread or maybe not.... going to AXPONA
Thanks   For the advice guys. Yeah I just need to make it to Axpona  and hear   What I can. I  May end up not doing anything but I must say the ml 15a are good but I need a second or third hearing. The CLX with subs will Be available for audition ... 
Another help me spend money thread or maybe not.... going to AXPONA
@pwhinson yes! david and alan [email protected] buys sold  me on the subs and crossovers(and 20.7 etc  excellent shop great guys) I’m not using the sub nines too expensive, have pair of sub threes and high end HP7 crossovers. Was the biggest change to th... 
Another help me spend money thread or maybe not.... going to AXPONA
Listened to an expensive box speaker today, $40k. Maybe its me... the demo was great,  fast dynamic bass, very clear. now the but...  it was more pinpoint imaging which I am not used to.  Voices and instruments on the 20.7 are more lifelike, have ...