jbhiller

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2000-2500 USD budget for an integrated amplifier. Do amplifiers sound the same? :)
I own the Forte IIIs.  I’ve mated them with both SS and vacuum tubes.  They reveal differences in amplification and source well.  On the solid state end, they sounded way better TO ME with a musical and powerful Creek Evolution 100, but a bit bori... 
What brand was better than it is today?
As the OP, I did think of the inverse question-what brands are better today than before?  That’s  a tougher question for me.  Who has increased their overall quality or offer flagship models that are great and push to company above previous perfor... 
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
I finally got around to swapping out the Lintons and moving the Forte IIIs back in.  I enjoyed comparing but not enough to keep the Fortes in position.  I moved the Wharfedales back in.  I'm very pleased with these speakers.  I'd like to put them ... 
This Schitt is totally refreshing in the world of high end audio!
Nice Flapjack! Can you send send a link to the proper hexfred bridge? I’m going to try this mod! 
What brand was better than it is today?
Sansui is out of the game and only makes televisions so they technically do not count.  Altec Lansing comes to mind.  
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
One thing I’m confident about: the Lintons need to be placed and spaced precisely to lock in imaging.  They are not fickle in placement from the front wall in my room but they do require precision in spacing and tie in to lock the sound picture to... 
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
Sumaato, I've now had these running for about a month.  Here's what I can say (no final conclusions yet)-My 300b amp cannot drive them.  -My Primaluna can and they sound great with them. -Oddly, My Creek EVO 100 sounds better with them than the Pr... 
Wharfedale Elysian?
Yes the Lintons are better than the Dentons in that they are more full range. Both are great. I don’t know what the 85th Dentons sounds like. Wharfedale is is doing great things! 
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
Where’s the pot in the video? I met be too tired to find it.  
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
I swapped out my favorite tube (7581A) for an octet of KT150s last night.  The Lintons do sound better with more power than EL34 variants can give.   
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
I own the Forte III and the Linton and they are now my two "flavors".  I'm having second thoughts on selling my PSB Imagine T2s, as they might be the perfect third flavor.  
Ahhh--Problem solved. Adding a REL sub-bass unit...
+1 as to what Wolfe said.  
What is they best album out there for showing off the sound quality of your system.
The Gifted Ones sounds great!  Thank you fir that and the many others! 
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
One more thing--yes, the Forte IIIs rock the house. They are dynamic and I think they are better than many loudspeakers double and triple the cost.  
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85th Anniversary
avanti1960, No, I’m not saying that the Lintons have more bass than the Klipsch Forte III. What I said was the bass in the Linton was more "prominent". To be more precise, I’ll be very explicit. I think the Forte III is more even across the spectr...