jerry_gt3rs

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Any Octave Owners out there?
That sounds great.. I am busy with work and a 3 year old, but it could be fun.. by the way, who is the dealer that you are working with? 
Any Octave Owners out there?
  I am not sure where you are located, but I am just outside of Boston and you are more than welcome to come by for a listen. I do have the luxury of a purpose built room for my system. It is very well treated and has almost no parallel walls. It’... 
Any Octave Owners out there?
Regarding tube rolling, while I am certain many here will disagree with me, I tend to believe that quality manufacturers are very are very conscientious when it comes to choosing parts for their products. Fact is I am quite pleased with the perfor... 
Any Octave Owners out there?
The Q3s are also 4 ohm and sealed sealed box design... The octave seems to control the bass very very well. If they have the V80se you might want to take it home and give it a shot. I’m not one of those more is always better but it might be a bett... 
Any Octave Owners out there?
Audiosaurusrx,I have the V80se with a SBB and I like it very much. I am using it with Magico Q3s which are about 90db efficient and i think the combination sounds great. I have no direct experience with the V40 se, but I assume the difference is p... 
Speakers choice with Octave v80se
I have the same V80 se with a SBB.. it drives my Magico Q3s very well. They are 92db efficient and I have no trouble getting very nice room feeling volume output with the octave. Good luck, Jerry  
How old are you?
I am 63 and have been into the hobby for 50 plus years...I am also happy to report that my 3 year old daughter love music too! Go figure, I guess the apple and tree thing is alive and well at our house! 
A good time to buy now, or in the near future?
MC...Looking for value appreciation from a Porsche 997.2 is very optimistic in my opinion... unless it’s a Metzger car with a manual gearbox In my opinion, you are definitely barking up the wrong tree. Way too many out there and they are no suppor... 
Should people who can't solder, build or test their speakers be considered audiophiles?
Perhaps then we should eliminate the Porsche owners that can’t actually drive them properly from the “Porschephile” group too then. Having been a professional Porsche tech for almost 40 years, I can assure You that group would be minuscule as comp... 
In the middle of a pandemic, Stereophile reviews ~ $30K equipment
I think that this is a bit of "the pot calling the kettle"....I am quite certain that 99% of the American public feel that spending even $1K on a stereo is insane and if you spread the group to a global level, the percentage might be even higher... 
To integrate or not...
infection,   I was previously using Boulder 2000 series separates which were wonderful. I sold them and decided to simplify my system and purchased the Octave after listening to a handful of options in my dedicated room. I do not have a black box,... 
To integrate or not...
Infection, I have made the switch from very high quality separates to the Octave V80se and I am very pleased with the sound. The V80se is powerful enough to drive my Q3s which are rated at 92db in a fairly large room effortlessly. Considering the ... 
Need Integrated Amp with Moving Coil Input
Dylanfan, I have the V80se and I love it. I use the battery powered Nagra pho pre and it sounds wonderful. It drives my Magico Q3s in a fairy large room to more than acceptable levels without any strain. I think my MC cartridge has about a .5v out... 
Song (or music) you want played at your funeral.
"wish you werre here" 
Soliciting Member Perspectives: Levinson vs Bryston vs Audio Research
I have owned lots of ML stuff, including the rear stuff from way back when. I found it well built,reliable but while it seemed " accurate" it never had as much soul or musicality as I look for today. I also owned a AR SP 10 which was at the other ...