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Best speaker/system piano concerts
When I got my Magnepan 1.7s almost five years ago, I was stunned by their realistic presentation of piano. Hearing piano through Maggies often cause me to turn my head in reaction to look at the piano that isn't there. I Googled to find some corro... 
Heard the Mirage MS1-si today. What ever happened to Mirage??
mapman wrote:"I’m sure the speakers are fine but don’t forget its the system that makes the sound. Most any good quality speaker should sound very good with gear like that working for them. Of course the sound that sounds best to any particular pe... 
Heard the Mirage MS1-si today. What ever happened to Mirage??
I have had a pair of Mirage M5si floorstanders since October 1996. I also have a Mirage subwoofer, center channel speaker, surrounds, and rear surrounds to go with them. I also have Mirage MM8 subwoofers mated to Magneplanar 1.7s for my analog-bas... 
Using Maple Butcher Block Under a Turntable
My TT is a Technics SL1210M5G. I use a combination of Vibrapod Cones and Vibrapod Isolators under the turntable itself, and placed on top of a Michigan Maple butcher block cutting board. It's pretty massive at 20"w x 15"d x 3.5"h (I think it weigh... 
Magnepan 30.7’s
I also was at the Music Matters event in Seattle and the 30.7’s are really nice. They are deserving of the flagship title, however I think Magnepan may have created a similar problem as Richard Vandersteen by having a 15k speaker that’s state of t... 
Magnepan 30.7’s
Woops! Forgot to give the link:https://www.stereophile.com/content/definitive-audios-definitive-music-matters-13 
Magnepan 30.7’s
On March 8 this year I auditioned the 30.7s at Definitive Audio's Music Matters event. Wendell Diller did the setup. He's mentioned in the linked Stereophile article about the event. 
SL1200GAE New Tonearm
Yes looking at a V would like easy vta not sure how easy sme areSME armboards for SL1200GAE, G, and GRWhen Technics introduced the SL1200, they also introduced the SL120, which--instead of including a Technics tonearm--included a SME-compatible ar... 
Pairing Planar Speakers With A Subwoofer (Eminent Technology)
planars & cone subs don't play well togetherbut many do it anywayMany dynamic powered subwoofers are very much up to the task if they have the right performance parameters *and* features. I have a pair of self-powered compact (9" cube) Mirage ... 
Pairing Planar Speakers With A Subwoofer (Eminent Technology)
What about simplifying and getting a pair of Bob Carver Amazing Line Source speakers with his complementary Sub Rosa subwoofer and amp?Bob Carver Amazing Line Source and Sub Rosa sub and amp 
Never-ending Speaker Journey ($1,000 budget)
Emotiva has a couple of floorstanding models that seem to address your concerns. They are the Airmotiv T1 and Airmotiv T2. Both models have twin woofers, a dedicated midrange, and Heil-type folded ribbon tweeter. I haven't heard the Airmotivs, but... 
Schiit not that Good?
https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/39108-schiit-embarrassed-at-axpona/Soooo ... Is madavid0 also known as GUTB on the computeraudiophile.com forum, or did he copy and paste that post to stir up Schiit here? 
Help with integrated amp choice
Ghosthouse:My thoughts went to the Parasound Halo as well. It's also a Stereophile Class A recommended component, and is thousands of dollars less than any of their other Class A rated integrated amps. Such a powerhouse too, at 160 wpc into 8 ohms... 
I'm looking for inexpensive bookshelf speakers.
For those who might be in the market in 2018 :), the Wharfedale Diamond 225 came out in 2017 and has been mowing over the reviewers ever since.Wharfedale Diamond 225, $449/pair. Rave reviews in: Stereophile (twice)The Absolute Sound (April 2018 pr... 
TT mats
About 10 years ago I stopped in at a local hi-fi shop, a small operation that never abandoned 2-channel or analog, and accepted  consignments and trade-ins. I was looking for a right-sized mat with better damping for my Technics SL1210M5G. At firs...