jsautter

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Tone, Tone, Tone !
prof,I assume that when you suggest a speaker measures well you are referring to frequency response?I have seen JA ignore, explain away or excuse very bad measurements on speakers which frequent the pages of Stereophile while scratching his head o... 
Tone, Tone, Tone !
I refer to the entire Harbeth line although I have never heard these speakers in my home. I did, I think, get a very good idea of how they sounded at shows and at a few dealers. I am sure they can sound better but the fundamental "house" is pretty... 
Tone, Tone, Tone !
Often I find that people define tone as pleasant coloration. When you examine how a speaker is made and all of the specifics of this design, you can usually predict very accurately how this speaker will sound. A perfect example for me would be Har... 
Anyone hear Vivid Audio Speakers? Considering Vivid Giya G1 Series 2 from Magico S5 MKII
To me a major advantage of any speaker is if the design has a sealed enclosure. People that think that ported and to a lesser degree transmission lines have better bass need to take a look at what is really going on with the speaker and then think... 
5687 Tube Suggestion
Most think that the old stock Tung Sols are best. There are several variations all of which are good, but I dont know which is considered best.  
A reappearance of Black Diamond Racing?
I had the cones under a component and also under a pair of older Kharma speakers. Wasnt much of a fan. I agree with geof in that I think the shape was wrong for many applications. I have never found a one size fits all solution in this realm, howe... 
An Audiophile is Anyone Who Loves Audio Regardless of Monetary Status. Agree?
Here we go again. Put a fork in me.  
An Audiophile is Anyone Who Loves Audio Regardless of Monetary Status. Agree?
brett,As glupson said my comments werent an attack. Perhaps it is a West Coast thing, as opposed to the Midwest where we tend to let others tell us if we are making the world a better place. I am glad you are proud of what you do and happy in your... 
Worth of current system
Retail price of my system is over 100K. I paid about 45K and I have still room for improvement. Only inexpensive analog front end for now so when it is time to get serious about this you can add another 10 to 15K. As an enthusiast, you only know w... 
An Audiophile is Anyone Who Loves Audio Regardless of Monetary Status. Agree?
brett,Well unless you tell me what this work is I cant judge and you will not get any props. Pretty tall order making the world a better place, I find it strange that you would feel the need to share that with us. I usually find those that make th... 
An Audiophile is Anyone Who Loves Audio Regardless of Monetary Status. Agree?
brett,You forgot to pull "racist" from your PC lexicon."I love the poor they taste just like chicken" 
Which adcom sounds best?
Of the older 3 digit models, IMO the only amp worth a damn is the 535. I owned the 555 and thought is was not even close to the 535 in all aspects but power. I also owned a pair of 565s which were mediocre but powerful.  
Worth of current system
Retail or resale value? 
An Audiophile is Anyone Who Loves Audio Regardless of Monetary Status. Agree?
I dont think that the point of the original post was really about audiophiles. I think it was about class distinction and exclusivity. Born out of bad taste in vinny's mouth about who knows what.  
Listening Bars
One of the amps looks a bit like a Miyajimi OTL. Get that Mac crap out of there!