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Imported audio are you getting the same level of performance vs domestic priced equip?
if you can't find a good Australian made speaker you can't be looking very hard-Krix,Osborn ,VAF,Legend,Adelaide Speakers,Duntech,Lenehan ,Hulgich ,SGR all make excellent speakers. 
The best looking speakers
Gale 401a [the chrome end ones]. 45 years on they are still the most beautiful speaker made and they sound better than 99% of modern speakers too.Next to that Sonus Faber Amati Futura are gorgeous sculptural things that also sound superb. 
Suggestions for low powered tube amps for Zu Omens
The Bakoon 7511Mk3 is a wonderful sounding thing and great with high efficiency speakers.The Elekit amps are also very good but the Bakoons are really special.Only 15 watts but they have a purity to them that I have only heard from really good SET... 
Pin point imaging isn't for everyone
Well in some acoustic environments you can certainly hear precisely where each instrument and voice is located .I agree that is not what you hear in large concert halls but in smaller performance spaces playing smaller scale music you certainly ca... 
Recommendations for Vintage Speakers
The Gales do sound big but the low end is very tight and textured and most especially rhythmical rather than hefty.Hefty for their size  I suppose because they have a two 8 inch woofers in a compact box.I have always wondered if part of the reason... 
Recommendations for Vintage Speakers
I have owned most of the speakers suggested and some of them are very good but I think on balance Gale 401 are the best of the lot.Most of all they do not sound like boxes,are very refined yet also very dynamic and are great on a wide range of mus... 
Recommendations for Vintage Speakers
There are some very good vintage speakers  and several of them have been suggested but the suggested JBL Century L100 is not one of them.Probably the worst sounding speaker I have owned.No crossover on the woofer so you get a heap of cone break up... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
Actually the Dynaudio C1s go down to about 40Hz.And none of the music I listen to has content  much below that anyway.I tend to agree that stand mounts are generally a compromised and I have owned plenty but was really surprised by how good those ... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
Speaker/amplifier synergy is probably the most important thing.I am not so sure about the claim that the concept of a high end speaker being a myth however.Recently I have been listening to Dynaudio stand mounts speakers and to me there seems to b... 
Magico S5 Speaker - owners - heard them!
Magico S5s sound really good with Supratek preamps.There is some sort of magic synergy between the two products. 
Best moderately priced speakers for classical music
Sonus Faber Cremona Auditors are very good on string tone. 
Supratek or Don Sachs - which way to go?
Good to hear Mark. Many times I have heard  a decent system transformed into a really great system simply by adding a Supratek preamp.Not in every case due to the x factor which is preamp/power amp synergy but much more often than not . 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
Bakoon make the best sounding SS amps I have heard.Composed,clear and pure and they have perfect timing.And it is the timing where most big SS amps seem to trip up. 
How come Horn + woofer designs are not more popular?
The JBL Studio 590 speakers were fantastic speakers and a real bargain but JBL stopped making them. 
JBL 100 Classic or Klipsch Heresy III?
Well the original L100s were probably the worst sounding speakers I have ever heard.The new ones would want to be a lot better.