kren0006

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Spendor D7 vs. Harbeth Super HL5+
I own Spendor D7 for past year. They are not bright at all. They are neutral. I purchased them after demoing about two dozen other speakers over a six month period. The D7’s were the best, including beating other contenders up to $10k (Focal Kanta... 
Raven or Hegel?
Two left ears, why do you say they’re polar opposites?  How so?  What exactly makes them so different?  I’m not very familiar with either 
B&W 804D2 vs 702S2
I listened to both a year ago fairly extensively. I think the 702 sounds good for its price and is worth the money. I think the 804 is way overpriced for what you get. Depends what price you can get the 804s at but in general imo the 702 a much be... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Thanks WC. I really meant it about how awesome that vid was too. The reason I liked those small apt photos best is that it (I assume anyway) shows that when you started this awesome journey you were not super wealthy, and lived in a small one bedr... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WC, can anything $12k or under beat the Luxman class A 590AXii Integrated in your opinion? Separates or INT?much respect for history vid!  Especially loved pics from small apt. Kickass 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Not funny 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
That’s great that the less expensive Luxman sounded better than the more expensive Dag and Ayre. Awesome result. And also WC very clearly stated that although #1 had more clarity than the Lux #3, that clarity aspect was irrelevant because the Luxm... 
McIntosh, your experience?
Mc fans are diehard.  I'd say go and audition them at dealers and compare them against comparatively priced competitors, and let your ears decide.  Don't base a decision on forum feedback. 
TEAC NT-505 impossible connecting to WiFi router o such LAN: help me please?
I just upgraded my cable modem and switched to Supra Cat8 Ethernet cable, and had Xfinity run Coax11 as upgrade from Coax6 from street to side of house, and my Teac NT-505 is still running trouble-free after more than a year.Head-to-head against m... 
Balanced But Not Fully Balanced
Thanks for the corrections to my incorrect assumption. Good to know! 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
And while you’re doing that, might want to check to see if they have patents covering what you want to “borrow” 
stand-mount speakers for classical music
Spendor D1 
What is up with Audio Research during the pandemic?
I think many companies are slow right now. I ordered a marantz integrated two months ago and still on backorder  
Wilson Alexia 2
Nah, go bold!  Either fly yellow, viola pearl or the blue on the Wilson A2 page.  
Best small, desktop speakers, $500 or under (new or used)
I picked up new Kef Q150s last month when they were on sale half price for $300.  Some dealers may still have some at that price. They are very good. I rotate three sets of bookshelves at my office for variety. $2.2k msrp Spendor SA1’s, $600 msrp ...