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NAD M33 Initial Thoughts
thanks for this great writeup.Have new to me Harbeth 30.1s and actually have the separates version  of the M33 home for demo this weekend - C298 amp and C658 dac and preamp.Pretty impressed with this combo here.  Nice clean sound, lots of power fo... 
Power amp recommendation for Harbeth 30.2s
I have a 30.1 that I am running with a new Hegel H95.  I also have a couple of Rel 7i subs so the bass is well fleshed out.  The Hegel is good with the Harbeths but feel that it just doesn't grab them - thinking 60 watts just not enough.  So even ... 
Advice on near-field speakers (eg, Raidho X-1)
very nice thread.  Have similar sized room and have tried all kinds of speakers big and small.  Big speakers as a rule havent worked - although as much as anything it was visual - Spatial M3s were really good but just dominated the room too much. ... 
KEF ls50 meta’s are on the way
waiting for the next phase of this discussion.  Two thingsa) Mapman finally gets his Metas and tells us what he hears compared to the original LS50sb) others have had their's for 2-3 weeks - is it still wowing you as much as early days?I have the ... 
Why Merlins sound better then Sonus Faber
wow there are more Troll Police on this thread than people who actually want to talk about the speakers. Thank god for the Troll Police for saving the audio world from those that want to talk subjectively about their speakers without having pages ... 
Got my Berlin Mini's today
I tried to buy a pair on ebay this Fall and the seller ended the sale about 1 day before the auction closed. Was not impressed ... still intrigued by mostly independent comments about these speakers from events like RMAF. Would like to hear more. 
Mundorf silver /oil /gold vs Duelund CAST
the Cast's are crazy expensive (I need six in my crossovers). Any thoughts about copper or tin v-caps compared to the Duelands? 
Ohm Walsh 2000 vs MMG vs Vandersteen 2ce Sig?
I had MG12's - loved them and one of my audio regrets selling them. Never had Ohms though. 
Ohm Walsh 2000 vs MMG vs Vandersteen 2ce Sig?
this is an interesting discussion thread. Problem with the MMG is that Magnepan themselves describe the speaker as their intro product and that most owners will move up to their "better models" after experiencing the MMG. Doesn't exactly inspire m... 
Is Nagra BPS The Best Small Phono Pre?
for what it is worth I am running a BPS with a lyra kleos and it has been very nice upgrade to my previous Eastern Electric minimax. Was worried the combination might be a little too detailed but not the case and can't get enough of the enhanced d... 
Do You Love Music or Do You Love Hi-Fi?
Was actually thinking about this question in the book store at lunch today. Was supposed to be xmas shopping but went right to audio magazine section to check out the new stereophile and then thought if I love music more than gear I really should ... 
Any experience with new Zu Event Speaker Cables?
thought these cables were available winter 2010-11 - surprised no one has them given how popular the new Zu speakers are. See Srajan at 6 moons lists them as his only cables. 
From high end digital to beginners analog?
Another one who took the plunge this year. Had an EMM Labs cdsa (10K new) that was dream digital and have swapped to small dac computer based digital and a Well Tempered Amadeus / Eastern Electric turntable phono preamp combo. Loving it. My buying... 
Favorite 300B: Sophia vs KR
I have my new Treasures in the Mactone amp. Have only 15 hours on the tubes but these are big improvement right out of the box over the EH tubes that came with the amp. Everything I read is that I need to be patient with these tubes as they burn i... 
Favorite 300B: Sophia vs KR
Two more things about 300bs:1. by all accounts these new Treasures take a ton of hours to break in - like don't even listen seriously for 100 hours so Charles1's dad might be a bit before I am back but this is my intent. Hoping the upgraded tubes ...