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Tekton Design MOAB
@daros71 I just installed Deezer (3-month free trial going right now) and looked up the tracks you list. Perhaps you can recommend a track or two on Terretektorh as those I scanned seemed more effects than music driven. I'm sure there's much more ... 
Tekton Design MOAB
I want to jump in on this. I own the standard (non Be) Moab set. I've been working away at the very challenge daros71 describes with respect to metals. I recently bought a preamp from Aric Audio to help round out my system and the results have bee... 
VTL's and KT88's?
Where are you all sourcing your Shuguang WE-KT88 plus tubes? Thank you. 
In my comparison experiment, go Lore or Lore Reference, or something else, for the same $
@cat_doorman Thanks for the alert!Very interesting to see his "decision" and I will be greatly interested to hear what the Zu DW mk II has to offer, after it enters my home in about a month. I've opted for a cap upgrade, to the Jupiters, which is ... 
Schiit Freya +
Another thing, how much variability in sound quality can be achieved through tube swapping with the Freya? Are there tubes that will create a lush midrange, for example? I am fairly new to tubes, owning just the KT88 amp for about six months. I've... 
Schiit Freya +
@oldhvymec You sent back the Freya? I thought I also saw you post on the Aric audio thread... are you familiar with Aric pre? Can you speak to it?I appreciate the call to do more research. Any suggestions on a tube to swap in, as a way to stretch ... 
Schiit Freya +
Can anyone here speak to how this preamp compares with the Aric Audio Unlimited II? I (tentatively) plan to use a new preamp with two different amps:Dennis Had Inspire Firebottle, KT88SEPandSchiit Aegir...driving my MoabsOn occasion, I detect that... 
In my comparison experiment, go Lore or Lore Reference, or something else, for the same $
Rockport Atria II: 150lbs each 43.5" high and $26,500. Please read the original post, ebm. 
In my comparison experiment, go Lore or Lore Reference, or something else, for the same $
Hi Mofo. Feel free to hang out. Do you have a favorite speaker in the price range? 
In my comparison experiment, go Lore or Lore Reference, or something else, for the same $
...and would like to keep the new set around 36" in height, or less... 
In my comparison experiment, go Lore or Lore Reference, or something else, for the same $
My price range peaks at $1400, all in. @pinwa I did watch the video, but he reflects on an earlier version of the Omen DW (you noted 2012; it's nearly nine years from that point, now), and I've also paid to have the Jupiter caps installed, which i... 
Tekton Design MOAB
@ksnel331 I reviewed class d amplification and auditioned one class d amplifier through the Moabs. Was initially taken with the bass performance, but began to discover vocals were more than a little pinched. It's worth calculating room size in ref... 
REVEL performa3 f208 or TEKTON Moab
@stringreen  YES! I appreciate authentic insight of that kind. And I have to admit, my stereo predilections and obsessions signify something of the confusion you descry.  
REVEL performa3 f208 or TEKTON Moab
I haven't been on Audiogon for a bit, and I've had my Moabs for about ten months, and I have been thinking about what I might say about them, for months. I come from a background of "living in" the local upscale stereo shops for months at a time. ... 
Anyone with tinnitus or hearing loss who is into "high-end" audio?
My best advice for working with tinnitus is watch your mental response to it and just let it be, get on with your life. Certainly, take precautions in loud environments, but don't let the new sound effect(s) push you around. Learn to let go of the...