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$6-7k to Spend on Turntable
Have a look at these. Buy one and you'll probably never ask this question again... 
BAT solid state or tube?
Funny you should mention that. As soon as the stars are aligned properly, I will be getting a 75se. I'm really thrilled with the biamp setup for now, but if I could get similar results (and less heat) with a single amp, I would be hard pressed not... 
BAT solid state or tube?
I use both tube and solid state BAT amps in my system along with a D5 and 5i.The strengths of BAT SS amps are probably obvious to you, since you own one. They don't offer the typical 'personality' associated with most SS amps. They aren't etched, ... 
Finish Quality of Von Schweikert VR4jr's
Prpixel,Not to belabor the point, but maybe what we individually consider a 'furniture quality' finish isn't comparable?It's quite possible they could apply a 'better' quality finish than what they currently offer for a small increase to the end u... 
Finish Quality of Von Schweikert VR4jr's
Despite matching serials, the veneer on my pair is fairly amateur work. Not only do the L & R cabinets differ, but the top/bottom within the same channel are poorly matched.I'm not losing any sleep over it at their price point.With all due res... 
Finish Quality of Von Schweikert VR4jr's
I have to agree that the satin poly finish and the veneer quality could be better, but I have to disagree that finish quality determines whether a speaker is a 'world beater' or not. The jrs compete effectively with some heavy hitters way above th... 
Who's Your Favorite Bass Players; Why?
Jaco: tone, natural improvisational skill. The man was born to play bass.Abe Laboriel: his flemenco work is pretty impressive.Nathan East: mr universal.Bromberg: soloist piccolo bass. Tears up an upright, too! Wooten: anything, anywhere. Just chop... 
BAT vs. Mcintosh?
I guess we can officially consider this thread jacked... ;)I've not had the chance to audition any Bel Canto gear, but the Proac pairing would seem a little different given the relatively low sensitivity of the 2.5s. Just goes to show you, synergy... 
BAT vs. Mcintosh?
Gunbei, in all honesty, I won't know 100% until I get the jrs broken in completely, but I will say that so far I am extremely pleased. Until I ran the tar out of them for a good 50 hours or so, they sounded pretty course and restrained. Out of she... 
BAT vs. Mcintosh?
Have you considered horizontal bi-amping with a SS amp on the bottom? Currently, I am running my jrs with a VK200 on the bass cabinet and a VK60 up top. You get the control & impact of SS bass and the incredible tube midrange of the 60; the be... 
What music would you like at your funeral?
If indeed my date with destiny is far in the future, I reserve the right to alter my funeral dirge in lieu of all the as yet undiscovered treasures that may surpass my interim choice: Fields of Gold as sung by Eva Cassidy... the girl had serious p... 
Delima
Ultimately, the front mains have to be what suits your price range and sensibilities. In order to create a seamless theater experience, I think the most important consideration is a close match between them and your center channel speaker. Since y... 
Question for DIY people: Butcher block shelving??
Nsgarch is correct. These are constructed of beech, which is an open grain, 'soft' hardwood, and does not share many sonic characteristics with solid maple.If you've already taken the beech shelves, you can salvage them by drilling a suitable size... 
More personal effort in audiogon or our jobs?
I plead the 5th... (essentially, an admission of guilt.) 
What is a "SHOTGUN" speaker cable??
Actually, I realize now that what I have described above is an external bi-wire configuration. True shotgun would be as mentioned by Jig: two separate cables joined to single pairs of terminations at BOTH ends.This just keeps getting better, doesn...