mdhoover

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My first visit to AXPONA
Great thread.  I would particularly agree with the general concept that higher prices DON'T have a linear correlation with performance.  There is certainly correlation in many cases, perhaps even the majority, but exceptions abound.  For example, ... 
This new speaker will Obsolete everything else.
To me, the manufacturer's assertions are mildly interesting but they seem unlikely to be true, although who knows?  The only thing that matters is what they sound like.  The only way for any of us to assess that is to listen for ourselves.  The on... 
Just some ADS history here
"Wasn’t one of the designers for ADS, Michael Kelly? The guy behind Aerial Acoustics now? I may have the name wrong. I use to own ADS 320i speakers for auto applications that he was the designer of.????" -slawI was told that this is the case by my... 
How old are your speakers
Current speakers purchased new in late 2005.   
Still looking for speakers in the 10-20,000 range
I’m not current on the state of the art in loudspeakers in that price range, simply because I stopped looking years ago after finding something better than what I had been looking for. That said, JUST TODAY, I heard the (relatively) new Aerial 7T ... 
Review: Intuitive Design/Pitcher Sound Labs Summit PSL 624 Speaker
nicksgem10s:  I’ve had great luck with my Odyssey Stratos Extreme monoblocks, which have been upgraded.....some...how....by Klaus. I don’t know the full particulars with respect to my pair. I do know that they sound great with the Summits. Mine ar... 
Are you getting ridiculous offers from new members
"Yea, he might be flipping it on eBay or another site, not surprised he asked for more."I honestly hadn't thought of that.  Well, at least nobody died (as far as I know, anyway). 
Are you getting ridiculous offers from new members
I must be unique.  I once posted an ad for some very good speaker cables with a sentence at the end that read something like this:Approximate quote: "Note to lowballers: GO FOR IT! This is Audiogon and part of the fun is getting stuff cheap!"I wou... 
Store auditioning and then buying on-line from others. How do you feel about it ?
oddiofyl said this: I should say that Audio Visual Therapy in Nashua NH is excellent to deal with and while they didnt have the speakers in the finish i wanted in stock, it was more important that I got to listen to them . They spent time with dif... 
Store auditioning and then buying on-line from others. How do you feel about it ?
Store auditioning and then buying on-line from others. How do you feel about it ? Unethical, shortsighted, and harmful in the long term. 
My experience with the Spatial Audio Hologram M4 Turbo S
"Every time I listen to these speakers I am in awe."  Isn't this what every audiophile is seeking?  Congratulations.  Enjoy Nirvana. 
The Music Room
dlcockrum,Thank you. I personally think it’s borderline unethical to do what you describe as some others doing. There’s certainly nothing wrong with "window shopping" in its purest form. The problem is when brick and mortar stores are used SOLELY ... 
The Music Room
FWIW: As audiophiles, we need to support "brick and mortar" audio stores, at least the legitimate ones.  Otherwise they'll disappear.  The problem with such places disappearing is that when they disappear, then the following things also disappear:... 
Review: Intuitive Design/Pitcher Sound Labs Summit PSL 624 Speaker
Be careful with them.  They're heavy as hell and easily damaged during shipping.  Aerial Acoustics is a GREAT company, one of the best that I can think of. I've never heard the 10T's, so I can't comment or even speculate on how they might compare ... 
Review: Intuitive Design/Pitcher Sound Labs Summit PSL 624 Speaker
Assuming you have ample power and current to drive them and assuming you have at least a decent (by audiophile standards) front end, then I predict you'll be flabbergasted by their magicality  They do sound much better after about 1/2 hour of warm...