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Evolution Acoustics MiniTwo Speakers -- Owners?
my Evolution Acoustics MM7’s use a similar build cabinet, the same ribbon tweeter, and a similar ceramic mid range to the Mini Two’s ceramic mid bass driver. the MiniTwo is a very good speaker and can be the heart of a very high performance system... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
why do i even come to Audiogon? sillyness. i am talking about 30 years of analog based Lps and what is the reference for those? they were all tape sourced. and any digital transfer involved, started with tape. i have no interest in this discussio... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@mijostyn  live music is a data point. maybe lots of data points. part of our viewpoints and knowledge base. but our vinyl reproduction reference is the source master tape. it's not that hard to get that. but you have a right to your opinion.  
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@rauliruegas i am disappointed to read about these attempts to discredit the DaVa without even hearing it. we all have a right to our opinions. i appreciate that. but please respectfully qualify your remarks that you have not heard it, so you re... 
Sound quality of Roon
not sure how relevant my viewpoint is here; but the Wadax Reference Server and Dac have Roon hard wired into the operating system, including automatic upgrades, and it sounds fantastic. easily the best digital music reproduction i have heard. Wad... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
From Mono and Stereo 2022 talking about the DaVa, "a unique sound with startling realism." There is only one realistic sound. Everything else including "unique" is not. I have not listened to the DaVa Reference and probably never will. I find it... 
Power isolator versus need for a better Power supply
it’s difficult to generalize about this, since some wall warts are not that bad. but generally the wall wart is a cheap SMPS (switch mode power supply) and the source of lots of noise. and we don’t know the specifics of what gear and which particu... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@terry9 the DaVa is electric! alive! nothing lean, or or clinical. projects lots of energy. harmonically rich timbre and textures. robust bass. very fast and agile. but a touch raw and immediate, as opposed to overly liquid and slow. the very be... 
Tripoint Grounding Question - Troy Signature and Troy NG
hi @garebear, sorry if i did not respond to your previous question. sometimes questions do stack up and i lose track....or i get a little unstuck and behind. i enjoy answering, so it’s not a bother to me. to answer your Tripoint question; for su... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
ok, maybe you have not understood my answers about the power supply for the DaVa cartridge.🙄 here is the messgae the DaVa builder, Darius, sent me in January regarding the power supply choices. i went with the 1500 euro choice. plus 6000 euro for... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
i hate to reduce things to dollars as a justification. lots of vintage tt’s that are very capable have more reasonable acquisition costs. my three tt’s are not cheap. the CS Port LFT1 including the linear tracking arm is currently listing around ... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
after a few more days listening to the DaVa Reference, my ears tell me that this cartridge plays at the very tip top of cartridge performance. can’t comment on other field coil cartridge efforts, this one is the real deal and a serious effort. wh... 
How did 70s rock music transition into 80s music?
hey, i was having a bit of fun, and not entirely serious, about my put-down of the 80’s music. this question is one i have at work often (what decade has the best rock/pop music?) so my auto reaction was well rehearsed. i have a bunch of fellow w... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
I wonder how you know that other way that the manufacturer has both power supply kind of designs and if not then from where came your statement ? ! ? !.   @rauliruegas fair enough, my source is second hand feedback from other users. did not ha... 
How did 70s rock music transition into 80s music?
basically...... the Eagles broke up.... Fleetwood Mac broke up.... Steely Dan broke up.... Disco flamed out.... there was a black hole and some ’stuff’ crawled out.....no recovery until Nirvana released Nevermind in 1990. the 80’s were a mus...