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B&W CM9s....what power is needed.
I'm not sure if this would be what you're looking for, but I recently read a review from a notable reviewer named Peter Moncrief. He reviewed the Arcam AVR-600 HT receiver using his B&W 802D speakers and said this receiver beat any preamp/powe... 
Franco Serblin RIP
I recently listened to a pair of stand mounted "Accordos" out in San Diego. This was a relatively new design from his new company after he left Sonus Faber. This was one of the most amazing sounding loudspeakers I've ever heard. Would have bought ... 
Need recommendations for a Cartridge under $2K
I would strongly suggest the Soundsmith Aida. ($1500). A true giant killer in my humble opinion. 
B&W Matrix 802 Series 3's 4 sale-price ?
Depends on condition. Seen pairs of these go from $1200 to $2400. 
would b&w 802n be an upgrade to my b&w 804S?
To the earlier post by Stringreen. Who cares if you're no fan of B&W. You push Vandersteen as if no other brand should even be considered. The gentleman is considering a great pair of 802N's for 4k.The closest Vandy in that range new is the 3A... 
NEW Rega RP6 - Anyone own one yet?
Fjn04. Yes, I compared it to a Clearaudio Aurum Beta S. Thought the Soundsmith was a more neutral and detailed cartridge with less upper midrange edge than the Clearaudio. A dealer of mine compared the Soundsmith against the Dynavector 20 HX and a... 
NEW Rega RP6 - Anyone own one yet?
I have a RP6 with a Soundsmith Boheme cartridge and I think the sound is fantastic. It clearly outperforms an older modded Rega P-25 that I had. Deeper taughter bass,much better midrange resolution better soundstaging and dynamics. This is just my... 
Rega Apollo and CD-R problems.
This was a common problem of the Rega CD players back then. I went thru 2 Apollos, and 1 Saturn player that all developed the same problems. 
What are your general thoughts of B&W speakers
Hey Mish, haven't heard from ya for a while! Thought maybe you took up a different hobby. Naw, couldn't be that lucky...lol 
What are your general thoughts of B&W speakers
Wow. What a topic to pick when you ask what people think of B&W speakers! This has to be the most "infamous" topic in the speaker forum. Yes, I like B&W. No, they are not the greatest speakers on the planet. They deffently have a "house" s... 
Vintage Polk 10 b....2nd system, vinyl based...
Good older vintage speakers! I had a pair of RTA 11's back in the 80's. I suspect I will get some heat for this but in a side by side comparison my Polks kicked the crap out of a pair of Vandersteen 2C's. Although this is just my opinion. 
entry level turntable
Buying used might be the way to go if you're on a budget and you do some research. All I can say is if you go out and buy new spending about $300 on turntable/tonearm,$80 on a cartridge, and $100 on a phono preamp if it is needed, you're going to ... 
TT Weight Outer Ring vs VPI Ring
Hi guys,I am certainly no expert on turntables and their tweaks, but could it just possibly be the difference in the weight of the two rings that makes most of the difference in their sound? More weight equal more resonance dampening? I've experim... 
What are your general thoughts of B&W speakers
Audio store speaker? you obviously know little about their 800 series. 
Rega RP3 or Pro-ject Expression III?
The Rega RP3 is an excellent choice in its price range. I just purchased the RP6. It replaced a older modded Rega P25. While the P25 was and still is a very good 'table, the RP6 takes its performance to a whole new level. Inner detail of the mids ...