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Imported audio are you getting the same level of performance vs domestic priced equip?
I am not in to the idea of a singular, objective promised land in audio, so the premium paid for being part of the bigger world of imports just has to be acknowledged as part of that item's story with the benefit being an expanded selection. There... 
New Magico A1 Bookshelf Speakers!
Its part of a suite for HT/multichannel including a sub and CC. My biggest question is how the A1 will handle bass tradeoffs, and another is if Magico will offer factory stands. It's great they are continuing with the sealed cabinets. Magico seems... 
What are considered to be the best Subwoofers for 2 channel music only ?
The best bass system I have experienced (three or four times) is Voxativ Pi. I would love to get a pair to experiment with my non-voxativ speakers, but they cost $10k each. I have never heard render "ambience" or "slam", they just sound very norma... 
What do you drive and why?
2015 Boxster S. My somewhat odd childhood goal was to own a Porsche, but I do not remember really why. It could have a little to do with ’Risky Business’. I ordered it from Autobahn in Ft. Worth; John Hamilton is an awesome salesman. It is the coo... 
Could-care-less Manufacturers and Authorized Dealers Bash
Lamm and Woo Audio could care less, but they don't. I have had excellent service experiences with each.  
Avantgarde Zero 1-XD availability
I would ask these people. I believe Angie, whom I met at a show, is the NA distributor. Maybe you are not so far away from Richmond Hills, anyway. In case you are not yet aware, aware there is also a TA ("semi-active") version of the Zero. I reall... 
Electrostatic pros and cons.
The main pro I would say is the very low distortion with their air-damped diaphragm. They have a high resolution and high articulation that gives a crystalline, yet fatigue-free sound. The other pro is that as a line source, one can sit very far a... 
Vandersteen VLR CT
"Anyone know if there are any changes to the mid/woofer driver in the VLR CT?"I have to wonder if Vandersteen had to in part raise the rent on VLR Wood by changing the tweeter to "CT". Surely they changed the binding posts as well. That is a big p... 
Need speaker suggestion for a larger room!
Close...YG Acoustics Carmel.https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis99gej-yg-carmel-reduced-full-range 
Higher Efficiency Speakers
Audiokinesis speakers are terrific and are commonly married to Atma-Sphere. Duke LeJeune has great taste in sound. They are front loaded horn hybrids but strike me as a blend of a wave guide, although I may stating this out of turn. Fatigue free s... 
any speakers using all Scanspeak Classic drivers?
The old YG Anat, although the woofer is partially a revelator is my understanding 
Vandersteen 7 mark ll or big Kef blades
With thirty thousand dollars of distance between (not considering the difference is typical amp pairing) them I have to wonder from a marketing perspective why these two particular models are of interest.  
Nature of the current used speaker market
I remember the used market being a cheap, nominal listing fee and being able to find almost anything one wanted in a short time period. Used market prices were stable. Now is there is next to nothing, and ads are commonly filled with items with fr... 
Big speakers in small room at moderate volume levels
The TAD ME1 manual suggests closer wall side and front wall placement than KEF suggests for the R1. I heard the ME1 in that suggested spot at a show. The bass was lumpy as expected from that small speaker, but to be fair others in the room express... 
Ordered Magico S5 MK II traded S5 MK I - Thoughts - Feedback - Anyone here them?
Have not heard the five, but the S3mkII is a thing of beauty. I did not understand Magico until I heard it. I have read opinions that the S series can bright, but that was assuredly not my experience.