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Maggie choices help
I read in one of the trade magazine from about 2-3 years ago that the 1.6 was better than the 2.7 (not 2.6). I think he preferred the 2.7 tweeter but overall the 1.6 was better. Sorry I cannot get more specific but, being a Maggie owner I remember... 
Thoughts on Manley Stingray?
I owned one for a while and it was very solid. It had a very nice tone, exceptional really. What it did really good too, was to focus in on intruments very nicely. Everything had a nice glow (glow is too strong a word) but it sounded neutral at th... 
Audiogoners-some musical recommendations
Two finds, that I am very happy with are:Ida - Will You Find Me?Lambchop - Is a WomanBoth of these albums are a little mellow, with a nice mix of instruments, and ever changing in their structure. I especially like Ida. Both of these are real find... 
Best Jazz Vocalists - Standard Songs
Jeannie Bryson, (Dizzie Gillespie's illegitimate daughter) has a CD of Peggy Lee tandards called: Some Cats Know, it is worth a listen. Very nice, while not a classic IMO (it is slightly pop sounding) it is very well done with sincerity and convic... 
Which phono preamp?
I have read that the Rogue phono section is almost as good as the $900 EAR phono section. I have the Rogue and it sounds good to me. The phono is one of the reasons I bought it because the price was only $400 extra. 
Cowboy Junkie Fans
I like the Cowboy Junkies very much, very nice guitar and I like Margo as well, She reminds me of the Portishead singer (or vice versa). If you are a Cowboy Junkies fan and like guitar, try their first album Whites Off Earth Now, it may be their b... 
Please explain Mulholland drive?
I have no idea, but I loved it anyway. The Directing and Production was almost as good as Hitchcock in quality. 
VTL TL2.5preamp worth buying?
I have seen them for $800 in Audiogon and if the rave reviews are correct, I bet it would be a steal. My biggest problem with VTL is that their stuff breaks, it can be a pain if it happens to you. You should probably go for it for that price.It wo... 
Question: Does ATC have the best midrange driver?
If someone has heard the ATC speakers they should voice an opinion. I do not read Audiogon for what is often speculation and getting close to gossip. If you are considering these speakers tweekerman, by all means do yourself a favor and listen if ... 
Question: Does ATC have the best midrange driver?
I have listened to the ATC flagship speaker ($15000, I forget the number) many times at a friends house and it is one of the nicest setups I have ever heard. The music just floats around the speakers in a fashion that had me calling them "Quads th... 
best 100- 200 used interconnect
thank you everyone,It is amazing so many people (all with different systems) and so many different cables. The only cable I have tried is the LAT and it is nice but I still had Nordost in the system and could not really tell. It was a little smoot... 
Any one old enough to remember?
I had the Sonus Blue as well and it was nice and sweet just a little light in the bass. I agree the dampening has hardened by now. 
How can I solve the harshness of my system's sound
I had a Hafler pre-amp and it was grainy and constricted. It was old (DH101 I think). 
Innersound ESL amplifier - good choice?
thanks ASA, it is just difficult to audition an amp without buying it and there are not many dealers near me. I will listen to the Plinius as that seems to be the main amp people prefer and am leaning that way right now. I used to have a Berning E... 
Rogue Owners Unite
SpudSend your pre amp to Rogue for sure. They really are great guys.