pokey77

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Schiit Lokius anyone?
Maybe, just maybe, a few of the "no tone controls" manufacturers will pick up on this. A few, like Luxman, have been doing this a long time and I'm sure at least some of their sales were because of the inclusion of tone controls. Viva tone controls! 
US Speaker Manufacturer MOST in need of a Great Designer??
Listening to an Andrew Jones masterpiece now, my beloved TAD E-1. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6 "The question of preferences is nebulous and not the whole story.  As children, we liked different sounds and wanted to study different instruments and types of music." Your preferences are your "whole story", so why can't they be ours? I ... 
Buying used vs new?
Got tired of trying to read every reply. But I'd agree with 2/3 of the thread I read and add one caveat. Have you heard it in your system? Have you read reports of it working positively with your amp? If not, even at half price it will be a crap s... 
SET vs Push-Pull (Line Magnetic vs Primaluna)
@mabonn You could give Mike Rose @ Excel Audio on Newport Beach a call, where he carries the Line Magnetic line, and he may have some ideas, but it is a bit of a drive. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
The Ref10 is also quite a bit better than the Ref6SE, IMO of course. The Ref10SE phono pre is also spectacular. 
Do You Ever Find Yourself Unable to Listen To Your System?
@geof3 - Agreed 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@kren0006  -  Agreed.I've heard the Alexx V and it was nice, but I didn't think it was a lot better than the Alexx. 
Do You Ever Find Yourself Unable to Listen To Your System?
@jay73 - I'm sorry to hear about your current situation. I find that sometimes I loose the will to listen, but I also found that if I will sit down and listen that I will usually find a way of escape, or even better yet, I'll feel better. It happe... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Sounds like you are onto something............. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@kren0006 "Imagine if you still had the Boulder monos and preamp…. " Totally agree on that. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@jays_audio_lab Well, I'm glad that the XLF is working out so good for you - wish I could be there but CA to FL is a long way. As I'd mentioned to you in a PM, I thought the Alexx was better. Admittedly only heard the XLF three times and always on... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I submit that no one was "bullying" Viber 2 pages back. They were just asking that often "absolute" opinion that Viber takes is only absolute for himself and no one else. It may have also been that some were wearing thin on the offtopic stuff. I k... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@kren0006"When I purchased my last set of speakers, I did detailed auditions (we’re talking 30 minutes to an hour each, sometimes several hours across several amps, sometimes over 2-3 sittings) of 20-25 speakers all around my budget. But I keep my... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6"This is a great lesson in the fact that every product is unique, and careful auditioning is needed by the buyer.  An honest dealer is an asset, who has the experience to know the attributes of each product, and is not just a salesman who s...