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Music lover or audiophile?
rvpianoI have to admit that I still listen for the sound at least as much as the music. While I do understand the gist of what you are getting at there, I think it bares reflection that listening to music is to also love the sound. The musicians p... 
Music lover or audiophile?
@briangingrichThere’s nothing wrong with Floyd or Tchaikovsky - I’m just surpised there’s not a wider range of musical taste among in the high-end community. My own observations are completely at odds with yours.I’ve found over the years that audi... 
From tubes back to SS?
I've had brief flings with SS but always settle on tubes.  In fact at one point, though my Conrad Johnson amps have been generally very reliable, they blew a fuse or something.  I got lazy about having them fixed and threw in a Harman Kardon solid... 
Black Ash.....
fascismgenocidewar crimesmulletsstonewashed jeansblack ash finishesLines have to be drawn by decent, conscientious people, uberwaltz.Which side are you on? ;-) 
Black Ash.....
^^^  Another traitor to taste.   Please stop encouraging manufacturers.;-) 
Frequency response + or - 1 dB ??
As I remember, John Otvos' Waveform speakers actually achieved this via NRC measurements. 
Black Ash.....
@big_gregAll I could do is laugh as I looked over my sea of black ash speakers, subwoofers, and about 3 dozen flat black record crates. We can't be friends.But hey, at least I've got wood paneling in my house, that must count for something on the ... 
New Joseph Audio Pulsar Graphene 2
I appreciate the experience and knowledge you bring to this, erik.I personally am downplaying my own expectations of what I'll hear with the new graphene version.As to inferring the sonic significance of the new drivers, it seems to me that we'd h... 
Black Ash.....
why do you think Kevin Deal can't sell these fantastic speakers at 56% off????https://www.upscaleaudio.com/collections/sweet-deals/products/tannoy-kensington-gr-black-ashOk, that's just criminal. 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
Joseph Audio Pearl3 
Music lover or audiophile?
elizabeth, while I can't get myself to be as cynical as you are on the topic, I do agree with you that almarg is the Gold Standard for helpful input here! 
Thiel Owners
tomthiel,I'm jealous of your finding that mint pair of 02s!  I sometimes think I should get another pair as a back up.  But then, I'm a hoarder of speakers :-)Your mention of the BBC sound is apt as I've recently set up my old Spendor 3/5s in my s... 
Harbeth Super HL5+...thoughts
Here are my thoughts on the SuperHL5plus.I like a wide variety of speaker types, so I"m not *just* a Harbeth guy.But Harbeth are in the top ranks of speakers I simply love to listen to.Few if any speakers recreate the human voice with the organica... 
Harbeth Super HL5+...thoughts
ahofer,Very good insight in to the Harbeth speakers! 
Music lover or audiophile?
From your first post to your subsequent replies, you’ve upheld the false dichotomy.You started with telling people "I think you have to decide, are you a music lover or audiophile? "Which is a false dichotomy. As you acknowledged, the majority wil...