|Personal Preamp Evolution.|
Pioneer SA-9100 integratedAudio Research SP 9 Mk IIICAT SL-1 UltimateFirst Sound Presence Deluxe Mk II 4.0
|Question on Accustic Arts Drive I mk2|
I do use the on/off switch in the back of mine to turn it off completely, but if you leave this switch permanently on, you can put the transport in standby using the large knob on the right. Turning it counterclockwise will put the transport in st...
|Forte F-50A DAC|
I owned this DAC about 5 years ago. I can't help you on the specs, but I'll let you know that I didn't like the sound of this DAC at all. On the other hand, the Forte Model 50, which is its predecessor, is a wonderful sounding DAC.
|Your vote: Most Useless Audio Adjective|
Most useless adjective: Palpable (I second Montytx, who named this one earlier.)Most useless noun: Continuousness (I've seen this in reviews in Stereophile several times and I have no freaking idea what the hell they're talking about). Anyway, it ...
|DarTZeels for sale|
FM Acoustics??? If you think Dartzeel prices are in the stratosphere, FM will truly give you a nosebleed.
|Tube vs SS Amp with a All Tube Preamp|
I think to make this discussion simple, we have to talk about amps first. There is a line of thinking that tube amps deliver a certain midrange bloom, openness, airiness, upper midrange smoothness, relaxation, that is difficult to duplicate with s...
|Next upgrade, DartZeel or Ayre|
Dartzeel will be introducing an integrated amp this fall.
|Kimber 4TC Bi-Wire Question|
I currently have shotgunned 4TC and have had stotgunned 8TC/4TC (8TC for the lows, 4TC for the highs). The 8TC/4TC was overblown in the bass and overall not as refined and neutral as the 4TC. Above all, I would not use 8TC for the mids and highs, ...
|Vandersteen 3A Sig vs. Von Schweikert VR4 Jr.|
I have the Vandersteen's and very much like the VR4-Jr's. In your opinion, what are the Vandy's missing? Although I don't listen to that much rock anymore, I don't think that I find them lacking in any regard. Check your setup, placement, tilt bac...
|Best jazz or blues female vocalist ever|
Ella Fitzgerald, without question.
|Marian McPhartland - A National Treasure|
If you don't know about it, listen to 85 Candles - Live in New York, recorded at Birdland in NYC on her 85th birthday. If you are an audiophile, there is stunning sound on this CD. If you are a music lover, many jazz men and women of renown, some ...
|Amp for Vandy 3A?|
I run 3A Signatures with a Pass Aleph 4, which is 100 class A watts into 4 or 8 ohms. The Vandies are rated as a 6 ohm speaker. My room is 22 x 12 x 8 with adjoining spaces which are open to the listening area. There is no problem with compression...
|Life after Aerial 10Ts...|
I auditioned the 10T's about 5 years ago. I found them to have exaggerated upper midrange, as has been described above. I ended up with Vandersteen 3A Signatures, which, with good amplification, is a speaker that I can highly recommend. It is much...
|Best sounding LP nobody else has ever heard of...|
I wouldn't say it's not well known in audiophile circles, but Lous Armstrong, Satchmo Plays King Oliver. If your system has the combination of great dynamics, transparency, realism and can impart the emotion of the recording, the first cut, St. Ja...
|efficiant speaker with good bass?|
What didn't you like about the VR-4's?