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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WC,In general, not in every case, based on your experience do you believe the larger part of a budget should be put into speakers? 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Cables are system dependent. What works well in one system, may not work well in another. Depending on the listeners perspective, Wireworld world cables can be considered "neutral" or lacking detail in the highs. I've had Wireworld Platinum cables... 
KEF blades 2 or Dynaudio C4?
mountainsong,Did you ever get the opportunity to hear the Luxman monos M900? If so, what are your thoughts? 
KEF blades 2 or Dynaudio C4?
kot,"Well we are just stating our personal, subjective opinions, that is all :) . The rating in the Stereophile has lost much of its meaning/cache a long time ago, and has been just guide, nothing more ...May be to scratch some owner's egos .... ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I have talked to WC several times and respect his opinions. To say, " hey well know some more expensive products performs no better than some less expensive ones", is just silly. What we will know is WC’s opinion about the component in his system/... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
viber6, "he also describes objectively what the sound characteristic is--laidback, forward, too much highs, bright, lots of bass, sweet or neutral midrange, imaging and space, etc." Sorry based on the definition of objectively( in a way that is no... 
Aerial 7T to Dynaudio C2
jwincville,I ended up changing everything. You can view my system on Audiogon. My current speakers are Monitor Audio PL500 IIs. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Marketing plays a significant role in high-end, not just with McIntosh, but almost all companies. I submit to a certain extent we're all affected by it.:) 
DO CABLES REALLY MATTER?
I think some of us are our own worst enemy and won't take components (including cables) seriously unless they cost a certain amount. The manufacturers know that and price stuff accordingly. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
viber6," How would you characterize the mids/highs of the Rowland--warm, or neutral, or cold/dry?"In the context of my system I submit the 625 S2 is neutral. It really takes on the character of the recording. Several Audiogon members have heard my... 
"The End of The Road"
I’ve said, the end of the road for me was two years ago after I purchased Monitor Audio PL500 II speakers. Although I’ve contemplated several different speakers, I still have them. 
KEF blades 2 or Dynaudio C4?
I disagree Audiotroy. The moderators didn't make you respond or say anything.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
WC,After hearing the BHK 300s in my system,  I agree with your comments, because I found the same thing when I compared them to the Jeff Rowland 625 S2....highs not as detailed, level of realism is not there, things dont POP out of the speaker. Th... 
KEF blades 2 or Dynaudio C4?
There is a thread on Audiogon about why some people hate the high-end. Reading the comments from a former and current dealer provides plenty of reason for some to hate the high-end.  
KEF blades 2 or Dynaudio C4?
tatyana69,I'm not a dealer and I don't own KEF speakers. You may not have a preference for the Blades, but I will tell you the room and/or equipment can significantly affect the overall sound. I initially heard the Blades at RMAF a couple of years...