siddh

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What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?
Avalon Saga 
Highest BUILD quality tube amps?
I have I have been very fortunate with the tube amps I’ve owned over the years.  Jadis Defy 7 and JA 200’s, Atma-Sphere, Joule Electra, Convergent Audio Limited Edition monos, and now CAT JL-2.  All have been trouble free.  The JL-2 is about 150 p... 
A way to listen to a large collection
I also have a collection so large rendering me incapable of enjoying within my remaining days, so occasionally I will do as you recommend.  Pull out an lp, some I may have listened to once, or not at all; kick back, forego the audio analytics, and... 
Peep hole thumbnail pictures in listed items
Thanks, dill. 
Magico A3
From the Absolute SoundMagico A3Without a doubt, the product creating the greatest buzz at AXPONA 2018 was Magico’s three-way, four-driver A3 that will be selling at the very un-Magico-like price of $9800. The aluminum enclosure is built in the fa... 
Are Avalon still in Bussines
I have I have had a similar experience, and not around an audio show...although, Asia or Europe may have been hosting; in that, I left three voicemails over a two month span , but received no callback.  Madisound does supply Accuton drivershttps:/... 
Modwright PS 9.0 and 9.9 Power Supply Rectifiier Tubes
I have found the Sophia a tad bright on my Modwright Sony SCD 5400es.  Very open with beautiful stage depth, but a little too high frequency tilt.  I recently replaced the SE with what I believe to be a late 50’s Amperex. 
Avalon Time vs Avalon ISIS ?
Hi Hugos7,Did you end up with an Avalon speaker?  I wish to add a comment regarding the Times lower register. I had an REL S-5 sub in tandem with the Diamonds, but avoided using with the Times.  After reading a number of threads on Paul McGowan's ... 
The longest you have owned any gear?
Hi Inna,This system is musical and satisfying. The Avalon progression began with Ascents to Eidelons, later Diamonds and presently Times.  A very nice improvement, especially in the lower registers.  CAT JL-2 Black Path amp adequately drives the s... 
The longest you have owned any gear?
A Jadis JP-80 MC preamp, although modded in 2005, has been my main source pre since 1994.  I have rolled tubes, but find the Telefunkens are most at home.Walker turntable, very early generation with multiple upgrades has been spinning lps for 11 y... 
Avalon Time vs Avalon ISIS ?
Hi trcnrtmsncom,I continue to appreciate the energy the Times exude.  CAT JL-2, upgraded to Black Path is driving the speakers with greater ease than with the Diamonds.  Times disappear as well, if not better than the Eide's, with no hint of ever ... 
Avalon Time vs Avalon ISIS ?
Hi trcnrtmsncom,Thanks for the congratulations.  I am very impressed with the Times. Never having heard the Isis, but having read the numerous reviews/owner feedback, I would very much want to experience  these speakers.  A fellow audio-guy and lo... 
Avalon Time vs Avalon ISIS ?
Good luck. I can relate to the space issue.  It's unfortunate you can't audition the Isis to see how it fits. 
Avalon Time vs Avalon ISIS ?
I have heard/read the same as bar81 offered.  Although, the Time crossover technology is close to the Isis, the Isis drivers and cabinet are reported to be a realized improvement, especially on orchestrals. I am fairly certain that my listening sp... 
Avalon Time vs Avalon ISIS ?
I have recently gone from the Eidelon Diamonds to the Times. With the additional woofers, the speakers  required extensive experimentation in placement to bring the bass under control.  I also use room treatments.  I have no experience with the Is...