|Review: Playback Designs MPS-5 CD Player|
Just got to hear the unit in a friend's system, and ML's on the money. It's very, very good. Smoother than the Meitner, more like analog without losing resolution.
|Stereophile claims about Magico|
I think the review was very positive, but subdued in the usual JA way (one problem with multiple reviewers in one mag). look at the positives:Magico's vibration measurements were so low he didn't bother to publish (got other speakers to review aft...
Hi,Would like to hear the Gryphon, rumor is thatit is more than competitive with the usualLevinson, Classe, etc. Anybody know?thanks!
|The best speaker you ever heard?|
If anyone accidentally purchased a pair based on RonLapporte's insidious and devious ploy to sell Rockport speakers, I will purchase them from them as an effort to bring balance to the universe.Seriously, if you're in the market for speakers in th...
|The best speaker you ever heard?|
Have owned big Genesis, Irs 5, X-1's, Maggie 20's, Nola Exotica, etc.The Rockport Hyperion, my current speaker, is the best I've had. They do everything quite well, and are the most livable and least compromised. Fit and finish, and pride of owner...
|Is Martin Logan goin to Big Box stores?|
Mercedes bought Chrysler, so Mercedes did it to Mercedes. :)
|A brutal review of the Wilson Maxx|
Let's see, Harley and Fremer had the product in house and lived with it (and with reference associated equipment), Hardesty was able to read Atkinson's measurements and hear it in small hotel rooms with 95 volts.Wow, how is one to decide which to ...
|Tube amp to drive MBL 101's|
First, I doubt speaker dude has personally measured the current output of the VTL, CAT, and VTL side by side.If he hasn't he should be more accurate in giving advice:"My listening leads me to believe that..." would be fine.If he has, I would love ...
|tubed pre for vandersteen 3a sig's|
Can't beat an Audible Illusions 3a for the $, otherwisestretch for a used, relatively recent CAT.ARC is a bit lighter, brighter and will also match well, esp a used SP-15.good luck!
|VTL 750 Reference VS. Atma-Sphere MA 2 MK 2.2|
I'd highly recommend the 750's, can drive anything, used by Nudell, and reliable as anything. BTW, have owned 201's.skull
|Notice the last few issues of Stereophile?|
The magazine's ratings are worthless. Case in point:If the Levinson ref series and the regular series are both class A, "the best there is regardless of price", why do they recommend the ref stuff? It's simply a matter of not wanting to put paying...
|Amps Used With Infinity Rs1..Successfully or....|
Vtls seem to work the best on top. Have 2 friends with extensive experimentation, both like the 300s and 450s.For the bass, Sunfire and the old Luxman m117.These speakers, with the right equipment, are still state of the art.
|What are the "best" DYNAMIC speakers available?|
Best, who knows.But I'll rank what I owned/had in house for you from the best down:Alon Grand Exoticas (by a knockout!)Avantgarde TriosGrand SlammsAvalon EidolonsMg20sSound Lab M-1sWisdomsWatt 5.1sInfinity Rs-1bPipedreamsSuspect the Kharmas are at...
|Met Richard Vandersteen today|
The Wilsons, Egglestons, and most listed above are not timealigned. Pretty sure the JM Labs are not either.RV is probably correct, although he would arguethan time alignment is a necessary but not sufficient condition to good sound. My guesses are...
|MOST tubelike solid state amp|
Having owned Eidolons, if the ML 33Hs are still too cold,would suggest the VTL 450s and 750s. Great amps, lots of power. Other suggestions are the Lamm 90 watter, the Audio Aero, and the Bat 150s.They are good speakers, but can be too sterile with...