|ARC VSi60 vs Ayon Spirit II/III|
I'm late to the party, here, but I'm very interested in the Spirit III and other Ayon amps. I think it's important to note that a big feature of the III is that it comes with Shuguang Black Treasure KT88s. I'm led to believe by a few references th...
|Speaker Recommendation for iDecco|
Audience ClairAudient speakers are among the best imagers (and music makers) available. They're remarkable. The new Audience The One speaker is a very small monitor with big sound: 7x6x5.5" with a single proprietary 3" driver and a passive radiato...
|Which Solid State Amplifier is Making you Happy?|
Step into the future...how about a 1000-watt ICE module digital amp? See JJAZ preview and H2O Audio reviews on 6moons.com. He says they're terrific....
|SS Int Amps, $1500-5k choices ??|
It seems a hot ticket is the Edge G3 integrated. Be sure to check review in the TAS Feb/Mar issue. Edgeamp.com. Another is the BAT hybrid integrated. $4-5,000 buys you a whole lot more than $1500-2000.
|Von Schweikert VR4JR Set Up|
For gosh's sake, call Von Schweikert and ask!!!
|Very Small Desktop Speakers|
How small would you like? A 10-12" monitor speaker is not really "small" on a desktop. There are many sat/sub systems available, from the computer stuff on up. For my home computer, I recent bought the FPS flat panel monitors and sub speaker syste...
|Best $3000 - $4000 loudspeaker?|
In my book, the hot tickets are the Gallo Ref 3, the Von Schweikert VR4-jr., and the new VMPS RM30. These are all terrific, state-of-the-art products, albeit very different designs. But I'd start with a listen to the Gallos, given the price and th...
|Sonus Faber Grand Pianos vs. Thiel 1.6's|
I find the Thiel 1.6 to be outstanding with the Cary Rocket 88 amp. However, don't overlook the new Gallo Reference 3! roundsound.com, and 6moons.com rave review.
|Argent Pursang - Your input, please....|
Do a search on "Pursang" to see numerous other favorable responses.
|Speaker Recommendation for Tube Fan|
The speaker line with the best reviews this year seems to be Alon by Acarian. The Absolute Sound has had a piece or reference in each of the past few issues. The Lotus Elite Signature made Harry's Super Components list...and that's the speaker I'm...
|Considering thiel 3.6 but need feedback|
Without hesitation, I would go to one of the new generation Thiels--1.6 or 2.4. (Is a new 3.6 in the works??) Why buy into the prior generation? I've never heard a speaker that sounds right, or "better," close to the wall. I say adamantly that spe...
|best monitor available?|
I think the Alon Lotus Elites are one of the most exciting new speakers. They received some best-of-show votes at CES. Medium size, decent looking, dynamite sound. $8K for the Signature, all-alnico version. alonbyacarian.com.
|Great soundstaging speakers = 2k|
Perhaps the best reviewed new speaker this year has been the Alon Lotus Elite series. There are three models. The least expensive is the just-released Esprit. The Lotus is a wonderfully musical speaker, but the forte' is incredibly dense, palpable...
|Help w/ new speaker search|
The new Alon Lotus Esprit is $3000...check alonbyacarian.com and give them a call!
|Alon Circe vs. JM Lab Mezzo Utopia|
I suggest going to the website, alonbyacarian.com, and reading up on the Lotus series, and the reviews. The Lotus SE, Thundebolt sub, and Napoleons have more hot reviews than anything I've seen this year. See especialy the IAR report on the Lotuse...