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Nearfield listening - once more
The local dealers set their speakers up very wide apart with toe in when using large floorstanding speakers in the nearfield. try it, see what you think.like 2 to 1. 2 ft apart for 1 foot back.  
Has anyone actually heard the Dali Epikore 11? Impressions welcome.
Ok, just got back from listening to the Epikore 11 with a Mac MA 352 driving them. Personally, I like them better than the $110k Kore. We were barely pushing the meters past 2 watts and the sound was impressive. They retail for $60k so I don’t kno... 
Have fun with it. If I was you I’d try the coda v2 first, then maybe different speakers. The problem with replacing Kef speakers is they ride the line so well that every other speakers improvement is a trade off for something else the R3 does bett... 
McIntosh MC611 (terminal 2, 4, or 8 ohms)to B&W 800d3's
My dealer told me to connect to the 8 ohm taps and being the stubborn as# I am I use the 4 ohm since the speakers are rated for 4 ohms. Kef Blades. Idk what the B&W is rated for but try them all if it’s become a distraction. Btw, could you pos... 
Has anyone actually heard the Dali Epikore 11? Impressions welcome.
I spent time demoing the Kore at simply stereo and drove home trying to figure out how to convince my wife….  
Amplifier Specification questions
I was just having a bit of fun. If class a operation was an actual concern for me I’d likely need to know.  
Blown tweeters
Damn, both at once is odd. The only time I’ve blown tweeters is power surge from an electric storm, a loose rca connector opr accidental full power blast. multimeters can be found pretty cheap pull the failed drivers and check for resistance if th... 
Has anyone actually heard the Dali Epikore 11? Impressions welcome.
I have a local dealer that has the Dali Kore and now the Epikore 11. I'm really enjoying my current system so haven't stopped in yet. If you're anywhere near chicago you can find them.  
True high-end Speakers need a midrange
I don't own any Dynaudio, but they do a really good job with 2 way designs.   
If you were serious about sound you would...
Within that logic we need the dimensions, furniture and treatments for each room of every studio if were gonna do it right. Is this an april fools thread?  
DAC as pre amp
I have a project pre box s2 digital and I use it for a dac. It has a volume knob but I ask myself how much could they have possibly invested in this attenuator and still come in at $400?   
Integrated for TAD ME1: Luxman, Accuphase or Soulnote?
I have kef speakers and if TAD has a lively midrange as KEF I think starting with a nice used Mark Levinson INT could be a very happy combo. Hegel h590 has impressive control but doesn't add any warmth. Gryphon Diablo would be really cool.  
Big speakers, are they really the best way to get great sound?
uum, The ultra tight miniature musician presentation with the hyper detail is super cool, especially in the evening. I always end up owning systems that compliment live recordings tho even if I listen mostly to studio recordings.  
Amplifier Specification questions
Most A/B amp manufacturers don't market how much their amps run class A. I wonder how bad it would effect my listening experience to have power meters and know when the transition happens. Personally, I'd probably have to turn the meters off to ev... 
Higher-End Class A/B vs. Class A Integrateds
I skipped to the end. My amps drive my conventional{not horn} speakers to +90 db with less than 5 watts peak so get yourself an amp that runs in class a for the first 5 watts or so and above that we're just screamin and dancin' like a pack of drun...