terry9

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Moving to France
@asvjerry On reflection, more to it, I think. California is seen as 'The Big Time' for more reasons than Hollywood, aerospace, and what used to be the climate. That is the University of California, probably the best university system ever. Decade ... 
Moving to France
@asvjerry As you point out, California is the accent of TV and the movies. It is therefore usually perceived as sophisticated, in my experience. 
Why are there few spherical speakers?
Quad also shaped their sound to mimic a point source a foot or two behind the speaker. They energized different panel zones using a delay ladder with high voltage caps and inductors - each part introducing distortion. Yes, they sound very good, bu... 
Moving to France
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Moving to France
Hilde, you wrote, "They need to think hard about who they are and why they choose to act that way. They demean themselves."I wonder about "demean themselves" - as Bob Dylan said - "never tumbles, got no place to fall." 
Speaker upgrade question.
Look up DIYAudio, thread entitled "Kef Reference Model 3 Schematic." 
Speaker upgrade question.
Any decent tech can do it. You just need to get him a schematic. All he has to do is lay it out (because the components are bigger) and solder. And test, of course.What about the dealer who sold you the KEF's? His service tech is probably damned g... 
Speaker upgrade question.
I point out that you’ll have to spend BIG bucks to get the same refined sound direct from a manufacturer. Whereas the crossover upgrade is well within your budget.I've done it with Magnepans, I've done it with Quad ESL's. Always a significant impr... 
Speaker upgrade question.
A few years ago my neighbour had the same question about his KEF103's. I suggested that he spend some money improving the crossover components; that is, changing cheap capacitors for fine audiophile capacitors, etc. The sort of thing that no manuf... 
Moving to France
To the OP: yes, a toroidal step-down transformer is just the ticket. I suggest sizing it at about half again the total 'wattage' of your components. Plitron used to sell good ones, but they have become pretty hard to deal with - you could try.Drin... 
Moving to France
Yes. I make a point of not reading anything MC writes, but he cunningly camouflaged himself with a short post, so I too was afflicted. Yecch. I feel dirty. 
How do you know when an LP is a first or early pressing?
Mglik, I think that you are correct to be wary of ’hot stampers’. To my mind, the history of a record is a lot more important than its stamper: you know, what kind of blunt stylus was used to play it, if it was used as a dog’s frisby, and so on.Le... 
Think fast: What would you take?
Q: What would you take?A: Phono cartridges, papers, and changes of comfortable clothes. And that very special bottle of burgundy.Sympathy, luck, and best wishes to you, Oregon. Sorry you had to see the local narcissists and other vermin climb out ... 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
Al, thank you for your greatness of spirit. You have always been a force for knowledge and civility.You are already missed. Be at peace. 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
Ledoux, I use a precision regulator from Fairchild. Talk to one of the industrial air mail-order outlets for advice. I ended up with a model 10 if I remember correctly, but that was years ago, and now would probably specify a M4100A for the Termin...