tom8999

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Maggie LRS so ridiculously good
I have been a Maggie owner since 1972 so I am biased - but I do have friends that use B and W and Wilson. Glad to hear you like the LRS speakers. As you move up their speaker line IMO you get a lot more sound for the money with the 1.7is. They are... 
Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
To jwaller50’s comment - What publications do we trust - I for one do use The Absolute Sound - their review of Magnapan Speakers let me to sticking with this brand for multiple years. My system has never sounded better with my upgrade to the Maggi... 
Funny how streaming/digital still chases that analog benchmark.
Here is my 2 cents - the goal of my system is to reproduce a ‘live performance’ - not the vinyl recording! I love live jazz - I have access to one of the best Jazz Clubs in the USA - the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head Island, SC. That is my goal - I r... 
What makes speaker's sound big?
OP - I am biased, but I think you will love the Maggie 1.7i speakers. I have them in my main system and I use the Maggie Base Panel with them to extend the bottom end. They create a soundstage in my room (18 ft by 23 ft with 9 ft ceiling) that is ... 
Finally found THE SPEAKER!!!
Andrew - welcome to Audiogon - I have enjoyed this thread. I would like to expand this discussion with one topic - Price point. I checked out Wisdom Audio’s website along with others and I am amazed at the variety but no mention of cost. I have be... 
How old are you?
I just turned 66 and retired last April. Saw Jimi Hendrix live in Evansville IN one year before he overdosed. I was 17. First system was  a Dynaco PAT 5 preamp and Dynaco 400 amp (built from a kit) with EPI 150 speakers - bested the large Advents ... 
Is the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge or Lumin D2 good buys in 2021?
I have used a LUMIN D1 for 5 years - it ran flawlessly - it uses the Wolfson DAC / got constant updates on the software  on the internet from LUMIN- when MQA came out my D1 could fully unfold the files at no extra cost - definitely heard an improv... 
LSA 20 Signature Loudspeaker / Great Performer & Great $ Bargain until end of the year
I agree with simao - LSA is an underrated gem of a speaker.  I added a pair of their older bookshelf speakers  (still had the ribbon tweeters) to my Stereo in the Master bedroom - I am a Maggie guy in my two bigger systems in the Living Room and M... 
Looking to buy a quality integrated $10,000 budget.
Glen - here are my two cents - I just got my Krell K300i 8 months ago.  You really need to hear this integrated amp.  It has great control of the bass - a great soundstage and plenty of power to push my Magnapan 1.7is. Your speakers are much more ... 
Opinions!!
I agree with Rodman99999 - stick with electrostatics / planer speakers- I compared my Maggie 1.7i to Martin Logan and stuck with my Maggies- better sound stage. I do not know your price range - but the Maggie 1.7i are only $2,200 new. The Maggie 3... 
Pondering a change after 30 odd years...
I am biased - but hear is my recommendation ;with a budget in the 7k range - the Best Buy in the Maggie line is the 1.7is - a 100 watts of power per channel should make them sing. You can use the Maggie bass panel (DWM)if you want more bass - I di... 
Who are your three favorite female singers?
OMG - please cite the albums we are referencing!Nora Jones - Day Breaks Dianna  Krall - Love ScenesJoni Mitchell - Blueafter you stream the music I have referenced - call me!Happy Listening!tom 8999 
What to upgrade next.
Dadork - here is my 2 cents:a 10 K budget can go a long way. Your Source is critical - most people under estimate the benefit of a Streamer DAC combined. I have used LUMIN as my source for over 6 years. Very happy with quality and durability- thei... 
Tidal MQA vs Qobuz hi-res
To answer the questions posed - the Sabre DAC is more revealing and creates a better Soundstage than Lumin’s D1 or the D2 - I have owned the D1 (Wolfson DAC) for over 5 years, and just sold it on Audiogon6 months ago. I have a second system I use ... 
Tidal MQA vs Qobuz hi-res
Wow - OP - your system is only as good as your weakest link - you have multiple weak links - hear is my system - Source - Tidal Hi Fi with MQA accessed via a LUMIN T2 (has the Sabre DAC)Integrated amp - Krell K300iSpeakers - Maggie 1.7i with Maggi...