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@m-db love your post and attitude ;-) Buy ya breakfast some day on the beach adjacent to the break…. I get down that way now and then…..not enough…. Jim  
Grado Epoch 3
Great review and thread :-)  
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Since 1997……  
Do Costly XLR Cables Make A Difference?
@pedroeb Yep….. the Dragon was in my loaner set…… very transparent and very expensive……   
Types of Audiophiles
only two : in tune, and out  
Do Costly XLR Cables Make A Difference?
Just spent a delightful week listening to 4 x cables from same manufacturer. 1m cable at the low end $2k at retail, top end eye watering…. Dealer who loaned them to me has a fantastic room and system. He came over a couple of evening to get a read... 
For Vandersteen owners & lovers: Which other brands do you like?
Bob Dylan - Things have Changed…..  
For Vandersteen owners & lovers: Which other brands do you like?
Patrick , man given how sweet Dylan is sounding this eve on Treo CT…i would add a no foul play clause in that will…. just saying….. don’t incentivize  …  
For Vandersteen owners & lovers: Which other brands do you like?
Vandy high pass filters implement DBS and a few other tricks w caps and components in an adjustable filter as your system changes. They are available SE or XLR. The 5 and 7 amps with built in HP filters are XLR only. Yes Ayre, Aesthetix and others... 
For Vandersteen owners & lovers: Which other brands do you like?
another vote for the teflon high pass filters ;-) I call them the Kento filters but they are as @raindog911 pointed out a great low cost upgrade. I run them on my Treo CT / sub3 system, the 7 high pass amps in my reference system have a built in h... 
Lyra Kleos arrives after eight months. . Worth the wait? First impressions
Mike….let it break in and dont sweat the loading too much…IF you are worried about just clearing the “ theoretical “ load just PM jcarr this site…he has ears, expertise…and hyper importantly designed your cartridge :-) he is a great dude…gave me s... 
Old school shootout: Snell A/III vs. Original B&W 801
this is a great thread…. @crustycoot that must have been the coolest radio show… !  
Old school shootout: Snell A/III vs. Original B&W 801
Store i managed carried the KEF 105.2 and dealer down street had Snell. We used CJ they used Apt.. we both got fantastic sound… in the war of sales to discerning listeners it was a tie…… But yes…another audio great lost way to early……  
For Vandersteen owners & lovers: Which other brands do you like?
Jim and Richard were friends ( RIP Jim - another on the list of greats lost early ). They certainly shared many design objectives; First order filters, minimum front baffle, time and phase correct. They differed on a few points but much more in co... 
For Vandersteen owners & lovers: Which other brands do you like?
Cabinet in a cabinet starts w Treo. It’s expensive… The 7 is cabinet in cabinet and a carbon fiber layer. The 1-2-3 aka sock series are too budget constrained to get the lower distortion cabinets, ditto the original sock Quattro. I will mention, A...