tomic601

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The survival of the fittest.
i must confess to knowing Richard Vandersteen in 1982 ( Firm found. in 1977 ) and a friend since 2010 or so....DRIVE, love of music, stubbornness, frugality, innovation ( look at the list of patents and as important trade secrets ...), investment ... 
ARC SD135 will not turn on -- fearing the worst
The DS. is class DAyre used the On semiconductor ThermalTrac devices, giive themm a call they may have an opinion on new part number...BTW the thermal trac in my Ayre failed also.... 
Power amp for Vandersteen Treo?
also while i own ARC gear , tHE DS225 is not a fave. it’s hifi wow sounding, maybe try finding a HD-220, or an Astetix AAtlas. stereo  
Power amp for Vandersteen Treo?
The low maint Vandy super friendly tube amps are the Quicksilvers but your balanced ARC pre should be used balanced. Consider Rogue also. 
Power amp for Vandersteen Treo?
yes of course. :-) My brother runs a T-200 w ARC / Lampizator front end to his Sig 3a.  The tweeter. in the Treo CT is superior, similar in the regular Treo. See my Casa Pacifica system for TREO CT w NAIM and Music Reference power. More than 100 w... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
i am also....a ......Looser 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
which Tempest ? 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
the Dexter is superb streaming, love it.....will get that in Vinyl Soft Machine next... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Whart wrote the mymat review 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Leonard Cohen ( Ten New Songs ), lovely SQ 
Not Thrilled with Vandersteen 2CE Sigs - where is the first place to work on?
left out Thiel and ADS and.... 
Not Thrilled with Vandersteen 2CE Sigs - where is the first place to work on?
where to start......lets deal with the egotist who had an unknown model 2 at home one time back in bancamp...with a quarter million sold since 1977 lets say it like saying I drove a Camaro.....Some of run a variety of speakers and can understand s... 
Bigger drivers = bigger soundstage
you have two choices, flavorize and pick a combination of distortions you like = cat chasing tail......pistonic motion 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Wichita is a solid 9 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
speaking of Desert Isle discs, that might be a fun exercise w contributors this thread, say limit it to x discs......IF we do that let’s try to get @whart to play also....