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Thanks to John and his crew at Audio Connections
The Musical Surroundings Seminar was great at Audio Connection today. I couldn't stay long but had a great time while there. John and his crew are a rare breed indeed. Ctsooner, next time you're in, hopefully you can meet some of the "regulars" th... 
Thanks to John and his crew at Audio Connections
Agreed! Audio Connection in Verona N.J with John, Nick, Greg and crew are first class all the way. The Vandersteen Seminar was great fun and a great hang for audiophiles/ music lovers. It's ALWAYS a great place to hang and talk audio, with great g... 
Best vintage Tannoy for rock?
Carla is great! Check out "Looking For America" "The Lost Chords". "Appearing Nightly" and "The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu". One of the band members is an Audiophile. 
Best vintage Tannoy for rock?
Islandmandan, I like the Dangerfield analogy! I also have heard Tannoy Edinburgh which were very nice. Very musical and enjoyable to listen to. I think the older models like the ones Dr Loesch recommended had a little something extra however. Espe... 
Best vintage Tannoy for rock?
Islandmandan, I was lucky enough to spend to a little time with Arthur Loesch before he passed away and heard his designs at his house, Tempo Electric with Joe and at another friends house who had some modded Tannoys and each was among the best sy... 
What speakers should I consider around $5000?
Vandersteen Treo's and Ayre Integrated. You won't be sorry.Save $1000 and get the Vandersteen 3A Sigs although the WAF may be compromised. Bass is a littler fuller with them but the Treo's are definitely more stylish.I own the 3A Sigs and they are... 
Vandersteen Treo's
I've heard the Vandersteen Treo's with the Ayre Integrated and it was wonderful. Ayre and Vandersteen are an ideal match IMHO. I have Vandersteen 3A Sigs and am hoping to mate them with Ayre electronics. I heard the Vandy/Ayre combo in NJ @ Audio ... 
What dealer/distributor has influenced you most?
I agree with Mred! John Rutan has always gone way beyond the call of duty to help myself and every customer. He loves audio and music as much as the rest of us audio geeks. Audio Connection in Verona N.J. has no-nonsense brands and is a great plac... 
Odyssey Khartago and Vandersteen 2
I have Vandersteen 3A Sigs with Kimber 12TC true bi-wire. I've heard the Ayre with Vandersteen and it's a great combo for sure. Check out the review of the Ayre Integrated in latest Stereophile. For my Vandersteens I'm using Red Dragon M-500 mono ... 
Tube Mono-Block Recommendation
Quicksilver V4 Mono Blocks. Great sounding, reliable,no nonsense amplifiers with plenty of tube choices to choose from.You can also save some money for other goodies. 
Driving Magnepan 1.7
Great discussion that I can relate to in many ways. I have had Maggie 1.6's for years and have used them with a Bryston 3BST which was very good. I upgraded to the ARC 150.2 Tripath Amp, which was a major improvement in almost every department. I ... 
Adding an expensive power cord to Chip amp
I have been using a LessLoss DFPC Signature on my Audio Research 150.2 Tripath amp for about 3 years now and it made a huge improvement in every area of performance. I also use the standard LessLoss power cords on my Red Dragon M-500 Mono Bloc Cla... 
Want to replace RED Dragon amps with stereo amp
I've never tried bare wire with the connection on the back of the Red Dragon Amps. I'm sure the folks at Red Dragon or perhaps Cardas can let you know if that would work. Maybe if the wire was solid core or stranded, it would make a difference?I r... 
Want to replace RED Dragon amps with stereo amp
To Sunnyjim: Just wanted to say that I have the RD M-500 amps as well. Very good sounding amps, that are powerful,lightweight and efficient. The Cardas speaker terminals have no problem with banana plugs. I have had mine for 3 years or so and have... 
DAC to replace Sony 5400
Just got the Micromega MyDac and it does sound excellent. Yes,considering it's price, it's a remarkable sounding piece. Digital performance has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, so once you've decided on the features you want in a D...