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Shocked removed spikes, used blue tack, what other non spike footer
Correct me if I'm wrong, but piercing the carpet is only good if there is something good-and-solid underneath it.  If the carpet resides on a suspended floor, then coupling the speaker to the subfloor only creates more problems.  Enter Herbies gli... 
Salk speaker sound
I don't know why he went to that small, magnesium mid-range on the Encores, when the larger Audio Technology works so well on the 3-BeAT.  Encouraging to know that the AT could be used in the Encores.  It's also the same midrange driver he uses in... 
Home demo. ProAc D48R and Spendor D9
See this lengthy review and the size of the room.https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/harbeth-monitor-40-2.25222/ Also, I heard the 40.2's in a regular-sized hotel room at Capital AudioFest, and they sounded very good.  I went back 3 times.  Sur... 
Daedolous Muse V2
I've listened to a bunch of those speakers.  Which Spendors?  The new Classic 100 is very good, but probably beyond the price point you're looking at.  To my ears, Harbeth 30.2 and 40.2 are voiced differently, and more forgivingly, compared to the... 
Spendor D7, D9 but no love Classic 100?
Yes, I auditioned some D30R's at a store last year, and after only about 15 seconds I went running to get the owner, as I thought there was something seriously wrong/malfunctioning with their amplification.  It sounded peaky, tizzy and hashy.  I g... 
Speaker wire... Diy?
Where's @grannyring when you need him?? 
Confused About Relative Sonic Impact of DAC VS. Transport
There are actually more transports out there than you might think--they don't receive an enormous amount of promotion, because of the trend toward streaming, but they are available.  A number at different price points have been discussed in a coup... 
Spendor D7, D9 but no love Classic 100?
So here's a question: I wonder how the latest iteration of the SP 1/2 measures up against the Harbeth SHL+.  Design-wise they seem to have a fair amount in common. 
Leben CS 600 and Harbeth vs Audio Note vs ATC vs JM Reynaud
@mpomerantz I too found the SHL5 bright, though I gather many people do not.  However, it is voiced differently from the 30.2 and 40.2, both of which I've heard and liked a lot.  The only dealer I know of that has Classic 100s on the floor is Davi... 
Spendor D7, D9 but no love Classic 100?
@salectric The Classic 100 is the model name for the latest iteration of the SP-100.  Effectively it=the [email protected]_easy_payments. Agreed, but the Classic 100 and the D7 were what were in the store.  I think people looking at the D9 should at leas... 
Leben CS 600 and Harbeth vs Audio Note vs ATC vs JM Reynaud
I posted a while ago on an auditioning of Audio Note and Harbeth, and elsewhere on Spendor.AN have a wonderfully natural timbre.  But to get the best bass, they do need to be wall-adjacent, and that compromises sound-stage depth.  Trade-offs.I've ... 
Decisions on standmounts: ATC, Dynaudio, ProAc, Sonus Faber
I heard the Classic 100 last year, and thought it really really good. Very dynamic and yet very listenable. 
Why is the high end stratospheric?
I've seen interviews where a manufacturer would say that his dealers in Asia told him he didn't have product that was sufficiently expensive, and urged him to introduce a new model to fill that demand... 
Which transport with my Jay's Audio DAC?
Besides the CDT8 and the soon-to-be-released CDT10, how many other OS transports are there?? 
Considering a new SACD Player
The obvious candidates are the Marantz SA-10 and Luxman D-05u/D-06u.  All excellent performers.