walkertm

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SET the best?
@hanaleimike Over the years I have owned many Tube amps. (Anthem Integrated One, Amp One, VTL MB-450's, Zesto Eros 300's, and Prima Luna.) The best sounding one was the Zesto Mono-blocks. Push Pull pure Class A. However, they are very expensive a... 
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
@emergingsoul It depends, Many consider McIntosh to be pricey Mif-Fi. I do not.They have a house sound that they cling to, and if you enjoy it that is all that matters. Build quality wise, it top tier and you be able to easily find a dealer in man... 
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
@runwell You did answer my question and gave me a little more insight as to where you are coming from. Thank you.  I would agree that Macs are aggressive in the bass. Not so much on the 275 but I do hear it on the SS amps. I also have heard amps ... 
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
@emergingsoul  Well that depends... One if you believe in that break in occurs in the first place. Solid State amps I think sound good out of the box. Others find that you need about 100- 300 hours for them to open up.  The tube stuff needs some... 
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
@runwell What does? I have listened to manufacture's tests systems comprised of their top tier components and super hi-end speakers, that retail well over $600k. They sounded mighty dams good, but the sound still was no where near the real thing.  
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
I do not get why anyone would dish McIntosh myself. True they are not flashy sonic wise and stick to tried and true technology. Their voicing is in the safe zone so they do everything right, but nothing that has a WOW factor that calls attention t... 
Is the Audio Ref-6SE worth 7K more than the BAT VK-80?
@cleeds4. Thanks for taking the time to respond and setting me straight.I am am a fan boy of ARC, and really needed to know that they have not started to chintz out o Really glad to have this pointed out to me. Thank You, THANK YOU. ARC now ships ... 
Is the Audio Ref-6SE worth 7K more than the BAT VK-80?
@ chorus Are we talking Jay from You Tube? Each to their own. No one has to like BAT gear in order for me to enjoy it. I am a bit of Maverick I like what I like. Do not care if others do.   
Is the Audio Ref-6SE worth 7K more than the BAT VK-80?
@runwell Auditioned the LS 28se, even lighter build. I found it sounded thinner, more analytical, not having the same amount of body as the BAT. To my ear, the  vocals did not have the same leve of nuance, that the VK-80. could flesh out. Not sayi... 
Is the Audio Ref-6SE worth 7K more than the BAT VK-80?
It is not chump change to me. If it did not represent a substantial effort to obtain. I would not have bothered with this post.  
Is the Audio Ref-6SE worth 7K more than the BAT VK-80?
Sorry but not really. In my system they do sound different but are equally enjoyable. Overall, I think the AR pre sounds better. However, great sound alone is not my sole deciding factor. The concern here is not just how good the sound is. Albeit,... 
Any insight on Tekton Double impact BE, Focus Se, Salk SS 8, or Golden Ear TRef?
@Axememan & dep14Could not agree more. FYI here are 3 kind of obscure artist that are in the Folk/Gothic metal vein, and do not do the suck*** growling thing. Leah ElysionAnnette Olson (Solo Album)  
Any insight on Tekton Double impact BE, Focus Se, Salk SS 8, or Golden Ear TRef?
@ Axeman  Oh by the way Liv Kristine has 5 solo albums that are just wonderful. VervainLove DecayLibertineSkintightDeus Ex Machina 
Any insight on Tekton Double impact BE, Focus Se, Salk SS 8, or Golden Ear TRef?
@ Axeman  if you are talking about Beauty and the Beast Styling in Leaves Eyes, yes.  Love Liv Kristine's voice . I could do without Alexander Krull's growling. But in the context of the story and theme of the music they do, I am not sure it would... 
Any insight on Tekton Double impact BE, Focus Se, Salk SS 8, or Golden Ear TRef?
@ Firstnot & rsure The term I use is opera metal, but in truth that is a misnomer. The bands listed are categorized in Folk - Melodic- Gothic metal. I call it Opera metal since the female leads are usually Sopranos, many with classically train...