wester17

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Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
I agree with those who think the B&Ws are too bright. I've owned one pair and heard others, and I just can't listen to them very long. Other's love them, so to each his own. I find I have issues with a lot of metal dome tweeters. I prefer, and... 
For those that use an external DAC with node 2i
I used the Node 2i internal DAC for a number of months when I fist got it, but once I ran it though my Benchmark DAC 1, there was a significant difference in detail, sound stage, and holographic imagery.  Everything just opened up more. You're des... 
I was told to put Kitty Litter in my new speaker stands. Was he joking?
Renowned speaker designer Andrew Jones uses kitty litter in his stands at the audio shows. If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me. I put lead shot in the bottom of mine, then filled them with kitty litter. Works great! 
What speaker – under $10k – has the best timbre and tonal qualities?
Ahh yes! The audio merry-go-round. I’m truly ready to get off. Over the past two weeks I have sold three sets of speakers and a tube amplifier. The basement looks so much more uncluttered now! It actually feels good!  
Warm romantic & detailed
I've recently been looking for the same type of speaker you're describing, and I'm being drawn to the Harbeths that have been mentioned. I have a pair of Tektons, but recently replaced them with Maggie 1.7i's. The Tektons are indeed neutral and de... 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
Michael McDonald, "I Can Let Go Now" 
Whats your favourite track to play to the non hi-fi visitor?
If you want to dazzle your guest with an unforgettable audio experience that gives them an expansive sound stage and presentation like they’ve never heard before, play Wilson Phillips, “Good Vibrations” from their album “Dedicated.” It impresses e... 
1st Album you Ever Owned?
The Beatles -- A Hard Day's Night. My Dad joined the Columbia Record Club, and with his initiatory set of free records, he let me choose one. It was no contest. My second LP was a collection of hits offered by mega-radio station KOMA. I lived on a... 
Wanting to get back into the hobby and want to start with the speakers.
I currently own Magnepan 1.7i and LRS speakers, as well as a pair of Tektons and a pair of Spatial Audio open baffle speakers. I also had a pair of 1977 vintage Klipschorns, and like you, I have an Adcom GFA 555 as well, so I’ve already plowed a l... 
Spatial Audio open baffle speakers, who has them? Worthwhile change from Maggies?
How have the Spatials worked out for you? I currently have a pair of the original Spatial M3's, and a pair of 1.7i Maggies. In my room, the Maggies are easily the winner, but it may be a different story with some of the newer M3's, such as the Tur... 
Maggies to Tekton?
I have Tekton Impact Monitors, Spatial Audio M3s (the original version, not the upgraded versions), and the Maggie 1.7i’s all in my basement right now (I also have a pair of Magnepan LRS’s), and have been comparing them for the past three months. ... 
Upgrade to Maggi 3.7i or Tekton Moab?
I've owned the Tekton Impact Monitors for two years, and have spent an evening with the Moabs. I've also been auditioning the Maggie 1.7is in my home for the past month and a half. The Maggies are an impressive speaker, and I like them very much, ... 
Is soundstaging emblematic of reality?
For me, great soundstaging is the magic of hi-fi. Here’s the deal: Recorded music, as hard as it tries, simply doesn’t sound the same as live music. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a recording that fooled me into thinking it was live music (and I ju... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
Another vote here for Tekton Impact Monitors. I auditioned numerous stand mounts over the course of a year for my secondary system (B&W, Rogers LS35a, ELAC, Hsu, Goldenear, SVS, and more), and the IMs were in a league well above all the the ot... 
Tekton Design MOAB
@wester17 - do you know which electronics they were using when you heard the Moabs? From what I've read, I think they were using both the NewClassic 200 integrated and the JC2/JC5 combination in their room. I listened to both systems. I specifi...