wester17

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Tekton Design MOAB
I listened to the Moab speakers at RMAF on Friday. I’ve owned Klipschorns, Spatial Audios (still have them), B&Ws, and most recently, Tekton Impact Monitors – which for me have bested all the others. Then I heard the Moabs, and I was floored. ... 
Help looking for dynamic warm romantic sound with detail
I concur with others... ditch the B&Ws. They are definitely not in the "warm" category. I had B&Ws for awhile, and quickly learned they do not convey emotion. Too flat. Too Sterile.  
Buy a $40,000 10 year old amp for $4,000 or new amp for same money?
If your premise is true, it's a no-brainer. Buy the used amp. Who knows, if you don't like it, maybe you can sell it for $20k. I've had great luck with used amps. My Adcom 555 is much older than 10 years, and still performs very well. Same for my ... 
Tekton or Klipsch
I haven't heard the Forte's, but I had Klipschorns for 17 years, and enjoyed them very much. I traded them in for the Double Impacts seven months ago and haven't looked back. The Tekton's are more detailed, transparent, and have a much deeper and ... 
Your Side by Side Experience With Best Vintage vs Newer Expensive Hi Tech Speakers
I had my beloved Klipschorns for 17 years, and expected to have them for life. Fate intervened and because of a move, I needed to sell them. I spent a full year and travelled hundreds of miles seeking a worthy replacement -- listening to almost ev... 
Speaker Placement - When it's perfect!
I spent months trying to find the sweet spot for placement of my speakers. During that time, the floor was covered with numbered pieces of masking tape. What a sight! Not exactly what my wife had in mind for her décor. In the end, it was an effort... 
$3000 Speaker Search
I apologize for being so late to chime in, but I would strongly support the Spatial Audio M3 Turbo recommendation. They are ideally suited to the criteria you have listed – especially the sound stage component. They are efficient, dynamic, and ver... 
Best small used monitors under $1000
Lately I've been seriously auditioning bookshelf speakers under $1k, and for the most part I've been quite disappointed. I did come across a new one, however, that both I and my most experienced audiophile friend have been raving about -- the new ... 
Help Choosing Speakers
I've been primarily using an Adcom GFA 555, and the sound and sound- stage are excellent. I've also used a Carver CM-2002, and I've played with a little APPJ 64N with surprising results. These speakers are so efficient they will work well with mos... 
Help Choosing Speakers
As mentioned, Clayton can answer your room placement questions, but these speakers are very adaptable to various room situations.  Here's a link to a review at NewRecordDay in which he places them in a small room and the results are still very ple... 
Help Choosing Speakers
I would say your Spatials would need to be about 3 feet into the room to get optimal sound. The good news is that they are easy to slide in and out if you need to -- unless of course, you add the spikes to the bottom feet as I have done. The Spati... 
Help Choosing Speakers
For minimalist yet stunning looks, excellent efficiency, great dynamics, and quality sound, I suggest the Spatial Audio M3 or M2 Turbos. Lately I've been driving mine with a 3.5 watt tube amp and the sound is totally engaging, with a soundstage th... 
Launch of Zu Audio Experiences loudspeakers
As for price, they said at RMAF that the Experience would sell in the $30,000 per pair range. I'm guessing that the prototype at the show -- which has been 7 years in development -- had a price-tag much higher. But oh... it sounded so nice! The ho... 
Launch of Zu Audio Experiences loudspeakers
Zu had their Experience prototype at Rocky Mountain Audio fest, being driven by a Peachtree amp. I was fortunate enough to hear it, and I must say, I was very, very impressed. There wasn't a speaker in the show that came close to producing its sou... 
Best Preamp - NO preamp... (?)
At the advice of my most experienced audiophile friend, I bypassed the preamp about a month ago, and I'm going directly into a power amp from my Benchmark DAC2.  It's sounding wonderful, and I don't know why I'd want to add anything else to the ch...