yabe1951

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The Most "Analog" CD Player?
The Hegel Mohican could fit that bill as well as some ARC players. Neither sounds rolled off or lacking in terms of details. So, if you mean "analog" like big old reel to reel (not vinyl LP) tape running at high speed (30 IPS), then these are dece... 
Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
Sir Elton John in Wilkes Barre, PA "performed" without a band but with recorded fill. It was a kiss the ring sort of show. It seemed he could not have cared less and was, by then, making bank on his Disney tunes. God awful show. 
Something about Thiel CS 3.7
Recently I was fortunate enough to snag 3.7s around the 1st of the year. They were serviced by Rob at Coherent Source before I got them to replace my 3.6es ( loved them). I have not heard the 2.4, but I can say without hesitation that the 3.7 was ... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Donald Fagen- "The Nightfly."Lyle Lovett- "Joshua Judges Ruth." 
What did your system look like 30 years ago?
Rotel RCD 990 (still have it!)Adcom GFP 565Adcom GFA 565 MBsThiel CS 2 2AQ Midnight speaker cableVery poor system that was irritating and wildly unmusical sounding. Borderline unlistenable. Got a McCormack DNA 1 to replace and Adcom amps and lifto... 
Thiel Owners
SMc has worked on my amp twice making upgrades. Both were very successful. I suppose one advantage is that Mr. McCormack will "tailor" an amp to fit your needs and purposes. Like a good suit, instead of buying off the rack, Steve will be sure you ... 
Recommendation for a replacement speaker cable
Kimber 8TC is an undisputed "great cable, excellent value" proposition. 
Thiel Owners
I have been happy with my long-time "Thiel friendly" McCormack DNA 1 (with SMc Audio upgrades). It provides sweetness and excellent midrange detail. Soundstage presentation is also 1st rate. Wide, very deep, and gives the impression of the music a... 
Thiel Owners
New here. Perhaps the least interesting question ever... I just acquired CS 3.7s after having them inspected by Rob at Coherent Source Service. They arrived truck freight, and frankly not being as young and strong as I once was, I struggled to get... 
Thiel CS 3.6 vs 3.7
Congratulations! Hoping to have a similarly good outcome. I can post some observations in the next couple of weeks regarding how the 3.7s work in my system/room. Happy to hear that you are enjoying your Thiels. 
Thiel CS 3.6 vs 3.7
Yes, indeed. My old player was a heavily modified Rotel RCD 991 with Burson discrete op-amp replacements, a Dexa clock, and some upgraded caps and resistors and damping added. I had an audio grade fuse in there as well. Very relaxed and smooth sou... 
Thiel CS 3.6 vs 3.7
Thanks! Really hoping this all works out for you. 
Thiel CS 3.6 vs 3.7
Wow! That is a deep dive into the 3.7. I am not that technically competent and have to trust Rob's expertise and judgment. Happy to know that you are learning the details. I do not know if you have seen this or not, but I found it to be quite inte... 
Thiel CS 3.6 vs 3.7
So sorry to hear about issues with your 3.7s. I hope you can get them up and running. As far as my system goes, it has taken many, many years to get it to where it is. I searched for used gear and bought nothing new. I did have a few issues with s... 
Thiel CS 3.6 vs 3.7
Thanks so much for the very wise advice. The seller shipped the pair to Rob who checked them carefully and listened extensively. They passed his inspection, so I am confident that they will be correct. He did replace a tweeter in one coax, but oth...