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    Octave HP 700 preamplifier: Listening impressions

    Nice write up, Al. Your mention of Rite of Spring reminds me how much I enjoyed the presentation on your system with the Octave - with the BSO performance fairly fresh in my mind and the commanding presence of your system (with great instrument separation) it really made me appreciation the...
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    Visit to Boston to Hear the Sublime Sound of PeterA

    Very few, if any, rooms are perfect and I don't think anyone would say Peter's room is.. and I could see how someone might judge a book by its cover (I know I've been guilty of that) or suggest that certain attributes of a room are degrading the sound. I've also seen the opposite - some photos...
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    Visit to Alma Music and Audio

    I think I heard the same pair of YGs that Peter did (at RMAF) and I remember a very cold metallic sound. However, in subsequent years I heard them a few times, setup by GTT Audio and loved them. There isn't a dealer in my neck of the woods so I never got as familiar with them as Magicos, but...
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    All around nice job, Al (planning, installation and write-up)! I look forward to hearing your system with this upgrade (perhaps this weekend)....
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    RCM's are dead, hire this guy instead !

    I thought I was the only one who used rain-X and polishing cloths.
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    (ERC Re-issue) Bach & Mozart Violin Concertos - Played by Gioconda De Vito

    I've been mixed on the ERC stuff so far. Definitely not the quietest pressings. Christian, did you get the (du Pre) Elgar cello concerto? If so, what do you think of it?
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    The stunning DMA-500 Anniversary Reference monos take center stage

    I'm aware that Peter wrote up his comments on our recent visit to Tasos' house on Saturday. I have not read them (yet) and just having got my internet back working I thought I would quickly write up some (very brief - heading out to a concert!) thoughts . This was my 3rd time hearing Tasos'...
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    Getting into 4K video

    I have the Panasonic UB820 and love it. It replaced my previous Panasonic UHD player (forget the model) which is just gathering dust.
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    Some useful info for any Q series owners

    This looks very familiar. Be careful not to strip any of the screws...
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    Magico M3 latest Changes - Pods with spikes

    Hi Bob, those photos are gorgeous, especially the 1st photo in post #21 with the wooden horns. Which brand and model speakers are those?
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    Visit to Boston to Hear the Sublime Sound of PeterA

    Why does perfect azimuth (as opposed to 'close enough') matter?
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    How Do Horn Speakers Get Their Gorgeous Life-like Tonality?

    Yes, I've settled on the Dart.
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    Dido: No Angel and Life For Rent

    Thanks for the clarification, Ron.

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