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    Post your female vocal videos

    Thanks Mike.... it was recorded with my iPhone.
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    Favorite TV shows thread

    Has anyone tuned into the HBO series "Industry"? It took me a couple of episodes to warm up but found myself binge watching it over the holidays. Pretty good stuff with a great final episode. "How To with John Wilson" is also pretty good. It's quirky and I suppose you need to bring a certain...
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    Looking for 845 Amplifier advice / ideas

    For me in my system and room -always a caveat - I very much enjoy my Nagra VPA’s. I do however think that a lot of their magic comes from pairing them with a Nagra pre-amp ( I listened with both Classic and HD). I had tried these amps long ago in conjunction with my Aesthetix Callisto and wasn’t...
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    Technics SP-10 MKII

    I have an SP10 Mk.3 that's mounted in a constrained layer plinth, made from panzerholtz, aluminum, and hardwood. The tonearm that I'm using is a Reed 3P.... All to say, similar but not the same as what you have going. I agree with Erik that one of his Sensitive Sound cartridges might be a very...
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    Avantgarde Horn Speakers

    Beautiful set-up. I'd be interested in hearing more about your experiences with your Trio's and also about your amplification. More specifically, I wonder what model subs you have in your picture and if you have experience with other subwoofers/bass cabinets?
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    SME 3012R and new Kuzma in the house

    The SME you have there is a 3012 series 1. It’s very rare and IMHO, exceptional. I have both 3012 series 1 and R on my Garrard at the moment.
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    Echole - a cable chronicle

    Very nice post for such a quiet person;)..... I’ve had very good experiences with Echole products and agree that Kerem is very much a gentleman. The only advice I can offer is to Check your gold card before you try the power cables.... they might be even more addictive.
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    Nagra HD Amps

    Congratulations Pol. The Nagra stuff is certainly something special. My prediction is that you will grow to appreciate them even more as time goes forward. I do also think there is a special synergy between the amps (I have VPA’s) and pre-amp. Good catch on the balancing transformers John. I...
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    Avantgarde Horn Speakers

    This very much matches my experience too - both in my old (smaller) room and my larger room. In fact, I wonder if a lot of the issues people have when auditioning Duo’s is from the sub cross over being set too high - looking at you Ked :p.... As I mentioned earlier, when I augmented my Duo’s...
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    Avantgarde Horn Speakers

    Hi Peter, Yes, the Art Audio PX25 is a fantastic little amp. Over the years, I've been able to source a few different pairs of NOS PX25, and 274B rectifier tubes, which made a huge difference. When I moved into a larger room, I realized that I needed a more powerful amp. As nice as the AA is...
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    Avantgarde Horn Speakers

    Thank you for the thoughtful and (very) informative response @Hear Here .... I really appreciate the points you make. I do have pre Omega Duo's. Mine are a strange-dish model called 2.3. They have all Cardas internal wire, PC's, and jumpers (replaced w/Shunyata Aurora) and Cardas binding posts...
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    (ERC Re-issue) Bach & Mozart Violin Concertos - Played by Gioconda De Vito

    Wow... Interesting. I have a handful of ERC's records (not the Sonny Rollins title here) and they are all stellar. I don't have the original pressing to compare any of them to sonically, but I have never experienced anything other than a beautifully pressed extremely well presented product.
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    Avantgarde Horn Speakers

    This is very interesting to hear - Hear hear ;) .... I have been wanting and hoping to replace my older Duo's with newer Trio's (preferred) or Duo Mezzo for some time - just looking for the right deal on a used pair. From what I think I'm hearing you say, you don't find the gap from old to new...
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    The ultimate Reiner/CSO Scheherazade in analog

    I have the Classic Records 33 and have really loved that one over the years. To my horror I played it a few weeks ago and side two has a horrible scratch on it - how does this stuff happen?!?! :eek: So, I bought the new AP 33 and also the 45rpm versions. Both of these are really good. I agree...

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