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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    My preference, bearing in mind I am hearing these over my computer speakers, are the Altec A800, so smooth, warm, presence, followed by the Tannoy Autograph, then the JBL and Tesla tied for third (because of a slight edge in the leading transients, woman's voice).
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    Sorry, what speakers are playing there? They sound great!
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    Thrax Lyra

    I am running these too, unmodified, sans Bass units but really doesn't need them. I found that putting them up on Townshend isolation platforms helps, makes placement a bit less critical, also slightly toed in.
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    Pivoting Linear-Tracking Tonearms

    Agree, but if you could add the Schroder LT as a third variable :p
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    I like the rhinoceros ethos/model: vintage equipment, no DJ, bartenders put on LP and play each side through completely. Unfortunately, I have not heard back from the commercial wine dealer that I approached so it appears as if all the great input everyone has contributed to this thread has...
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    So what do you think of your Vitavox CN-191 corner horns? I suspect they would be perfect.
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    There are several factors at play here, the first my age. I am too old to start a business on my own (I will not live long enough to recover my investment) and we are childless. Second, what will happen to my records and equipment when I go (my nephews and niece here do not know these musicians...
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    I'm not trying to offend just being honest here, your system is dear to you but it's not suited for a commercial venue and frankly not unique in a way to attract hardcore audiophiles to the space, a very similar system can be put together for a lot less than 75k by most people
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    Thank you so much for pointing out that I was ripped off by those dealers, like yourself, who prey on unsuspecting customers. I will hang my head in shame ever after.
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    Three emails, volunteered the use of myself, my records and my £75,000 system, but no response.
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    part two: Where the concept has remained pure, I read, is a place called "Gearbox Records" situated in an industrial estate in North London, called Tileyard. From what I read (see: https://sprudge.com/a-coffee-service-like-no-other-at-londons-jazz-kissaten-77582.html ), they are "primarily an...
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    No, you haven't come across as negative, in fact you present a clear concise and erudite appraisal of how most today would see Kissaten. This is because most Kissaten have turned to the "dark side", they have given in to the easier and more profitable by having D-DJ's (digital-disc jockeys) come...
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's

    My hope was to get a specific wine vendor here in the UK, who sells wine on line and from warehouses where customers can taste different wines and get information from the salesperson, to sponsor this endeavour. They have not responded to my two enquiries yet, outlook dim. I had hoped that the...
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    Audiophile power cords vs. the cables in your walls

    I don't know, but I would bet anyone would say they hear a difference after spending $5450 on an upgrade, whether anyone else could hear it or not. Any way of objectively measuring that difference?
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    Audiophile power cords vs. the cables in your walls

    Before I realised/learnt that Alternating Current, AC, means that electrons do not flow from power plant to my devices, but instead move forward and backwards a few CM only, I used to think along the lines of Misconception no. 1. When I moved from USA to UK nearly all of my electric devices...

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