Too many audiophiles have accepted that for their system to be "high fidelity", their system can only sound good with 600 of the best recorded - but musically rotten - CDs. And it has to sound like crap with poor recordings. These clowns and fargen idiots frequently claim that "you can't make a...
OTLs when paired with the right speakers are some of the most incredible combinations in audio. Soundlab and Atmasphere is an incredible combo, one of the best in all of high end , regardless of price. But Soundlab seems much warmer than its distant cousin, the Martin Logan CLX.
Just a handful of years ago, Magico Ultimate Horn was considered the best speaker in the world - by some.
But after arguing for horn virtues for their flagship, Magico is moving away from horns.
Yes, M9 is better looking, but considering both require a dedicated room to bring out their full...
Many of the hard core vinyl enthusiasts I know have a number of tables using different designs (Direct Drive, Idler, etc.), each table has multiple arms, and multiple cartridges. Of course, there could be multiple phono stages: tube, SS, or combinations of each.
How many does one need to own...
Anyone understand the design choices ELAC has made?
And I never heard either magico or wilson sound as good as ELAC at shows, although I have no doubt magico and wilson would be better in a perfect room. Andrew Jones constantly gets applause at his show demos.
Can anyone readily identify which technology is used in top engineering implementations of the top DACs?
My guess is that identifying a Tube DAC would be easiest. Is that a correct assumption?
Do tube DACs sound softer, mushier, and less dynamic?
(For full transparency, my personal...
Aida seems very hard to drive. Heard Aidas with Audio Research, but it doesn't seem to be able to drive them to sound good with anything but small scale stuff and vocals. Can't rock with The Who with even ARC 750 monoblocks.
But recently heard the Aidas with Soulution. WOW!!!!
Top guys like Art Noxon and many others recommend to have most treatments in the first third of the room, by the speakers, to capture the waves "at the source". Others recommend to spread the same amount of evenly. Please share what you have found. Thank you
At the low end, Zu owns this market.
At the high-end, many modern speakers are so resolving that the crappy recordings sound horrendous on typical streamed music.
Does any speaker / amp combo stand out for guys who like to stream hours on end?
I am not talking about preference, but the system sounding right. For example, a 2A3 amp and its flea watts can sound right on a high-efficiency speaker (97+), while a 30 or 60 watt tube amp on the same speaker sounds "broken" or "way-off" from any semblance of realism?
Does anyone have any...
I think the best amps for the latest Magicos are CAT - by far. Tube magic and bass that gives up little to SS.
I know a lot of tube people are also pairing Magico and Jadis for that glorious midrange, but I am not crazy about Jadis bass.
SS wise, for my taste, Magico is great with Class A...
I heard it once During a Zanden demo.
The guy from Zanden had plastered the whole front wall with this stuff, and it didn’t deaden the room at all. Instead, to my surprise, it made everything better.
Does anyone use this stuff or have any idea what it is?