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    Sound comparison of Burmester 909 mk5 vs 911 mk3 . Thoughts appreciated!

    Burmester owner here: Tho I've not heard the 909, I've seen a number of Burmester experts in audio forums contend that 911 monos sounded better than a single 909. Enjoy the journey!
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    Synergistic Research Tranquility Pod

    I have the Tranquility base under my source components (Mac Mini, + hard drives) and have been very pleased.
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    Who has what responsibility when a home audition is requested?

    What about large speaker demos? Is at home demo even feasible?
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    Experience with Burmester 911 as monoblocks

    Sujay, Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I’ll consider upgrading the preamp first, then have a listen to a second 911.
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    Experience with Burmester 911 as monoblocks

    Hello, My living room is 19 x 24 feet x 15 feet high. I'm very much enjoying my present system, and am considering adding a 2nd 911 into the system. My gear is all inside a cabinet, so there are space limitations. If I added a 2nd 911, there would only be 1-2 inches of space above each amp. Does...
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    HDTracks Downloads that are worth the upgrade?

    The Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Wonder albums all sound excellent and are upgrades to Redbook. Many of the Elton John offerings are also very good.
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    My Burmester Reference Line Set-up

    Amazing set up and pics! I'm envious! Is this in your home?
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    Master Built-What are Owners Hearing That They Didn't Hear With Other Cables

    My present interconnects consist of 2-3K retail Synergistic Research cables and Isotek power cords (approx 1-3K each). For the Transparent demo, I heard the Ref XL speaker cables + Ref XL interconnects to the pre-amp and amp. For the AQ demo, I heard the Firebird speaker cables + 2 power cables...
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    Master Built-What are Owners Hearing That They Didn't Hear With Other Cables

    Peter, The Transparent cables were calibrated to my system. The Transparent Ref XL is 17.4K/10 ft The AQ Firebird is 17.5K/10 ft MB Ultra=25K/10 feet I presently own Synergistic Research CTS speaker cables.
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    Master Built-What are Owners Hearing That They Didn't Hear With Other Cables

    Ron, I'd say the Transparent cables provided a minor improvement heard when I added them in and when I transitioned back to my regular cables, whereas many tracks provided an "Oh my" moment with the MB cables. The MB cables revealed clearer highs and improved bass. On some albums, I had to turn...
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    Master Built-What are Owners Hearing That They Didn't Hear With Other Cables

    Count me in as a convert and fan of the MasterBuilt cables. I recently auditioned the following speaker cables in my system: Audioquest Firebird Transparent Ref XL MB Ultra speaker cables + power cord to the amp The MB Ultras were clearly a step ahead of the others. I'd describe the music as so...
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    looking for guidance between Ayre MX-R 20 mono's vs D'Agostino Progression Stereo amp

    I had the MXR's (before the 20 upgrade). They were in a cabinet with open doors, and got very hot to the point where they were shutting down with use.Just a consideration.
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    Does anyone use the Linn Klimax DS

    Linn Klimax I have the Linn Klimax DSM and felt it outperformed dcs products during demos in my home. Once its set up properly, its easy! Love it!
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    Alexx concerns

    I upgraded from Alexia v1 to the Alexx a few months ago. Despite break in and professional alignment of drivers and positioning, I'm not really satisfied with the sound. In particular: A- The bass is very subdued compared to the Alexias. Its there, but its very much in the background. Even...
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    LINN Klimax DS3 vs Lumin S1

    I have the Linn Klimax DSM 3 and love it. I found it to sound demonstrably better than the DCS Scarlatti in a home demo. Easy to use with lots of flexibility in setup. Sounds great with my Wilsons
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    Ordered the Magico M3 today !

    Santa just delivered my M3s a few days ago. Don't know how they fit on the sleigh. I'm super excited. congratulations.
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    New Alexx?

    The Alexx is about 6 inches deeper than the Alexia. I was hoping for a depth footprint like the Maxx 3. Any thoughts as to the suitability of having this speaker closer to the wall behind it compared to the Alexia? I have limited depth in my living room. Height is not a problem.
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    Any music lover seriously audition D'Agostino Monoblocks and go with something else?

    I auditioned the D'ag stereo amp with my Alexias, and went with stereo Burmester 911Mk3 instead. There was a huge gap in weight and oomph between the two. Hope that helps.
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    Best wishes for a speedy Recovery to Steve Williams

    Get well quick and whatever you do don't give up your Wilson speakers.
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    FS: Ayre K5 xe-mp pre-amp

    Purchased new in 2009. Silver. Mint condition Comes with warranty and manuals Asking price=$2000
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    FS: Ayre MXR monoblocks

    Ayre's flagship amplifiers as monoblocks. Purchased new in 2011. Mint condition with original pouches,warranty and manuals. Size=11W x18.75D x 3.75H each Retail=19K Sale price=$10,500 Shipping costs negotiable. PM me if interested.
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    SHM Cd's and SACD's - worth paying a premium for?

    SHM-SACD have a veery good reputation of being reliably higher quality. I own a handful of them and consider them to be the best available sources of some of my favorite albums. Cost $40-60/per.
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    What can one do about animal cruelty?

    In general, rather than express dismay at these acts of cruelty and demand investigations, the response of the ag industry is obfuscation. The industry has attempted to pass "ag-gag" legislation in 11 states that would make it a crime/felony to document abuse on farms and not turn the material...
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    What can one do about animal cruelty?

    Excellent book and citation. In response to the OP's rhetorical question; "What can one do about animal cruelty on farms"? 1-Reduce or eliminate your meat and dairy consumption; The industry has no desire to change its practices or make them more transparent 2-Work with organizations trying to...
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    What can one do about animal cruelty?

    Animals used in agriculture have no legal protections against cruelty. At present, such behavior to a dog or cat would levy a fine or jail time. The legal system has long assumed that farmers would always act in the best interests of their animals. When we industrialized agriculture over the...
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    Sashas are gone...

    Congratulation...I also moved up from Sashas to Alexias...great speakers.. In my 19 x 25 ' room, I've decided I don't need any sub at all.
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    USB DACs, HD Tracks, and the Oppo105

    This Stevie album sounds great in hi-res!
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    The Alexia's are HERE!

    Steve, Welcome to WBF. I'm in the East Bay, and will be upgrading from Sasha to Alexias shortly. Let us know how they sound after arrival. Barry
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    Dec 8, 1980 - A day I will never forget!

    Thanks for the reminder. What a waste of a great talent,musician and activist. Yet all these years later, it seems guns are just as readily available as ever. Seems history teaches us nothing.

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