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    Dialing in your Subwoofer Crossover with your Main Speakers

    Thanks so much for your help! Can you give me a reference track you use and what to listen for? 'sounds better' is a little vague for this Engineer... : - )
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    Dialing in your Subwoofer Crossover with your Main Speakers

    How do you determine better? what do you hear specifically if the crossover is set too high?
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    Dialing in your Subwoofer Crossover with your Main Speakers

    Gentle People While I am really happy with location of my Rel Gibraltar G1s, I have played with the crossover from 30hz to 80hz. The differences are not huge to my ear. Am I using the wrong recordings? What recording(s) should I use? What do I listen for?
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    Speaker Recommendation up to 70K

    Yes, now that you mention it, used Kharma Exquisites would be very hard to beat, even with new speaker designs!!
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    Audionet Heisenberg Mono Amplifiers

    FWIW I heard the Humboldt and the Stern MAX combo, both driving YG speakers at GTT Audio ( Audionet’s North American Distibutor in New Jersey) and I preferred the Humboldt by a wide margin. I had owned the MAXs for several years prior and have now ordered a Humboldt as well as a result of my...
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    Speaker Recommendation up to 70K

    Zellatons are amazing, as are the Bayz and Lumen lines. At this level, its almost mandatory to hop a flight to hear some of the best though.
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    Recent Concerts You've Enjoyed

    Philharmonie de Paris playing Mahlers 2nd symphony 'Resurrection' at the Symponhie de Paris on September 25th 2021. A 90 piece orchestra and a 90 voice choir, with 2 soloists and full pipe organ with 32 foot pipes. We were row J centre, where I took this picture. There are absolutely no...
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    Audionet Scientist Series: Humboldt Integrated vs Stern and Heisenberg Separates : Having Your Cake and Eating it Too?

    I would think posing the question (1v vs 3.5v i/o) to both Nagra and Audionet as to which is 'better' might provide insight. Assuming the Nagra is optimal at the 1v output, the real question is whether the Humboldt's performance may be diminished with lower input voltages.
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    CTH-8550 mark2 and Zellaton

    I think its important to realize the amplifiers being discussed here are all FANTASTIC! I've heard the Thrax, the Dart, the Vitus before deciding to carry the Audionet. For me the neutrality, transparancy, and dynamics of the Audionet gear puts it in the lead for me and my sonic preferences...
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    GREAT Overview of (Virtually) All Vibration Isolation Products

    This is all great stuff!! I didn't come across your thread as is searched 'isolation' instead of 'vibration'. Keep it coming guys!!
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    GREAT Overview of (Virtually) All Vibration Isolation Products

    I learned more about the state of the art in Isolation Products in 30 minutes than I have in the last...forever? This is so well done, I didn't want to bury it in the Tweaks forum.
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    CTH-8550 mark2 and Zellaton

    I think the Zs are truly amazing, possibly the best 'conventional' speaker I've heard. One integrated amplifier that has not been mentioned that I think would pair wonderfully is the remarkable new(ish) Audionet Humboldt.
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    An Audio destination map?

    Many many dealers in the NJ/NYC city to put on your map. To name a few Bill Parish at GTT Audio in NJ The ubiquitous Bob V at Rhapsody NYC, Gideon Schwartz at Audio Arts NYC (where one must hear the phenomenally special Zellatons)
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    Can anyone recommend a good 2wx3h rack for audio show use?

    I have now reached the point where my old 4 high rack won't cut it for our next show. I need a new 3 high x 2 wide rack: It needs to have a 250lb/shelf capacity Adjustable shelves preferred. Extra large component footprints. Easy to assemble and disassemble
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    Kharma's 'New' Enigma Veyron Series. How do they compare to the Exquisites at twice the price?

    According to TAS's 2021 directory, they are $437,500 :oops:
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    Kharma's 'New' Enigma Veyron Series. How do they compare to the Exquisites at twice the price?

    Kharma Fanboy here... Loved the Kharma line since its inception. The Grand Ceramique was awesome as was everything in the Exquisite line I've heard. The message was all about the music. Goosebump inducing every time. Has anyone heard the Enigma Veyrons? How do they compare with the...
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    Looking for a more organic dac

    I did, I bought anniversary recti and signal tubes that Lukasz recommended (the specific valve types escape me now)
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    Looking for a more organic dac

    Dear Bonzo and Christoph Sorry for the Typo. I meant the big 7 (actually had the balanced version) as well as the Pacific. And yes, I've owned all that I said I owned and FOR ME, the Lampis are a far from neutral as anything I've tried. It is clear to me from each your gear lists, that you...
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    Just arrived my M10 (4Boxes) & L10 (2 Boxes )

    Wow New CHP with two of my dream Speakers!! Can you describe the sound of the big Goebels vs the Veyrons?
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    Looking for a more organic dac

    Organic DACs to consider: 1) Aries Cerat Helene **** and Kassandra (the Kassandra II ****+ is the best DAC I've heard) 2) Mola Mola Tambaqui **** the digital volume control is the best I've heard and volume control is not available on the AC DACs. 3) Metrum Adagio ***+ a world beater, esp if...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Thx Dan, I'll make that suggestion.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Hi Guys, I have a client who owns the IO and loves it. He recently tried a Aries Cerat Incito S, which he absolutely loved on his digital set-up but his comment was (and I quote) "A little bit of the magic was lost" when mating the fully balanced IO with the pseudo balanced input of the...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    Sorry to say, but my expectation is, like I did, you will begin a journey to try to find an amplifier that better matches the Extremas. I have thoughts on this, but would prefer to take that discussion off line if you would like. Kerry
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    A Canuck needs help with local pickup and shipping from the Netherlands/Holland near Amsterdam

    "I've always depended on the kindness of Strangers" - A Streetcar Named Desire Hello All I have found a pair of rare speakers that I have been looking for for years located near Amsterdam. Unfortunately the owner will not take on the task of crating, palletizing and shipping them to me. The...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    I owned the SF Extremas with the SF stands for about 10 years before selling them. I sold them because at the time, it was impossible to find an amp in their price range that could drive them satisfactorily. Most solid state monsters of the day like Krell and ML were not a musical match in my...
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    State of the Art Bookshelf/Standmount Speakers

    Hello all. I recently stated looking at bookshelf speakers for my bedroom. I am very impressed with the new KEF LS50 Metas, also thinking about some of the classics from Sonus Faber and Magico, however, my budget could extend up quite away further North than these speakers. Any opinions on...
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    Audionet Scientist Series: Humboldt Integrated vs Stern and Heisenberg Separates : Having Your Cake and Eating it Too?

    I missed Matthew Clotts remarkable review. It is a classic and should be a model for other reviewers out there.
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    Audionet Scientist Series: Humboldt Integrated vs Stern and Heisenberg Separates : Having Your Cake and Eating it Too?

    That, sir, is a monster review from a monster magazine. I think that the Humboldt, for me, competes with separates at (many) multiples of its asking price.
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    The Best Franco Serblin Designed Loudspeaker?

    CH precision or Audionet for sure.

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