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?
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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)
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
"I've always depended on the kindness of Strangers" - A Streetcar Named Desire
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.
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...
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...