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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango View Post
    @Mike. I dont know if you can learn anything from me. You and many people here are so very experienced. I can only tell which equipment that I tried sounds good and in what way.
    you write, we learn. your efforts will enlighten us all.

    @Bonzo. I was hiding it behind the EMT and you just had to say it.
    Bonzo is a sh*t disturber and cannot help himself. he stirs it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    I misunderstood your phrase "The Canadian sophistication will be going head to head with the big German vintage." That to me implied a direct comparison.
    Pardon my mistake choosing wrong words Peter. I will edit to "running head and shoulder next to" instead

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    My friends asked me if I would let go any of my tts once AS arrives. I said I keep all of them. But to be honest I thought about if I had to let go one of them which would it be. And it was not going to be the Kronos. I really don’t know how the Kronos manages to sound as it does. It is still my reference. It is not logical to me and probably to many tt gurus. If you really think about its main selling point, the counter rotational platters, this is actually the area that is most questionable. Speed control is the most difficult part of tt to get it done right. Just to get one motor run at stable continuous smooth one motion with no interference is already the super difficult to do, so to get two platters rotating at exact speed and motion to counteract? Really? The design just has so many flaw traps to fall into.

    I just don’t know how Louis manage to implement it. The Kronos to my ears sound super good. People who likes the character of Techdas might think otherwise. But to me, with the SAT and Opus1, it sounds more expressive (raw?), emotionally involving, smart casual, less perfectly organized and formal than the Techdas. It’s funny my tonearm guy who also works for the other two owners who have both Kronos and AF1 in the same system in BKK said they made the same comments I do, not knowing or ever talk to each other. Kronos rocks!!

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    We also have the data point of Dato' Danon Han who has the Air Force One, the Kronos Pro and the Clearaudio Statement -- and his favorite is the Kronos Pro.
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    Tang, please report as accurately as possible the contrast of yr Kronos with the new AS when it arrives. It’s v good to hear you’re so happy w the K Pro, esp w the SAT/Opus combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    Tang, please report as accurately as possible the contrast of yr Kronos with the new AS when it arrives. It’s v good to hear you’re so happy w the K Pro, esp w the SAT/Opus combination.
    I am not an analytical listener. However, I have a rating agency who likely will visit me some time after all my tts are optimized. My place is a one-stop-shop for him to do all kind of comparisons including Mooking my system. He can do a much better report

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    I think I know who you mean. He certainly racks up the Air Miles LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango View Post
    I am not an analytical listener. ...

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    No one naturally is. The limbic state you will not find if you seek it.

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    See my Mahler thread here.

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    Lovin the limbic, it’s the state I’m a virtual full time resident of, also ever so slightly off the beaten track but just read one of your pieces today and much appreciated your review on the Alexia 2s... tbh I don’t always get all these new fangled post modernist writers with their crazy styles so absolutely love your structure and thoughtful, rich expressiveness, you do both form and function proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    We also have the data point of Dato' Danon Han who has the Air Force One, the Kronos Pro and the Clearaudio Statement -- and his favorite is the Kronos Pro.
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