What stereo(s) do you listen to? What do you want?

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  1. Serg

    Serg Senior member

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    You have no fucking clue what you are talking about. Wilson Audio makes some of the best speakers on the planet. [​IMG]

    Audio is always some-what subjective, is it not?
     


  2. Sprezzatura2010

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    You have no fucking clue what you are talking about. Wilson Audio makes some of the best speakers on the planet. [​IMG]

    I am not at all surprised that Wilsons appeal to someone with your oft-demonstrated tin ears coupled with your proclivity to swoon for noxious bullshit at the drop of a hat.

    Audio is always some-what subjective, is it not?

    Indeed. I'm amazed that companies with such awful-sounding, expensive, and ugly speakers such as Wilson or Avantgarde stay alive, that people want to buy that kind of stuff. I guess their buyers are looking for something other than fidelity to the source material, which is fine.
     


  3. Artisan Fan

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    Audio is always some-what subjective, is it not?

    Over time one gains experience about what a recording and its instruments sound like and then you can tell what speakers are true to the source...does the violin sound like a string instrument? Is the soundstage wide and deep? Are the loud and soft spots in the music captured for good dynamics?
     


  4. dkzzzz

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    I am not at all surprised that Wilsons appeal to someone with your oft-demonstrated tin ears coupled with your proclivity to swoon for noxious bullshit at the drop of a hat.

    You hate their small speakers or just everything that has Wilson logo on it? Or perhaps you just hate that Wilson guy?

    In any case, I don't claim to be an authority on Audio more than any other human with pair of ears wired to the brain.
    Go listen to Wilson Alexandria. They are simply amazing. Not giving them credit for the sound they produce is simply unfair or delusional.

    In other news, I finally manged to locate ATC dealer in the woods of Connecticut, literally. I am happy to say that me and my girl are finally found speakers that match our ears. ATC SCM 40SLT
    Hallelujah.

    Now I need to locate some decent integrated amp: currently there are 2 contenders Ayer 7x or Music Hall Mambo
     


  5. Artisan Fan

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    You hate their small speakers or just everything that has Wilson logo on it? Or perhaps you just hate that Wilson guy?

    In any case, I don't claim to be an authority on Audio more than any other human with pair of ears wired to the brain.
    Go listen to Wilson Alexandria. They are simply amazing. Not giving them credit for the sound they produce is simply unfair or delusional.

    In other news, I finally manged to locate ACT dealer in the woods of Connecticut, literally. I am happy to say that me and my girl are finally found speakers that match our ears. ACT SCM 40SLT
    Hallelujah.

    Now I need to locate some decent integrated amp: currently there are 2 contenders Ayer 7x or Music Hall Mambo


    The Ayre line is terrific across the board. I especially like the MXR amps and KXR preamp. The CX-7 CD player and the Ayre universal player are especially good. Charlie Hanson really understands circuits and power requirements and use of chokes, etc.
     


  6. A Y

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    You should listen to one of ATC's active speakers, so you won't need the integrated amp.

    --Andre
     


  7. Sprezzatura2010

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    You hate their small speakers or just everything that has Wilson logo on it? Or perhaps you just hate that Wilson guy?

    They make small speakers?

    I've heard the last three generations of WATT/Puppy (which all sucked to varyingly glaring degrees), two generations of Sophias (ditto, though less than the WATT/Puppies), and two generations of WITTs. The 2d gen WITT was the only one that didn't remind me of a car stereo designed by a 16 year-old with a glanduar problem. I've not heard the MAXX or WHAMM or whatever stupid name he's given his lastet gigantic-est speakers.

    Wilson did make some good subwoofers, using the excellent JBL 2245H and later Aura's fantastic 18" underhung woofer. Of course, they were wildly overpriced, but performance is performance.

    In other news, I finally manged to locate ACT dealer in the woods of Connecticut, literally. I am happy to say that me and my girl are finally found speakers that match our ears. ACT SCM 40SLT
    Hallelujah.

    Now I need to locate some decent integrated amp: currently there are 2 contenders Ayer 7x or Music Hall Mambo


    What Andre said: get the active one instead.
     


  8. dkzzzz

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    They make small speakers?

    What Andre said: get the active one instead.


    They are much more money and I still have to get a preamp. So no actives for me although I agree they would have been a very nice solution for amplification and wires.
     


  9. T4phage

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    They are much more money and I still have to get a preamp. So no actives for me although I agree they would have been a very nice solution for amplification and wires.

    Then try ATC's own integrated. It is very good.
     


  10. Artisan Fan

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    They are much more money and I still have to get a preamp. So no actives for me although I agree they would have been a very nice solution for amplification and wires.

    The new Cambridge Audio preamp and amp are getting good reviews but they are a bit pricey.

    Have you explored a high end system based on a PC? That may bring the cost down provided you have a good soundcard.

    What are your budget parameters?
     


  11. FlyingLotus

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    Piecing together a stereo for my new apartment, I needed a receiver for my technics 1200 turntable, and found this one: I love the look of old receivers and the one i got is in mint condition, I quite like it. [​IMG]
     


  12. Artisan Fan

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    I like that receiver's looks. There is also new Yamaha gear in this style as well.
     


  13. A Y

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    And IIRC, Panasonic, too, with their digital amplifiers. There's also the Logitech/Slim Devices Transporter whose front-panel LCD screens can simulate big VU meters:

    [​IMG]

    --Andre
     


  14. Artisan Fan

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    Piecing together a stereo for my new apartment, I needed a receiver for my technics 1200 turntable, and found this one:
    I love the look of old receivers and the one i got is in mint condition, I quite like it.

    [​IMG]


    The also cool looking new stuff:

    http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/1...o-gears-l.html
     


  15. FlyingLotus

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    Thats cool, I like the big dials - cool to see them bringing that back.
     


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