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Bipolar System Disorders / Re: equipment stands
« Last post by Nick B on Today at 07:45:32 PM »
I ended up buying the Pangea stand from Audio Advisor and itís been fine. As Iím trying to resurrect my vinyl (with great difficulty), Iíd need a different stand with a wider top and the ability to hold the 70 lb turntable. I saw this at the Odyssey website   

http://odysseyaudio.com/Odyssey-furniture.pdf

Itís interesting, but more than Iíd like to spend. Iíve searched IKEA online looking for an mdf stand, but couldnít find anything. More suggestions would be welcome.
Nick
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Member's Systems / Re: Evolution...
« Last post by Nick B on Today at 09:49:48 AM »
Hi all.
Of all the stereo systems that I have owned,
I think the one that I enjoy the most was the one in the photo below.
It looked good and sounded good at the time, not sure if today I would
still enjoy the sound, but 47 years, I still love the look of it
and I like the components that made that system.
The Sony tape deck, small and good looking, the Dual 1019 turntable built like a tank
and the look of the amplifier and tuner with real wood cabinet.
The speakers (Not shown) were RSC (Radio Speaker of Canada)
bookself made of two 3 or 4'' full range with huge magnet in a sealed cabinet.
I am sure if I had kept the system, I would probably still enjoy it today.
Why do we always have to sell and buy new stuff ? ? ? ?

Guy 13



Guy,
Regarding buying new equipment maybe itís the nature of this hobby. I know some guys who keep the same equipment for years and others who constantly make changes. A diy guy I knew was constantly building power cables, interconnects and speaker wires. I wouldnít have the patience to constantly do the listening tests to hear if there was improvement. But it is what he enjoyed doing 🙂
Nick
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Member's Systems / Re: Evolution...
« Last post by rollo on Today at 07:15:23 AM »
  Some of us buy to improve, some to play with new stuff, some are confused, some just go sideways and some KNOW what to buy. For me it is both quality of sound and getting new stuff.
  After the basics of clean power, decent room and speaker location the front end to me is the most important then the speaker. The preamp which I believe is the heart of the system needs to matched to the power amp. The power amp needs to be matched to the speakers. We do not want Maggies and 4W SET amp.
 What I have found is that improvement with cost with cost however not always bang for buck. Yes our Lamm Ref Preamp is better than all that have come before it but is it worth 24K ? For me yes to other maybe not. When it is removed I feel a loss in tonality and harmonics. Could I live with a Nobsound passive ? Yes but not happily after hearing the Lamm. The Audio Hungary APR 204 is an over achiever in preamps and cost 2K. It is close to the Lamm however far enough away to justify the price difference.
  We make trade offs for numerous reasons. Cost is a major factor like everything else on the planet. My best systems were Maggies, Audio Research DR250 amp, Linn TT, CAT preamp. Pipedreams, Arion class"D" hybrid mono blocks, Loesch & Weisner Preamp, Kuzma TT Lector CDP. Then Mirage M-3 Classe DR25 Amp, CAT preamp, Fritz Carrea SE , Audio Hungary A20i integrated, Aqua Formula DAC and Transport, Innuos Zenith Server. The latest and greatest Rethm Saadhana, Audio Hungary SE15 SET mono blocks, Lamm Ref preamp, Aqua Formula xHD DAC, Aqua transport, Zenith mk3 server. ALL the digital has been updated to latest updates.
  Yes lots of change over the years which all started with Sansui integrated, B&O TT, Heco Horn speakers and zip cord. Oh my !

charles
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Member's Systems / Evolution...
« Last post by Guy 13 on Today at 06:31:58 AM »
Hi all.
Of all the stereo systems that I have owned,
I think the one that I enjoy the most was the one in the photo below.
It looked good and sounded good at the time, not sure if today I would
still enjoy the sound, but 47 years, I still love the look of it
and I like the components that made that system.
The Sony tape deck, small and good looking, the Dual 1019 turntable built like a tank
and the look of the amplifier and tuner with real wood cabinet.
The speakers (Not shown) were RSC (Radio Speaker of Canada)
bookself made of two 3 or 4'' full range with huge magnet in a sealed cabinet.
I am sure if I had kept the system, I would probably still enjoy it today.
Why do we always have to sell and buy new stuff ? ? ? ?

Guy 13


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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on October 21, 2019, 09:50:59 PM »
Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore



Telarc CD
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on October 21, 2019, 09:48:26 PM »
Bob James/David Sanborn: Double Vision



Warner Bros CD
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on October 21, 2019, 09:46:57 PM »
Bob James/Earl Klugh: Cool



Warner Bros CD
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on October 21, 2019, 09:45:11 PM »
David Benoit: Fuzzy Logic



GRP CD
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on October 21, 2019, 09:42:05 PM »
Rod Stewart: It Had to Be You....The Great American Songbook



J Records CD

Do you think Rod had the slightest idea when he did this album that it would launch a pretty much second career of doing cover songs? Over the following 8 years he would record not only 4 more albums of music from the American songbook, but cover albums of classic rock and vintage Souls songs as well.
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It's been over a dozen years since Gary Dodd sat in my living room with his prototype battery preamp, and to this day, it's still near the top of the list for low/no noise.  Are batteries a PITA, sometimes, but they aren't expensive, don't require pricey power cords.  So I'm a big supporter of anyone that furthers that approach. 
Having said that, I've had both preamp and buffer in my system, and prefer the active preamp.  The increase in dynamics is unmistakable. I have one of the original run of 20 that Gary made, and then built a buffer.  I had Gary convert it to full active pre.  If you are considering a new product, in the case of the Dodd, my ears said the preamp was the more successful implementation.  Looking forward to what you come up with. 
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