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  • Re: Texas, the next Canadian Province?

    Maybe if we became part of Canada all the Canadians down here would leave? Win?
  • Re: Why i feel a 2 channel setup is the best for your average joe and music lovers.

    Clipdat wrote: »
    Which product did you demo, out of curiosity?
    DSkip wrote: »
    Schiit had the same fee with their gear when I tried it but it was in plain view and I was ok with it. Hiding it is a different issue. I ate the fee and gave the Schiit back.

    The Modi. It was billed as a great entry point to DAC's at $100, but it was one of the worst DAC's I had ever heard. It cost me about $40 to ship back but I still felt that was a better return on my investment.
  • Re: Harbeth

    @f1nut, you listening?

    I won't speak to all of the speakers yet, but I would like to throw something out there concerning the 30.2. This is a speaker that does nearfield like no other I've experienced. Why?

    Well, the 30.2 definitely has a recessed soundstage. It appears to reside about 4-6' behind the speakers depending on placement. What is so unique about this? Unlike every other speaker I've heard with this quality, the 30.2 still retains the jump and life to the music. It's almost like that forward sound, but well behind the speakers. Add to the fact that they can disappear in the soundstage, you can close your eyes and feel like you are in a much larger space with much more distance between you and the speaker.

    This might be one of the most unique monitors on the market and a definite must for those who are limited in space but want that big sound akin to a larger system.

    All the other Harbeth positives spewed by others are still true. Female jazz is ridiculous and IMO puts Magnepan and others to shame.

    So far, my best pairing with it has been the MastersounD Dueventi, meaning you don't have to spend a ton to get them to sound good. While they are darn near impossible to get to sound bad, there is definitely a magic with the Dueventi that even makes it a better pairing than the larger MastersounD amplifiers.
  • Re: Any one else have this "disorder"?

    I get frustrated because I hate clutter. My collection of speakers and gear is getting absurd but necessary for the business. The sad part is that the more I sell the more I need to buy. It's never ending.
  • Re: Looking for Misc Audio Deals of the Day? Updated info here!

    tonyb wrote: »
    Me neither, never heard a pair of B&W's that set my world on fire. I thought the CDMNT series was ok, liked the 800's, but never a chance to hear the diamond tweets in the newer models.

    There's a tone missing, a heft or weight to the sound. Just can't get past that, for me anyway.

    The B&W's that blew me away were being run off a North Star Intenso and MastersounD Dueventi. Tone just oozed out of them and produced one of the more holographic soundstages I've heard. The guy wanted to buy some Rosso speakers from me and I honestly told him I didn't know if he would gain much based off what I was hearing.

    I was definitely not expecting to have an experience like that.

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