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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    ^^ Yikes!! ^^ Don't make me do it!! :wink:
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • gyosagyosa Posts: 266

    No , $2k per pair ......fantastic reviews....

    Bk


    MrBuhl wrote: »
    ^^ I dont even see many used Salks in my range^^, and I think that would be the "each price" on new ones?[/
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , PS Audio 4.6 preamp , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 266
    edited March 20
    No bass .... need a sub - and a good one at that , has to be fast enough to keep up with the Maggie’s ....
    The Maggie subs are great - but expensive.
    I love the 1.7’s , but placement is critical - they MUST be several feet out into the room , 3-5 feet away from back wall.....

    Bk

    Magnepan 1.7's

    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , PS Audio 4.6 preamp , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,365
    edited March 20
    My Golden Ear Triton Ones are amazing sounding towers to me. Read up on all the Triton models' reviews online and you'll see they seem to please with each model they make.

    I just put smiles on 3 people's faces in the past two days showing them how they sound. Clear and powerful is a perfect description. My neighbor tonight asked if there was 2 12's on the sides of each tower. :)

    I got mine for 1200 but it was an estate liquidation sale held by the daughter of the man who owned them. She had a friend look them up and he priced them at 2500. to start.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    gyosa wrote: »
    No bass .... need a sub - and a good one at that , has to be fast enough to keep up with the Maggie’s ....
    The Maggie subs are great - but expensive.
    I love the 1.7’s , but placement is critical - they MUST be several feet out into the room , 3-5 feet away from back wall.....
    Bk
    Magnepan 1.7's

    That's not what I'm looking for if accurate - don't really want a sub and I don't have enough space to have them 3' off the back wall!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    @Tony M I've been looking at them, definitely in consideration, seems like good reviews across the model range too!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,566
    edited March 20
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,481
    Vandersteen :)
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,566
    edited March 20
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Are Vandies that good @pumpkinman - I didn't realize, they are a very reasonable alternative.

    LOL I'm already watching those 2.7s @nooshinjohn plus those Alon, I have never heard of but very sweet!!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,365
    edited March 20
    I've heard powered Mirages and LOVED them! The guy who owns those bought them new years ago and has brought them to a few homes he's lived in and will listen to them till he...

    I know you said front port but...maybe there's a chance...

    I saw these and looked at some reviews and these sound like a bargain too. 500. maybe they will take less... :)
    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/ele/d/severna-park-mirage-om10-speakers/6826461087.html
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    some reviews... I have to scroll down a bit to start seeing the reviews to read. I saw a ton of great imaging praises!
    http://www.audioreview.com/product/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/mirage-loudspeakers/om-10.html
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    ^^ 16 hour run, each way, in my car ^^ I know... where is my committment... that might be out of range.
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,188
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @hochpt21 don't "feel" the need to upgrade? Someone check him for a pulse.

    Ok, fine I lied a little. I would upgrade to the Triton Ones because my space is so big, but those are out of the OP’s range..
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    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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    CD: Cambridge Audio
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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,481
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Are Vandies that good @pumpkinman - I didn't realize, they are a very reasonable alternative.

    LOL I'm already watching those 2.7s @nooshinjohn plus those Alon, I have never heard of but very sweet!!

    Love my 3A’s. A close friend after listening to mine bought a pair of 3A Signatures. His pair is more recent model and cost him $2K. Sold his $5k speakers which I hated the sound. He bought his from a dealer who helped him with room setup and placement. Says he’s hearing things from that he never heard before from his Jazz albums. He’s loving his hi-fi again.
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,125
    Be aware Maggies have a very narrow and small sweet spot. I've heard a couple of stellar pairs and always thought maybe I'd pull the trigger. But every time I realize the sweet spot is just too small.

    Just my .02c

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,297
    The odyssey speakers I heard at Klaus’s sounded pretty darned sweet to me. Good looking, too. Haven’t been shopping speakers so don’t have much to compare to except my 705’s. Great thread btw.
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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,297
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    ^^ 16 hour run, each way, in my car ^^ I know... where is my committment... that might be out of range.

    I’d be happy to pick these up for you and hold onto them until I make my annual trek east in late May. Meet you down in Richmond for sure if I’m dont get as far north as DC.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> Yaqin MC-10t --> LSiM-705's
    Cabling by Groneberg
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • JPeteJPete Posts: 292
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Are Vandies that good @pumpkinman - I didn't realize, they are a very reasonable alternative.

    I demoed some Vandersteen 2Cs a while back and couldn't warrant spending the money on them. The 3As are probably in a different league though.

    Lexicon RT-10, Parasound P5, McCormack DNA 0.5, Polk SDA CRS+, SVS Sub
    Schiit Modi, Luminous Audio Axiom II, McCormack DNA-1, Digital Phase AP 2
    Marantz AV7701, Emotiva XPA-5, Paradigm 11se Mkii, DCM Time Windows, NHT 2C, SVS Sub

    Spares - Kenwood C1 Pre, NAD 2200PE, Polk Monitor 10B, Polk Model 11, other odds and ends
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,365
    I've read Vandersteens lack bass for most people. Some reviewers say the bass IS there. I always thought I could turn a bass dial up to compensate if needed.

    I'm a bass head in a way.
    I like pushing the contour buttons on receivers. It just sounds better to me that way most times since I like classic rock and Motown and also electronic music genres. The contour button might've fixed a lack of bass if I thought they were weak in that dept. Easy fix.!

    I almost bought a pr. of the old Vandersteen1As I think but the woofers and upper bass speakers needed re-foaming I think, and I didn't know how easy it is to do that then. So I passed and they were like 150.00 too. :p There was a pr. of 1Cs for sale near by but he couldn't play anything to demo and I didn't want to bring a receiver and wires and hook them up since he wouldn't budge from the 500.00 asking price. I didn't have 500 to play with back then either. Heck, I don't know about 500 being easy for me to play with now. :s
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,566
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,703
    The Usher 6381's are nice
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Found a set of Vandy 2's locally for $450, a set of Von Schweikert VR3'sfor $900, and I'm hoping to audition a set of Electra 926 in the AM - price TBD.

    The Ushers and the Alon are still tickling my fancy too. It's a whole new world! I assume the 6381's have a rear port?

    Anyone heard Triangle Antal esw?
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    Demo The Focal Arias is you can. The 926 is super sweet.

    Also try to demo Neat anywhere. Amazing imaging, and incredible bass with their isobaric design.

    I went from 705’s to Aria 926 several years ago, and for a similarly priced speaker (MSRP) the Arias absolutely embarrass the polks in every way.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • halohalo Posts: 5,279
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Found a set of Vandy 2's locally for $450, a set of Von Schweikert VR3'sfor $900, and I'm hoping to audition a set of Electra 926 in the AM - price TBD.

    The Ushers and the Alon are still tickling my fancy too. It's a whole new world! I assume the 6381's have a rear port?

    Anyone heard Triangle Antal esw?

    The Von Schweikert VR3 and VR4 are not a step up from the VR2, imho. The upgrad from the VR2 is the VR4 Jr. Those are $2500-$3k used.

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,365
    edited March 21
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Found a set of Vandy 2's locally for $450, a set of Von Schweikert VR3'sfor $900, and I'm hoping to audition a set of Electra 926 in the AM - price TBD.

    The Ushers and the Alon are still tickling my fancy too. It's a whole new world! I assume the 6381's have a rear port?

    Anyone heard Triangle Antal esw?

    I just looked at a couple of reviews and they seem like a winner if your amp is neutral to warm. I see an NAD as your power. I too have NAD on my main system. That brand might be a good match for those Focals. Maybe Trey had an NAD hooked up to his Focals.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,104
    Tony M wrote: »
    I've read Vandersteens lack bass for most people. Some reviewers say the bass IS there. I always thought I could turn a bass dial up to compensate if needed.

    I'm a bass head in a way.
    I like pushing the contour buttons on receivers. It just sounds better to me that way most times since I like classic rock and Motown and also electronic music genres. The contour button might've fixed a lack of bass if I thought they were weak in that dept. Easy fix.!

    I almost bought a pr. of the old Vandersteen1As I think but the woofers and upper bass speakers needed re-foaming I think, and I didn't know how easy it is to do that then. So I passed and they were like 150.00 too. :p There was a pr. of 1Cs for sale near by but he couldn't play anything to demo and I didn't want to bring a receiver and wires and hook them up since he wouldn't budge from the 500.00 asking price. I didn't have 500 to play with back then either. Heck, I don't know about 500 being easy for me to play with now. :s

    The 1's i do not like. Stay away. 2ce and up is what to look for on vandies. There is a big difference between the 2ce and 3A.

    The VR3's are very nice at that price point.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    edited March 22
    @erniejade ^^ Big difference ^^ between 2ce and 3 meaning going up in number is for the better or worse? Trying to figure out the nomenclature.
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    @Tony I have McCormack and Pass, not NAD, both of which I would call neutral, but also fairly "true" (for tubes) preamps on both sides, so I feel like I can pair well with most speakers, I do not like and overly warm or laid back speaker, could be an interesting morning!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






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