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    Completed......Pristine Vinyl Sale Video

    For the time being I'm going to take this offering off the table. There have been crickets so far and I'm actually trying to rethink the approach.
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    Good quality, Unfancy Speaker Cable ?

    The anti-cables are thin but solid so they can be somewhat conspicuous if not "shaped". I've only used their original formula in a vintage context and liked them very much. I was able to get a roll from Speltz Audio as I didn't see any need for connectors. I prefer bare wire into a quality...
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    Good quality, Unfancy Speaker Cable ?

    @Mortsnets you just blew my mind mentioning Woods extension cord! I'm still a fan of the no longer available HD14 cable at Home Depot but tried the Woods extension cable and it was excellent..I didn't think anyone else remembered! @prime minister if you ever wanted to try the Woods or HD14...
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    Do you believe that our hobby is splitting?

    I think the used market for high end gear offers some incredible deals where in contrast vintage gear can sometimes be inflated by fanboy hype. Some incredible modern gear from the 90's and 2000's can be had for dimes on the dollar, used, once the middlemen have been sliced out by the initial sale.
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    Do you believe that our hobby is splitting?

    If I ever get to an AXPONA, the Orangutan 93 and Volti speakers are on my list to hear....many others as well...I'm probably giving an edge to Vandersteen and Von Schweikerts speakers as my next purchase in the modern realm as their sound seems to nicely fit my personal taste. I hope when...
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    Do you believe that our hobby is splitting?

    I find that I really need to run vintage and modern systems as separate entities in the same room if you will. Primarily I have found that vintage amps and speakers play well together but not always so well will modern hi end gear. It may seem weird but I tend to. "Marry" speakers to amps based...
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    Completed......Pristine Vinyl Sale Video

    Completed... Hi Folks, I had promised to offer some Vinyl lps here a while back and have about 2000+ pieces in very nice shape and not picked over. I've decided the only way this will ever be feasible is to video sets a bit at a time and give folks here..and only here for now...the link to the...
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    Cleaning out my Audio closet sale.

    @SOund Dragon Wow, can't believe I missed this. I had no idea you had an empire...ya probably told me and I forgot. What is ironic is that my high school purchased 698 is being sold via Craigslist this AM. The guy is really an audio lover and said to me "I always wanted a 698". He had me at...
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    Top Ten Speakers of the 20th Century - Haven Poll

    Thats also very true...but hard to hear a wide array of speakers that way. I have 9 pair of speakers I've chosen over time and went to sell a pair of Bozak 302a with Tobin mods but when I gave them a last listen this weekend I bailed and couldn't let them go even though I had a buyer..I have a...
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    Top Ten Speakers of the 20th Century - Haven Poll

    @JohnVF I think you make a strong point about hearing the current crop of speakers..why not. I had hoped to go to AXPONA before the pandemic and cancellations, for the very purpose of tuning up my ears as you suggest. The last show I attended was the one in New York which was rather small...
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    Happy Audiophile Day! (Yes, It’s Really a Thing)

    Dang! I missed it but was listening entranced to a 2270/Bozak combo that I love so. I guess it was celebrated unknowingly!
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    Top Ten Speakers of the 20th Century - Haven Poll

    JMTC YMMV...based only on personal taste and adequate listening time (lots I haven't heard)...based on cost in three price categories..based on sound not how classic a speaker is. Cost no Object.. MBL 101s, Vandersteen Model 7 w/ subs, Westlake BBSM 10, Infinity IRS etc. Possible to own...
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    ID these mystery speakers?

    I have those cabinets and they are University, angled front and all. There is one slight difference which is the back top edge..on my speakers they are continuous from top to back and they have a little front trim to cover the fabric edges. I believe mine are unmolested and have a University...
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    Went to the New York Audio Show last weekend.

    Hey Ron, believe it or not I just saw this. Those planter speakers were ironically, UGLY as heck, but sounded quite good! @Kpatch PS...for me the QLS/Rossi room was the star of the show..they (QLNs) filled a large room without physically dominating the space. They were articulate, deep...
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    Moving Sale - Queens, NYC - Altec, Fisher, RCA, Luxman and more

    Pm sent last night for those beautiful Lafayette tweeters...I have a big soft spot for Lafayette and used to work for them...we had great fun there as everyone loved music and gear and played music in the two Staten Island stores...those things are stunning in my eyes!
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    The Great Tidal to Tape Experiment

    Don't get too comfortable upstairs!
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    The Great Tidal to Tape Experiment

    First off I love the idea of banning the internet from your HiFi! You guys are really making me think, considering the extensive cost of recorded media for reel to reel, this is a great way to get some high quality material for that medium . I've got an Otari 5050BII that I may just press into...
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