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How come there has been no reviews posted here since this thread started back in May with the Lounge going from user to user? My apologies if I've missed something.
 
Well since we are on a Lounge review thread and since I own the Lounge MK3 and the Lounge MK3 upgraded to Gold minus having the headset jack and volume control in the short time that I've listened to both units going back and forth between songs/albums I must say the clarity of the Gold upgrade is much, much open and clearer. The voices come to life and so do the instruments like a trumpet and piano.
Now I realize this thread is for the Lounge MK3 standard review but I thought I'd share my thoughts for anyone interested in upgrading to Silver/Gold.
Now speaking solely on how the Lounge MK3 standard sounds I can say it is still a really nice unit. The voices are still clear and the instruments come at you but not as much as the Gold.
 

prime minister

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Well since we are on a Lounge review thread and since I own the Lounge MK3 and the Lounge MK3 upgraded to Gold minus having the headset jack and volume control in the short time that I've listened to both units going back and forth between songs/albums I must say the clarity of the Gold upgrade is much, much open and clearer. The voices come to life and so do the instruments like a trumpet and piano.
Now I realize this thread is for the Lounge MK3 standard review but I thought I'd share my thoughts for anyone interested in upgrading to Silver/Gold.
Now speaking solely on how the Lounge MK3 standard sounds I can say it is still a really nice unit. The voices are still clear and the instruments come at you but not as much as the Gold.

Actually, our test version is something between a regular and a gold. It got a number of the gold upgrades. There is a thread around here somewhere with the details. I’ll dig it up later.

And thanks for your observations. Always good to know what a long term owner thinks of it.
 

airdronian

Radar Member
I should remove my name from the list or at least postpone participation. There's some changes afoot here, and I can't see wanting to trial the Lounge in August. Think I'm the only one in the GWN on the list anyway.
 

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
So, how goes the testing? :)
So... I ran the lounge audio with my Hana SL (mc) and was smitten. I know I was supposed to try an MM cart, but was so impressed in the difference between the lounge and my phono pre that no further testing was really needed.
I am pretty happy in my time with it and would not consider upgrading if I owned one. Thanks for the audition and I’m ready to move it on to the next havenite.
 
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