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Blackie's amp still steals the show for me.
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Cain & Cain IM Ben.
I also play the classical guitar. How long have you been playing?
post #183 of 288
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I also play the classical guitar. How long have you been playing?
You play the classical guitar and you have no admonishment for hanging a guitar on a wall next to a large sliding glass door!? Perhaps you were being polite!

That guitar used to belong to my ex-girlfriend. She bought it years ago for something like $100. She moved back to Japan and gave me the guitar. I hang it up there for decoration. The guitar is very poorly built. I cut my hand on one of the frets!

I've been playing the guitar for about 12 years, but I'm not classically trained. I play mostly flat top acoustic and electric with some really poor jazz thrown in on a beautiful archtop guitar that I own.
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Sunfire Symphonic Reference amp/preamp > NAD 420 tuner> NAD C521BEE cdp >Vampire SS III cables > Energy Veritas 2.2 w/dedicated standmounts + Dayton Titantic MK III subwoofer.
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Definitive Technology BP2002 [5 piece system] Series:
Defintive BP2002 L/R X 2
Definitive C/L/R 2002 Center Channel
Definitive Bipolar BP2X BP surround X 2
post #186 of 288
Epos M12.2 in cherry.
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Hi John....wow, that's a mighty impressive rig!
Can I ask for a characterization of the differences between your Meridian G08 and Arcam FMJ CD23T? Arcams seem to update annually with the older models going for sweet prices; I'm an eye on "diminishing returns" man.

Also, your Bryston interests me as its receives some polarized opinion, with some of that very blatant audiophile snobbery. I love stuff born of pro studio heritage. Any thoughts on your Brystons?

Thanks John,
Mike





In anticipation of the delivery of 10 ASC Soundplanks this Thursday I've stripped my walls and found I can't play music at all so ghastly and unrecognizable is the sound. I just snapped this pic of Ingrid, who just happened to stop by for a pose, and my ATC SCM35 of pro studio heritage.
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In anticipation of the delivery of 10 ASC Soundplanks this Thursday I've stripped my walls and found I can't play music at all so ghastly and unrecognizable is the sound. I just snapped this pic of Ingrid, who just happened to stop by for a pose, and my ATC SCM35 of pro studio heritage.
I would be interested in your impressions of the ASC sound planks once you have "mounted" them.
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Can I ask for a characterization of the differences between your Meridian G08 and Arcam FMJ CD23T? Arcams seem to update annually with the older models going for sweet prices; I'm an eye on "diminishing returns" man.

Also, your Bryston interests me as its receives some polarized opinion, with some of that very blatant audiophile snobbery. I love stuff born of pro studio heritage. Any thoughts on your Brystons?
Everybody apparently hears things better and describes what they have heard better than I do. I would, however, contend that in the higher levels of audio reproduction, just as in live performance, it is the revealed clarity of the small details that makes the difference. The G08 with its upsampling is slightly clearer, cleaner and more analytic than my CD23T. I've got upsampling on my Ahh! Njoeb Tjoeb 4000 Super, and upsampling redbook CDs appeals to my audio tastes. I really liked the CD23T's ring-DAC when I first borrowed one to audition in my system; the emotional content the Arcam revealed was very moving to me. The Meridian is a full step beyond that. All three CD players are very smooth.

I've posted elsewhere on HeadFi about my pattern of upgrading sources; the G08 bumped the CD23T out of the #1 System and upstairs to my headphone system with my RKV. Consequently, this bumped the Njoeb Tjoeb from the RKV out to the cabin system, where its additions were amazing. I've upgraded sources not because I did not like the old source, but because I thought the new source offered a real improvement and value. I also really like silver as a conductor in my interconnects and cables.

The Bryston 14B ST is, as you know, really two monoblocks in a single chassis. Mine is the 20A model; with tested output slightly over 620WRMS per channel. It works well to control the Nautiluses' bass output. It sounds good to output levels that cause me pain. It works so well that some snobs can't deal with the fact that it is a switching SS amp. Bryston's R&D lineage and their 20 year warranty are good with me as well. I find I do better when I use my own ears, what little common sense I possess, and a practical analysis of values rather than letting my ego run roughshod over all.

Sorry for the hijack.
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Mark & Daniel Apollo II

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If it were me, I'd have those grills off! Let's see those big, beautiful woofers!
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Nikko NA-890 and Dahlquist M-907 for the main system (at 12-13 feet from listening position), and I'm going to try to fit a pair of the "smaller" Dahlquist M-905s on my desk to replace the cheap chinese speakers I have there now.
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My set up is:

Laptop >> Dared MP5 >> Onkyo TX-8522 >> Onkyo D-112E.
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My set up is:

Laptop >> Dared MP5 >> Onkyo TX-8522 >> Onkyo D-112E.
I discovered something interesting after connecting my Dared MP5 to my pc via USB. The USB Speaker properties lists the Manufacturer as Onkyo of/with the BB PCM2702 DAC.
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