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    Pictures Of Your High End System (Please see the first pages for examples of what should be posted here)

    Quote: Had the VPI SSM signature before the Michell/SME combo. Listen to the new  WT table quite a bit. Neither is in the level of the Avid. Have not heard the Teres, but love the looks.  
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    Pictures Of Your High End System (Please see the first pages for examples of what should be posted here)

    Quote: Big fan of the BAT gear and have been using either phono or preamps for many years. Was looking for a table in the $10K range that would not only sound great but be reliable (offer great support), set it and forget playback, and pair well with the SME V arm. I like the Avid over the...
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    Where is Singlepower? Where is Mikhail?

    Quote: Those are very inspiring words. How much time and money did Mikhail steal from you?
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    New listening impressions of Stax C32 prototype and Shipping SR-009

    Quote: Dont you already own everything you need to try it?    
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    Your favorite sub $10,000 Speakers,...

    Depending on your taste, room, and electronics you have an almost endless list of great speakers in the sub (used) $10K market. Thiel CS3.7 Thiel CS7.2 vandersteen 5A Maggie 20.1 Harbeth M40.1 Wilson WP7 Wilson Sophia 2  Offerings from Quad, Avalon, Totem and on and on and on...
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    My visit to the William Ralston high-end music listening room at The University of the South in Sewanee

    Great thread, Thanks! My wife and i have talked about visiting them. Did you just call the University and make an appointment?
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    Pictures Of Your High End System (Please see the first pages for examples of what should be posted here)

      Quote: If only i could have paid dealer prices! i'd have a pr. of the BAT amps instead of one :) Wish i had some long XLR AQ cables to compare with the Blue Jeans. Probably not a huge difference with the Harbeths but these YGAs are the most revealing speakers i have owned. ...
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