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    Boulder 866 or D'agostino Progression Integrated with Wilson Sabrina Speakers

    Local dealer that carries Wilson recently added the Boulder line. Gotta say the Boulder gear has made the Wilson’s really sing. I’ve heard the 866 / Sabrina combo in a smaller room setup and it provided a well balance sound with nice control of the bottom end.
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    A1 vs A1.5 vs M1.1

    I had a full CH setup in the basement to audition (M1.1, L1, C1) and “soft“ isn’t a word I’d use to describe the sound of the CH components. BC (before Covid) I was ready to replace the my XA160.8’s with the M1.1, but now I’ll wait it out a bit.
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    Audio Research Ref 6 vs Pass Labs XP 22/ XP 30

    https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/review-pass-labs-xs-150-xa160-8-xa160-5.18813/
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    Wilson Audio SabrinaX coming out worldwide, September 1st 2020!

    Got to hear a two songs on them yesterday at my local dealer. Initial impression was that the Mids and Highs were a nice improvement over the previous design. My first comment on the lower frequencies was “hey they lost something here”, but nope it’s that they have really have improved the...
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    How are you powered?

    Mine go to directly to the wall. No dedicated lines (future remodel of basement will change that) I tried using my Shunyata 6000 on them, but preferred direct to the wall. I was able to then connect my pre amp and phono pre to the HC outlets on the 6000 and found I liked them better there vs...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    My reference was for the 44.1k/48k dCS clock. My friend who bought my Rossini was on the fence about adding one, and it was a simple test in my system. Listen to a song with and without, then again without and 1/2 way through turn on the clock. He bought the clock that day. I have not tried...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    I had a Rossini without clock before moving to the Vivaldi system (no transport). I would take the Rossini + Clock over the Vivaldi + Upsampler based on my testing with/without clock.
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    Member quick Survey about Axpona 2020 in August

    Got the email yesterday, Axpona 2020 is cancelled.
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    Member quick Survey about Axpona 2020 in August

    No, but this is due to a schedule conflict rather than health concerns.
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    What Amps are People Using with Latest Generation of Magicos? What have you heard that Impressed You?

    Would enjoy hearing how the Nagra HD amps compare to the CH M1.1 in my system. Have to see if I can arrange an audition.
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    What Amps are People Using with Latest Generation of Magicos? What have you heard that Impressed You?

    Well, I own magico’s (S3 MK1) and have them powered by pass labs (xa100.5’s, and now the xa160.8’s). I can agree that on the 100.5’s there is a more “tubey” presentation. Going to the .8 series, much better balanced sound top to bottom. Definitely “faster” and more precise. I have also tried...
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    CH Precision Announces New 10 Series

    I wish they would get the M10 out, so I could find a M1.1 from someone upgrading :).
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    DS Audio Ionizer

    Living in Chicago, winter is brutal for static build up so I took a chance and purchased one awhile back. Finally had a free evening to try out mine and was very pleased. Records came off the platter with zero static charge, where as prior to the device the amount of static build up was very...
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    Running Springs Audio fans?

    6 years later, my running springs gear was sold to a friend and now using a Shunyata 6000T. Was already using Shunyata power cords, and I liked what they did in my system so I tried the 6000T. It brought an improvement in providing a lower noise floor, and I was hearing small details in music...
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    Visit to Goebel company

    The Gobel setup from the 2018 show was one of my favorites. But the cost of the Aeon's was above my threshold. I live in Chicago, so Axpona is always on my "todo" list. A trip to FL during winter is always an option as well, as the wife will never say no to escaping the cold weather for a...

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