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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Keith is gonna have to speak a bit louder LOL.
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    Aqua Formula - new upgrade, retrofittable!

    Well, be careful w the SR Blue fuse. I've heard reports that it can take hundreds of hours to open up. One reason I stick w the Black. Fully burnt in after just a few days. After my brutal analog reinstall that took a couple of hundred hours to sound right, I'm reluctant to ever go down the...
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    Aqua Formula - new upgrade, retrofittable!

    Well, 1000 hrs should be fully burnt in. I know Blue58 was very patient w his Aqua.
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    Aqua Formula - new upgrade, retrofittable!

    If this helps, I've heard the Formula XHD at Blue58 early on when it was installed, and a few months later as it opened up. I'm also due to hear it once the new board installed. FWIW, the bass is the area that I noticed most as changing over 2-3 visits covering several months. Last time I heard...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    This is all based at one experience at one show? Does anyone indeed know of any other public showing of the Avaton, either another show or in someone's system? If not, maybe this was simply a prototype, or a testing of the water to see if there is the demand for a c.€250k flagship. Would...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I thought so Emile. I just wasn't sure if Extreme wasn't so impressive as for the switch to be rendered less vital.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Is there any mileage to be had in using an audiophile switch w Extreme, eg SoTM or soon to be released Uptone EtherRegen?
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Okay, okay, I hear ya LOL! No complaint from me, I'm a died in the wool Zu man. I just thought this might deflect from Keith's search which is not gonna be returning to Zu. FWIW, it would be just reward for Sean Casey if he could produce a breakthru model that gets the Zu skeptics pricking up...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Oh Phil, I just mean that Zu chat might better be served on the dedicated Zu thread. Unless of course Keith in his search is open to moving back twds Zu.
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Sure Phil, maybe choice comes down to room size and musical tastes, Druids suiting the smaller space, and vocals, small group etc. In my large space and tastes extending to orchestral, electric jazz, prog, fusion, electronica, Definitions choose themselves. This is a bit OT for Keith's thread...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Phil, can you elaborate a bit more about the intimacy v scale dichotomy in Druids v Definitions? Does one actually choose one spkr over the other depending on which you value more? So, if I'm listening to LZ3, I'd prefer Immigrant Song on Definitions and Tangerine on Druids? If I'm into...
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    Aqua Formula - new upgrade, retrofittable!

    Larry, reach out to Blue58. Barry has good experience of the Beeswax fuse, moved to the SR Blue.
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Ked, I've wrung every last drop out of my Zus, and indeed where I've maxxed things out is exactly where the new Zus will excel even more. Jeff's positive thumbs up means a lot, he's a casual listener to Zu, has a truly excellent system for jazz (maybe one of the best), and so can readily...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Keith, what is the new Druid VI that's better or different than before? I've got my Defs really pushing hard at being way more neutral and transparent, but as always in this game, one can't have enough see thruness. Does the new Druid VI really do the disappearing act yet maintain the famed Zu...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    So Keith, do you think the new Defs VI will outperform the Druids VI as you feel the latter outperforms the Defs IV? I've really got to a point where my Defs IV are night and day difference to when I bought them 6-7 years ago. To hear that they could go further more levels of loveliness w the...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Pity the piggy bank is only rattling with a few coins.
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Keith, that sounds highly promising. For me, I'm gonna hold my fire and wait for the Zu Experience flagship. If the new Defs VI has the jump on Druid VI, as Druid VI has on Def IV, and Experience has the jump on Def VI, Experience could be the spkr that propels Zu into proper deserved exposure...
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    Help!! Chance to purchase krell KRS 1:50 amps and apogee signature duetta speakers

    Dean, I've heard a pr Duettas owned by User211, restored at reasonable cost. A very dramatic and hugely impressive spkr. Reach out to him.
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    Help!! Chance to purchase krell KRS 1:50 amps and apogee signature duetta speakers

    This is what some audiophiles euphemistically call "a project"?
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    Top Wing Seiryu arrives at Believe High Fidelity

    I don't think most women would find the idea of diamonds in our gear and not on their fingers or around their necks amusing in any way.
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    Visit to Marc C.'s (SpiritOfMusic's) House in England

    Justin, you have an open invite as ever. I know I'm waaaaay distant from you. But if the temptation to visit EAnglia gets too much, you're always welcome. Like Barry where vinyl/Zus is sooo different from streaming/horns, you'd have the same comparison disconnect to start coming from...
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    Visit to Marc C.'s (SpiritOfMusic's) House in England

    Barry left me w the suggestion to play around w spkrs toe in. He felt that toeing in more would tighten the central image (despite possible reduction in overall stage width as a result). I sit about 14' from the Zus, and have now nudged them so I just see a sliver of inner walls. There does...
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    Visit to Marc C.'s (SpiritOfMusic's) House in England

    Well Justin, just who is gonna be Best Man? When we divorce, he can have my prog cds, and I can have his collectable vinyl. On second thoughts, maybe not LOL. Re listening to classical, I kinda know what I like, and it sounds way more open and communicative now. It's taken a fair amount of...
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    Visit to Marc C.'s (SpiritOfMusic's) House in England

    Well, Barry REALLY wants a Taiko Extreme. Maybe he can afford it more now. I'm too much a lady to reveal the truth... Justin, not so much turnaround as getting a little more out of each bit of the system. The room is the decisive factor, because from this springs everything else. So I've heard...
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    Visit to Marc C.'s (SpiritOfMusic's) House in England

    Thanks Barry, and the cheque is in the post LOL. Getting yr seal of approval is the cherry on the cake of my own personal satisfaction in maxxing out and refining my sound. I'll freely admit I'm as stubborn as the next person, and things could have ended up down a particularly blind alley of...
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    Acapella Audio Arts - the Sphaeron Excalibur loudspeaker

    Ooh, these spkrs or Wilson Chronosonic for $650k? Well, I know which ones I'd pick, and it's the ones that would truly thrive on lower pwr SETs.
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    Acapella Audio Arts - the Sphaeron Excalibur loudspeaker

    The extra 50 for the bigger packing crates?
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    Flemming Rasmussen’s Personal Foreword to the New Gryphon Catalog

    Very much like the comment on girls w heavy make up and light clothing being nice to him. Why couldn't I grow up proper LOL.
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    CD's/SACDs vs Server and Streamer

    FWIW, I put my Eera cdp on the Stacore Adv during trial period. It transformed it. Now granted, it is dac AND transport in one, but my instinct is that the Stacore wrought as much change under the mechanicals of the transport as the electronics of the dac. Under the tt, Stacore effects undeniable.
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    CD's/SACDs vs Server and Streamer

    Sure CK. But as a total brute, the JMF is in a class of it's own.

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