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    Just received a Devialet Master 440 Pro

    Hi Sunny Would you mind expanding a little bit on the comparisons with the other integrateds? In what ways do the other integrateds sound better? I am currently using a Devialet D200 and am wondering if I should try out other integrateds or just upgrade within the Devialet family to the D440...
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    Recommendation for $7,000 System

    I am currently using a Devialet D200/ Audio Physic Virgo 25/ Rega RP6 system in a larger room. If they are willing to buy used, it should be possible to assemble a similar system within that budget. However, auditioning components before buying might be an issue. If they are in the PNW, they...
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    Get ready to sell your Wilson, Sonus Faber And YG's......NOS Bose 901 Series VI in the house!

    Brings back memories In the early 90s, the Bose 901 was first purchase into “audiophiledom” when I was in graduate school. I used to power it with a Pioneer receiver. At that time, I thought it was best thing since sliced bread. My previous equipment listening to music was a cassette player and...
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    A Saturday Afternoon

    Agree... live in the eastside of Seattle. Awesome weather today. Took the kids skiing and snowboarding for the day. Looking forward to an evening with some tunes and scotch. Enjoy while it lasts.
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    Recommendations for NYC audio establishments?

    Hi, I would like to get your thoughts on the comparison between the Absolare and the Devialet units. I am currently using a Devialet D200 in my system. I like the functionality of a single box solution and it sounds pretty good. It has a very low noise floor, excellent sound staging, very...
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    Recommendations for NYC audio establishments?

    Thanks for the invite. I will definitely call and see if we could setup a mutual convenient time for me to visit. Much appreciate the invite. I will also check out Stereo Exchange and Sound by Singer.
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    Recommendations for NYC audio establishments?

    Hi, We will be visiting New York City for a week right after Christmas. I would like to visit some stores to listen to music played through components that I cannot audition in the Pacific NorthWET. There are no local dealers for Absolare, Gryphon, Rockport, Magico, etc.. It would be great if I...
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    Transparency and the sound of a system

    Sorry if this is a dumb question/comment. I just like listening to music on a good system and am not an experienced gear head. How come nobody has mentioned fidelity to the live performance, the sound of instruments played live, the ambience of the performance venue, the “energy” of the music...
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    Los Angeles Audio Stores ?

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Will try to check at least a couple of them out. Asiufy- San Diego is on my list as it’s been a while since I visited. Will definitely stop by if I come.
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    Welcome Xander and a trip to Mikes place.

    Awesome story. It was very generous of you two to dedicate such time and effort to Xander in his pursuits. It is invariably events like this that “create” new enthusiasts. I still remember my first exposure to good sound audio at a Bottlehead event about 20 years back. Ella sang “Bewitched...
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    Los Angeles Audio Stores ?

    Hi All, I am in LA, CA this week until Friday. I might have some time to visit audio stores in the area. Do you have any recommendations for which ones to visit? Thanks. Jay
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    Star Wars VIII : The Last Jedi | Official New Trailer

    +1 Totally agree with you. Saw the movie last night. The storyline seems really void of any new ideas. I agree that They need a completely new direction if they are making any more sequels. Benicio was the best part and wasn’t featured for more than a few minutes as a 10sec codebreaker. Pretty sad.
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    Suggestions: SOTA Ethernet Server for a DAC Renderer

    Awesome. The Zenith or SE is one of the units I am considering as one of my requirements is Spotify with a ripper. There are very few servers that offer a ripper and Spotify support. Please do give Spotify a try and tell us how it sounds. Much appreciated.
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    Bose QC-25 Around-ear Noise Canceling Stereo Headphone review

    I went on a trip to London last week and picked up at QC30 (?) noise cancelling ear phones for the journey. The noise canceling feature was just awesome on the flights. It just removed about 99% of the aircraft drone. It turned out to be a pretty comfortable flight. It is amazing how much stress...
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    Seasons Greetings From Your WBF Admin Team

    Merry Christmas to everyone and their families. Our best wishes for a happy new year.
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    Some Sad News From Wilson Audio

    Sad to hear this. Best wishes to the family and friends. I will fast tomorrow sunrise to sunset and sincerely hope the good karma will help Dave Wilson recover quickly.
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    Back from Vacation

    That’s cool with me. All is well. I just thought that post was a bit intrusive. Apparently I was mistaken.
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    Back from Vacation

    Damn... I wish I could do that.. My only consolation is that we live in the west coast. Lol.
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    Back from Vacation

    Steve, We didn’t need to know that Bob had a rough year. He called it a vacation. Let’s keep it at that. I know you are a site founder with good intentionsbut some things are private and it needs to stay private. Bob, Welcome back from a newbie.
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    The music stopped... and then continued!

    Sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with your family. We feel our lives are not complete without our pets. Thanks for sharing.
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    What's your favourite LIVE!!! Album?

    Oh my lord.... After BVSC, I cued up Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert. A recent acquisition on LP along with BVSC. Wow!!! I never knew I would enjoy a recording with just one instrument being played. Maybe it is the Lagavulin 16 that I am enjoying this evening.
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    What's your favourite LIVE!!! Album?

    Replying to this on the hope for revival and more recommendations. Late to the party but am having a blast discovering new music. I will probably end up buying most of the recommendations.. In the meantime, I am currently listening to Buena Vista Social Club - Live at Carnegie Hall. Like the...
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    Taking it to the next level!

    Wow.... that looks awesome. I can just imagine the Alexx in that space. What are the dimensions of the room? Any treatments? I would love to come visit sometime and listen to some tunes. It would probably give me a data point as I am thinking of auditioning the Sasha II for my living room system.
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    Taking it to the next level!

    Wow.. nice studio. I thought you were using the Wilson Audio Alexia in your studio. Do you use the Revels now?
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    Oh Oh, I did a little mark/scratch on my WP

    If you can see white, it probably means that the scratch is gone through into the primer under the paint. Your best bet would be to talk to car painting shop. With such a small scratch, you should be able to fill it multiple light layers of paint and polish/wax it. You should be able to get away...
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    Taking it to the next level!

    Cool pics...thanks for sharing. Hopefully one day I will take the CLS to the track and try to explore its limits..
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    Taking it to the next level!

    Awesome. Congrats. Funny story.. We decided to get a CLS550 that we had test driven late in the evening and went there the next day to sign papers and take delivery. One look at it in the morning and my wife hated the cheese grater grill on it. We ended up,buying the CLS63 on the floor on the...
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    Taking it to the next level!

    LOL.. I vote AMG. Serious fun to drive. Which AMG are you after?
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    Shunyata DENALI

    Hi It's been a while since I used a power conditioner since my PS300 gave up the ghost about a year back. I am thinking of trying out a Denali to see if it would offer a tangible benefit improving my systems performance. I am also intrigued to find out if the Denali will make my Devialet...
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    Passive or active

    I used the Placette passive preamp for about 10 years. Great transparency and clarity. Never really lacked in dynamics which is a common complaint with passives. You have to have good impedance matching with an amp though. I think high input impedance amps are preferred. Edit: Funny... I just...

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