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  1. Lee

    Just Saw This On Another Forum.

    I posted this on Facebook a few minutes ago... Andy Singer Forgive me as it has taken me a while to get my thoughts together about the terrible news that Andy Singer had passed. I first met Andy Singer in 1989 when I moved to New York to work at Shearson Lehman Hutton. I had an Adcom system...
  2. Lee

    Downsizing from dCS Vivaldi Stack? Is this dumb?

    I found that mine took 200-300 hours to get to full speed. The Rossini Apex is a truly great DAC.
  3. Lee

    Most vinyl-sounding DAC?

    What happens if it breaks? Will Stax still service it?
  4. Lee

    New at MOC 2024

    Elliot, Is this a transport or a transport and DAC?
  5. Lee

    Lost tapes from major musicians are out there. These guys find them

    Great article and fortunately no paywall. I heard some cool stories at Axpona about tapes from labels being left at Bernie Grundman's place and the labels just not picking them up for many, many years. Sort of boggles the mind how sloppy the music business is.
  6. Lee

    RIP Jack Clark

    Sad news.
  7. Lee

    Axpona 2024 who is going and why?

    It was very good but not as good as Florida.
  8. Lee

    Axpona 2024 who is going and why?

    I would al Clarity, timbre, and imaging were really impressive. A truly great room. It was also great to see Brandon doing his thing again.
  9. Lee

    Axpona 2024 who is going and why?

    It was such a great show! I’m writing a detailed report for Positive Feedback but these were some standout rooms and gear for me: Devore Orangutan Bronze (so musical and natural) Quintessence Alexx V, Relentless, Vivaldi, Clearaudio (incredible dynamics, detail, and musicality) T+A Audio...
  10. Lee

    "Long-Term Equipment Loans: A Win-Win for Everyone" by Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

    No, it’s not just about clarity. I just quickly picked that as one of several that came to mind. I had been listening to some guitar recordings I did and the Vs did a remarkable job of transporting me back to the venue. Clarity was one aspect. So these Wilson examples are in my Alexia Vs...
  11. Lee

    "Long-Term Equipment Loans: A Win-Win for Everyone" by Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

    So I looked up the JBL M9500 speakers and they appear to be circa 1994. Why not include modern technology like tighter speaker cabinets, better drivers, and better capacitors? Seems maybe that would be the best of both worlds. I have an open mind about different approaches sounding better but...
  12. Lee

    Tape Pancakes, Oh No!

    Yes, I have a bunch and they are wobbly as all hell.
  13. Lee

    "Long-Term Equipment Loans: A Win-Win for Everyone" by Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

    Jay's in a tough position in that he wants to do audio full-time but making real money on it via just a YouTube channel is very difficult unless you have 100K+ or even 200K+ subscribers. I believe he would say that he needs to make money in other areas like audio consulting for a fee, being a...
  14. Lee

    "Long-Term Equipment Loans: A Win-Win for Everyone" by Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

    Just a reminder as someone with deep experience in creating hires digital recordings...digital has it's own share of distortions: lossy ADC and DAC, zero crossing distortion, jitter, etc.
  15. Lee

    "Long-Term Equipment Loans: A Win-Win for Everyone" by Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

    At the very least, he should not comment on any systems that use any of the brands he has a financial interest in.
  16. Lee

    "Long-Term Equipment Loans: A Win-Win for Everyone" by Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

    For some brands yes. He represents Stromtank for instance.
  17. Lee

    "Long-Term Equipment Loans: A Win-Win for Everyone" by Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

    To TAS credit, they have always said to use the recommendations as a starting point. Every audiophile has different sound preferences so a personal audition is needed.
  18. Lee

    The Yello Mastertapes an ReVox Manufactured B77!

    Huge news for us Yello fans!
  19. Lee

    New Instagram Account for The Absolute Sound

    Alan Taffel and Andy Quint wrote a report for the magazine which I believe may be on the TAS website.
  20. Lee

    New Instagram Account for The Absolute Sound

    TAS has not updated the Instagram account since I left. I still feel it adds value but they seem to be focusing on the YouTube channel I started while I was there. I wish them well and still enjoy my friendship with many of the writers and editors.
  21. Lee

    Does Everything Make a Difference?

    My guess is both.
  22. Lee

    Analog Audio Design TP-1000

    Congratulations! I saw one at the Tampa show and was impressed.
  23. Lee

    New Ethernet Noise Control from CAD

    I've been using the Ansuz Ethernet Sortz which works really well.
  24. Lee

    ARC announces price increase effective Mid-March '24

    Bleached sound and no jump factor? That is not at all the sound I'm getting with my ARC gear.
  25. Lee

    ARC announces price increase effective Mid-March '24

    I think the world of CAT. Their show systems with Magico speakers sound, well, magical. Ken is a brilliant designer and a nice guy. Build quality looks exceptional. That said, Ken is asking six figures for his gear. It's probably worth it. But Audio Research offers somewhat similar sound...
  26. Lee

    ARC announces price increase effective Mid-March '24

    Lamm and CAT make excellent gear but are very expensive (Lamm is comparable unless you factor in power output). CAT is often a six figure purchase. Audio Research is more moderate in price but also sounds great.
  27. Lee

    ARC announces price increase effective Mid-March '24

    A bunch of solid state stuff and the Doshi stereo amp.
  28. Lee

    ARC announces price increase effective Mid-March '24

    The Ref 750 got a ton of attention when paired with Acora speakers at prior Axponas!
  29. Lee

    ARC announces price increase effective Mid-March '24

    As far as I can tell, it‘s viewed solidly in the upper end of vacuum tube brands like VAC and VTL.

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