My Audio System and Invitation.

morricab

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I have more than 40 years of Audio history starting with Garrard Turntable, Fisher Integrated Amp(SS) and ADS bookself speaker on 1978.

I had gone through more than 10 different amplifiers including Krell KSA 150, Jadis 500, speakers including Thiel, Apogee Duetta Signature, Avalon Ascent, B&W 801 Notilus, Wilson Watt Puppy 6.

I gave up LP's when I moved from Berkeley to Chicago by car on 1989, since then I had been playing just redbook CDs.

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I have a beautiful listening room at third floor attic in a house at North West side of Washington State.

It's dimension is 20ft(D) x 16ft(W) x 15ft (H) but open to the second floor living room.

Above photo was taken Aug, 2018 before the current update.



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After updating systems, now I have the most musical and holographic sound at my home.

My current system is

Lansche 4.1 speaker, Silbaton 300B amplifier, Line Magnetic 508 amplifer, Lyngdorf 2170 used as room correction, Pre and DAC and Jay's Audio CDT2 Mk2 transport.

I am using Spiritual Audio Vx9 power conditioner, Synergistic Blue Power cables, Perfect Path Technologies Ecard, Synergistic Blue fuse,,

Speaker and Interconnect Cables used to be from Audio Note but recently I am auditioning some other cables.


I would like to invite up to 4 people to my listening room and get their opinion on my audio system.

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Since the sweet spot is rather narrow, it is not a good idea to invite more than 4 people to my listening room.


We will meet at restaurant near Burlington WA on 12 PM, Feb 9th.


Lunch will be dutch pay (around 16$ per person).

Then we will move to my house together and spend 4 hours and finish around 5pm.


If you are interested in the meeting, please send me a private message to me by Saturday Feb 2nd.

If there are more than 4 people interested in the meeting, then I will select 4 people with more activity in the forum.

On Sunday Feb 3rd, I will send invitation up to 4 people indicating the address of restaurant and my cell phone no by PM.
Love the Lansche speakers! I am sure those sound awesome. Nice tubes as well...

I first heard Lansche speakers back in about 2007 or 8 from a Swiss guy who had a pair of Lansche Goa speakers. This was a predecessor of the Cubus and it had an active xover for the bass but required two high quality amps...I was happy to oblige and sell him a couple of KR Audio Kronzilla stereo amps to drive them. Really great sound.

Too bad I am in Europe or I would definitely take you up on the kind offer. If you are ever in Europe you are welcome to visit me in Switzerland.
 
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thomask

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Thanks for your kind word.

I had been happy with Lansche 4.1 since 2007.

Swiss make lot of excellent audios.

I will contact you when I visit Swiss again.

I had been to Swiss three times but only less than 3 days short trip.

Thomas
 

thomask

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One of plasma tweeter stopped working today.

It has been 5 years and 5000 hours on it.

Thus it is about time to replace it.

I had contact with Lansche Audio for replacement.

But I did not expect it to die before Feb 9th.

Without one tweeter working, the imaging and balance is not normal.

I have to cancel the invitation on Feb 9th.

Thanks a lot to those who expressed intention to come over to my house.

I will arrange the new date after I get new replacement tweeter.


Thomas
 
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thomask

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I received new plasma tweeters yesterday.

They sound better than old one.

Shall I make a date of invitation like March 16th?

We will meet at restaurant near Burlington WA on 12 PM, March 16th.


Then we will move to my house together and spend 4 hours and finish around 5 pm.

I also welcome member living in BC Canada.

My house is 50 minutes from Border.
 
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Ron Resnick

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We will meet at restaurant near Burlington WA on 12 PM, March 16th.

Lunch will be dutch pay (around 16$ per person).

. . .

You have a beautiful listening space, and great components!

I think it is a wonderful idea that you are inviting members to your home to solicit their opinions!

But why so cheap? These volunteers are kind enough to visit you from some distance away and to help you, and you won’t spring for their modest lunches?
 
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thomask

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You have a beautiful listening space, and great components!

I think it is a wonderful idea that you are inviting members to your home to solicit their opinions!

But why so cheap? These volunteers are kind enough to visit you from some distance away and to help you, and you won’t spring for their modest lunches?
I am willing to pay for lunch

You are right.

I welcome your opinion.
 
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thomask

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Hello



My system sound even better after using new Zenwave D4 digital cables and tube rolling.



We will meet in front of Market Buffet inside Skagit Casino at 12PM on March 16th.

5984 North Darrk Ln
Bow, WA 98232

Please send me PM if you are interested joining the party.

You could bring one or two of your favorite redbook CD.

best wishes

Thomas
 
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Kingrex

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I made some time to meet Thomas and listen to his setup. There was suppose to be 4 of us. One called ahead sick, another the following day for some reason and one just fell off the earth. If you accept an invitation you are taking a spot others may want. If your not interested, don't accept. Thomas was rightfully upset. Anyhow, the system.

I have listened to some nice systems in the last 4 ot 5 years. Only 1 made tears come to my eyes. That was a gigantic horn system playing Dylan. Thomas's was the second. What really surprised me was it was to a Elvis song. It was a slow ballad. "I am so lonesome tonight". I'm not an Elvis fan, but the Lanche speakers and Line Magnetic amp produced such a strikingly real, Elvis is in the house play, it took me by surprise. There is something about how clean and dynamically quick the Lanche play. Voices are spooky real. If you closed your eyes, it would be hard to tell Charlie's setup from a live singer through a PA.

Thomas played some other small scale music. Mostly vocal with limited Instruments. I then asked him to play The Nutcracker. Call me weird. I have about 6 versions of that album. Never have I heard such a breath of life like the Lanche /Line M put out. You can hear the hall like your in it. Out of all the great systems I have heard, this was at the top of the close your eyes and your in the symphony sound . It was so, so real. I'm pretty impressed with what the Corona Plasma tweeter can do.

Everything was CD playback and the system was room processed and equalized to hand off below 50 hertz to a basic PSB sub. I'm excited about this as I'm about to biamp my speakers which means I will be using an active crossover. I liked what I heard so I hope what I make at home works somewhat as well.

In all, high praise to Charlie for a well tuned, top class system to enjoy.

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thomask

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I made some time to meet Thomas and listen to his setup. There was suppose to be 4 of us. One called ahead sick, another the following day for some reason and one just fell off the earth. If you accept an invitation you are taking a spot others may want. If your not interested, don't accept. Thomas was rightfully upset. Anyhow, the system.

I have listened to some nice systems in the last 4 ot 5 years. Only 1 made tears come to my eyes. That was a gigantic horn system playing Dylan. Thomas's was the second. What really surprised me was it was to a Elvis song. It was a slow ballad. "I am so lonesome tonight". I'm not an Elvis fan, but the Lanche speakers and Line Magnetic amp produced such a strikingly real, Elvis is in the house play, it took me by surprise. There is something about how clean and dynamically quick the Lanche play. Voices are spooky real. If you closed your eyes, it would be hard to tell Charlie's setup from a live singer through a PA.

Thomas played some other small scale music. Mostly vocal with limited Instruments. I then asked him to play The Nutcracker. Call me weird. I have about 6 versions of that album. Never have I heard such a breath of life like the Lanche /Line M put out. You can hear the hall like your in it. Out of all the great systems I have heard, this was at the top of the close your eyes and your in the symphony sound . It was so, so real. I'm pretty impressed with what the Corona Plasma tweeter can do.

Everything was CD playback and the system was room processed and equalized to hand off below 50 hertz to a basic PSB sub. I'm excited about this as I'm about to biamp my speakers which means I will be using an active crossover. I liked what I heard so I hope what I make at home works somewhat as well.

In all, high praise to Charlie for a well tuned, top class system to enjoy.

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Thanks a lot Rex for your wonderful expression.

If I add one more thing, I switched blindly between two digital cables by remote and asked Rex which one he prefers.

He prefers Zenwave D4 digital cable to Silnote Morpeus II with more clarity and transparency.


But with some bright recording, I use Silnote digital cable for more forgiving sound.

It was really nice to meet Rex.

I also look forward to hearing his system someday.

Thomas
 
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