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Room Details

Dimensions: 24’ × 15’  Large
Ceiling: 8’


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    • Avantgarde Mezzo XD
    • Tannoy Canterbury Gold Reference
    • Tannoy Westminster Royal
    Westminster Royal Gold Reference
    • Shindo Vosne-Romanee
    Lovely tube sounds
    • Tenor S175
    The BEST
    • Harbeth M40.1
    Worlds best Speaker
    • Kronos Sparta
    Ultimate Analog
    • Air Tight ATM-3
    • Air Tight ATC-2
    • EMM Labs CDSA SE
    • Kronos Sparta
    • DeVore Fidelity O/96
    • PMC IB2i
    • Sonus Faber Cremona Elipsa
    • Vienna Acoustics The Music
    • Air Tight ATE-2 & ATH3
    Phono stage plus Step up transformer
    • Kondo AudioNote Japan Overture 2
    • Luxman L595 A Special Edition
    • Bakoon 13r
    • Harbeth SHL5
    • Harbeth C7XD
    • Harbeth M40.3XD

Comments 28

128x128
Looks like a fun time was had! Nice systems.

audiobroke

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What a wonderful journey. Could you please write more about the differences between Harbeth 40.1 und 40.3 and between Canterbury and Westminster? And after all these years, which kind of music do you like most on the Harbeth resp. on the Tannoys?
Thanks a lot!

breezer

Center
Avantgarde, Harbeth and Air Tight... OH MY!

Fantastic selection of gear.  One of my top 3 systems on Audiogon, or on any forum for that matter... Bravo!

pdreher

Center
Very nice.

joeinid

Center
Back to Tannoy says it all!!! I agree wholeheartedly. No. 1 is Tannoy Westminster.

Ag insider logo xs@2xshadorne

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Wish I'd been there through the ride!!

lefatshe

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That was an incredible ride through your audiophile journey! Wow. Are you at the concert, yet?

lefatshe

Center
Owner
Hi honeyooi, I have both ATE2 and ATC2 the ATE2 is find phonostage that can work as pre amp as well but I need the few more inputs so I'm keeping both. 
Thanks

bluejazz

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Hi,
Nice system!
Since you own both Air tight ATE-2 & ATC-2 ,which better pre?
,and look you ditched the ATE and keep ATC.
Thanks

Ag insider logo xs@2xhoneyooi

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Owner
@ pdreher : Good question Paul ! VAC is excellent product and yes they are dead quiet tube gear. Big congrats! 

I have been used ....hmmmm... let me count :) 

McIntosh MC601's , 275's , Manley Labs Snapper , ASR Emitter , NewAudioFrontiers 845 , Shindo CC80's , Montille CV391,LFD NCSE MKII, Naim 250.2 with 282 etc....

So far my current amps drive them best ever Paul. They are AirTight ATM3 monos , ATC2, ATE-2 with ATH3 full set up. I love them. They can drive them any speakers with full flavour of tube and SS slam in to it. 

As per SS , The LFD NCSE MKII was the best I ever heard. 

bluejazz

Center
What amps have you used with your 40.1's that brought you the most satisfaction?  I've moved from the VAC 70/70 Signature to a VAC Phi 200... both quite good, just different flavors with the 70/70 excelling with vocals and jazz, while the Phi 200 being more neutral and performing better with rock and providing a quieter, blacker background.

pdreher

Center
Owner
Thank you Spencer. Appreciated it :)

bluejazz

Center
Owner
Hi Jason, Very good question....The Harbeth has a better mid range and the O/96 was more dynamic however my choice would be the Harbeth for desert speakers. :)

bluejazz

Center
Beautiful system. Love the Kronos tables, which made a great impression when I met Louis and got to hear them. Nice to see wise matches of amps/speakers. Enjoy,
Spencer

sbank

Center
Hi Bluejazz,

Very impressive system; how would you compare the Harbeth vs. the DeVore? 

Jason

jayrossi13

Center
Owner
Jeff, Thanks you for compliment. In regards to best speakers...I would say the Harbeth M40.1 is my top 3 all time favorite. No 1 is Tannoy Westminster :)

bluejazz

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You have 3 of my favorite speakers. Is the Harbeth the best of bunch?

jeff1225

Center
Owner
HI Honeyyooi , I used the EAR868 in my system and it was little too mushy to my ears. The ATC2 sounds more detail with more punch to it but without losing any tube sweet sounds. I would highly recommend it especially with AirTight amps .

bluejazz

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Hi bluejazz,
What you think about the ATC-2 ,did you try other pre to match with your Air Tight amp?
Im using the ATM-2 with EAR 868 ,and look to upgrade my pre to ATC2 next time.
Thanks

Ag insider logo xs@2xhoneyooi

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Owner
Thanks guys for kind words. Still continuing my journey :)

bluejazz

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Beautiful system.  (Tannoy). I own the Canterbury GR and would love to hear the Tenor with Tannoy.  I have owned a number of high end amps including Levinson, Vitus and Zanden.  How do you describe the Tennor/Tannoy combo??

bullot

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Must sound amazing!

elem79

Center
What amp/pre combo are you using to power your M-40.1's?

pdreher

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Great system, Bluejazz!

socfan12

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