Albert Porter's System

I would say categorically that1) It sounded abolutely wonderful last nite2) It sounded the best I have heard from his current system

posted about 9 years ago

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Till death do us part

As I remember, your physical setup is exactly what used to appear in the QUAD ads back in the 60-70's. Speakers were positioned on the floor, up relatively close. Of course the trus...

posted almost 11 years ago

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KLH Nines

I have Marantz 7 and 8b that need restoration. Do you have a recommendation as to who can do this? I presume you restored them to their original status and didn't try to "improve"...

posted over 11 years ago

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Good Performance/Price Ratio

Computer audio (vs CD) seems to be the way to go in the future. I have created a sort of a poor man's Soolos with Windows XP computers, MediaMonkey, Airport Expressi (to several rooms for non criti...

posted almost 13 years ago

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Major Downgrade

Q: Who is listening and enjoying the music more than you?A: No one.

posted about 14 years ago

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A Laptop but no CDs, Vinyl or Preamp

Also agree that "looks matter". The electronic jungle in some setups almost never helps the spouse acceptance factor and just reinforces/confirms to the outside world that audioph...

posted over 14 years ago

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A Laptop but no CDs, Vinyl or Preamp

What I meant to convey was that a RAW photography file has not been manipulated (as much, anyway)as a JPEG (or other lossy format) file and thus has less artifact associated with it. At any...

posted over 14 years ago

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A Laptop but no CDs, Vinyl or Preamp

It seems to me, one sould always get the music in the highest resolution possible. The hifi equipment may improve and be able to take advantage of higher resolutions some day. This is &quot...

posted over 14 years ago

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Hi rez achieved while maintaining decor...

Exactly. It is possible to have great sound without stuff cluttering the room.Perhaps your cabinet maker could even bifold the upper doors so you could listen with the cabinets open...

posted almost 15 years ago

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Good Performance/Price Ratio

Nils: Thank you for the complement. My designer (er, wife) will appreciate it. Wood trim on speaker is black but grill cloths are actually a darkish gray. Picture was done by Albert Porter ...

posted almost 15 years ago

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MikeTabor's Toy Box

That's a good idea - the "cubbyhole" for the equipment.

posted almost 15 years ago

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The Magnepan Altar: Realization

Nice.I agree that tweeters on the outside are the way to go, too.

posted almost 15 years ago

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Equipment collectors are prententious people

A new diagnosis can be added to the DSM Manual: "HiFi Hoarding Syndrome" or "HHS" for short. Or maybe Carlos' Syndrome. Congratulations - you are now famous.

posted over 15 years ago

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Equipment collectors are prententious people

Pretentious, who knows?Dysfunctional organizational skills, for sure, though.

posted over 15 years ago

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My Old School Wilson Audio Set-up

We appreciate your service to the country more than we express most days.

posted over 15 years ago

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Albert Porter's System

You should (go and) listen before you leap (off the cliff into thin air). Things do sound pretty good at Albert's place.

posted over 15 years ago

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Good Performance/Price Ratio

Thank you very much.

posted over 15 years ago

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Mike D's System

"I have this thing for not having anything in between the speakers or behind them. Helps with visualizing the image"I totally agree. I think this has a huge effect as our ear-brai...

posted over 15 years ago

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Good Performance/Price Ratio

Very nice upgrade with new tube phono stage.

posted over 15 years ago

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VAC, Vitus, and Montana

Great looking room. I should think you could hear way behind and to the outside of these speakers.

posted over 15 years ago

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Audio Destination

Great looking room. I should think you could hear way behind and to the outside of these speakers.

posted over 15 years ago

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Mike Lavigne's System

No, no. No critiquing here as I think you have a world class set up with regard to room, eqpt and attention to detail. I was looking for your thoughts, experience and opinions.I am of the b...

posted almost 16 years ago

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Mike Lavigne's System

"personally; i find it to be obvious that my concentration on the music is best when the room is dim my eyes are nearly shut. i'm no neurologist; but i assume that when your eyes are shut or when i...

posted almost 16 years ago

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Good Performance/Price Ratio

mjp:Mitch4tThanks. With a glass of wine (or two) one can occasionally suspend disbelief and imagine a small ensemble or soloist is performing in front of the fireplace in my living room.

posted almost 16 years ago

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Mike Lavigne's System

Actually, Loxodrome's comments are designed to be taken with a large grain of salt as is demonstrated on his System page, under 'Reading'.

posted almost 16 years ago

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