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  1. It's funny I was looking at those speakers and considering auditioning them because they were on sale down from $1600 RRP. They look the real deal and I bet they sound pretty good as well. Throw a blanket on the floor, put a phonebook under each speaker, see if that makes a difference, hang a blanket over the window, experiment a little. This is a hobby for the long term, and everyone gets a little panicky after shedding out some substantial cash, even the guy who spends a hundred thousand $ sweats a little and feels s sphincter contraction momentarily. You are not alone! Speaker choice was a good one I am willing to bet.
  2. May I ask the OP how long have you had your new speakers? What music and how did the seller play the music, was it louder than you usually play, big room, small room? Maybe take a few weeks get used to your new speakers, have a play around with positioning, relax and enjoy them for a while take some time, just listen to the music instead of listening to the system. Affordable DAC's will still be around weeks from now. There's plenty of people here to help with advice (and spend your money). Just a thought.
  3. Looking at some old hifi magazines from the late 60's and early 70's and looking at the advertising and reviews it seems to me for a while there, that there it was a toss up as to where music reproduction was going and it could have gone either way, vinyl or cassette tapes as the dominant form. And I wonder why we opted for Vinyl ? Maybe it was the tack feel of cassette cases, the inevitable scratch of the case or the low tech look . I heard Nakamichi Dragon playing cassettes through a high end system that was absolutely first class. Congrats on your purchase looks like a great result.
  4. The Linton is a handsome speaker to say the least, compared to the other two, the B&W looks like an orthopaedic shoe. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on your new speakers.
  5. Thanks everybody all good suggestions I have some work to do by the looks of things. The Neat's the right size but I may have to put a pin in them for another time. Something different which is always interesting to me. I've read good things about the Saxo's, Dali's are closest in the price category, never heard a pair, more homework to do. Keep 'em coming.
  6. I have used these for about a year, and I am allergic to audio fatigue, but I can fall asleep with these in my ear listening to ambient or classical music. I find them quite comfortable for a couple of hours at a time and you can buy them new for around $80 from Amazon and the like. https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/kz-zs10-pro.23715/reviews
  7. Back in the early 70's I was maybe 11 or 12 and a school mate of mine went with his older brother in a dark green Holden Monaro outfitted with an 8 track cartridge player with speakers. It was a specialist dealer that was up by St.Kilda junction. It seemed to take forever and I was bored to tears. Finally it was done and I can still see in my mind's eye the three cartridges he had. "Nilsson Schmilsson", "Cosmo's Factory"and "Machine Head". We drove home slowly and me in the backseat having my ears blasted by the most exciting versions of "Jump into the Fire", "Smoke on the Water" and "I heard it through the grapevine" , it was a revelation. And I wonder if he bought any more tapes after that 'cause as I very vaguely remember they were imported and pretty expensive at the time.
  8. I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of floorstanding speakers with moderate bass frequency range say down to 55hz? I am interested in a 2 to 2.5 way small floorstander for a smaller room letting the room do some of the work of providing the bass. I could use a 2 way standmount speaker but was just interested if there was such a thing as a modest floorstander that wasn't trying to "surprise me with how much bass could emanate from such a small cabinet" factor? I had a pair of small Maggies very many years ago which from memory went to 50Hz which was really nice but they were awkward speakers from size and placement. I never found that they lacked bass but their tops rolled of way too early around 13Khz (SMG's) and I sometimes daydream about their wonderful midrange and holographic qualities ......so where was I?, oh yeah do such moderated bass loaded floorstanders still exist? With the popularity for the subwoofer I thought this type of floorstander would be more prolific. My requirement for "modesty" also includes price.😔
  9. I'm a little confused considering the predicted death of high end audio has been threatened for years, the corporate manoeuverings of the last few years indicates there's life and profits still to be had. Marc are you able apply your insider industry knowledge to give some context what this means for the industry in general, where the technology is going and how it will affect the smaller independent brands as well as flourishing boutique brands and suppliers of Hi-Fi gear? I thought the future was going to be soundbars and headphones.
  10. Yep, what @Bronal said. I have the ES-2's but I don't want to get on that upgrade train, what a great price I am astounded these are not gone. I won't wish you GLWTS, these are gone the buyer(s) just doesn't know about them yet.
  11. A friend of mine built a pair of these back in the day. Amazing speakers.
  12. I find this fascinating. There should be more space given to information concerning the industry as a whole, where it is heading, the innovation and politics. But unfortunately I can also see where that would quickly go on a forum such as Stereonet. Insider industry scuttlebutt is always interesting no matter what industry is concerned.
  13. Cambridge 651a Topping D30 Spotify Premium 40 year old pair of Stax Lambda SRD 7 BS Keeping on keeping on.
  14. Yep, gee the mids were great absolutely great. 6 months ago I'd be banging on your door to take these without an audition. Damn.
  15. Is Doug Tipping the guy that built monitor speakers for the ABC? I missed out on a pair of two ways speakers he built where I talked the owner into keeping them as they were so good and he was kind of reluctant to let them go in the first place.
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