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  1. Richard is a clever cookie. Took him 10 years of R&D to design his pistonic drivers. Details and video below: https://www.vandersteen.com/news/the-truth-about-pistonic-driver-cones
  2. Thanks Russ. It’s great to have a transparent system that allows me to hear changes and the degree of the change – and if the result is better than before…..fortunately the results have been! I have an Ayre pre-amp (KXR-20) and my AR is the REF3 Phono. I also have Ayre MXR-20 mono blocks. Being in little old Adelaide it would be a large expense for me to try an AR pre-amp and AR mono blocks. Plus the time to do it! Richard Vandersteen – the designer of my Vandersteen 7 speakers makes his own amps specifically tailored to his higher range of speak
  3. Highly recommend the DPS.....detail with musicality (hard to explain...ya gotta hear it!...with the DPS arm).... https://www.audiomagic.com.au/product/detail/638/bauer-audio-dps-3-turntable-in-cherry-without-tonearm
  4. GREAT power conditioner and power cables!!! Hear more! You don't know what you've been missing!!!
  5. INSANE bargain price. Drivers made by Thiel - designed by the late great Jim Thiel (RIP). These speakers are neutral and play what they are fed. Time and phase coherent to boot. GLWTS
  6. When I was in Singapore some of the guys just dropped a digit from the price (!) if their Mrs asked them what their new toy was worth!!!!
  7. Hi Blake, AQ are the best I have heard....or not heard...as they allow you to hear MORE! ESPECIALLY their new power cables and speaker cables. Cheers
  8. I am sure a lot of us can relate to this story! https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/mans-wife-forces-him-to-sell-ps5-after-discovering-its-not-an-air-purifier/news-story/cab5c24b54fb6e58bc6dadf35cad6e9f?utm_campaign=EditorialSB&utm_source=news.com.au&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=SocialBakers
  9. And the most beautiful box set I have ever seen. Keith Richards Talk is Cheap super deluxe box set. The presentation and the thought that went into the box makes this a unique work of art. Some details about the box: They are unique, hand-built and aged by Fender, using the same technique and materials as Keith Richards' Vintage Telecaster "Micawber". This 2CD and 2Vinyl reissue, in addition to the remastered album 'Talk Is Cheap', also includes 6 additional and unpublished tracks. The boxed formats "Super Deluxe" and "Del
  10. Just came across this thread and subscribed! My fave box set: The Classic Records Led Zeppelin 45 rpm Box Set consists of 48 single sided 12" records housed in a special Classic Records Road Case. The titles include Led Zeppelin I, II , III, IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti, Presence, In Through the Out Door, and Coda with each spread out over either four or eight sides depending on whether the original LP was a single or double. These 45 rpm sides were cut at the same time as the 33 rpm discs and as such DO NOT represent a remastering that is different from th
  11. Insane price for an extremely great integrated. One would have to pay a LOT more to get better than this (my opinion). GLWTS
  12. Thanks for the write up @Cello Sweet.! Where to indeed Professor.....where to indeed.....! Couple of upgrades still to come!
  13. Some more serious listening over the last few days....and a quick session with @Cello Sweet.today to have a listen to the upgraded phono (Audio Research 3SE). It has had some more time to "burn in". Heard more transparency and a MUCH blacker background. Sound just came from thin air - which it does anyway but I hope you know what I mean! Very happy camper at the moment!!! More upgrades to come.....stand by!
  14. Just received the most beautiful box set I have ever seen. Keith Richards Talk is Cheap super deluxe box set. The presentation and the thought that went into the box makes this a unique work of art. Some details about the box: They are unique, hand-built and aged by Fender, using the same technique and materials as Keith Richards' Vintage Telecaster "Micawber". This 2CD and 2Vinyl reissue, in addition to the remastered album 'Talk Is Cheap', also includes 6 additional and unpublished tracks. The boxed formats "Super
  15. Had a quick listen to the the new (upgraded) Audio Research REF3SE Phono. Initial thoughts: Lower noise floor, FAR more of a blacker background, more "clarity" to the music, less "hash" - smoother perhaps. VERY impressed so far. More listening to do. And yes, alas, more upgrades coming as well....! Stay tuned! Will it EVER end?! Upgraded system specs and system pix below. Equipment: Vandersteen Model Seven loudspeakers dCS Puccini SACD/CD player & DAC dCS Puccini U-Clock Bauer dps 3/Ayre Turntable L
  16. Upgrade done....it's in the Death Star! Stay tuned for listening session results!
  17. Thanks mate! Yes, Power would be a great middle name! My wife didn't let me name him Kobe or Jordan........... Ended up as a Max and both very happy!
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