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    Redgum interconnects

    superb suːˈpəːb/ adjective adjective: superb 1. very good; excellent. "a superb performance" synonyms:excellent, superlative, first-rate, first-class, superior, supreme, outstanding, remarkable, dazzling, marvellous, magnificent, wonderful, splendid, admirable, noteworthy, impressive, fine, exquisite, exceptional, glorious, sublime, perfect, of the first order, of the first water; More informalgreat, fantastic, fabulous, stellar, terrific, super, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, awesome, amazeballs, ace, cool, A1, tip-top; informalbrilliant, brill, smashing, bosting; informalon fleek; informalbadass "he scored a superb goal" antonyms:poor, inferior 2. impressively splendid. "the Bey of Tunis was building himself a superb mausoleum" synonyms:magnificent, majestic, splendid, grand, impressive, imposing, awe-inspiring, breathtaking; And I'll state once again "they are a good bang for buck cable" , definitely not a Superb Cable, for very reasonable price. IME I have many Cables which are far closer to "superb" than the White Pearls. The White Pearls are a good recommendation for the money and I would recommend over the Redgums, but there is no way they can be called a "Superb Cable", that would be misleading to the OP. Hope this is understood this time.
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    Redgum interconnects

    Having a quiet little chuckle at the $150 RRP+?
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    Redgum interconnects

    Hmm, having many Cables over the years, I wouldn't be labelling the White Pearls as "Superb". Agree they are a good bang for buck Cable and well made, but calling them "superb" is way over the top.
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    Sound equipment What to buy?

    Hi Malibu, Do you attend "live" music gigs? If you do I don't feel B&W Speakers will cut it for you. They are a "soulless, emotionless" Speaker. Also at least from my experience of Emotiva XPA-2, although heavy in actual physical weight, it is a little lightweight in musical presentation. Was ok value when you could bring them in under 1k, now nearly double. You can do much better. I set up a pair of the Richter Dragons mentioned for a mate and while quite good, The SA Ranger Masters below are a big step up and a "Big Rock" Speaker in a slimline body, and can be used close to a rear wall. For reasonable dollars a Vincent SA-94 is a "Big Rock" Amp. Up the ante and SP-998 Mono Blocks sound sublime with the Ranger Masters. Don't cheap out on Amp as these Speakers will reveal limitations. A good Tube Pre and also quality Cables need to be budgeted for. As mentioned rug, drapes, bookcases with CD's or Books behind Speakers will help immensely. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/250855-system-audio-ranger-master-speakers/
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    Poll: Your system's amplification: Valve or Solid-state?

    Don't listen in Autumn?😊
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    China Made Audiophile Speakers

    http://www.badahi-fi.com/eng/detail.asp?id=127 Heard these quite a few years back. Sounded very good for a 2k Speaker. I don't think the E-Bayer is bringing them in any more.
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    China Made Audiophile Speakers

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    China Made Audiophile Speakers

    Having auditioned the AC V10F's a couple of times 4-5 years back I would think the V12F's would be.
  9. Be interested to know what model Audio Research Pre-Amp that was. Every Audio Research Pre-Amp I've heard absolutely trounces an ME-25.
  10. Also the OP's criteria states musical not clinical.
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    RIP Rick E Vengeance

    Sad to hear. Listened to his show on radio quite regularly back around '80/81.
  12. That height restriction is certainly going to eliminate many potential contenders. The Prima Luna which is too big, you seemed to like apart from the Bass. @TerryO has had extensive upgrades/mod's done. Perhaps he can expand on Bass performance with the upgrades. Could a 2nd hand Luxman fit the bill? Height may be an issue?
  13. Besides anything else, arn't they both more than 14.5cm. high?
  14. Think you could find one with a bit of patience & wheeling & dealing. Would be pretty close to the OP's requirements, soundwise, apart from maybe the front row requirement?