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  1. @rantan, that’s interesting thanks. Can you pls clarify if you had all or some of your hifi components plugged into these boards as part of this test. If the latter, which components were involved in test?
  2. I compared the the Rock and the Mountain XLRs. The Mountain had a significantly deeper and more engaging soundstage but the Rock was no slouch in this regard. Cant recall other differences as it was a couple of years ago. I found the vdh cables to be a good match for my system which can be a bit on the bright side.
  3. I agree with this assessment. My home got broken into a few ago by a ‘random’ burglar. They didn’t touch the stereo at all but took the PlayStation, wii and games that were sitting right next to it. They also ransacked main bedroom. Police said that the majority of random burglaries like that are people with drug problems looking for cash, jewellery or other items that can be readily sold for cash. While they might return a few months later, many do not even remember where they were because they were so high at the time. This sounds very different to the Ops case. Will keep an eye out for items above. Hopefully you have a few serial numbers written down somewhere.
  4. I have had the same Mk 4’s with focal drivers for 15 years. These speakers are capable of remarkably focussed imaging for speakers of this size and can produce a huge soundstage. The bass has an effortless non-boxed in feel to it. While the extra bass drivers included in the bass bins are more commonly included within towers by speaker manufacturers these days, and Greg Osborn does offer a tower version of the Epitome, personally I believe the separate bass units arrangement is the better option if space allows. Not only does it provide flexibility for placement which can help deal with room nodes, but placing the bins outside the main speakers improves the soundstage noticeably. There is also the option of just using the main speakers if space is limited - You just need to flick a switch on the back so that the appropriate adjustment to frequency response is made. Or, like I did upon moving into a house with a smaller listening room, you can always turn the bass bins upside down and put them on top of the main speakers to operate as a tower! Looks gastly but works a treat! One could easily spend 10k on a speaker and not get as good a sound as from these. GLWTS!!
  5. Limited budgets and small rooms can be addressed over time, but WAF can be another story !! Sounds like tubularbells has it sorted though [emoji3]
  6. I used to have a pair of these and loved them. Super price. GLWTS.
  7. Singxer SU-6 is a more refined version of SU-1 and would give the Mutec a better run for its money. Some reports on Headfi of people preferring the SU-6 over Mutec in their systems. I have heard both in my system at different times and both resulted in significant improvement. Don’t know which was better though.
  8. Good thoughts and suggestions. Today is R U OK day.
  9. The continual pursuit of audio nirvana, or at least system perfection, can sometimes feel like one is chasing their tail, which can be tiring and at times demoralising, and may justify taking a break. Not sure if that has anything to do with the Ops comment..
  10. A couple of Sonus Play 5’s if budget allows. Down the track grab a Rel T5 here on SNA which will make for a good little system for the rumpus and future parties, and your son’s teenage ‘gatherings’!
  11. Item: Curious USB Cable Regen Link 200mm Location: Melbourne Price: $95 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Debit Extra Info: Can post within Australia for a flat rate of $7 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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