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SWL

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  1. My concern is mainly about years from now. At this point I don't think anyone has that answer but it's got to be in the back of everyone's mind. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. It's a genuine concern of mine but I'll admit that I'm not as well informed as I should/could be. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. I had a pair of Forte ll's once.....swore they were the worst sounding speaker I ever owned. Sold them to a guy that had pretty much evey type of Heritage speaker in his house. When I delivered the Forte ll's he had his K-horns playing powered by a 200 watt Carver amp. To me it sounded very forgettable. Nothing to write home about. In fact, it sounded pretty sad.....but anyway........ He hooked up the Forte ll's to the same amp plopped down right in front of the K-horns. At that moment, those Forte ll's sounded phenomenal. Better than the K-horns. Beats the hell outta me but that's how it went down. So there's that.[emoji39] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    What I Got Today!

    Yeah that's why it's in the cave.....but actually it's not quite as obnoxious looking in person as it is in most pics. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    What I Got Today!

    Thought I'd play with one of these and compare it to the Schiit Loki.... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. That's interesting. It's been my experience with 30's that they want good two channel equipment to sound their best.....and frankly, sounded like a joke with AVR recievers. Especially Denon. RF-7's on the other hand did ok with AVR recievers. My ears were bleeding.....but they did ok. Excellent for movies though. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. I can't escape the fact that when I really want to get into the music....and I mean the music as well as the sound quality....I always lean towards the rich, warm sound I get from my tube amps. In my main listening room I have it set up so that I use the same speakers but my equipment rack/shelves are loaded with tube and solid state gear. A simple flip flop of a couple wires and I can make the change depending on mood, type of music or whatever. I typically start off with solid state. Usually I stick with solid state but when the mood strikes.....usually later into the night but not neccesarily.....I'll switch over to tubes and I just appreciate it that much more. Sometimes I'm more into the snappier sound from solid state and sometimes it's more about the sweet, warm laid back sound of tubes. If I had to go back strictly to one or the other......man, I don't even want to think about it LOL. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    What I Got Today!

    Yes, my first grandchild. I just have one daughter. I raised her by myself and with her getting married this time last year (to a great guy) and now following through with their plan to have a child I'm feeling very proud of her. They've really got their act together. However I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned about raising a child in this day and age.....can't help it. It's a gut feeling but I'm confident they will be excellent role models/examples for their child. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    What I Got Today!

    Today I got the news that I'm gonna be a Grandpa. [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. If you can do both a ss system and a tube system I say go for it. I have both and love it. Keeps me on my toes. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Bob helped me out a great deal over the years like he did so many others here. A genuinely good person and will be missed. RIP Bob. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Schiit Amps?

    That's cool. I noticed an improvement going with Vidar mono-blocks vs just one in stereo. Not sure if it's the added power or if it's the fact that the channels are now seperated in separate chassis but it was definitely worth getting the second Vidar IMO. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Schiit Amps?

    That's cool.....with what speakers? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Schiit Amps?

    Well it's a good thing I still have my Crown amps.....[emoji33] Today was the day I finally laid into these Vidar amps. Hooked up as mono-blocks, 400 watts @ 8 ohms into KLF-30's. I started with the Saga+ preamp. Cranked that sucker and it sounded nice. Real nice. Too nice. I knew if I wanted to really flex some muscle I had to bring up one of my Marantz preamps. So the Model 3600 is my go to preamp for really rocking hard. Hooked up the 3600 and immediately went to the hard stuff. Even went with some Infected Mushroom. Bass that has flung the clock off the wall plenty of times in the past. That sucker was rockin at 110db. So clean and effortless. The Vidars were getting pretty warm but not quite hot after about three songs. Then one of the Vidars went into protection. You gotta be kidding me? Well, it did what it was supposed to do..... I don't think I've ever owned an amp that sounded so clean and smooth at 110db. However, the next time I wanna crank Metallica north of 110db it'll be with my Crown amps. Never ending balls that sound anything but polite. Perfect for the heavy stuff. So the Vidars are not party amplifiers but they damn sure are audiophile amplifiers and that's why I bought them. Clean, smooth and quiet. Love em. [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. Now we're talkin.....but is that all you got? [emoji39] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  16. Yeah, too many variables. You just gotta experiment with your particular combination of sub, speakers, room and 'your' ears. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  17. I finally got Qobuz to work through the Bluos app. Not sure what happened and it's almost certainly a fault on my part but sure seemed fishy.... It was kinda bugging me because I've read so many times that Qobuz gets the nod when it comes to sound quality. Well now I can say that I definitely agree with that so I signed up with Qobuz and dropped Tidal. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  18. Nice. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  19. That's awesome LOL. I come here for the pain and the pleasure. [emoji39] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  20. Very nice sounding, like new DAC. Only used it a few times. $100 bucks includes shipping. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    What I Got Today!

    Topping E30 DAC Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    SOLD

    PM sent. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  23. How does this sub compare to the Tuba subs? (Bill Fitzmaurice) Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  24. I use those on my Scott tube integrateds. They work good. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  25. Yeah the Bears started out pretty good but even with five wins they really weren't that good. Now they're just getting worse. Been a Bear fan my whole life this is getting very frustrating. Ya know what I mean? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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