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Max2 last won the day on August 25 2014

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    Beyma CP 25 tweeters
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  1. Max2

    crypto currency

    Pokemon cards a better investment
  2. So once again, this concludes that "ignorance is bliss" no matter what side of the table you're on with this....
  3. Find an upper end AVR and just use the pre outs if you want something cheap.
  4. Ribbon Sapele Mahogany. That price is way too cheap, almost skeptical. Someone go nab these please
  5. Max2

    Yeah, why?

    Yet the most simple statements such as that with blinding truth just seem to make others want to jump out of a window. I didnt hear dumb and stupid or any name calling, just stated facts.
  6. A lot of factors going in to it all. Not even going to get in to the supply chain of funds or currency, but that will be a really scary thought. The good thing is, I think we're over the hump for the most part. There is no shortage of wood around here and prices are continuing to come down some and hopefully back close to normal by Spring of '22. Supply chain is the big issue, no one can get caught up. Almost get your Arse run over by a 18 wheeler lately on the interstate, well that because they're hiring anyone that can pass a pee test, get a CDL and back a trailer half azz that is. Did Amazon bowl your package down your sidewalk like you just saw on your Ring monitor? Well that's because they're hiring anyone with a pulse too. Covid shut down a big part of manufacturing, especially in factories, mills and anything union affiliated. Oh, also after the Govt bribe, many people figured out uncle Sam would pay them more to sit at home and accelerate their ailments, than to go to work. Then you have the 80% of crap that we use everyday from our good friends in Asia. Yep, they just whacked, stacked and stuffed those poor people in their hovels and put a lock on the door and gate over there, so there goes our trinkets and more importantly, our chip builders. There goes little Johnny's Xbox for last years X-mas, doesn't look like it will be here this Xmas and the plethora of options GM cant pull off without chips for moms new Chevy Tahoe. We have fruit and Veggies here in the US dying on the vine. Oh, and we have, I don't know, 200k or so company coming to visit this year, with another 100k to show in the remaining months and its a good thing they're all highly educated and skilled, because we need more intelligence here. So things just stopped for a while and a certain group thought now was the best time to throw a load of bones on the porch to make sure the dogs laid around instead of hunting. Now the Dogs wont hunt, they're hoping their "master" stays around and will do whatever is necessary to make sure he keeps throwing those bones. Meanwhile the Farmer that owns the Crop house, the dogs and pays the Master is going to go broke and the Dogs and Master have no clue they're going to be eating out of a creek shortly.
  7. I think it would be difficult for me to just sit down with my system and distinguish two (new to me) SS amps that are very comparable build and spec. wise. However, I do think once you get some hours under your belt, its easier to pick out the differences in a fully treated listening area. Most people don't have any treatments, they have poor walls, bad corners, strange room shape and opening floor plans, bad speaker placement, etc. Getting the most from what you have is cheaper and brings more to the table than a quick and expensive component change. Treatment is everything and it took me 20 years to finally be convinced by it. Now, I can tell you its everything to my ears. I ran a Fischer 100X2 SS amp and a old Onkyp pre that was all I knew back in the late 80's, hooked up to a pair of CW II's. I wish I still had those two components, just to let me know where I am today. I ran a first gen EMO XP5 or something like that through my modded K's from a fellow friend and the noise floor was so bad from the elevated input sensitivity it was literal insanity at idle and low level listening, but it sounded great on his Maggies. I also tried an Outlaw 5 or 7 channel amp many years ago, and it was an impressive and clean amp. I actually went to buy it after the audition and the owner fried it before I got there. I heard a pair of mono MC 30's back in the mid 90's hooked up to a pair of Heresy's at a friend of a friends house in Memphis. Let me say, this was one of the finest sounding setups I have ever listened to and I have never heard anything so lush. It wasn't analytical or even accurate, but it just oozed dreamy brass, vocals and just electrified the room. From Blues to Jazz, which was all he listened to, I was just floored by it. When my ticket comes in, I will own two sets of 30's. Right now, I am running a MC7205 feeding K's up front and LS's in the rear. I set this up when the lossless multi channel audio was the big thing, and it still is in my book whether two channel or multi is involved. This amp is a bit cold and analytical, but extremely accurate and unforgiving. Is specs are off the chart in cleanliness, but you pay for this with the compromise of thinner SS sound. Its dead silent at idle and layers the content incredibly. I have called it good on this one, teamed up with a Marantz 8802a Pre. I know there are many, better multi channel amps out there, but I have slacked off from the hunt with my aging ears. I have heard many amps here and there, but you just cant give anything a fair shake until its sitting in your mix for a while. They all pretty much do the same thing, but the topography and components do change things up. Diminishing returns were mentioned earlier in the thread and that is a nail hit on the head after you reach a certain level of quality IMO. Rounding back to the initial thread question. I think there is no doubt the majority here could listen to a intricate and/or delicate passage from one of their favorite artists they have heard for decades that they were familiar with, spending maybe 3-5 nights listening to actually hear differences to very similar built amps. However, if your room isnt treated or at least a halfway, you just might not. From the amount of Reverb and Echo I have previously had, I know I likely couldnt.
  8. I am doubting very, very few here and possibly any could pick out the difference in the base poly Daytons as compared to a filmed Soni's. You got a solid set of Networks there for $300. Save your coins and pick up some Theta's, Jupiters or Mundorfs for the high pass later on.
  9. Max2

    Death Clock

    Skinny bunch here
  10. I think they look fabulous and if they're going down in the upper teen cycles, well thats remarkable. Unfortunately, its safe to say a pair will never make it to my Castle....
  11. All dedicated centers are lackluster IMO. If space is an issue, I would look for a used C7. Sensitivity is up there (99db) and it has a very decent horn for dialogue. Having said that, match your fronts if you can get away with it.
  12. Heresy. Walnut, raw finish ? 1988 or 1985? Someone will confirm
  13. Max2

    Carbon Steel Pan

    Nah. How to properly fillet a fish. The knives will come out then
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