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About dbomberger

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    Green Valley, AZ
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    Music, vintage audio, listening to LP's, avoiding the news, exploring all facets of Geezerhood.
  • My System
    PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP, Forte III's, BlueSound Note 2i. 77 Pioneer SX 1250, with Pioneer PL-750. Also Yamaha CA-800-great in class A mode, Outlaw RR 2160 and Klipsch RP-600M for two channel TV.

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  1. And we actually know each other.
  2. Listening to my CWIV's with tubes as we speak. I've owned many speakers and auditioned many more. This is the end game for me (famous last words, I know). Just couldn't be happier. Ignor most if not all naysayers, but be sure to audition them somewhere. I drove 500 miles each way to do so, and knew within about 5 minutes they were what I wanted. I should say that I had Forte III's at the time, and they are also worthy of your consideration-I loved them also. Good luck with your search.
  3. Grew up in Lincoln, lived in North Platte, and Omaha (mostly) until 4.5 years ago when I retired and moved to Green Valley, AZ. A half hour south of Tucson. 20 minutes to home depot, a retirement community of about 30,000. I've always wanted to live in Arizona and when I retired it happened. This is the Sonoran Desert at about 3000 feet. Great place really at least from my perspective. I actually bought my home about four years before I retired and spent plenty of time there before. The annual monsoons started yesterday, and they are a great experience. It does get hot, but much more comfortable than Omaha in the summer.
  4. If I didn't have CWIV's already, I'd be checking these out I think. Don't have other info other than I read on Craigslist. https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/ele/d/surprise-klipsch-cornwall-iv/7149521233.html
  5. This is an amazing album created for his foundation. Something very special about this LP and the performances on it.
  6. Regarding "Amused to Death". Agreed, it is so. Needs to be turned up some at the beginning, but the soundstage is like you said, "uncanny".
  7. Thanks. I wonder what that list is based on. I don't quite believe it. But hey, its the internet so it must be true! I'm with you in thinking that Heresy would have been number 1.
  8. Klipsch Forte II vintage speakers For Sale. KLIPSCH'S #1 SELLING SPEAKER OF ALL TIME. Just saw this as part of an ad on CL for Forte II's. Just curious if this could be true. Where would the info come from? Is there a list of such? Thanks
  9. I auditioned the EVO line last June at Upscale Audio. I had previously auditioned the Mac you have. It was no contest from my perspective. I did save a few hundred bucks and buy the Dialogue Premium HP to go with my Forte III's. Now that I have had my system for nearly six months and have the speakers located and finally made serious progress with Room Acoustics, I'm blown away by the PL. You won't go wrong with the EVO line for sure. Good luck and enjoy.
  10. I acquired a PrimaLuna about six months ago. Can't compare it to anything else since its all I've heard in my listening space, but I'm very satisfied. I use it with my Forte III's, and a TT. All the best in your search-thats part of the fun.
  11. I also live in Arizona, (Green Valley). I went to Upscale Audio and auditioned PL with the Forte III's like I own. I was sold after an hour. I've had my Dialogue Premium HP for about two months and couldn't be happier. If you're up for a trip this far south of Sedona, you would be welcome to come and hear this combination. I'm very happy with the combo. Good luck. Lots of good options out there. Del
  12. I've owned the RR2160 for more than a year. As great as Steve Guttenberg and others who have reviewed it say. Used it with Cornwalls and it was great. Price is so reasonable for what you get. Now it is the centerpiece of my two channel TV system using the RF 600 M's. I am currently enjoying an integrated tube amp for music and really enjoying that as well. I believe you'll like it.
  13. I listened to the MA252 on three different occasions. Sounded good through some very expensive speakers, but I didn't think it sounded "better" than my Vintage Pioneer SX-1250, which surprised me. I then started to rethink if tubes were the next step for me or not. I auditioned some local Craigslist Tube units and realized I did like the sound. After attending a couple of high end shows with lots of tube equipment including both PL and Mac I realized I liked the sound of the PL better. The extended audition at Upscale Audio with the same speakers I own, really sealed the deal. I also like the HT pass through (don't remember if the 252 has that, the Triode/UltraLinear switch. I think we all have different tastes when it comes to audio and there are so many factors in choosing a complete system. To answer your question though, yes I think PL is a completely different listening experience. Anyone else may well have a different response, but this is mine. Good luck with your search for the best system, it's a never ending quest I fear.
  14. Have had the Dialogue Premium HP for a couple of weeks after visiting Upscale Audio in LA who let me audition them on Forte III's just like I own. I also had several listening sessions with the MA 252, which I liked, but not enough to purchase. To each their own, but I'm definitely a happy tube guy at the moment-along with some great vintage gear as well. I also purchased some RP 600M's for the TV, since I don't need to listen to the TV via the tubes-thought the HT setting works great when I want to with a movie, etc. Haven't added a phono stage, but will soon.
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