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kev313

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About kev313

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  • Birthday 03/13/75

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Chicago
  • My System
    Shindo Latour 604 Field Coils, Shindo Vosnee Romanee, Shindo Lafon GM70, Shindo stand alone phono pre for 78s, VSE Sony SCD9000ES, Zanden 5000, Garrard 401& 301, Teres, Schick tonearms (A & C), various Ortofon SPU & EMT carts, Musical Affairs Crescendo Phy-HP speakers, Welborne DRD 300b, JMA Blueberry, JBL Metregon, McIntosh MA230 & MR74.
  1. Japanese Made Tube Amps/Pre-Amps

    I've long been a huge fan of Japanese tube gear. Here are a few quick and dirty phone shots of one only current setups with Shindo and Zanden (and a rather overly dramatic closeup of my 604s) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Japanese Made Tube Amps/Pre-Amps

    Does anyone know what happened to Almarro? Their gear was very highly regarded, but they have no US distribution and none of their listed dealers carry the brand anymore (or have gone out of business like Venus HiFi). I also tried to send an emailed l to them, but it bounced due to a full mailbox in their side. The website is still online. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Japanese Made Tube Amps/Pre-Amps

    But if you believe that hobby BS I have a bridge to sell you How much do you want for the Verrazano??? Yes, I had to laugh when I read that. But one never knows. I knew a guy about 20 years ago who, in his spare time, made custom fishing rods. When he got laid off from his corporate job he turned it into a local business and supposedly did extremely well with it. Here's the page from Tone Imports- read the last paragraph for grins!http://www.toneimports.com/leben/aboutLeben.html Maynard Good advertising speel if I ever heard one..I state something similar but never portray my business as a hobby endeavor.. I support my family with it very meagerly... Cheers Craig It's actually true. Sorry to disappoint the conspiracy crowd. Leben is backed up for about a year on orders. Way way WAY more interest in the product than actual product. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Best two channel preamp?

    Some great suggestions here. Of those mentioned, I've had the Cary Slp-98 and loved it. A beautiful looking and sounding unit. I regret selling it. I'd love to hear Craig's pre. Is he still making it? Currently, I've got a Shindo preamp and the original BB in the house. They are in very different systems and are in different price ranges but, honestly, I could happily live with the BB. Plus, opinions may differ, but I love the looks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Trust Building / Reputation

    I can vouch for Joe! :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. How Can Two DACs Sound Different?

    Yeah, wait a second!! And what about amps?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Contacting Aletheia

    Dean, I don't come around much anymore (now that you guys aren't raging aholes like 10 years ago or so, the place really lost its charm), BUT I stopped by and saw this thread. I don't know how new your business venture is, but congrats and good luck. It's nice to see all of the business sprout out of this place. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. If you guys could get Mobile Homeless to come back, that would be great too. No spam. More Kelly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Passing down a legacy to our young ones

    But a lovely novel. Five kids. Wow! Congratulations to all!To answer your question, the room is less than ideal. That's ok. The window treatments help, but it's very long and goes to 18 ft with an open hall on the second level. But it is not the main listening room. It's my family room where everyone enjoys. Actually, by that measure, it IS the main system. Anyway, That pic is a few years old and I've changed to something more period appropriate for my house: JBL Metregon and a vintage McIntosh MA 230 integrated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Passing down a legacy to our young ones

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  11. What do you do for a living?

    Yep...nice meeting you in person. That would've been just about after my first. Congrats on yours! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. What do you do for a living?

    I still have the Moondogs... You have more kids now? We haven't seen you around much. Bruce Hi Bruce, Good to hear from you. I know those Moondogs have found their life home with you. I still remember when I bought them from Thom Mackris off of the gon way back when. Yeah, I don't get around here much. Between work and now three kids (9, 7, and 3 already....man they grow up fast!!), my leisure time seems pretty limited. Still, though, to me this still seems like the best forum around. If I still had my Klipsch speakers, I'd probably come around a bit more. And, if I was being completely honest, I probably could've just stopped buying speakers with my Cornwalls and been as satisfied as I am now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Here was my bass solution - JBL. It was big. But now that I see it, about the same as my Shindo speakers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I've had quite a few speakers since then. Currently listening to Shindo Latour 604 field coils. The Oris were a tad large for my room. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. What do you do for a living?

    And I live a few short blocks away from WFMT! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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