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  1. Zack R

    What I Got Today!

    Picked up a used Yamaha A-S801 for my CF3's. Running the onboard DAC via USB, source is an old Macbook air. So far so good!
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    YouTube Spinning

    Listening to this on the CF3's this evening while having a few cold ones. Listen all of the way through.
  3. Emailed this guy back in February about some Cornwalls that were for sale at the same time.... he said the La Scalas were installed in a wall as part of a custom installation.
  4. Others will confirm but that looks like a 1995. 271597138
  5. Sounds like I need to buy your Hafler DH-500 for my CF3's - to rock out to the exact genres of music you describe. I keep hitting "protection" mode on my 65w/channel amp when its turned up.
  6. These look awesome, I can only imagine how they sound!
  7. If the Yamaha CR2020 sounds good why are you looking for another option? It sounds like something is wrong with the Adcom GFA5800 if you are hearing noise. Also just to be clear the speakers only use the watts they need, even a 250w/ch amp is probably only outputting an average of a few watts at normal listening volumes. My analogy is that you can have a 400hp car but still drive it along at 55mph, using maybe 25hp....
  8. Just came across this review from 1995. https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-All-Audio/Archive-Audio/90s/Audio-1995-07.pdf New to CF3 ownership and the hobby in general but thought the impedance curve was interesting. If I'm understanding this correctly this means the amplifier needs to be able to handle loads as low as 2.9 ohms for short periods of time? Thus far on my old Optonica SA5405 amplifier (65w /channel) I've hit the protection circuit twice, while at high volume (12 o clock on the volume knob, but I could tell it was at max power - speakers were not distorting) and when the bass was heavy. Perhaps the old amplifier was struggling with the impedance dropping so low. Learning new stuff everyday! I'm still shopping for a more capable amplifier but the old Optonica is keeping a smile on my face as the journey unfolds.
  9. You are in for a treat! I haven't heard CF4's but my CF3's are more than impressive.
  10. CF3's are sub 20" footprint and will fill your room with sound. They are still big though..
  11. I've really been enjoying these........ I used to avoid listening to live music recordings since they didn't sound as good, now I specifically seek them out. The Optonica SA-5405 (1980 vintage, I think 65w/channel) has been powering them quite well but I'm still trying to figure out what Amp/DAC/streamer setup I want to eventually go with. While listening to music at a elevated level a few weeks back I had the hair stand up on my neck moment for the first time (in a home environment). I think i finally understand what I've been missing all of these years. Crystal clear sound, hearing the cymbals and guitar like its live in my living room!
  12. In college.. a month before the next quarter started (and financial aid kicked in), wasn't working and was down to my last few dollars. Lots of ramen, Mac and cheese, hot dogs, and occasional leftovers from roommates. I could have asked for money from my folks but wanted to see what it was like to really be hungry and knew I could make it through the month. Car ran out of fuel so I biked everywhere. Kept losing weight and I'm a skinny dude to start with. Ever since I've worked and saved and have done quite well, but I'll always remember that lean month. Mom was pissed when I told her that story a few years later.
  13. The CF3's are now in my house. I've been enjoying music by the warm fire as it snowed and dropped into the teens over the weekend. More details to follow in the coming weeks....
  14. Just so you know ---- integrated means that the pre amp and power amp are combined into one unit. When you say "power amp" that's referring to a amplifier that requires some kind of preamp to send it a signal.
  15. I plan to pick up the speakers at the end of this week and I'm already shopping for a new amplifier. What are your thoughts on the Yamaha AS801? Most of my source material will be digital streaming, however vinyl plays a big picture as well. My listening room is large but I'm not planning to listen to things very loud very often (except sometimes when I'm the only one home).
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