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post #21 of 61 Old 04-25-15, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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The Raidho Acoustics X3, at $30,000/pair, makes use of a Controlled Airflow system rather than closing or porting their cabinets. The result is very articulate, responsive, clean bass without resonance.


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post #22 of 61 Old 04-25-15, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Behold the Dynaudio Confidence Platinum C4, at $24,000/pair, two levels below the top of the line from Dynaudio.

I like the symmetrical design, and in typical Dynaudio form, the C4 images flawlessly and effortlessly If they could speak, I think they would say, "We are not really here."

Radiohead's National Anthem never sounded so good. I had one of those "I'm in love" moments.



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I have to admit, I've never been a big Focal fan. The convex hard dome tweeter is mostly to blame, it is a bit too hot for my taste. I also understand that this is a matter of preference and that many are enamored by this same tweeter.

While not completely eliminating this personal HF bugbear, the implementation of the Aria 948 in this system ameliorated much of the tizziness I perceive from the inverted dome. A pleasant surprise, in an affordable Focal, at that. I'd like to add that midrange clarity is through the roof, I found the heart of the music to be communicated very well, and this quality kept me planted in the listening chair for more than a little while.

REL S3 sub pair brought the bottom end up, nicely.


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PureAudioProject's Trio15TB is an open-baffle design, another speaker type my interest has grown in lately.

They cost $3,500/pr, and, as open-baffle speaters tend to do, make you wonder how we got started closing speakers into sealed or ported enclosures.


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The Silnote Audio hand-crafted cables in this system are feeding a wonderful-sounding 20-year-old pair of B&W 802 Nautilus speakers.

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Frank Van Alstine's power amps make use of separate power supply regulators, not just on each channel, but on the different amplification stages of each channel, preserving and protecting the microdynamics and energy of the music.
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The HHR Exotic Speakers TLS-1 use a full range Walsh driver for omni-directionality, Purity Audio Design supplies the juice. HHR Exotic Speakers makes almost everything, drivers, 3" thick cabinets and metal frames.

At first, I was not a big fan of the mids, particularly female vocals, but so seductive was the omni sound, I persevered. Then, Patricia Barber's MFSL Cafe Blue "Too Rich For My Blood" put my initial impression to rest. Listening further to a few more tracks, I found that the HHR TLS-1 are just super revealing, exposing less than stellar recordings. A very nice and extremely fun system. A top 5 room in my book.


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"Point to the where you think the sound is coming from!" is the demo here in the Madison Fielding room.


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It is not coming from the standmounts, but from the potted plants!


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This cabinet is offered as an alternative.


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A separate subwoofer is also available.


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These potted plants pack a wallop! Playing massed Japanese drums or quickly keyed blues organ music, they filled the room with sound and fun. I would love to have these on my patio. Maybe someday.

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An Ultrasonic LP cleaner, does 8 records at one time. Speeds up record cleaning! And is said to get to the bottom of the groove with no chemicals.


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V8 or beer powered?


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Sound Anchors stands and racks are dead solid.


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This stand weighs 130lbs!


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Computer mount, equipment stand and HDTV mount.


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