donquichotte

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Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
@larryi +1 We two hear the same.  
Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
I suppose that tendency for sibilance in the upper mids is another way of describing what I heard in the 30.2’s (and also in some 40.2’s I’ve heard in a friend’s system). But sibilance is too hard a word, I think. A shade of sibilance, No such thi... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
@riie Thanks.I can see you didn’t cheap out on those electronics. Perhaps this is one reason why your passives sound better than the actives? I don’t think the plate amps in the actives can be compared with the much more expensive Mcintosh power... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
@riie  That's very interesting! Are you talking about equivalent models? Which ones? What preamplifier and amplifier, respectively, did you use?  
Free Tip for Jumpers
I have biwire (4 x 13 AWG) OCC copper speaker cables and a pair of Spendor SP2/3R2 biwirable speakers. I have tried all the possible permutations (except for high quality, pricey jumpers) and my preferred method of connecting the speakers is as fo... 
Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
@stuartk  You're welcome! The extensive research conducted by the BBC engineers in the 70"s, iirc, concluded, among other things, that a perfectly flat frequency response isn't actually very desirable,, i.e. it sound bad. They stated that a good ... 
Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
I have simultaneously owned the Spendor SP2/3R2 and the Harbeth M30.2 Anniversary for about a year. My amplifier at the time was the Audio Analogue Maestro Anniversary integrated. My take (both speakers used without grills as I found the grills to... 
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
@lalitk Thank you. Of these three recommendations, I might be able to audition Zavfino.  
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
@jfrmusic  Thank you. @lalitk  wow, that is a seriously expensive power cord! Any "second best" option you could recommend at half the price or less?  
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
Congratulations! I own the E470 integrated, I love it and I agree with your description of the Accuphase house sound. How does that stock power cord look like?  
Power cords: does length matter?
He didn't miss any. He was Beatless.🙂  
Power cords: does length matter?
@jeffreyw : Of course, you are entitled to have your own opinion. I'm just reporting what I'm hearing. I also think my opinion makes more sense than your opinion - not that all the audio findings (mine and others') make a lot of logical sense. In ... 
Power cords: does length matter?
Yes, the length does matter. I have directly compared a 1m and a 2m long Lessloss C-marc power cords, both previously burned in. The shorter cable had an audibly different tonal balance, more tilted towards treble. I also own 2 OCC copper power ca... 
Back to the DAC
I must second the MSB recommendation. I have the Analog Dac with the upgraded power supply (Analog Power Base). Extremely smooth, great detail, separation, wide and deep soundstage, luxurious sound. You said you are OK with buying used and this da... 
MSB for (very) long term?
Thank you. In the end I bought an Analog Dac.