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That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
@ronkent  An amp stand between the speakers, with a run of XLR cables, and you can put any amp there that you want, regardless of size.  Just sayin'....    
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
@ronkent  If you really want to beat your Coda 16 then settle only for the best solid state amp from BAT, the REX-500.  I am not so sure that the REX-300 will do you any better than what you already have (the CODA 16 is fabulous).  I am considerin... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
By the way, I initially had a VK-33 and found it to be very good.  I then had it upgraded to the VK-33SE and there was a marked improvement in all the areas we have mentioned already.  The VK-80 is a direct replacement for the VK-33SE and by utili... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
@agbrace  Right on!  Enjoy to its fullest, and in good health.    
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
agbrace, thank you for the reply.  Yes, the trade-in program.  It is handled by retailers and BAT fulfills the order.  And you are correct, the owner of Music Direct is also the owner of Mobile Fidelity, Mo-Fi Distribution, and BAT.  Best to you o... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
Power cord does make a difference.  I am using the same Audioquest on my VK-90 preamp as ronkent.  Like ronkent, my BAT preamp provides a very wide soundstage, incredible separation of instruments, incredible air surrounding vocals, depth of stage... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
And next up is building a dedicated sound room, shortly into the new year.  Literally, adding on to the house and making a room addition that is dedicated to 2-channel high fidelity.  I think that, along with a properly designed set of room treatm... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
I've been a BAT man for about 5 years now.  I upgraded to a BAT VK-90 last year and was amazed at the improvement of space between instruments and the air around vocals.  BAT is an outstanding brand of product, as is the company and people there. ... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
So, so many mentioned that I already own. That makes me feel very good. Quite a few that I probably need to get. Stanley Clark School Days Jeff Beck Truth Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin’ Simon Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall By th... 
Records not stored vertically for decades
@soix I am confident that your records will be quite well.  The pressure from horizontal storage no doubt pushed contaminates into the grooves.  But that is the only real issues you need to be concerned with.  No matter how you cared for them many... 
Going Tubing
Balanced Audio Technology VK-30SE For Sale - US Audio Mart I have been using BAT gear for quite a few years and can honestly say that it is some of the best I have ever owned (I have had several great component systems over my years).  The link a... 
Dynaudio Contour 60 + Balanced Audio Technology (BAT)
@davidkellyphoto  Hello.  I have since made many changes to my system.  I will say that the combination of the BAT VK-255SE power amp (solid state) was a perfect match for the Dynaudio Contour 60i speakers.  And with my BAT VK-33SE preamp the com... 
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
FreeStand Acoustic Panel (Gobo) - 2" thick (gikacoustics.com)   @stuartk  I attached the link to GIK for the panel that I use.  There are a few other options in the category so check them out.  I hope this helps you.  
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
@stuartk  Acoustic panels can be had as a portable unit, with stands.  That's what I use for when listening to music.  Otherwise, the panel goes back into my office room.  I have other acoustic panels affixed to the wall for first reflections and... 
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
@stuartk  Ageing can be challenge, no doubt.  When my hearing became affected, I cried.  But I have somewhat overcome the challenge by relaxing, enjoying the music, and seemingly forgetting about the hearing issue(s).  Mind over matter, I guess yo...