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Tons of Tandsberg stereo equipment just dropped on eBay
Thanks for the info. I see that the¬†TANDBERG MODEL TCD 3004 CASSETTE DECK is up to $1615 at the moment. Fascinating.Regards,Geoff 
Pream question
Strange that the BAT 51 and the LS-25 should be the same price used. The BAT was a $10k unit when new and the LS-25 a $5500 unit. I'd get the BAT, if you can deal with the heat from the eight 6H30P valves. I hope it comes with the remote, though. ... 
Merrill Teranis amp -- A Review
Looking forward to the next installment. The $2500 is very attractive, and the balanced inputs would suit my BAT preamp. I am looking for an alternative to the Lamm ML2.1s on hot summer days.(PS: one of the photos on the Merrill web site seems wro... 
Thorens TD 160-significant upgrade possible $1500?
You did not mention the tonearm you have on your TD-160. I owned one back in 1982. I was using the original Garrott Brothers P77, one of the great moving magnet cartridges, on an Excel Unipivot arm.I did replace it with a lightly used Linn Sondek ... 
HiFiMAN HE-1000s.
Aren't they three grand or something similar?Regards, 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
05-01-15: Wisnon writes....I have to agree with Stereomojo thereA bit off topic - but I wonder what's happening at Stereomojo. They haven't done anything for ages. James Darby's RMAF report was half-baked and hasn't been finished. I hope they can ... 
DIY silver speaker cable is great
I don't have stacked foils - but very wide silver foil 1.25" by 8 thou' thick, so that's 0.01 sq inches which is about 9 AWG. I just mummy wrap the individual foils with wide Teflon tape, put them back-to-back, and mummy wrap that with more Teflon... 
Marantz SA-1 holding up well agains next gen.?
Those were the days.Whatever happened to Steve Milin?Regards, 
Review: Daedalus Ulysses V2 Speaker
Thanks for your review - it was a pleasure to read. I've admired the Ulysses and it's nice to hear from someone who has paired them with such a nice system as you have. The amp combination you own is lovely.Given their sensitivity they could be a ... 
How do ARC's latest amps stack up to Lamm?
The ARC amps make a lot more power than the ML2.2 and would suit a much wider range of loudspeakers. But if you have the right sort of speaker, there is something pretty magical to the sound of the ML2.1 (which I own), and I assume the ML2.2 is cu... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
02-16-15: Mattnshilp writes:Metralla - I meant no disrespect. I happen to have an intense fascination for the linguistic origin of expressions (and curses). I was just sharing another of my passions.Absolutely not a problem. I am just surprised gi... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
02-16-15: Mattnshilp writes:Metralla - to correct a common misconception. I am under no misconception. I was making a pun on your use of "baited" instead of the correct word. A common error.Auto correct corrected my "bated" to "baited".Then contro... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
As such, I wait with baited breath for your next update. Hook, line and sinker.Regards, 
What time do you wear?
"Audemars Piguet Royal Oak" - indeed, that is some watch. Congratulations.Regards, 
What speakers for 10k?
Thank you Zd542Regards,