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Mofi Sourcepoint 888?
"did many things impressively except for the upper midrange lower treble dry, brash flavor." That’s not so good! What were they driven with, @avanti1960 ? @deep_333 , I still want to hear them with some good class A/B gear.   
Mofi Sourcepoint 888?
I’ve seen great reports on these from shows (AXPONA etc) by Absolute Sound, Stereophile and others, saying they are another home run by Andrew Jones, and were some of the best speakers for the money at the recent shows. Reports say the bass in par... 
New Vandersteen Preamp L5-ACC - Axpona show report in Absolute Sound July/Aug issue
Every new expensive preamp is a world-beater! LOL! Solid-state electronics have been a settled issue for decades! Now THAT is funny! I guess Soulution, Constellation and the others who introduced expensive new SS high-end gear in Munich and at ... 
Would I benefit with Roon?
"Buying the lifetime subscription to Roon was the single best investment I have made in my audio system." - @jaytor Me too. I have discovered more new music that I love than I EVER thought possible. I love that there are so many streamer/servers... 
Looking for the next level in imaging...
@mikelavigne , Thanks so much, re "here are those room tuning links to what i did back in 2015."  
Looking for the next level in imaging...
@mijostyn , points well taken. I was born in 1957, by the way! Got my first decent system (for me, as a teen) in HS (Bose 301s!), but had fallen in love with music reproduction long before then, lying on the living room floor listening to Dionne W... 
Looking for the next level in imaging...
Hi @mikelavigne re: "but when it comes to musical connection, my highest priority is ’why’ and ’what’ the musician is doing, not ’where’ he is doing it. it’s the musical intent and musical energy, micro and macro dynamics, textures, rich tonalit... 
Looking for the next level in imaging...
Speaking of the recording engineer's magic, this live album has long been one of my absolute favorites, both for the music and for the quality of the recording. Kavi Alexander of Water Lilly Acoustics is a recording master. A Meeting By The River ... 
Looking for the next level in imaging...
"If it’s not on the recording, it’s not in your listening room" — BINGO @bigtwin ! One of my big concerns in re: high-end audio and the recording arts, is that the VAST majority of people listen to music on crappy systems (Bluetooth speakers!), o... 
Looking for the next level in imaging...
I misunderstood when I suggested the Larsen 9, because you’d mentioned the MBL’s. You’re looking for imaging, but those two are omnis. Sorry! I am intrigued by the Larsens (and MBLs, which I have heard) because they throw up a "wall of sound" that... 
Music first or sound first?
@tomic601 was very kind to invite me over to hear his Vandersteen 7s. That Vandersteen sound I like ... to the max! I could afford a used pair if I financed them over 10 years or sell a kidney. 😂. But he has the Treo CT’s too and has convinced me ... 
Music first or sound first?
@mikelavigne 😂😅😀 Bwaaaahahahaha!      
Music first or sound first?
@mikelavigne - Maybe! I make one exception to not listening to systems I cannot ever afford—yours! I am only 3 hours away and I would make the trek. 😎 How is that for subtle? I have followed the evolution of your amazing system with fascination. ... 
Music first or sound first?
@grislybutter , re "I have become obsessed with the sound quality so much, I barely enjoy music as I used to." This syndrome is what causes me to back off from thinking about upgrades all the time (i.e., the search for the Holy Grail). Also to co... 
Looking for the next level in imaging...
I would definitely try to audition the Larsen 9, which are said to be great and well below your budget. The MBLs are excellent, but in the lower end (below the 101) don't have deep bass. The Larsens excel at bass and life-like soundstage. Larsen ...