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Concert attendance
Squiddy, there are still concerts/festivals like that for that money. i just went to 2 concerts last weekend: 1 was Robert Cray and guest, the next night we saw Acoustic Alchemy and the yellowjackets. both concerts were very good, excellent sound,... 
Revel "F-30" vs Totem "Forest": Better perfomance?
They are both very good speakers. IMO, the totem speakers are more musical. I own a couple pairs of totem speakers currently and very pleased with the sound. For a large room (very large) and more $$$$'s, i would look at the Revel studios or salon... 
2 Classe ca 100's vs 1 Classe ca 200 ?
i almost purchased a classe amp(s) to go with my classe preamp and cd player but in the end decided to go with a pair of odyssey monoblock amps. very similiar sound, but saved $$$$ compared to the ca-201, ca-301 and the cam monoblocks. 
SACD/Redbook one-box solution?
There have been a couple of players that were excellent in both sacd and redbook cd in the past: the classe and accuphase. I heard the musical fidelity tube sacd/cd player at he2003 and was very impressed. if you have $6000+ for a unit, there is n... 
Which speaker is better
i have listened to the sonus faber and just recently to the se 25 dynaudio at he2003. both are very nice speakers. they are both much more musical than the b&w's. i would look into/audition the speakers from totem. i have a couple pairs of the... 
odyssey extreme compared to odyssey mono's
i talked with klaus at he2003 and he described to me what he would do to modify my monoblocks to the extreme. I am on the list to get them modified in august. i was impressed. 
Talon Hawks
if you are talking about the totem hawks, these were very nice. I listened to them for more than 20 mins during the he2003 show. I also liked the totem forest speakers that vince brought with him. these were some of the best sounding speakers (imo... 
Sony 9000es v. Phillips 963SA - anyone compared?
gthirteen, i have not used the 963sa extensively in my audio setup. after around 50 hours of breakin, i evaluated the 2 players. the 963sa was better than the 9000es except in sacd playback, but it was very close comparison, not a night and day di... 
Sony 9000es v. Phillips 963SA - anyone compared?
i have both the sony 9000es and the new 963sa. the 963sa is in my ht room and the 9000es is in my audio room. i prefer the 963sa for video/dvd and cd playback. i prefer the 9000es for sacd playback. i also own a classe cd only player in my audio r... 
Classe, Pass Labs or Odyssey
i used to own mcintosh, yamaha, and ati amps and integrated amps in the past. I then demo'd the classe 201 and 301, and their cam monoblocks, along with bryston, simaudio, and plinius amps and decided to go with the odyssey monoblocks with the cap... 
Concert attendance
my wife and i are attending the concerts at he2003 this weekend. in three weeks, we are going to jacksonville, oregon for 2 nights of concerts: first is the robert cray band and guest, the next night is yellow jackets and acoustic alchemy. we alre... 
Bogdan,Pure Silver Sound, RS-IC's SHOOT OUT??
i swapped out all of my cables (straightwire/alpha core,transparent) with new bogdan silver cables. I did some comparisons against nordost red dawn, audioquest, analysis plus, cardas, and my cables mentioned above and i liked the bogdan cables the... 
About Sony 9000ES CD/SACD/DVD Player...
i also have a 9000es sacd player. i visited dan from modwright and we demo'd modified and unmodified versions of the 9000es player. the mods made a huge difference in redbook cd playback. IMO, the sony sacd players (scd-1, 777es, and the 9000es) a... 
Best small speaker
I like my Totem Model 1's. You will need a good amp to bring out the sweetness of these speakers. The NAD won't do it. IMO 
HELP with Speakers for a 11 ft X 12 ft room???
audition the Totem model 1's, staff, or hawk speakers for a small room. I currently use the model 1's with a rel strata III sub in 1 room and a pair of totem arros in my den. They are very nice sounding speakers but I would not suggest the arros f...