treepmeyer

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Great Interview-
In an attempt to educate our ears, my wife and I have been going to live events and, recently, "music bars."  We have been quite disappointed.   At the jazz clubs we've been to the musicians invariably use amps of miserable quality, even when they... 
Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
Apologies to the OP if this post takes the thread astray, but I am in a similar situation.  Currently have Spendor SP3/5r2 in a small room,  running them with a modded Gan1.   I will be setting up a slightly larger room tthis summer and want to st... 
How many monthly kilowatt hours, including hi-fi, do you use?
I average 1100 kWh per month but my out-of-pocket cost is less than $100.  I have a large solar panel array and a large geothermal heat pump with coils submerged in a pond.  Grid electricity is provided by a nuclear power station.  Oh, and my Gan1... 
Give Up on Bacch?
@mahgister What you write is an affirmation that Edgar is on the right track and that investing time, money and effort to train my ears (my brain, actually) is worth it.  It was a bit of a shock to realize that a conceptual framework, new vocabula... 
Give Up on Bacch?
I have hesitated to comment on the effect of the Bacch system on "sound quality" because I'm not sure what I'm hearing,  or if I'm striving to hear what I think I am supposed to hear.  Or if my ears are just too new to this sound to discern and pr... 
Give Up on Bacch?
The Bacch4Mac is up and running, sort of, but I need some more advice.  First, though, I'd like to make clear the Edgar is a pleasure to work with.  He is patient and, of course, very knowledgeable. I'll keep it and explain the pros and cons for ... 
Give Up on Bacch?
Man, this has been painful.  Installation was Monday and Edgar himself called me.  We didn't get far because a) my Peachtree Gan1 requires a coax which the RME supplied with the Bacch system does not support.  I have an old analog HK Signature pow... 
Aurenda and Tidal and Qobuz connect
The guy at the Qobuz booth at Axpona told me that they are working with the streamer vendors, like Aurender, to implement Qobuz Connect on their hardware/software.  Qobuz is dependent on their partners for this part of the rollout so the timing is... 
AXPONA 2024
@thecarpathian Good definition of insanity, lol. I was very much looking forward to hearing the Borresen's as I was unable to go to the Next Level demo a couple of months ago.  Must be my 74 year-old ears, but I found myself physically wincing mo... 
Give Up on Bacch?
@cundare2 I thought your post was funny.  Seriously, I'll let my ears decide.  If the audio experience (not necessarily the SQ) is as reported I will keep it.  The narrowness and longitudinal shape of the sweetspot is a nagging problem, but one I... 
Give Up on Bacch?
@audiophilejunkey Check the return policy footnote on the Theoretica Bacch4Mac Web page.  It states in black and white that the return window is 14 days from their ship date.  That being said, Edgar readily gave me 14 days from implementation. I ... 
Give Up on Bacch?
@blisshifi Yes, I do want to be convinced and so my disappointment was confounded.  I spoke with Edgar this morning (I don't know where he finds time for his day-job at Princeton).  He said the trial period runs 14 days from installation, not the... 
Axpona 2024 who is going and why?
I'm going for the third year, but it's definitely a mixed bag.  I have a Bacch4Mac on order so I'll go to the Theoretica room first thing to meet Edgar in person. Room acoustics can ruin an experience.   Last year I heard Vandersteen and Fritz sp... 
Kind of Blue
I don't know much about jazz, so these recommendations are especially helpful.  My wife and I are looking forward to listening to everything listed above.  Thanks very much.  
directional speakers
@jon_5912 Thanks for the heads-up on ATC directionality.  I will, of course, take advantage of any opportunity to hear them as they have a great reputation but they are probably not ideal for my application. Regards.