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Bose 901's with "highend ancillaries"??
I have heard them multiple times with a range of gear. They are not even close to being a high-end speaker. In fact, I would say they are some of the worst speakers I have ever heard in the context of audiophile products. Artificial highs, bloated... 
A visit to the 2015 California Audio Show
I've been to the last few Audio Shows in Denver and the same can basically been said. It's doubtful that I will go again. My personal reference system comprised of former 'all world' components now highly tweaked and set aesthetically in place is ... 
Input on speaker sizing for a lively room.
Your Cantatas are already better than the vast majority of speakers. Match it up with one (maybe two) sealed quality subs and you might never need to look back. Of course, there are the Dunlavy Vs and VIs out there which are still competitive with... 
Magnepan 20.7 - Ten Feet or More Into a Room?
The answer is yes! Bass, however, might be less than satisfying. I've owned Magnepan products and can attest to the improvement that a quality fast/sealed sub can make. 
Help - new house - new setup?
I had a room almost the same size in our prior home. I looked at a number of high end speakers including the Whisper. I finally settled on a set of Dunlavy SC-V(s) and have been a dedicated fan ever sense. What the speakers do best is play loud (o... 
amp or preamp to extend upper end
You might want to try a Schumann Resonance device such as the Acoustic Revive RR-777 or the Kemp SR-Plug. I am amazed at how effective these tweaks can be in enhancing the detail and dynamics of even a very good system. Do a search on Audiogon to ... 
dunlavy sc4 vs. Vandersteen 4 speakers
By 'whole room experience', I mean that the Vandersteen design concept is one of having a fairly wide dispersion pattern coming from each speaker. This results in a similar listening experience whether you are centered between the speakers or off ... 
dunlavy sc4 vs. Vandersteen 4 speakers
The Dunlavy(s) are much more directional than the Vandersteen(s). In the sweet seat, the SC-4(s) will outperform the Model 4(s) hands down as far as imaging, tight bass extension and depth. If you are looking for a 'whole room' experience the Vand... 
Does anyone listen to Military Music?
Mceljo...I was a part of the USMA Cadet Glee Club when at West Point. That was 45 years ago. Thanks for the recommendation. A trip down memory lane. 
Is Vinyl Worth It
I remember Harold Youngblood who had a shop in Oklahoma City selling a number of top brands including Audio Research, Oracle, PS Audio among others. He set up analog rigs for decades before finally stating that "digital is good enough" to end the ... 
My stereo isn't doing it for me. Need advice
My experience with high end audio suggest that the size and dimensions of your room has a lot to do with your perspective on how your equipment is performing. A 9x11 room with the 8ft ceiling will never allow the propagation of really deep bass fu... 
The most helpful Forum Discussion Topics???
I agree with you Arnettpartners. There seems to be two (at least) categories of Forum responders. There are those who offer there knowledge and opinions in a positive and constructive way and there are those who try to be sarcastic/witty and typic... 
Brass screws make a real difference on Dunlavy s ?
Thanks Peter for getting the discussion back to something useful. I plan to keep the Dunlavy(s) for a long time and as they age there will no doubt be a need to find creative ways to maintain or improve their performance. As a side note, I have ha... 
Brass screws make a real difference on Dunlavy s ?
Begator, seems to me you enjoy splitting hairs. Am I to understand that tightening screws to their original tension level is not a tweak, but if they are now secured better than new and an advancement in sound is the result, that somehow this is a... 
Brass screws make a real difference on Dunlavy s ?
To answer a couple of comments/questions, I just simply tightened all existing driver mount screws to a secure/snug level. I did not try to apply a lot of force or torque but tried to bring all the screws to about the same point of rotation. I did...