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Anyone heard the LKS /Musetec MH DA005?
Yes. Thak you. I discovered that thread and made some comments. I ordered the 005 yesterday over the May as a cheaper option possibly without necessarily compromising on sound quality. I'll report back when I receive it after some break in. I like... 
Anyone heard the LKS /Musetec MH DA005?
I found on some recordings the DA004 virtually captured the same vinyl sound as I was hearing off the lp of the same music. Naturally I am convinced the 005 would be an even greater improvement. Still I am very curious about the Holo May, but more... 
For anyone who moved from tubes to solid state — a question
I switched back to solid state because it produced better clarity. That's important if you like large symphonic works with lots of subtle detail. Tubes smeared the detail 
McIntosh Tube amps or Solid State?? Advices needed!!
Sorry I meant the 402 will have a better signal to noise ratio. 
McIntosh Tube amps or Solid State?? Advices needed!!
I own an MC402 and have owned and auditioned tube power amps. Advantages of 402: stonger tighter base and realistic transparency without giving up warmth. Advantage of tube power amp: more atmospheric midrange, possibly with slightly deeper sound ... 
Ended my Qobuz subscription
For me Quobuz was the best since I primarily listen to classical. I experimented with Tidal for about a week and found it inferior for classical. Their tag system was terrible.  Composers are not the same as performing artists and movements are n... 
Green Mountain Audio Chroma HX
I strongly disagree with the negative comments on the Chromas. Overall, these speakers have a very natural musical sound. They are for music lovers. I recently had Gallo Strada 2s for a home trial. With a subwoofer they are comparable in price to ... 
Is time coherence more important than dynamics: Gallo versus Green Mountain
The effect of advanced DSP on correcting speaker drivers that that are not quite mechanically in phase or time aligned is a question that is above my pay grade. Very interesting. This could be the solution. 
Is time coherence more important than dynamics: Gallo versus Green Mountain
I based my original question on my home trial of the Gallo Strada lls and the Green Mountain Chromas which I compared for over a week. In my shopping experience I did audition Vandersteens, known for a time coherent design. They also sounded very ... 
Two Type of sound and listener preference are there more?
I’m with the third camp that rejects the distinction of two camps. There is no pure real sound of music because the venue is always a factor. The exact same performance could sound "musical" in one hall or venue or like crap in another. The same l... 
Is going from McIntosh C712 to C46 worth it?
I am the original owner of a McIntosh C712 that I use with an MC2102 and Maggie 1.7i’s. I have been reluctant to part with it due to my reliance on the variable loudness knob. I have been considering a C46 or C50 due to the 8 band EQ. Are these u... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
All my life I've tried to have the aha classical moment. Has never happened, with one exception: Gorecki #3. I own four versions. I find it profound. I own ten records by others, I try each annually to see if I'll warm up to them. One other cont... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
The classical repertiore is so extensive, I think the most useful response is suggesting some mainstream and some non-mainstream works that might open doors for those unfamiliar or minimally familiar with classical . These works are not necessaril... 
When will there be decent classical music recordings?
I think Tatyana69 is focusing on listening to the sound, texture, and detail of each instrument.  If taken to an extreme, most music lovers would consider this secondary enhancement or detraction from a musical experience. To me this emphasis is t... 
Any suggestion on DAC below $1,500
I second the Gustard x20. It approaches the palpablity of good vynl. Look for threads on head fi and Amazon review, in addition to What's best forum.