Responses from mbmi

Need Guidance for Next/Last Pair of Speakers
$5500....new budget Borresen model.  
Which turntable? Pro-Ject or VPI?
VPI of the 2....but prefer Michell turntables.  
The $10,000 Question
Borresen X-3's !!!!!!!  
Songs you use when auditioning gear
The self titled album of KARLA BONOFF.....Great music...great recording...great emotion....and I'll bet nobody here knows who she is !  
Magico A5 vs SF Amati vs Raidho D3 - Help me decide!
I love the "live" sound of the Borresen / Raidho's....Michael Borresen takes a different direction when it comes to speaker design...SF and Magico are more "old school "....IMHO......  
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
Audphile1........you don't believe in "giant slayers" Now !  
Battle of the Open Baffles
For around a grand you can get a great sounding open baffle speaker that uses the Lii 15 in. driver. www.caintuckaudio.com      Randy is a great guy to work with.  
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
This is funny....the people that have heard or own the X-3's are the ones raving about how well they sound...The people that haven't heard them or don't own them are the ones putting them down. Interesting....  
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
PS. The $11K Borresen X-3's have the same tweeter as their $500,000 speakers have....'nuff said.  
Class D, "Control (Variable Gain)," Amplifier versus Class A/B Separates?
That's correct and Ralph makes some of them..Gato is good...Aavik is best but expensive.  
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
You are absolutely correct in considering the Borresen X-3's....They are a $25K speaker you can buy for $11K....I spent 3 hrs. last night in total amazement. They make old cd's that I haven't listened to in years, alive and exciting. Details I nev... 
Transport Recommendations
CEC all the way....Belt drive...It looks like a little turntable...Japanese     CEC TL-5....with my Aavik / Borresen 35K rig...Awsome piece.  
Best Covers
Heartbreak Hotel..........Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart.....WOW!  
Borresen Loudspeakers
I also worked in a record store before cd's....Best days man....I love audiophilia...between work and this hobby...I'm lovin' life....MUSIC IS LIFE !!!!  
Borresen Loudspeakers
Ain't this a terrible hobby to get addicted to !