mgrif104

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KEF blades 2 or Dynaudio C4?
Hardly drinking any cool aid.   Just appreciating reasonable discussion which I find he offers - even when I disagree.  The hostility some show on these forums is just silly and unwarranted.I regularly read how  our hobby is slowly dying as audiop... 
SF Serafino vs SF Elipsa SE
It’s a good question.  I, too, am looking at the Serafina’s, but vs. the Olympica IIIs and not against the Elipsa - which unfortunately, I can’t fit into my very large room for a variety of reasons.  I think the Elipsa’s are voiced more in the lon... 
KEF blades 2 or Dynaudio C4?
I find the reflexive hostility to audiotroy on these forums to be undeserved.  Yes, he’s a dealer - which he discloses.  Yes, he has brand preferences - which he discloses.  Every other person who participates in these forums also has biases - mos... 
KEF blades 2 or Dynaudio C4?
I find the reflexive hostility to audiotroy on these forums to be undeserved.  Yes, he’s a dealer - which he discloses.  Yes, he has brand preferences - which he discloses.  Every other person who participates in these forums also has biases - mos... 
Budget DAC/Preamp with Remote?
I might suggest the PS Audio Stellar preamp/DAC as one you should look/listen to.  I bought this unit w/ their matching amp and have to say am very impressed by the sound quality.  It doesn’t have tone controls or room correction, but it does have... 
Harbeth 40.1 vs Sonus Faber Olympia III
A speaker preference is personal. Having heard both, I’d personally go with the SF.  The Harbeth is not “a much better speaker” -  it is a different speaker and they both have their strengths.   FWIW, I own neither right now but the SF O3 is on my... 
Ayre Parasound Pass : where are you?
Secretguyi have the S300 amp, not the S700 monos. I’m guessing the sound is essentially the same.best,mgrif  
Ayre Parasound Pass : where are you?
I find many of the comments about class D topology to be counter to my experience.  Yes, not many years ago, it was a new and difficult topology to execute well.  That is no longer true.I own parasound gear (halo A23 and P3) in one system.  It’s g... 
PS Audio Stellar vs. Classe
While I’m not familiar with the Classe gear, or their house sound, I did buy the PS Audio Stellar stack for a system in a vacation home. I have say I’m really impressed all around - amp/preamp and DAC.  I was skeptical because of others general co... 
Sonus Faber Olympica III or Vienna Acoustics Lists
I think I’m probably settled on the SF - though if I had the dough, I’d strongly consider Rockports.  Certainly they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but I also stand by my comments that some dealer demos can be quite misleading.  In comparison w/ ot... 
Sonus Faber Olympica III or Vienna Acoustics Lists
While this thread is a bit stale, I thought I’d chime in as I’m now in the market for speakers in another system.  Specifically, I am now trying to decide between the SF Olympica IIIs and the new SF Serafino which is clearly better but more $s.  I... 
Anyone use Rel Longbow wireless system?
I have the longbow system in place on my new S3 sub.  It's excellent.  REL claims it's their highest fidelity connection.  Perhaps. But it does work well and I sense no latency.   Not incidentally, I'm probably committing an audiophile faux pau by... 
Are Mac and PC equal?
Al - good points all. And, those are things I have typically done with my PCs to make them last longer. I just refuse to go through the hassle anymore. Most users will experience the degradation we're referring to here. Further, I would submit tha... 
Are Mac and PC equal?
I'll admit my bias up front. I'll never buy another PC again. I have owned many PCs, and am required to use one at work every day. They all need constant restarting and updating, and clearly grew old and slow quickly with expanding bloatware in th... 
What is the best HEAVY METAL speaker?
If you want to recreate a metal concert in your home, then why not get speakers you would hear at a live show? Pro audio speakers have completely different design goals than home audio, so they're not going to image particularly well, and they won...