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Dickie Betts died earlier today at 80 years of age
Betts was battling cancer and suffered chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Reports indicate he was comfortable and not suffering during these times. I am a huge Allmans fan; saw them many times. I was at the original Fillmore East concerts 2 of... 
Vivid Audio Moya 1 loudspeakers.
These are monstrous. I can see getting nightmares living with them, visually, as if they were creatures from another planet, lol. I have heard a couple of Vivid models, and have enjoyed many attributes of their presentation. I am sure in the right... 
Bedini Amplifiers - two different builds/layouts of the same model amp?
@hoten03 ,Too many to remember. I understand your interest with collecting these, however I would caution you with buying these up. Although nice amps, many out there have had, or are, in need of some service....ime. The photo of the open chassis ... 
Excellent Solid State or Hybrid Monoblocks Recommendations
@jaymark , Looking forward to reading your comments on Ralph’s D amps, as I have been reading this entire thread. Amplifiers are my thing as well. Enjoy ! MrD.  
Bedini Amplifiers - two different builds/layouts of the same model amp?
Your 1st photo is of the later production MEG 100 / 100. Owned a MEG 100 / 100, similar to your 1st photo ( and owned so many other Bedini models ). The models / dates are shown on the circuit boards. The Meg model had an excellent bottom end, in ... 
Two greats from '84.
@tylermunns I know many people who do not listen to 40 year old music. However, I do, and beyond....To everyone. BTW, WTTT, with Mark O"Toole on that bass, is a mighty fine recording to check out one's system's rhythm.  
Qualities Of An End-game System
On another thread I spoke about Welcome To the Pleasuredome, which is 40 years young this year. Listening to this, cranked, hearing Mark O'Toole's bass line in all of it's glory, and the rest of the band's instrumentals, vocals, and sounds, has me... 
Two greats from '84.
@larsman My understanding is, Steve how was on the 1984 release doing his guitar work. Just a friendly fyi....@tylermunns, I am not sure what you mean, " surprised " ?  
Example of a piece o’ crap, useless review
His message in the review. He enjoyed it very much, in the design, the build, the operation, and listening to the tunes. Not unlike most other reviews I have read. soix, I would like to read some of your reviews that you speak of. Is there a way o... 
Short list of musical subwoofers
Forgot to mention, I am using my preferred " hi level " connection to the sub.  
Short list of musical subwoofers
Not getting into my vast time and experience with subwoofer integration. I knew John Marovskis, and bought many of the two or 3 models he created, for me, and my clients. Fun driving from Brooklyn to the Bronx ( lol ), but was always great to see ... 
Rockport Lyras
@rsf507 You nailed it !  
Confused with size of speaker to get when placed along long wall in large room
As a listener you need to determine what sound and presentation characteristics are most important to you. If you stated them, I am sorry.....BTW, what series Cornwall ?. Only the series IV meet my criteria. I love my Lascala / sub combo.  
Cornwall IV's with Accuphase E-650? good match?
I am currently using a very robust designed rawsonte FW F4, and the sound quality I am experiencing through my Lascalas, is possibly the finest in a very long time. Let me add, prior I was going passive, but a preamp is necessary with the F4. Unli... 
Eliminated my preamp with amazing results
Currently, I am not using my Luminous unit, which I have raved about on these pages for years. Purchasing a very fine, robustly built rawsonte F4, has forced me to use a preamp in my system. Of the many preamps I own, I am enjoying, so very much, ...