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Focal 1038 be VS B&W 802D : mid-range
It's funny, but a couple of people I conversed privately with about other speakers that received a lot of buzz mentioned out of nowhere that they really loved the 1038s in auditions or at home. I have a soft spot in my heart for the orignal JMLab ... 
Chord Hugo ?
Well, now that I have my hands on it, I would say it I enjoy what I'm hearing quite a bit more than the Playback Designs MPS5, Burmester 001, and original EMM CDSA and Modright-Sony 5400ES cd players I used to own a few years ago. It has more refi... 
Chord Hugo ?
It's just funny how the hugo thread has 4500 posts on the big headphone site, and there is little here. It is said to be better than the Auralic Vega, Lampi 7, Ayre qb9, and others,maybe on par with the Meitners. 
Has the Oppo carried the AV industry?
Yep, I'm settled now with my EMM XDS1 after Accuphase, the modwright Sony 5400ES, and the early Playback Designs.I have the original XDS1, not the v2.Someone here said that he was always amazed by the reach of the EMM sound, and that description s... 
Has the Oppo carried the AV industry?
Thanks Noble100, Dbphd, and Mcbuddah for all that info, way more than I expected. OK, I am getting the 105D and will place it as an input to my (tubed) preamp/headphone amp (Apex Pinnacle) and see what happens with my DVDs.I use high end headphone... 
Has the Oppo carried the AV industry?
Will the Oppo (105)'s digital volume control work if I connect it via the analog outputs to my preamp if I choose this method? Does using this digital volume control detract from the sound quality in anyone's experience?Thanks.(It would be nice fo... 
Meridian 508.24 Service
I never liked the bass in the 508.24 (undefined, opaque).I bought it new in 1998 and liked the Accuphases much better a few years later, then moved on to EMM and never looked back. 
Any opinions on the AMR Digital Processor 777 Dac?
There's an interesting head fi thread on this in the headphone world in the summit fi forum. 
Should I trust movers with my equipment?
OMG, it's unanimous. Yep, I guess I brought us all together for a moment. OK, I guess there's a truck or, as I like to call it, a Ford Exhibitionist in my future. 
Shunyata Triton
I tried various cords, and and old original Shunyata Anaconda 20-amp cord works best with my Triton. Yes my amps are plugged into it. 
What's new about the "V2" version of the EMM XDS1?
OK, just DAC features then, no changes when used as a CDP.Good. 
Speakers with fullness and weight?
(Sorry I wrote "too" rather than "to" above. 
Speakers with fullness and weight?
Von Schweikert speakers are full and also have too my ears especially excellent percussion. Every time I hear VSRs I comment to myself how satisfying the percussion is to me. They are sweet and natural too from the mids to the highest highs. 
New Speaker for Under 5K
Check out the Joseph Audio speakers in your price range. I have always liked the floorstanders and every demo I heard of any modelover the years has been very musical with no obvious flaws. 
Anyone listened to LaHave Speakers
Yeah, just to give a perspective, for the last 15 years or so I've always gone to the NY shows and would always have a good listen to the well known midsize reasonably priced floorstanders/Monitors that would regularly be there that I really liked...