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Where are your maggies??
Thanks DLSHIFI, I'm working on your suggestions and things are starting to come together. Certainly, moving the chair closer to the back wall goes against some of what I've read elsewhere, but in my case, as you suggested, it really works in warmi... 
Where are your maggies??
Thanks to everyone for some great feedback and suggestions!...I like the idea of having 5 maggies, but going to jail has limited appeal, thanks Eldartford!Just to clarify a couple of points that were raised:The speakers are fully broken in, as is ... 
Maggie 1.6QR vs 3.6R and Room Size
Thanks for all of the great input!I was particularly interested to note Phil's comments having used the Maggies with the Innersound ESL...what did you think of that pairing? Does the ESL do everything the manufacturer claims it will do with planar... 
Audio Alchemy DTi Pro 32 - Any Good?
Thanks Rja,I take your point about AA reliability. I bought a new V3.0 Dac years ago and was back and forth to my dealer with problems, until I finally exchanged it for a Monarchy 18B.I did finally buy the DTI Pro 32 and it actually powered up and... 
CJ CAV 50 vs. VTL IT 85 vs. Rogue Tempest
Thanks Zaikesman for the advice on the retube. It's something I've been thinking about for a while. On your advice I've just emailed Triode Electronics for a quote.Rooze 
Help with upgrade path
Thanks Stehno and Rockinroni.....I'll read up on the McCormack amp, it sounds like that may be a good step forward.Also, thanks for your input Rockinroni on the analog angle. I completely agree. I had a Linn LP 12 for 14 years, and stupidly sold i... 
CJ CAV 50 vs. VTL IT 85 vs. Rogue Tempest
Hi,I've had a CJ CAV 50 in my system now for over 3 years. Still using the original tubes, and have to set the bias about every six months, it takes about 30 seconds.This is a great sounding amp, I replaced a Krell 300i and have never looked back. 
What's between your AA"S
I have DDS Pro with an EAD 7000 MK III.I've just added a Dti Pro 32 and it's a very worthwhile upgrade considering the low cost.The soundstage is bigger, more width and a little more depth. The sound is cleaner, maybe a tad too bright for the more... 
Krell KAV 300i
Hi,I owned a 300i for about 2 years. I'm from the UK and had read all the reviews, and was kind of lusting after this unit for quite a while. When I came to the US I was able to pick one up for $2k from a local dealer, so was pretty pleased with t... 
Which components knocked you out on first listen?
My first encounter with tubes was with an old Leak Stereo 20 power amp. I picked it up at a garage sale and had all of the caps/resistors etc replaced with audio grade parts.The sound was unreal, so musical and non-fatiguing. It blew away my Linn ... 
The best speaker you ever heard?
Walk-around the musicians in your living room. Real palpable imaging with great dynamics and real bass. 
Your 5 Fav Rock Concerts
Genesis and Peter Gabriel, one night reunion at Milton Keynes Bowl UK, Oct 2 1982 (if memory serves me right. I know it was Mike Rutherford's birthday, pretty sure it was 82).Incredible concert, a few technical bugs and a lot of rain. 
Great Imaging Speakers Working against a wall?
Thanks all for some great ideas!With only 12' room width, and the speakers 40" from the front wall, there is only scope to pull the listening seat a foot, maybe 18" at the most, from the back wall. I've tried this and frankly, being within 5/6 fee... 
Audio Alchemy DTi Pro 32 - Any Good?
Thanks all for the feedback.I guess based on your input I'm going to try and find a Pro 32 on ebay/audiogon and give it a whirl.Thanks again for the solid advice.Rooze 
Vibrapods under speakers
I've had vibrapods under equipment for almost 2 years, but never tried them under speakers until about a month ago. I have monitor speakers sat on heavy target stands, and had always used spikes between stands and speakers, thinking that was best....