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Hegel comparison
Ayre had a bit more open 'stage and a bit more top octave energy without sounding bright while the H590 just has a solid grip on everything. thr h360 was a little less in control that could be better with some music than other. I consider Hegel in... 
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
I never owned Mac before. Last feb I bought a pair of Mc611 and c49 to drive my Kef Blades. The Mac amps brought the blades to life at low volume, added layers of detail and bass that create an open soundstage that's unique and fulfilling. Mac do... 
KEF Reference 1s v LS50 Metas
I agree the Ref 1 are handsome speakers, likely also more of a hassle to match components to. I'd have to go between speakers and intended amp to be sure. Out of curiosity isn't the Ref 1 a step above the LS60?  
Revel Salon2s: Seeking Advice
A local dealer told me he started noticing all the praise Revel was getting on some web sites. He said he bought out another dealers inventory and started carrying the line and it took 6 months to sell the first pair. For the same reason kef strug... 
Revel Salon2s: Seeking Advice
christianb5s4, Was this going to be a purchase of opportunity or are you looking to upgrade the Kanta 3's?   
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
OP said thanks and goodbye at 413 pm on 1/15.   
Hegel comparison
My fave was a Krell kav 300il that had a habit of baking itself. I was using an old pair of revel salon 1's when I brought home everything up to $6k price range. My main music was live recordings 1 specifically being 'big head todd and the monster... 
Hegel comparison
cundare2, I have a h360  and a h590. Before buying a h590 I tried a stand alone dac for the h360. It has the latest sabre chipset(like the h600).  If you can confirm the 590 and 600 are different because of the dac imo you'd be smart to save the m... 
KEF Blade or Blade 2
IDK, Before selling my r107/2’s I opened them up to a-b the xover components with each other. 25-30 years old all the caps were wrapped in a black plastic wrap that said kef on them so I had no way of knowing how well they were made? individually ... 
KEF Blade or Blade 2
2 posts talking smack. welcome to the forum troll.  
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
Around 2015 I embarked on a similar journey. I lost a bit of money learning how much room, placement, and components affect speakers sound.   I decided to follow used speaker value and limited the speakers I would try to speakers I could reasonab... 
Magico A5 vs SF Amati vs Raidho D3 - Help me decide!
If you like Magico I really think you should stick with them. Raidho speakers are fussy to placement and Sonus Faber I might consider the opposite of magico. We like what we like and everything else sounds a little off.  
KEF Blade or Blade 2
I played that track, Santana/Steve Winwood on the blade 1 non meta and there's no sibilance to be heard. From the early Uniq drivers sibilance was an issue and kef finally fixed it with the Blade and it seems backwards that they would reintroduce ... 
Revel Salon2s: Seeking Advice
and we're off...  
MQA•Foolish New Algorithm? Vote!
Tidal is moving away from MQA and Pink Floyd 'The division bell has a version with mixed formats and with my dac and roon streamer MQA clearly sounded better in 24/88.1 compared to flac 24/192. the flac was 2 dimensional or boring and it's obvious...