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tonywinga

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Volti does it again!
Hi Greg, Well said.  Life is grand.  Keep it simple and enjoy the road trips.  You make some beautiful looking and great sounding speakers.  Most will never get to appreciate the sound of them or see their beauty in person.   One point:  My Audi... 
Antipodes K50 G4 Music Server/Player
@ricred1  Congratulations on your purchase.  I can only imagine how the Oladra will sound.  Amazing the difference the music server makes in the sound.  And I love the looks of the Oladra.  I wish the K50 had rated some artistic design effort lik... 
Volti does it again!
I quit selling on fleabay 10 years ago for that reason.  Buyers would decide to return things for no good reason and I was forced to accept the returns with a full refund- and pay the return postage.  
Volti does it again!
When I sell my used gear on these websites I certainly do not want an item returned.  I describe the item exactly as it is and buyers should have the understanding that the used market is not a buy and try proposition.  Speakers are the most susce... 
Furman Upgrade to Niagra
Save and avoid expensive debt. Home mortgage is unavoidable for most of us but still better than renting. (Maybe that paradigm has changed since Covid). Car loans are avoidable but I indulged myself a few times with new cars over the years. If you... 
Volti does it again!
When I heard the Volti speakers at the show he was using some $40k SET amps with a Lampizator DAC.  Certainly hard to go wrong with that setup. It's common to think that each component in a system should not be too out of line cost wise with the ... 
Volti does it again!
If someone can determine how a speaker sounds by looks and spec sheets, I'll be impressed.  Case in point:  At Axpona 2022 I looked in the door of this very large ballroom and saw two diminutive granite towers- two way speakers.  No music was play... 
Volti does it again!
I heard the Volti speakers at the 2022 Axpona in Tampa.  That was one of just two rooms that I didn't want to leave at the whole show.  (The Acora's rocked too.) It had me thinking hard about revamping my entire system.  Building a system with ei... 
Furman Upgrade to Niagra
I had the same experience.  I brought home an AQ Niagara 5000 from Hifi Buys a couple of years back with a Hurricane power cord to replace my Furman Elite 15 Power Factor.  It was expensive but very effective.  I also have separate, dedicated powe... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Getting back on topic, I have had the Antipodes music server for almost 3 weeks- I'm 3/4 of the way through the trial period.  It is for sure not going back.  Compared to my previous NUC based Rock/Roon music server it is much better sounding.  Wh... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Agreed.  When you get to a certain level it’s a matter of preference and will largely depend on what type of music you like best.     Probably why some prefer to have two or more systems.     I would have either a pair of Quads or Volti horns fo... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
I have one brother who does not like the sound of my stereo at all. He says he doesn’t care for that hifi sound. He much prefers his Sony boombox. He’s not kidding. How loud his boombox gets impresses him. I was expecting praise and honor for how ... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
I agree.  My first rule of audio:  Your system sounds great, until you hear a better system.  
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Two ways to look at value.  1)  Can I get a component that will make reasonably good music at a price point that I am comfortable with?  ie,  money is fixed, now find the best solution for the money.  2)  This is the sound that I have been looking... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
I can't think about what I have spent on my system.  My midwestern, pragmatic upbringing screams at me for being so extravagant.  I just ordered a second SSD for the K50 music server.  My left brain and right brain were duking it out until I final...