vassilis_t

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Accuphase Experiences
@jfrmusic Try to listen to the A-80. It will drive most speakers, even though it is only 60 W/ch.  
Accuphase Experiences
@jfrmusic : This is NOT true at all for the equipment I have tried and own (A-80, C-47, SACD 770 and AC-6 cartridge). On the contrary, with the above equipment, it is world class bass. The speakers I have tested the A-80 with are B&W 801 Matri... 
Accuphase Experiences
meant 20 w/ch  
Accuphase Experiences
@asvjerry: Hi- I posted for the Accuphase gear which was fantastic. The A-80 amplifier, the phono and cartridge certainly compete with 2, maybe 3 times the price of competitive products. I am very impressed with the Accuphase A-80. Working with th... 
Accuphase Experiences
This is a video from the SWAF in Dallas, this past weekend. Many Accuphase components, including the AC-6 cartridge. The first 2 songs are from the Accuphase 770 SACD. The third song at the end is analog. There amp is the A-80.    
Amp to pair with FM Acoustics 122/245 combo ?
I have a pair of FMA FM 111 monos that I plan to sell next month (July 2023) on Audiogon. I am the original owner and bought them directly from the factory on 8-May-2009. They are in mint condition and I have their original boxes and documentation... 
German Physiks - Listening Impressions Wanted
I have been a German Physiks satisfied owner for the last 15 years and due to my corporate career I had 5 residences in the US, Europe and the Middle East, thus I owned multiple pairs. I just retired and have consolidated everything in the US. I b... 
Is there anything better than live recordings?
IMHO, the emotion and spontaneity projected from a great live album is unachievable in a studio album. Studio albums can project perfection of the performance and virtuosity. There are so many great live recordings that have been covered earlier, ... 
Most Extensive State-of-the-Art DAC Survey Ever!
Spot on the analysis for those covered, however, some serious contenders were absent, like Ideon, EMM Labs and Ypsilon.   
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
Infinity RS II-a. Bought them at Lyric in NYC ca 1980-82 new and kept them for 15 years. Equally enjoyable the B&W 801 S3 Matrix, which is still in action. Here is an infinity RS-II A for sale (not affiliated) that came up while looking for a... 
Best Stereo Upgrade Value
The preamp has been the single most important performance jump. A top DAC the second. Those changes allowed me to maximize performance of the rest of the system.  
Internet Radio on Audiophile Quality 2 Channel System
Just using emmLabs NS1 streamer. Access to radio stations worldwide. In addition, you have all other streaming services and your own files. It will be hard to consider a tuner again.  
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@drbond, I cannot separate one or the other systems in terms of performance. Like my two children (lol). They have different design philosophies yet they both arrive at outstanding levels of music reproduction. Both extremely dynamic, natural and ... 
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@drbond, what a difficult, yet fun decision. I happen to own a full Ypsilon and FM Acoustics systems and they are both awesome. Both systems are "buy and forget" as you focus on enjoying music and nothing else. The Ypsilon Phono requires SUTs for ... 
Axpona 2022
Thanks for the update. It helps those not being able to attend. Did you or anyone else attending had the chance to listen to Wilson Benesch speakers? what models? what were the impressions?