wester17

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Warm romantic & detailed
I've recently been looking for the same type of speaker you're describing, and I'm being drawn to the Harbeths that have been mentioned. I have a pair of Tektons, but recently replaced them with Maggie 1.7i's. The Tektons are indeed neutral and de... 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
Michael McDonald, "I Can Let Go Now" 
Whats your favourite track to play to the non hi-fi visitor?
If you want to dazzle your guest with an unforgettable audio experience that gives them an expansive sound stage and presentation like they’ve never heard before, play Wilson Phillips, “Good Vibrations” from their album “Dedicated.” It impresses e... 
1st Album you Ever Owned?
The Beatles -- A Hard Day's Night. My Dad joined the Columbia Record Club, and with his initiatory set of free records, he let me choose one. It was no contest. My second LP was a collection of hits offered by mega-radio station KOMA. I lived on a... 
Wanting to get back into the hobby and want to start with the speakers.
I currently own Magnepan 1.7i and LRS speakers, as well as a pair of Tektons and a pair of Spatial Audio open baffle speakers. I also had a pair of 1977 vintage Klipschorns, and like you, I have an Adcom GFA 555 as well, so I’ve already plowed a l... 
Spatial Audio open baffle speakers, who has them? Worthwhile change from Maggies?
How have the Spatials worked out for you? I currently have a pair of the original Spatial M3's, and a pair of 1.7i Maggies. In my room, the Maggies are easily the winner, but it may be a different story with some of the newer M3's, such as the Tur... 
Maggies to Tekton?
I have Tekton Impact Monitors, Spatial Audio M3s (the original version, not the upgraded versions), and the Maggie 1.7i’s all in my basement right now (I also have a pair of Magnepan LRS’s), and have been comparing them for the past three months. ... 
Upgrade to Maggi 3.7i or Tekton Moab?
I've owned the Tekton Impact Monitors for two years, and have spent an evening with the Moabs. I've also been auditioning the Maggie 1.7is in my home for the past month and a half. The Maggies are an impressive speaker, and I like them very much, ... 
Is soundstaging emblematic of reality?
For me, great soundstaging is the magic of hi-fi. Here’s the deal: Recorded music, as hard as it tries, simply doesn’t sound the same as live music. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a recording that fooled me into thinking it was live music (and I ju... 
Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
Another vote here for Tekton Impact Monitors. I auditioned numerous stand mounts over the course of a year for my secondary system (B&W, Rogers LS35a, ELAC, Hsu, Goldenear, SVS, and more), and the IMs were in a league well above all the the ot... 
Help looking for dynamic warm romantic sound with detail
I concur with others... ditch the B&Ws. They are definitely not in the "warm" category. I had B&Ws for awhile, and quickly learned they do not convey emotion. Too flat. Too Sterile.  
Buy a $40,000 10 year old amp for $4,000 or new amp for same money?
If your premise is true, it's a no-brainer. Buy the used amp. Who knows, if you don't like it, maybe you can sell it for $20k. I've had great luck with used amps. My Adcom 555 is much older than 10 years, and still performs very well. Same for my ... 
Tekton or Klipsch
I haven't heard the Forte's, but I had Klipschorns for 17 years, and enjoyed them very much. I traded them in for the Double Impacts seven months ago and haven't looked back. The Tekton's are more detailed, transparent, and have a much deeper and ... 
Your Side by Side Experience With Best Vintage vs Newer Expensive Hi Tech Speakers
I had my beloved Klipschorns for 17 years, and expected to have them for life. Fate intervened and because of a move, I needed to sell them. I spent a full year and travelled hundreds of miles seeking a worthy replacement -- listening to almost ev... 
Speaker Placement - When it's perfect!
I spent months trying to find the sweet spot for placement of my speakers. During that time, the floor was covered with numbered pieces of masking tape. What a sight! Not exactly what my wife had in mind for her décor. In the end, it was an effort...