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Paradigm Personas anyone heard them
It was the Persona 5F. The problem with the speakers was that the room was way too small. I also did not like the tube electronics used (not a tube fan) nor did I like the long wall placement of the speakers. The drivers were way too close to your... 
Magico vs Kef vs B&W vs. VSA
I heard the Magico S3 MKII | Magico S5 MKII | Parasounda Person 5F | KEF Blade 2 all on the same day at the LA Audio Show a few days ago.I was shocked at how much I liked the Magico S3 MKII. I spent a lot of time with them. So much so that I searc... 
Can This Amp Power A 50 Foot Speaker Cable Run?
My understand from the Bryston reps is that for long distances only use balanced interconnects, not RCA. The longest RCA should not be more that 2 meters. The balanced can be 100+ feet. Have you ever considered putting the amp near the rear speake... 
The new re-mix of Sgt. Pepper's
Stg. Pepper was not my favorite, sort of in the middle of the Beatles catalog. However, after hearing the new mix on Tidal yesterday just blew me away. Stg. Pepper is a top 3 Beatles album now. 
Any comments on the Ayre AX-7e integrated amp vs the Hegel Röst integrated amp
I have read In reviews that the ROST is the best integrated from Hegel under the H360 integrated.  
Any comments on the Ayre AX-7e integrated amp vs the Hegel Röst integrated amp
The top of the line Hegel system with the KEF Blades 2 were fun to listen to. I listened to them for over an hour mostly by myself  on the first day of the LA Audio Show. The lady demonstrating the amps asked me if I wanted to hear the ROST with t... 
KEF Ls50 wireless vs passive
I have the passive and I am soon going to be running it with Benchmark AHB2 amp ($3k) + Benchmark DAC2 HGC ($2k) which will be replacing a breaking down Parasound A23 amp. I would recommend you get the ACTIVE version from Amazon or KEF Direct web ... 
Devialet Phantom?
The bass on these speakers gave me a headache after a short listen. I did like the Devialet integrated amp on some big floor standers (maybe B&W). I do not see the reason for the hype on the Phantoms. I think my KEF LS50 are better all round t... 
thiel 3.7 owners
I was going to buy the Thiel 3.7's but never had the space. The 3.7's are amazing speakers. I just love the details and liveliness of the sound. Congrats that you never sold them. 
Luxman M900U any experience ?
The pervious USA Luxman distributer has a ton on Luxman gear (new and demo) on sale on A'Gon. Remember the 2017 prices for new Luxman gear are now lower than the previous years prices.  
KEF LS50 vs Dynaudio Contour 1.3 MkII vs Thiel 1.6
Dancub,I had a lot of Bryston gear in the past, 3B-ST, 4B-ST, PP300, 7B-SST, and BP-25 (pre-amp) that are all sold now due to downsizing. I never heard the B60 though I think it is supposed to be smoother sounding that anything I have listed above... 
I'm selling speakers for the first time and concerned about fraud
You could communicate with the buyer that since you both do not have feedback you  want to be a little more creative with this transaction. Maybe have him pay half with certified check and the rest on delivery. So both side have to compromise. If ... 
KEF LS50 vs Dynaudio Contour 1.3 MkII vs Thiel 1.6
If you are going the Bryston + KEF LS50 route you do not need the 4B-SST2. That is more power than you will ever need with those speakers. I actually had the KEF with some 7B-SST’s for about a week before I sold the 7B’s (I had no other amp to use... 
FM alive and well here...curious question
Since I love KCRW from Santa Monica so much. I bought a xdrguy modified Sony XDR F1HD tuner (discontinued model) from eBay. It was delivered yesterday. I have a Magnum Dynalab St-2 antenna (located in a porch) and this antenna is connected to my M... 
Paradigm Personas: A First Listen
For anyone going to the LA Audio Show in June 2-4. The Persona (not sure which model) will be demoed by Shelleys Stereo in one of the rooms (likely room #433).