Inoculator
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Having to work late after kids bedtime, but listening to Yggdrasil LIM/SW51+/HD600...so hard to complain. Jan 6, 2022

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    1. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Having to work late after kids bedtime, but listening to Yggdrasil LIM/SW51+/HD600...so hard to complain.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        ...you can focus on work while listening to that system?
        Jan 10, 2022
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    2. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Anyone that is LS3/5A or Brit minimonitor curious at all owes it to themselves to jump on the Vanguard loaner. Really special project.
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        No major spoilers for my full write-up that will come late next week (that is the plan at least), but I will say that these nail the LS3/5A DNA. Some pros/cons, that should be presented more as synergy/preference tradeoffs. Great speaker at any price, but getting something that so closly nails the LS3/5A vibe for under $1k is incredible.
        Jan 6, 2022
    3. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Enjoying the Forte IV, 1st real intro to horns and I see the appeal. Reviewers did not overhype how ruthless they are with poor recordings.
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      2. wbass
        wbass
        I tried the following: Peachtree Decco 2 (brittle), Nuforce STA-200 (?) (flat and hard), PrimaLuna Dialogue integrated (good but not worth the $$).
        Dec 22, 2021
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      3. wbass
        wbass
        Ended up with Quicksilver SET monos with an old AES (Cary) tube pre. Given my experience, I’d be hesitant pairing with the NAD (as great as it probably is). I’m curious to try something First Watt
        Dec 22, 2021
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        I’ve heard Klipsch on class AB amps that were tolerable, (some Mac and Bryston) but many more class AB amps that were a bad match. I think you’d be really impressed with some Class A or tubes.
        Dec 22, 2021
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    4. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Stupid spotify/android/digital volume control. Was turning volume down via phone and spotify jumped to 100%. Ringing ears and crying babies
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      2. JayC
        JayC
        I liked a lot about it but i found the "wall of sound" presentation hit or miss. The depth of staging was lacking and width was limited to within the speakers. This worked for some music but disappointed with other stuff, and the bass was very room dependent
        Dec 17, 2021
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @JayC yeah not a super deep stage for me, but otherwise stage is not bugging me too much. So far I have only tried about 6 inches from the wall and no toe-in. I briefly did try like 1.5ft into the room and stage depth got way better, but that is not what I can get away with in this room so didn't spend too long basking in it.
        Dec 17, 2021
      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I will add that I do find as they get loud (like threshold of my tolerance) I don't like the presentation as much, at least in their current position. Get more of that wall of sound effect. I do mostly lower level listening, sub 70db stuff though, and I am finding they really excel at that level.
        Dec 17, 2021
    5. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Biwiring sounds like snakeoil, but no harm in doing it if my existing amp/speakers/cable supports it right?
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      2. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        I suggest to not waste time with this
        Dec 9, 2021
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Actually in many cases I have not noticed a difference, but there are some unicorn speakers or ones with two sets of binging posts yet strapped with some metal of ill repute that do sound a bit better bi-wired, ymmv
        Dec 9, 2021
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      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Just get rid of that jumper plate and strip your wire further so it connects to both binding posts. If not using bare wire get a quality jumper.
        Dec 10, 2021
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    6. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      My tour of internet hyped speakers continues, Klipsch Forte IV on order. Will I be a Klipsch guy? Lets find out.
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        If I had the space, I would give these or the Cornwalls a try. Good luck with em! Which color combo did you go with?
        Dec 7, 2021
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Forte has been the best sounding Klipsch model for a while now. Great choice.
        Dec 7, 2021
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      5. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @rlow I opted to go for the Walnut and added the white lambswool grills. Really all the finishes could have worked in my space, a tough call. If the oak was a bit less weathered I would have had to go that route, too matchy with my current floors though. I have mix of oak/walnut in the space. Music Hall 9.3 on order will be walnut. Photo of the LS6F where the Fortes will be https://i.imgur.com/dLadfBL.jpg
        Dec 7, 2021
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    7. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Props to Ohm for their 120 day return window, hype worn off, and these are not for me and are going back. Just couldn't quit the LS6f.
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      3. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        My friend is getting a Sugden for a home demo and he is praying for it to work well with his Spendor 1/2. Because we don’t have that many good options here in India. Yea, I was eyeing the M33 for that very reason. A simple, all-in-one solution.
        Dec 1, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Yeah I need to eventually do a write up on the M33, I have been waiting to get my turntable in (yay COVID shipping delays) before I do a final write up. Is it perfect? No. Is it an incredible and versatile all-in-one? Yes. If someone needs a streamlined setup it has relatively few compromises and an overall musical pleasing presentation. Overall like it more than the Naim Uniti Nova.
        Dec 1, 2021
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      5. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        Great. I look forward to your impressions. If time allows, please share some thoughts on the Grahams and the Sugden too. Hardly any reliable impressions of these gear out there.
        Dec 1, 2021
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    8. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      New Adele album is a gem. Loving the mastering, so seductive/intimate. Sucking me right into my system this morning.
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Just disappointing to see the DR numbers are between 4 and 7, ugh.
        Nov 19, 2021
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        I thought the recording sucked pretty hard.
        Nov 30, 2021
      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I am bound to be wrong sometimes @bixby, maybe the Yggdrasil LIM just makes everything sound pretty good. Vocals and how they were layered did it for me via the LS3/5a
        Nov 30, 2021
    9. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Hate to say it, but there is something to Herbie's Tenderfeet. Replaced stock Sugden A21SE feet, fuller sound and better separation/depth.
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I’m a big proponent of decoupling speakers and subs so I’m not at all surprised at your findings! Going to have another look on that site, like you said it’s all priced very reasonably. Just shipping and import duties are something to consider for me…
        Nov 18, 2021
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        I've used Herbie's products for years. Tenderfeet under disc players and DAC, and baby booties under lighter game consoles, Apple TV, and now Pi2AES even. I haven't added anything to my Coda amp yet, but that thing weighs 110 lbs so not sure Tenderfeet are the best choice. :)
        Nov 18, 2021
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      5. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @zonto They make firm tenderfeet for components up to 200lb! I stuck with the soft tall for my Sugden since just 35 lbs. Glad to hear other folks around here have enjoyed. I have not tried the baby booties, will have to check that out for pi2aes/rega PSU.
        Nov 18, 2021
    10. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      When Ohm Walsh omnidirectional speakers arrived my wife said "it is like listening to headphones" and that has held very true.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Good thing I hope.
        Nov 17, 2021
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I didn't realize just how right she was until something clicked for me recently. Yeah the omni effect is like walking around with headphones, but they also stage like headphones. More of a headstage than a soundstage if that makes sense.
        Nov 17, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @Gazny mostly at least, just a bit bizarre to get used to. Positioning right is very fine line between really nice bass slam and fuller/more textured mids closer to wall and nice air to the sound further from wall. Finding that sweet spot is tough. Going to test out DIRAC for final refinement sometime next week, as things a bit boomy where I landed on.
        Nov 17, 2021
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      Inoculator
      1. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Long story short, this is my 2nd Khozmo product, and does not disappoint. Very well constructed/designed passive that removes my nervosa over transparency, while also giving me new functionality. Remote on my Sugden A21SE did nothing but volume, Khozmo has standby, mute, controls display brightness, and is a joy to use. A+ stuff. All electronics removed from signal path and external PSU.
        Nov 12, 2021
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        Is that rack made out of gigantic pieces of Ikea bamboo?
        Nov 13, 2021
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @Garns yep! I had a post in the audio racks thread about the build, but that thread seems to not be available right now either. It is a Salamander/threaded rod style rack, and I just drilled the corners of ikea bamboo countertops. Worked great!
        Nov 13, 2021
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    12. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      New Beach House is so good...how do they keep doing it?
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      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        Nov 11, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @Wilson I got the chance to see them at Red Rocks when they were opening for Fleet Foxes/touring their B sides album the year before that video, amazing stuff. Sun setting, lightning storm brewing in the distance, truly unforgettable.
        Nov 11, 2021
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      5. jaker782
        jaker782
        Yes, indeed! They are mesmerizing live as well! Hoping to catch them on tour next Spring. Think tix go onsale soon.
        Nov 12, 2021
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    13. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Every new iFi product announcement I get excited that it might be a portable DAC/amp with wi-fi Roon endpoint support. I will keep dreaming.
    14. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      1. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Initial impressions all overwhelming positive. Midrange feels maybe a little sucked out/muddy, but need to mess with positioning and get them broken in. I bought them to confidently fill a large open concept space, and for a wide sweet spot, and on those two counts boy do they deliver. If you have never heard an omni (which I had not), it is trip. Stage/imaging stays perfectly locked in as you pace the room.
        Nov 4, 2021
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Great looking room. I also no longer believe you have any children. ;)
        Nov 4, 2021
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @Soups haha right? Got to splurge on setting this space up after moving/selling our old house. Taking a lot of work to get them to respect this space, toy storage and room to sprawl out at the back of the room. Have sacrificed whole downstairs rec room to play room space. I actually chose the Ohms partially for kid safety though. No driver they can poke!
        Nov 4, 2021
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    15. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Curious about any of the Zu model speakers? Check out Guttenberg's new Soul review. Really tracks what I thought of the Dirty Weekends
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Granted my time with Zu's have been limited to audio shows, but the same recipe, even with some additional salt or garlic usually nets a similar flavor. Sorta like how Zu prefers to show their speakers: DJ on the 1's and 2's, kinda crap gear, played too loud in a space too big for the speakers.
        Nov 1, 2021
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        FFS Zu, just commit to the branding that they're ragged-sounding PA speakers in car-color painted cabs, and you can't make them sound demonstrably better no matter how much superglue you dope the cones with. There's nothing "hi-fi" (or even natural) about the sound.
        Nov 1, 2021
      5. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @yotacowboy I do have some old notes from when I had them and found some redeeming quality, but yeah, not sure why they have such a devoted following. I will do a write up in the coming weeks. I will give it to Zu, their mod of the denon cartridges is superb at least.
        Nov 1, 2021
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    16. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Ohm Walsh Tall 4000 finally on the way after 6 months wait, I am buzzing. 95lbs each, RIP the UPS guy next week.
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Oct 29, 2021
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        based on Bosch, they seem to work best when there aren't any wires connected to your vintage MC225 amp.
        Oct 29, 2021
      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        ^Haha. And his amps don't seem to be switched on very often. Also, I wonder how much that show has contributed to the ridiculous prices now being asked for 6300 TTs.
        Oct 30, 2021
    17. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Moondrop Kato arriving today! Pretty excited, has been a couple years since I gave an IEM a whirl.
      1. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Gorgeous presentation on these, just a really well thought out package/product. Great comfort. Wasn't love at first listen...but I think getting used to IEMS again. Went to the biggest silicon tips as most folks seem to, and that was the ticket, wasn't getting a good seal before clearly. I was Medium-Small tips in JVC spiral dots during my last go at IEMS, so I was surprised.
        Oct 28, 2021
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      Inoculator
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @loadexfa yeah I agree, I have found lots of folks don't want to risk USPS these days though so embraced FedEx. Maybe I need to try changing back. Being able to schedule free pickup was a godsend during the start of the pandemic when I was selling tons and taking care of of my one year old.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      4. NationOfLaws
        NationOfLaws
        We ordered caviar that was shipped through FedEx. It showed up four days late. Caviar was still good, though.

        Just kidding, it was room temp when it arrived so I binned $200 in caviar.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        "When it absolutely positively has to be there overnight"
        Oct 14, 2021
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    19. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      ESX900 and ETA GenG test day!
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        This is really an open vs closed compliment of the same headphone sort of deal (like Auteur - Ekon, etc). You can pick apart that they are different drivers but really enjoying the complimentary tuning.
        Oct 12, 2021
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    20. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      About to have to leave my first ever negative Audio Mart feedback... Why are people the way they are sometimes?
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Oct 11, 2021
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      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Not cool, man.
        Oct 11, 2021
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        Some people are just born dicks. I once got neg feedback on ebay after a guy kept low balling me on another site. When I listed the item on ebay and he won the auction at a higher price than his lowball offers, he left neg feedback saying I was hard to deal with even though that was on another forum.
        Oct 11, 2021
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