8/9/13 at 12:33pm
Posts by kzhtoo
6/4/13 at 4:41pm
What do you mean by source media? Source/transport electronics quality or recording quality (hi-res, etc)?IMO they are all important. Recent auditions of a few integrateds in my rig (going against the separates I have) reaffirms me amps/preamps are still not to be ignored. A good sounding system has to have a good balance with the speakers, amplification and source.
5/27/13 at 4:18pm
At Utopia/ Electra level, do not underestimate the quality of electronics you need (esp. if you're talking about 2-ch). If getting Utopia limits the budget, IMO getting Electra to channel some budget for quality electronics will be my preferable way.
5/24/13 at 2:48pm
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4/30/13 at 1:30am
4/27/13 at 1:11pm
Sorry, I may have overreacted. I never felt you look down on Electra but only praising a bit much of your 802's. And I disagree with the comparison of Electra and Digm Sigs. Agree that Alto's are wonderful, I thought hard about Alto before getting my 1028's.Again I've never heard 800's other than 805's. I did own Electra 1008's, Dyn C1 Sigs and Digm S6s.
4/26/13 at 11:19pm
Agree that it was a bit silly. I just got the impression that 800 series was "pushed up" to the Utopia level. Next thing you know..800 Diamond is on par with the Grande Utopia III.Regarding 802 ad, I just searched a recent for-sale ad in Audiogon database. Here's another one off Canuck Audiomart.http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649046715-near_new_bampw_802_diamond_in_piano_black_perfect/Congrats on the 1038's. 1038's in Macassar should be absolutely as beautiful as...
4/26/13 at 10:14pm
http://app.audiogon.com/listings/full-range-focal-jm-lab-alto-utopia-be-7-000-2012-09-18-speakers-19073-newtown-square-pa http://app.audiogon.com/listings/full-range-b-w-802-diamond-floor-standing-loudspeakers-2013-04-21-speakers-90265 Alto is a discontinued model. 802 Diamond is a current model. It shows accordingly in their used prices. Claiming Alto is $10k more doesn't make 802 Diamond higher value per $. I've never heard 800 Diamond series except 805. But I've...
4/26/13 at 2:14pm
Diamond vs. old Utopia II you mean? You do know Utopias are in their third generation and Alto has been discontinued right.S8 vs. Electra 1038Be? Like you said if performance is determining factor, I find that comparison very questionable.