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What Did You Do Today in the World of 2-Channel Audio? This can be as simple as buying a new CD or as elaborate as buying new equipment. Share your hobby with others.

To start off, I purchased a used copy of Steely Dan - Two Against Nature on CD. I also cleaned several used CD's I purchased over the past week and replaced CD cases as needed. Lastly, I purchased two new micro-fiber towels from the Dollar Store to clean CD's with since my old ones are getting worn.

Swapped out my delta-sigma DAC for a R2R. In this case, the Chi-Fi Topping DX3PRO for DenaFrips Ares. Significant improvement in overall soundstage using the exact same downstream equipment. The decision was made on the benefits of R2R over delta sigma and either going hobby forum with the 1541a DAC build or finding a modern R2R DAC that gets the job done nicely. Found the Ares in a used forum for less then diving in on the 1541a..
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Amazon today launches Amazon Music HD lossless streaming service!

I have been an Amazon Music Unlimited member for some time, but I just signed up for this service and so far have only listened on my laptop via its tiny speakers, but it sounds very clean and nice. I have been listening through my audio system via a long analog interconnect to the AUX input on my AVR. I figured that with Amazon's only mp3 quality, it probably would not make that much difference by using a digital USB cable from the laptop to the audio system. But with the advent of Amazon's high res streaming capability, would I be correct to assume that I would now get better sound quality via a USB cable from the laptop to either my AVR or my PS Audio Stellar Gain pre-amp/DAC? Thanks for any tips!



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Traded in my Rel T9/i for the new S/510.

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I bought a JVC rx40 reciever from goodwill and I am cleaning up the pots and switches..cant wait to get it done
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Just purchased a pair of Joseph Audio Perspective speakers. Pictured (and reported on) here:


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I've been on the hunt for a pair for about two years now. Sold some of my own speakers and bought a demo model in mint condition. Aside from the sound which is mesmerizing, the fit and finish is gorgeous - made most of the other speakers in the store look cheap. Very excited!
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Listen, listen, and listened more.

Listening to AmazonHD Music through my new recently purchased Denefris AresII DAC. My Magnepans never sounded sound good. Led Zepp, Ray LeMontagne, Seal, Cat Stevens, The Avett Brothers, Richard Schindell, Tool. You name it and this DAC sets the soundstage beautifully as the Maggies sing!
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Had upgraded my amp to a 48w SET amp and could never be happy. Perfect pairing with my Forte iii’s.


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Went back to my original set of speakers, OL Advents purchased 46 years ago. They sound awesome. Also realized I have 5+ pairs of Rat Shack Minimus 7 speakers.

Pictured with the HT set up, the Advents are powered by a Yamaha M & C-80.
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Went back to my orginial set of speakers, OL Advents purchased 46 years ago. They sound awesome. Also realized I have 5+ pairs of Rat Shack Mimimus 7 speakers.

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Pictured with the HT set up, the Advents are powered by a Yamaha M & C-80.
What are the other speakers inside of the Advents? and the Minimus attachment doesn’t work
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Post corrected, the HT set up is a basic Onkyo NR-509 and Bostons VR2s, VRC...

Here’s the current 2ch set up. Yamaha, Technics SL-1610 and an old Rat Shack slider tt.
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I've been looking for a decent older CD player for quite a while. I almost pulled the trigger on a few of the older offerings on the bay, but held back due to the asking price for the good ones, and I like to look at what I'm buying when buying used. And I'm glad I did.

I found a Denon DCD-1500 player for $5 today at a garage sale. The gal said it would be $10 but she had no remote for it. It was $600 MSRP in 1987, sells today on the 'bay' for a spread of $50 & not working up to $200 or more with the remote. Since I have a couple of Harmony universal remotes that isn't a problem. I'm listening to it right now and it sounds excellent. And it isn't for sale. Took me a year to find the right one! Some times you get lucky, guess it was my turn.

The thing is very quiet when it's playing with the sound down. I put my ear up to it and can't hear the slightest whir. Nice!
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Finally received and set up my new Joseph Audio Perspective speakers. Couldn't afford new, but snagged a demo model only a year old and in perfect condition.


They are gorgeous for fit 'n finish, real audio jewelry! They are quite small for floor standing speakers, yet sound pretty much full range. The bass reach and over all size of the sound is astounding from such small, slim floorstanding speakers. Best of all, they have the finest rendition of timbre/tonal color I I've heard. It's amazing how these speakers effortlessly distinguish every instrument, no matter how faint or tiny in the mix. Great bass quality too: Kick drums sound big, punchy, realistic, while completely differentiated from the bass player so I can really hear the rhythm sections "workin' it out."



Very happy! (I guess I should go contribute to the dormant Joseph Audio owners thread now...)
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Finally received and set up my new Joseph Audio Perspective speakers. Couldn't afford new, but snagged a demo model only a year old and in perfect condition.


They are gorgeous for fit 'n finish, real audio jewelry! They are quite small for floor standing speakers, yet sound pretty much full range. The bass reach and over all size of the sound is astounding from such small, slim floorstanding speakers. Best of all, they have the finest rendition of timbre/tonal color I I've heard. It's amazing how these speakers effortlessly distinguish every instrument, no matter how faint or tiny in the mix. Great bass quality too: Kick drums sound big, punchy, realistic, while completely differentiated from the bass player so I can really hear the rhythm sections "workin' it out."



Very happy! (I guess I should go contribute to the dormant Joseph Audio owners thread now...)

Congrats, yes those are some beautiful speakers. I've heard them at multiple audio shows and they always sound incredible, especially for their size.

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Congrats, yes those are some beautiful speakers. I've heard them at multiple audio shows and they always sound incredible, especially for their size.

Thanks!


Yeah, the Joseph speakers are well known for garnering glowing show reports. I first heard the big Joseph Pearl speakers a few years ago at a show and they blew my mind with an acappella piece that sounded so convincingly "human" in tone. I sought out the smaller models, first the stand mounted Pulsar and was happy to hear a similar amazing timbral quality. Then I heard the "goldilocks" speaker for me, the Perspectives, and the added scale of sound and refinement completely hooked me. I've saved and sold some speakers over the past couple years to finally afford a pair.


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Finally received and set up my new Joseph Audio Perspective speakers. Couldn't afford new, but snagged a demo model only a year old and in perfect condition.


They are gorgeous for fit 'n finish, real audio jewelry! They are quite small for floor standing speakers, yet sound pretty much full range. The bass reach and over all size of the sound is astounding from such small, slim floorstanding speakers. Best of all, they have the finest rendition of timbre/tonal color I I've heard. It's amazing how these speakers effortlessly distinguish every instrument, no matter how faint or tiny in the mix. Great bass quality too: Kick drums sound big, punchy, realistic, while completely differentiated from the bass player so I can really hear the rhythm sections "workin' it out."



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Beautiful!! Congrats on the new speakers!

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Finally received and set up my new Joseph Audio Perspective speakers. Couldn't afford new, but snagged a demo model only a year old and in perfect condition.

They are gorgeous for fit 'n finish, real audio jewelry! They are quite small for floor standing speakers, yet sound pretty much full range. The bass reach and over all size of the sound is astounding from such small, slim floorstanding speakers. Best of all, they have the finest rendition of timbre/tonal color I I've heard. It's amazing how these speakers effortlessly distinguish every instrument, no matter how faint or tiny in the mix. Great bass quality too: Kick drums sound big, punchy, realistic, while completely differentiated from the bass player so I can really hear the rhythm sections "workin' it out."

Very happy! (I guess I should go contribute to the dormant Joseph Audio owners thread now...)
Beautiful finish. How much are these?
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Beautiful finish. How much are these?

*peeks over shoulder to see if wife is looking*


New they go for $13,000 USD, but of course we canucks pay more, so it would be $16,000. I was aiming to buy a new pair last year but some disasters struck making that impossible. And then Joseph introduced a newer version, the Perspective2Graphene (new drivers/crossover etc) which raised the price to an even more skin-crawling $20,000 CDN! Well out of my reach. But since dealers are now shedding their original Perspective speakers to make way for the new model, I grabbed a mint demo pair cheaper. I can send it to Joseph Audio to have it upgraded to the new drivers down the road.
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*peeks over shoulder to see if wife is looking*


New they go for $13,000 USD, but of course we canucks pay more, so it would be $16,000. I was aiming to buy a new pair last year but some disasters struck making that impossible. And then Joseph introduced a newer version, the Perspective2Graphene (new drivers/crossover etc) which raised the price to an even more skin-crawling $20,000 CDN! Well out of my reach. But since dealers are now shedding their original Perspective speakers to make way for the new model, I grabbed a mint demo pair cheaper. I can send it to Joseph Audio to have it upgraded to the new drivers down the road.
I heard these and really really really liked these !!!! They checked all of my boxes. Just gotta get some big CRE deals closed so I can buy more toys.
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I heard these and really really really liked these !!!! They checked all of my boxes. Just gotta get some big CRE deals closed so I can buy more toys.

I had to sell my big Thiel speakers and eventually also my smaller MBL speakers, which paid for these.



I've tried to be careful about what I buy, especially as I tend to almost always buy used. I only grab a speaker (or piece of gear) at an especially good price, and upon checking it's resale value over time. This has allowed me to easily sell the gear when I want/need to. I just sold my MBL 121 speakers which I had nabbed for an unheard of price 10 years ago. When I put them up for sale for a similar price, I got about 35 responses within 24 hours, everyone one begging to buy them. Sold them over asking price. :-)


If you buy carefully you can keep rolling that money over to new purchases down the line.
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When I put them up for sale for a similar price, I got about 35 responses within 24 hours, everyone one begging to buy them. Sold them over asking price. :-)
If you don't mind sharing, what have you found the best way to sell audio equipment, and particularly speakers that are difficult to ship?
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If you don't mind sharing, what have you found the best way to sell audio equipment, and particularly speakers that are difficult to ship?

I always try a local sale first, to try and avoid shipping (when selling local, I use Canuckaudiomart.com). I couldn't really ship my MBL speakers due to some issues so it pretty much had to be a local sale, but they went quick - someone picked them up (in fact I had people offering to drive from Ottawa to Toronto to pick them up).


Other than "prefer local sale" I just try to keep shipping boxes in good condition. When I sold my big Thiels they had to be shipped and were certainly a pain to box up. I essentially swore I'd never buy really big speakers again. But, having the shipping boxes in good condition helped. "Buyer pays shipping."



If I'm not set on selling locally I'd put them on Audiogon. (I've never sold via ebay or other alternatives).
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