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  1. KeithR

    Any Thoughts On Dynaudio Contour 3.3's?

    New Contour series is out in March, so I would wait. The 3.3s are good, but honestly I think the 3.0s are better. Both take a lot of amp to drive to reference levels, so keep this in consideration. The Anniversary 25 is the Dyn speaker of the moment, as it has the Esotar tweeter which none...
  2. KeithR

    B&W Nautilus 800 vs 805 sig

    Dave, did you hear the W/P 7s or 6s? And to the original poster, you might audition some Dynaudio 1.3SEs or even Annivarsary 25s. They are much more full range than the B&Ws, although a different house sound.
  3. KeithR

    "High Quality" 2 channel systems and HT

    Craig, back to yhour original question. The M20s definitely like softer ss or tubes in the chain. Rowland Concentra is pretty darn good with them, and I would recommend the BAT 300x as an audition. I would definitely not pair them with anyhthing Bryston. Classe may be another option. Krell...
  4. KeithR

    Need advice from M&K owners

    Chris, I considered actives, but they are less flexible over the longhaul and a bit pricy. I ended up with S150s across the front and a Sherbourn 5/1500a amp. Plenty of power. In fact, that with a B&K Ref 50 isn't much more than the Pioneer. BTW, if you need a good deal on M&Ks locally, i...
  5. KeithR

    5K speakers to match Denon 5803 - My journey, & opinions wanted.

    Regarding B&W/Krell...this actually is a match made in heaven, and the combo is very well known synergistically. Particularly 802s and a 600cx (or new 700). Hence, you heard them at there best if setup anywhere remotely close. That said, check out Dynaudio speakers before you spend that kind...
  6. KeithR

    Electra, Rockets or Thiel?

    Oh yeah, FWIW, if I went JM Labs, i would only look at the Utopia line. I have auditioned the other lines, and personally didn't feel they had bang for the buck. Thiels are a very different sound, and i agree with other posters that an audition is mandatory. For that big of a room, 2.3s probably...
  7. KeithR

    Electra, Rockets or Thiel?

    M&K- www.mksound.com. They should have a distributor in the far east, as they have been around a long, long time. I would look at the S150 package for HT. As far as VMPS goes, shipping 260lb monoliths to Kuala Lumpur aint' gonna be cheap....not to menthion they are over 5k US to begin with...
  8. KeithR

    Electra, Rockets or Thiel?

    If this is pretty much an HT only type setup, I really like M&K 150s...with B&K should be an excellent match (and I have a Ref 50 on order with mine) I would also look at the Dynaudio Contour series, as I tend to prefer them over the JM Labs.
  9. KeithR

    Bose advertising at its best.....

    Say what you want, but as a company they are brilliant, and indeed the largest speaker manufacturer in the world. They also have the best resale out there due to price protection. Also to note, they really started the small satellites for ht idea, and as a result many other companys have brought...
  10. KeithR

    Advise me on HT speakers (I know this is asked all the time, but...)

    If you liked the M&Ks, why not stick with them? You might just buy 3 150s for the front, and stick with your rears and sub to start...of course, you can get an entire 850 set for the price you want with appropriate discount if you prefer... I went the 150 route, and will upgrade rears and...
  11. KeithR

    Looking at getting a Technics SLBD-22 Turntable for X-Mas

    I just bought MK3Ds for 399 a pop from Guitar Center new...
  12. KeithR

    Considering buying a 5ch Amp - moving to seperates. Please Advise!

    A speaker upgrade would do more for you than an amp upgrade imho. Good luck!
  13. KeithR

    Paradigm vs B&W

    LarryB, as usual, you and I agree so make that 3 Of course the board already knows my opinion of Paradigm and B&W, so won't go further. All my hi end friends think the same fwiw....although i will say B&W has the best resale in the biz
  14. KeithR

    Paradigm price fixing

    I can get 25-30% easy off paradigm...don't understand why this thread exists. B&W and Rotel tend to be much more stingy/price protected (also evidenced by higher resale value)
  15. KeithR

    My Grado SR-60's are extremely fatiguing...

    The Senns are a different sound as you mentioned, and can't be run off a portable or computer (they need a higher gain). Great if at home, but tough at the office or on the road. Also, i feel the senns are huge on my head, but that's just my opinion
  16. KeithR

    Ever seen a truly negative speaker review?

    You have to read in between the lines these days...the stereophile/tas writers will provide constructive criticism, but from the tone of the article you can always tell if someone was less than thrilled
  17. KeithR

    My Grado SR-60's are extremely fatiguing...

    I think the SR60s are THE best buy in audio. For 60 bucks...good grief!
  18. KeithR

    For Arguments Sake: What Is The Best Bookshelf Speaker Out There???

    I love monitors, and have owned quite a few including PSB, nOrh, ACI, Wilson, and now Dynaudio. The ACI Sapphires LEs are not in the same league as the Danes, or SFs. The Wilsons must be added to the list---very different from everything I have owned, but there is joy from the Wilson...
  19. KeithR

    Dont you think Bang&Olufson deserves the same fate as Bose?

    Interesting, as Porsche owners seem to not care about Chevy owners...but many Vette owners seem to care the other way around as if they got something to prove I wholeheartedly admit that I give up straight lane racing to even cobras, but the overall package Porsche puts together is...
  20. KeithR

    Dont you think Bang&Olufson deserves the same fate as Bose?

    BMWs are great...until you drive Porsches Then you know what handling and brakes are! Of course, 2 totally different cars
  21. KeithR

    New Dyn Anniversary 25 up on website

    http://www.dynaudiousa.com/products/...c25/s25ovr.htm this one looks primo...can't wait to get an audition
  22. KeithR

    An Ethical Question

    Joe, I think to clarify, there are some who just audition and never intend to buy. For example, they will go used on a'gon and get a piece at 50% off after taking up tons of other peoples time. I'm all for a dealer trying to sell the deal, but if you never intend to buy from a dealer and...
  23. KeithR

    An Ethical Question

    FWIW, I went and auditioned some Revels locally this weekend. Without saying a word on price, he offered 20% off adn told me to think about it, and come and take a pair home for an audition this coming weekend if I wanted. Not too shabby imho. He also spent over 2 hours with me, even though he...
  24. KeithR

    Heard B&W for the first time WOW!!!

    I am highly suspect of "oh my god" reactions after an audition, and a wise-old audiophile friend of mine once said something similar. Stuff that wows you may not be good to listen to in your home for a lot of time. For instance, the Monitor Audio Silver 5is were very popular some time ago...
  25. KeithR

    An Ethical Question

    Alright, this thread is going nowhere and is so off topic of the original question. My point is that i feel it is unethical to knowingly walk into a store and use them to audition speakers/equp that you know in advance that you will search a'gon for a used pair and have no intention of buying...
  26. KeithR

    An Ethical Question

    You miss the point- I don't care about the audiogon market (and fwiw, most stores do NOT have 100% tradein policies, and most may give you 25 cents on the dollar-LA and NYC are two such places--, so a'gon is going to yield more). Some manufacturers mandate an upgrade policy, but very few. The...
  27. KeithR

    An Ethical Question

    In another thread, a guy went shopping, found what he wanted and then went ahead and bought used off a'gon. Someone else chimed in and said he was merely "shopping" Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong? I would love to hear if these guys ever ran a business. And I am sure these are the...
  28. KeithR

    Good 2ch Amp for $2K

    Not quite Darrel....it's called wasting a dealer's time. I have no problem picking things up used (and do all the time), but scouring dealers to audition all sorts of stuff, but then buying off the internet is just plain wrong if that is the original intention. If you want to buy used, go off...
  29. KeithR

    What amps do you like with M&K?

    Neil, M&K uses Bryston for their demos according to them. That said, there are deals on Sherbourn amps (200/8ohms, 300/4ohms all mono design) that are supposedly 98% of the 9BST for much, much less money (list 2k, street is 1200). I just ordered one, and we will see. I would think the Theta...
  30. KeithR

    Good 2ch Amp for $2K

    So you took a dealer's time only to go pick up used in the end?