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RE: Very Bad purchase from upscale audio Acoustic Zen Adagio

Guilty as charged! I have made tons of boneheaded mistakes in audio and all other facets of life and you may also recall that I pointed out my mistake with the tonearm lift before anyone else did. In other threads I have described my ineptness at cartridge installation/tt set-up. But unlike you, I do my best to refrain from simply sniping at someone else's post and instead try to add something substantive or not post. I stand by my point that the Adagio's should be seen for what they are. You seem to ignore that I said that the OP had a valid complaint nonetheless. As an Adagio owner I am interested-I would love to hear an answer to my question to the OP; has he set them up and given them a listen or has he committed to returning them without an audition? If he is going to audition them, he needs to know that if really brand new driver-wise, they will sound like crap for 25-50 hours and then sound better and better for another 50 hours or so before plateauing. They should be set up on furniture sliders and moved around in small increments with tape applied to the floor as reference points (the Jim Smith method) and once the optimum speaker placement is determined, outriggers really improve things. Due to the height of these towers, setting them up so that they fire slightly downwards helps if the room is on the small side. But I am wasting keystrokes I think-it seems clear the OP regrets his purchase. I understand his POV.

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