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How many of you are back where you started?

I've been buying a fair amount of gear in the past year or so. only to find out that everything i bought didn't sound as good as what i had in the first place!

i still miss my Bozak 302A-Urbans, but just too big for our place. i replaced them with with KEF Calinda (think big LS3/5A with regards to sound). that was such a slam dunk sonically, that i started buying more stuff, trying to improve my system. BAD MOVE!

traded the bozaks for KEF 104/2. arguably Raymond Cooke's greatest achievement. blech! huge mids, boomy and rolled off bass (even with 240wpc thrown at them). just very colored. makes the bozaks sound like studio monitors ;-)

janszen Z-200. will keep them, but the power supplies sure are hokey. and you can't really kick the crap out of them to rock. they'll just arc. awesome for jazz though.

Thiel 03A - couldn't turn them down for $60. ratty cabinets annoyed me though. sold them to my friend who's a great woodworker.

Quad 405-2 amp/34 preamp. $250 for both in minty condition. had my friend go through them and mod them with burr-brown op amps. sound nice, but they ain't no macs!

while waiting for him to finish, i decided to buy an 8 month old mint Quad 909 for $700. everyone across the pond has such a hard on for this thing, i figured i had to try. beside KEF and Quad are matches made in heaven, right? eh, sounded decent, but never really pumped my nads, the 405-2 actually sounded much more musical.

so, back to my Calindas and McIntosh MC60's after a year of playing around...

still miss my bozaks too :-(

see ya,

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Topic - How many of you are back where you started? - centaurus3200 11:15:05 05/07/07 (30)


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