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A whole bunch of years ago, a dealer in NH I frequented had a Manufacturer night with Michael Green of Roomtunes.  They had Rowland mono amps and a pair of Aerial Acoustics speakers.

I used to listen to them, and think that either the amps or speakers or both were not worth the price.  They sounded a bit dull and lifeless.

During that night, Michael did his thing, with his things....he said at one point he was about 50% done, but they started having folks come in and listen

Night...and....fucking....day.  Dynamics, space, precise imaging, and more all of a sudden was THERE.

As nice as that room was, his "50%" showed off what the system could do.  And from that day forward, I never doubted Rowland or Aerial....

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1977 Nakamitchi System-One.

Designed by a guy called Steve Sells. I hired Steve straight from University back in around 1990 when I was running Engineering at Wharfedale. We were planning to re-launch Leak, and I said to Steve "

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The "gold badge" Adcom stuff was their best.

My first ever separate power amp was a (close to) cube-shaped Adcom GFA-1A.  Punchy little thing, good power and decent (based on memory) sound.....

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CJ Premier 12 Monoblocks

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Opto DX fiber connections

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TT: Thorens TD124 MkI with SME 3009 S2, mounted with a Benz Ruby PRE: Audio Research SP-11 Monoblocks: totaly rebuilt MINGDA monoblocks with 845 Tubes (china) and Telefunken NOS ECC83 DAC: Topping D50S Streaming: Sonos connect feeding the topping Speakers: Tannoy Super Red Monitor (SRM12X) Subwoofer: REL S3

 

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Replaced the Kenwood TT with a Linn Sondek LP-12 from my basement home theater rig.

Purchased a used pair of Paradigm Studio Reference 100 v4 speakers. Love these speakers. My second pair, I have a v3 pair in the basement setup.

 

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On 5/1/2020 at 2:44 PM, Knuckledragger said:

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I had a very similar Yamaha Profession amp like that in college running twin passive subs, it was quite the party rig.  

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