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Late winter/early spring, 2020
A bit of muck going on everywhere, temperatures fluctuating warm to chilly, gushy yard, mucky muck abounds. Yet always something exciting going on inside. The Chord Electronics dacs are every bit as good as I was promised. It does take a bit of proper cabling, all that, or I should say per usual, to get it to be its best. Those of you who ignore that probably best move on to yet another dac darling of the week. Trust me, they are becoming as hard to sort out due to overpopulation as a good interconnect or power cord. Where do these things all come from? Do we really need more choices? I can finally say some of you are coming up with some I have no idea about, and like some new music that gets thrust my way, some once heard can be easily discarded. So keep calling and asking, I like to know what's going on out there. Not that I trust you, ha ha , but my dealer network is usually on to most of what's out there.
Soon to arrive, even before my crocus blooms outside, are the newest version of the Abscisse Jubilee, from JM Reynaud. I am head over heels for the Bliss Jubilees, the two way stand mount @$3000. I constantly swear at them when I hear them, I just cannot get over how good they are, and for that amount of money. I keep thinking I'll be getting a corrected invoice or price list which shows that at $8k. They sound utterly fantastic with the new Leben 600X, the Lejonklou Boazu, the LM EL34, the Sugden Masterclass pre and Sapphire amp. In short, you really should hear these things. I kid you not. Some of you know how I am....when I fall in love, I go head over heels like a little school girl....and I don't get fickle like so many do....reel you in, get you to buy, then oopsie, I changed my mind and now I'm dumping them and onto something else. Trust me, I hear that from so many of my dealer friends. It's sort of like a great piece of music....once hooked, you never drop it, it's always there, humming along in the back of your mind somewhere. Good gear has that some effect on me. I still have such a sweet spot for Shahinians, although I no longer own a pair or get to hear them out and about. Same goes for the Pink Triangle turntable, or the Naim Arro tonearm, or the DeVore 9's...the list is endless. I hope that makes my recommendations more solid than some of my competitors, who change like the breeze. Boy, am I going to get it for saying that....lol. Oh well, truth hurts.
a bit of room remodeling in Studio B. Also note the new JM Reynaud Bliss Jubilee speakers, and at the far right the new Sugden Masterclass preamp and Sapphire amplifier in custom black faceplates, delightful solid state separates, if I do say so myself!
Evening appointments available, and often great sunsets to boot...