so I got my July issue early last week in fact. Tell me why if pages are in short supply, is it wasted on things from Malaysia? a box with a vol control and some transformers? And of course this thing was just so wonderful. YET, you guys never want to review some stuff from teh heartland MN. Soem real american made sonic marvels. Amazing how you can find this obscure uselsess stuff, while ignoring some things from right here in MN. When are you gonna review some VanAlstine stuff already? Enough with teh absurditys like $400 wooden boxes with a vol control. And $250K speakers got a mention. yeah $250K speakers with 8" drivers, I'm sure that sounds like live music!!! www.avahifi.com Enough of the absurditys in hi fi. Checkout some stuff based in reality. Stereophile is about teh best....or is it continuing to just pull out absuridtys to be add. And the reviews are all becoming, "one of teh best" sounding, liek my 1960's McIntosh amps....eessshhh. I thought Stereo Review was long gone. You jump from 4400 useless wooden boxes to $100K TT's....do stuff for mortals, and stuff that is real. This wooden box maker is direct sales, so is AVA. Handmade to order yupper, AVA. Why do you continue to ignore this stuff? The Ultra series priced for mortals, with sound that will meet or beat some of the absurditys priced in the $trato$phere. You have to go out of your way to find the absurditys, when real tuff is ignored. Wood boxes from Malaysia I'm sure didn't just happen to appear did it? Of course his silver wire is key to real sosnic engineering. Then there is some Shindo..blah blah blah. Oh, he puts a clear window so you see the tubes glowing, that sure makes it sound better. I'm sure he is a "research" company....riiiight. And it sounded better with teh cover off. Holy Cripes. AD let me down, lst time he pulled ahead in reality based remarks, now he stepped back. Where do you find these things The tone of music, yeah, riiiiight. 5 pages almost on this crap!!! Handmade limited edition..yeah another riiiiight. and of course another breakthrough. I've heard things I never heard.... Of course Shindo does it all, wires, and stuff. Vacuum tube rectifiers, yeah, nothing like 1950's ckt design of course it sounds better riiiight. We got reid of vacuum tube rectifiers years ago, in HV applications they actually emitted x-rays when they got "hard" . They where replaced with solid state "sticks" that screwed into the original Norelco tube sockets. 50kV appliaped across a vac tube produces x-rays, where ya don't want em'. Why on earth would any compentant designer use vacuum tube rectifiers in teh 21st cnetury, it's more crap. Vac tubes are not better than solid state diodes for rectification, it's BS. The ckts doesn't know it has vac tube DC or sS D.C. Only the ad copy does...holy moly. More science, less BS in Stereophile already. AD....let me down. 5 pages of prose about just another obsolete product with mystical nonsense. Vintage parts abound, that is code for old crap oil filled GE capactiors...are you for real? Where did they dig up this junk? Dic you check for PCB's? Does it say no PCB on teh case? When is a reviewer gonna just come out and ask, what is the purpose of using obsolete junk parts? The mysticism of using obsolete parts is still BS.
DUP is back in all his glory!!!!!!!
Can anyone "rant and rave" as well as he?
I look forward to receiving July's Edition in the mail.
Well i got MINE last week, I must be special!!! There are typos in the Krell review, Krell is this month's ULTIMATE integrated, when ain't anything ULTIMATE, eessshh. and of course the Primare CD31...is of course as good as CD can sound, a few month's ago, there was some other CD player that did that, and this thing only plays CD's!!! For over $2,000. Bet a cheaper universal player will sound as good, or BETTER doing SACD/DSD!!! CD only players are dumb, no matter how many chassis or magic pucks and panels it has.
yupper, VPI HW-19 record cleaner, and a VPI HW-19 MK14, might be a special one only model? I don't think so. Teh edidotrs and all that word processing computers, missed it. Maybe the price of some of teh stuff like teh Kreel was only $1650.00 not $16500. But it will heat teh room in teh winter, too bad they didn't stick a Fluke temp probe on it and give some NUMBERS as teh thing fries itself. And i wonder where it's made? china, has Kreel gone outside? For $16500. It would be good if they kept it made here. Is it? Maybe all reviews should tell country of origin, just for info reference, kinda keep track of what's happening to teh industry, and question why if it's made in "those" places why such a high price? I have a lot of U.S. made stuff that is actually reasonably priced, cus' most of teh people doing it got a living wage I would think. Not just the CEO of the import company. If it's made in China it should be priced like it. McIntosh is still made here, ain't it? Or do they out some of their stuff, I don't think so. AVA, made in Mn, VPI Rane, still put together here. Legacy too.
Talk about heating the room, your amps raise the temperature of the room by 15 degrees according to the post in the systems pictures area. But that doesn't count of course. Yes, and fan noise is not a problem either, your amps are in another room! Help me out here folks, DUP's posts must be tongue-in-cheek, right? And this Krell made in China thing, where does that come from? What is the basis for that statement? Oh none, I see, so let me join you. Legacy is made in Taiwan! But that is fine, they do excellent work there!
Let's me ask the question again. Where is teh Krell made, really, is it china, or in a country that has living wages? Just curious, for such a pricey product. Lotsa expesnive stuff still made here. McIntosh, Rane, Legacy Audio is made in Illinois. Designed by a here guy. Like AVA. Didn't Parasound go to the land of the cheap labor, while trying to remain some image of high end? If you is gonna sell some pricey stuff at least let teh workers get a living wage off it. I am curious, where is teh Krell made? Lately teh shortcomings of chinese stuff like poisoned cat/dog food, defective stuff, bad toothpaste, counterfit goods, just a few Chinese issues. Ever see some counterfit ckt breakers with fake UL stickers etc....nothing like inoperative ckt breakers in your service panel...
Let's me ask the question again. Where is teh Krell made, really?
Krell's factory is in Connecticut. I last visited it about 3 years ago.
And I still look forward to Julys edition in my mail Box.
Is everything made there, or are certain units' "outsourced"? Many companies make the expensive stuff here, and outsource the CHEAP stuff, in the case of Krell $16K is their cheaper line right? How bout' this particular unit, was it made here or Malaysia or some other fine country....if they still make it in CT, bravo.....
If I remember correctly, Krell outsources their cheaper stuff. I believe the SACD standard was made in China. However, their more expensive (evolution and fpb series) components are made locally.
Dup is awesome. You make some great observations. I am borrowing my buddy's copy so figured I would stop by this months section.
I wouldn't say CD-only players are dumb, but I will say that I'm having a lot more fun with my Oppo than I ever had with my NAD. There's something about the...um...universality of universal players that is very liberating. I suspect that the Ayre C-5xe and I would get along just fine.