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zeb's picture
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Joined: Jan 2 2009 - 6:01am
Analogue Source component

A bit hilarious of a choice, no?. Sorry to say, but the SME 20/12 is in a totally different league to the VPI SSM Ref - and, of course, in a totally different price band too.

If the award is for value for money, then perhaps VPI's own Classic or the TW should be taking that particular prize.

Jim Tavegia
Jim Tavegia's picture
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Joined: Sep 1 2005 - 4:27pm
Re: Analogue Source component

I often think that SME doens't get the respect they deserve, but when you start with tables at $10K the market is small.

It also seems like many pull off 95+% of what SME does for a fraction of the cost. I would believe that if i could afford and SME 10 I would not be disappointed or wishing that I had bought 2 of something else for the same money and upgrade 2 systems in the process.

My debate would be: 2 Rega P9s or 1 SME 10. Hmmmm?

dbowker's picture
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Joined: May 8 2007 - 6:37am
Re: Analogue Source component

Even a price no object, I doubt I'd but a full SME table, if anything for the looks. But some of the best setups I've heard have been VPI tables with SME arms.

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