Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by MilesSmiles, Jul 17, 2011.
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I wish this site had a "like" button like on Facebook, might save a lot of space too, when people could simply like something instead of writing a message, just a thought.
I "Like" that idea!
I don't. I think half the fun is reading what people like about a certain sytem/room.
nah, i couldn't afford those, and even if i could,
i personally find them, like pretty much ALL modern loudspeaker systems,
to be quite Fugly.
i'm just not a fan of "True High-End Audio"
as far as me and PIONEER speaker systems go,
if i ever move up from my current CS-G503s, it'll be to the classic DSS-9.
yep, i'm afraid that i happen to like my "Monkey Coffins" just fine;
I have heard the TADs for two years running and they would be on my short list if I had $30K. The sound wonderful. Very natural even with Bel Canto electronics.
MacGuyver, they are far from fugly. They have a gorgeous sapele finish.
My DSS-9s are on Ebay UK atm MacGuyver. If you can arrange transatlantic shipping. Bid away.
Agreed. When you get up close to them and examine the finish, it's as fine as can be. Beautiful Chinese woodworking, amazing laquer.
TAD make some pretty impressive amps too and a fine SACD player.
MacGyver, one would think that a Pioneer fan such yourself would aspire to the very best that company makes.
Yes, the TAD stuff is awesome! In build quality, looks, and sound.
Do the TADs have grills?
Well I am not over enthusiastic about the looks of the speakers shown by TAD and the big one's shown by MacGuyver have that trusty no nonsense in ya face wobbly 12" bassy oomph experience with a grilled 1" horn on the side I can dig from time to time.
Bet they throw a nice kicking punch and a fine jab on top..
The stands are the problem, plus the form and that ugly chassis from the woofers... NAH gimme Sonus Faber - AMATIS or Focal BE Ultras , B&W 805D's etc when it comes to stand mounts .
Sorry TAD back to the drawing boards, but you can leave me the AYRE Mono blocks so long..lol.
Speakers that don't sound great powered by AYRE are complete mis-concepts..
But the TADs DO sound great!
Sorry I been out of the loop regarding Pioneer. I see TAD stands for Technical Audio Devices Laboratories.
I thought Pioneer's flagship products was Elite. Is this something recent? Was this something they acquired or did they create another higher end division?
Are we going to see new system photos or talk about Pioneer speakers the rest of the way?
Here is an old one to help jump start the pics.
and another for good measure
and my most current system pic,
along with one of my oldest, for Ghits and Siggles;
and the elements of my VERY FIRST Hi-Fi, back around 1999/2000.
i don't have a photo, so all i can show are generic pics;
NIKKO 5055 STEREO RECEIVER
PIONEER CT-980W DUAL-WELL CASSETTE DECK
TECHNICS SL-MC3 60+1 CD CHANGER
REALISTIC 31-2000 12-BAND GRAPHIC EQ
great - same old pictures. I preferred the debate.
I took some new pics of my electronics a couple of days ago:
AudioQuest AQ 7000 Fe5 cartridge (as you can see recently serviced at vdH) mounted on Kuzma Stogi tonearm playing Jack White & Alica Keys Another Way to Die
From left to right: Audionet ART G2 CDP, Logitech Harmony 1000 remote, TW Acustic Raven AC motor control, Natural K3M tube power supply, Natural K3 tube phonostage. In the bottom shelf Audionet SAM V2 integrated.
I won't bore you with pictures of the front, everything looks the same as when i last posted it.
new pictures. thanks.
Love the Raven.
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