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  1. I stand corrected -by myself (see earlier...) I like the Sandwich construction idea, as a long time Leak Sandwich owner (3090s for 10 years, plus original ones -still here- for50 years! AND the Isodynamic tweeter, as I use wharfedale Isodynamic 'phones! I wonder if Raidho have had any cone breakages?
  2. or did I mean Raidho?.....erm.....
  3. No more so than the fact that, when Russia invaded Afghanistan, Britain supplied arms to......the Taliban.
  4. In german, the pads were described to me by sellar as 'gummy polsters', so that's what they're known as in our house. I got new pads made by leather worker friend. The quality of sound is great.Hidden gem.
  5. Jerry and I both laughing at the ridiculous price? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185000163472?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=1600acf0052349dc90f249905049f65d&bu=43053066968&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20210816075412&segname=11021&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid We both rate the 'phones, but....they are near 50 years old. I still use mine regularly-with new custom-made pads. Got a spare set too.....wouldn't want to be without.
  6. if they are a business asset, you can discount the value each year. @ 20% p.a. So, technically they have decreased to zero, and you can 'sell' them to yourself. THEN.....
  7. MHDT Havana (et al) pretty good.NOS Red Book though.
  8. As rare as my (Lavardin) Recontoure Stabile 210! French as well.... Supposed to be a perfect match for Lavardin amps
  9. Audio Emotion just sold a set.....
  10. THe 6 Moons review seems to suggest a strong synergy in the amp and speaker. Seeing that the speaker has quite unorthodox layout (bigger front mid-bass unit, rear-facing bass unit) it would seem that somehow the amp is 'tailored' accordingly? I'd love to listen, to find out. (Current set-up; Stereo Coffee LDR pre/MHDT 'Havana' dac/Neurochrome 86 amp.)
  11. Still using my DH200, though modded with a US sourced kit.Better caps etc..... Why should an 'old' amp sound worse than a more recent one? Good design isn't age related. I use a Neurochrome mainly, keeping the Hafler for occasional use, but really it's more than good enough. but you get attached to good old-but-great things....Citroen DS, anyone?
  12. Just reconnecting my Hafler combination -again -to listen to the new Recontoure speakers. still good, up against an LDR and Neurochrome 86. Too early to reach conclusion.....but not a step back. My on/off button nearly US,on the 101, so leave it 'on' and use the wall switch
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234051815210?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=a0601e9ebf99474b8f5b6b863e910499&bu=43053066968&ut=RU&exe=98456&ext=232174&logid=nqt%3DAQAAAAAAAAAgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAgABAgAAAAAAAAABAAAAAAACAAAAAAACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEA**%26nqc%3DAQAAAAAAAAAgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAgABAgAAAAAAAAABAAAAAAACAAAAAAACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEA**%26mdbreftime%3D1623767329408%26es%3D3%26ec%3D1&osub=-1~1&crd=20210615072915&segname=11021&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%2Cnqt%3Dnqt%2Cnqc%3Dnqc%2Cmdbreftime%3Dmdbreftime%2Ces%3Des%2Cec%3Dec%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid
  14. 'Wailing and gnashing of teeth' Don't know that track-did it sound good on the Opals? (-: A reggae track maybe?
  15. Lecontoures are pretty fine! If you've read the review in the Moons,well I agree. But substitute 'relaxed' for 'soft'; they seem to lay out the music really well, nothing exagerated, but all detail in place. The old cliche about hearing things you hadn't noticed? Well, I may have noticed, but they are more noticable; not pronounced but clear. Enjoying the first few hours, which is good as my Ocellias were very special. A good change.
  16. Coming soon; Ocellias gone. more soon hopefully.
  17. They would work very well with my Lavardin Lecontoure Stabile 210 speakers. Your description of texture matches well. As would my ex-speaker, Ocellia Calliopes. As to horns.....I loved my Klipschorns -a good set of Volti-upgraded ones would be tempting.
  18. 1981 for the Hafler DH101/200. Early 70s for leak Sandwich speakers. 2009 for Ocellia speakers, just traded in. Neurochrome 86 amp 2020. Stereo Coffee 2016, then again!, in 2021! MHDT dac 2009. Next? Lavardin speakers coming. If I hadn't already got those, it would have been Cabasse Pearls, as a 'final system'
  19. They could be stored elsewhere to free the space? Garage walls? I have my 1500 CDs in my basement,//ed on Hard drive.Just been shifting them all along to fit new ones in! As to dacs; I cottoned on to R-2r with MHDTs dacs 10 years back.
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