Wideload Posted May 10, 2022 Share Posted May 10, 2022 In 1978, a buddy and I walked into a strip mall storefront in a Milwaukee suburb as they unboxed a pair of unassuming, unremarkable loudspeakers with an unlikely to remember name; and then they hooked them to some B&K electronics and a Linn. Headhunters. Cold out of the box I was ruined. My B&W DM 2’s sure didn’t make music like that. Unfortunately, no way I could afford those Vandersteen Model 2’s on a social worker’s salary. Fast forward 22 years and I finally land a used pair of 2 CE’s that were in house until ousted by Chapman Audio T-77’s (renovated to T-9 Reference in early 2020). I retired a couple years ago and began a mental wish list for a dream rig. I’d heard the original Quattros and latest Treos, thinking maybe stretching my budget in the used market some day. Then I got hit by a truck. Despite being the size of a circus bear, I was an avid cyclist riding 8 to 10,000 miles a year. Well the interest on the invested settlement broadened my dreamscape. Purchased a used pair of Model 7’s a month ago and then stared at them until my robust son and son-in-law could schlepp them downstairs to the listening room a couple days ago. Finally up and running this morning. Now the fun of positioning and tuning begins. My Magico friend is coming over Friday to lend hands and ears. In addition to the recently acquired Model 7’s, my system is: SOTA Sapphire with Sumico arm and Ortophon Cadenza Blue Mojo Audio Deja Vu server/streamer Mojo Audio Illuminat PS (also powers DAC) Resolution Audio Opus 21 Theta Miles Exogal Comet DAC Supratek Cortese LCR pre (Less than a month old, glorious) Clayton Audio M-300 Mono’s cabling is Huffman except Audioquest Wild for speakers 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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