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Old 12-22-2017, 05:11 PM
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Stark...welcome! TAD is a great line, well worth the stretch and international shipping!

Ivan-san...any tricks up your sleeve?
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:15 PM
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Oh, I know who I'll call if I go for them MasterLu!
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:04 AM
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Highly recommend TAD. Completing two years with my CR-1s, and I couldn’t be more happy with them. I suspect Ivan can make something reasonable happen in Canada.
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Speakers/Cables > TAD CR-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL S/3 SHO, with Longbow (2)
Power > PS Audio P10 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints ultra SS (8)
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Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

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Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


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You wont regret buying TAD. I have a complete TAD system that I bougt last year and are really happy with it.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:01 PM
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I'm finally going for TAD as it's now available in western Canada! I haven't decided on the model just yet (leaning towards CR1) and maybe I should make a new thread but are you guys using TAD gear throughout the chain or experimenting with other brands too? Any pairings you've found to work well together?
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I'm finally going for TAD as it's now available in western Canada! I haven't decided on the model just yet (leaning towards CR1) and maybe I should make a new thread but are you guys using TAD gear throughout the chain or experimenting with other brands too? Any pairings you've found to work well together?
TAD and Esoteric amplification, preamp, etc...is a great combination!

For TAd listen to the CR1 and the R1 if you have the chance..
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I'm finally going for TAD as it's now available in western Canada! I haven't decided on the model just yet (leaning towards CR1) and maybe I should make a new thread but are you guys using TAD gear throughout the chain or experimenting with other brands too? Any pairings you've found to work well together?


Go CR-1s... they’re awesome. I pair it with McIntosh with fine results but I’ve heard them with Bryston gear too and they sounded phenomenal. I would think esoteric would be sweet as well!

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Old 03-19-2018, 08:28 PM
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TAD CR-1s, with accuphase electronics. It has treated me very well for 2.5 years or so.
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD CR-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL S/3 SHO, with Longbow (2)
Power > PS Audio P10 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints ultra SS (8)
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


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KEF LS50 Wireless
Wyred4Sound Modded Sonos Connect
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:11 PM
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Thank you guys for the suggestions. I was interested in Accuphase but the dealer doesn't have them to audition with unfortunately. I'll try Esoteric to start with. And I am leaning towards the CR1. I had thought about going all out with the Reference One but that will leave little to no funds left over for the electronics!
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My TADs are fed by Nagra Classic Amps. Sound is wonderful to me.
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