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Old 01-17-2019, 06:28 PM
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Yeah, I'm your boat too, I've never liked the way they sound, I have no idea why since you would think they have to be excellent with all the positive (and price!) press they get. Damn those things were huge though at RMAF.

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I've heard them in several different rooms there, too, with different gear. Maybe I just don't like their sound. But yeah, at that price it seems like it would be a fantastic speaker that everyone would universally appreciate.
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I've heard the Grand Utopia III at my dealer with big $$$ backing gear (should be obvious with $200K speakers), and wasn't impressed either. Same with the Stellas. Just not my flavor & style. But I've heard impressive sound from Von Schweikert VR55 Aktive in the very same spot of that main room (and some of the same gear), and Focal Sopra 3's in an adjacent smaller room with less expensive gear. That main room is what I would've thought to be a perfect size for the big Utopias, too.
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Sorry I missed it guys. Would have gladly traded 5 days in NYC for one good night listening to music!
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I was one of the guys that liked Albert's system. My opinion may be skewed given that I don't get to listen to a multi-hundred thousand dollar system every day. I did get to hear the Wilson Sasha DAW demo and I preferred that setup over Albert's. However, if the goal of Albert's system was to present the music in a way that made you feel like you were engaged in the music, then I believe he accomplished this...
I have photos of the system, but unfortunately I can't post photos or even update my profile given that I am so new to the community.
I have a very modest system relative to the rest of the DFW club members and hopefully at some point I can add my details.
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I was one of the guys that liked Albert's system. My opinion may be skewed given that I don't get to listen to a multi-hundred thousand dollar system every day. I did get to hear the Wilson Sasha DAW demo and I preferred that setup over Albert's. However, if the goal of Albert's system was to present the music in a way that made you feel like you were engaged in the music, then I believe he accomplished this...
I have photos of the system, but unfortunately I can't post photos or even update my profile given that I am so new to the community.
I have a very modest system relative to the rest of the DFW club members and hopefully at some point I can add my details.
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Jon...Welcome to AA!
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