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Old 02-05-2018, 12:28 PM
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Has anyone heard these speakers? If yes, can you please provide your listening impressions... There have been 2 recent reviews in both Stereophile and The Absolute Sound. They seem to be getting a great deal of favorable comments and buzz. They seem to be standouts at the shows, with reviewers going back to the room for a second listen, and then requesting review samples. I have to admit, I think the design & overall look is just spectacular. And the price is right (at least relatively speaking for TAD). Call me very intrigued at this point.

https://www.stereophile.com/content/...ne-loudspeaker

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...1-loudspeaker/
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:50 PM
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I haven’t heard them, but wish I could. I love the CR-1s, and suspect these are cut from the same cloth in all the right ways.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:33 AM
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I haven’t heard them, but wish I could. I love the CR-1s, and suspect these are cut from the same cloth in all the right ways.
I see that you also have the excellent KEF LS-50. I'm wondering how the sound of the CR-1s compares to the LS50? Are they similar sounding, or totally different?
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Hard to compare. My TADS are powered by 2 Accuphase A200s running with an accuphase c-3800 and similar surrounding sources. The KEFs are cranking tidal and podcasts, etc via a wyred4sound modded sonos connect. Not a fair fight ....

That said, I love the KEFs - overkill for the kitchen and their normal duty, but great nonetheless. Had the desired effect as I now hear my daughter turning down music from crappy systems because “it just doesn’t sound good Papi.”
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Main Rig:

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


Kitchen:

KEF LS50 Wireless
Wyred4Sound Modded Sonos Connect
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