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Old 11-29-2020, 12:59 PM
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Thanks Bart.

Serge and Stephen, thanks for the enlightening discussion. I’ll wait to get this beast dialed in and broken in, and enjoy it au naturel for a while before I experiment with anything else. Then once I’m used to it, I’m sure the tweak-and-upgrade bug will bite again.
Sounds good, Tony. The reason I brought up the EVPs now is that there is 1-time/year Thansgiving sale on them; 4 for the price of 3. And there is a 30-day return policy if you don't like them...

That reminds me, I have to order mine for my REL; I got distracted by the LampizatOr. Doh!
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Old 12-10-2020, 02:24 AM
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Everest and Sigma are in the house.IMG_1726.jpgIMG_1729.jpgIMG_1730.jpg
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2nd system: Luxman SQ-N100, Sonus faber Minima Amator II, REL T-5, refurbished AR XA w/Nagaoka MP-200 & VPI cabling, Linn Klimax DSM Renew, Shunyata PS8 w/Defender & Viper, Nordost Blue Heaven PC & IC, Shunyata Venom sc, Symposium Svelte Shelves

Workshop: Vintage Yamaha CA-1010 & CT-1010, PSB Imagine Mini, Squeezebox Touch, Schiit BiFrost, AZ & WW cables

Digital Streaming source: SonicTransporter i7 w/Roon, Synology DS420+, English Electric 8switch

Personal audio: Woo WA22, WA7 & WA8; Auralic Aries Mini, Sonore MicroRendu & UltraRendu; Shure SE535, Shure SH1540, Westone ES50 Custom, Sennheiser HD820, MrSpeakers Aeon Flow C; Various Moon Audio dragons

Video: Sony XBR65X850C; Apple TV-4; Vienna Schönberg L/R, Webern center & surrounds; REL T1, T2, & T3; Arcam AVR850; Cambridge Audio 752BD; MIT-EXP SC

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Old 12-10-2020, 07:58 AM
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Good luck with your new gear!
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Old 12-10-2020, 08:43 AM
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Everest and Sigma are in the house.Attachment 63498Attachment 63499Attachment 63500
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Old 12-10-2020, 10:25 AM
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Tony, congratulations and enjoy!
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Old 12-12-2020, 11:22 AM
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Tony, how is that Carbon Special working out in your system?


Here is John Hunter with Uncle Kevin discussing the Carbon Special design.

https://youtu.be/OG67-CZFQh4
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Old 12-12-2020, 12:39 PM
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It’s working out very well, thanks Serge. Yes, I’ve been through all the REL videos at various times - between stereo and HT setups, this is my 6th REL in the last 10 years.
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2nd system: Luxman SQ-N100, Sonus faber Minima Amator II, REL T-5, refurbished AR XA w/Nagaoka MP-200 & VPI cabling, Linn Klimax DSM Renew, Shunyata PS8 w/Defender & Viper, Nordost Blue Heaven PC & IC, Shunyata Venom sc, Symposium Svelte Shelves

Workshop: Vintage Yamaha CA-1010 & CT-1010, PSB Imagine Mini, Squeezebox Touch, Schiit BiFrost, AZ & WW cables

Digital Streaming source: SonicTransporter i7 w/Roon, Synology DS420+, English Electric 8switch

Personal audio: Woo WA22, WA7 & WA8; Auralic Aries Mini, Sonore MicroRendu & UltraRendu; Shure SE535, Shure SH1540, Westone ES50 Custom, Sennheiser HD820, MrSpeakers Aeon Flow C; Various Moon Audio dragons

Video: Sony XBR65X850C; Apple TV-4; Vienna Schönberg L/R, Webern center & surrounds; REL T1, T2, & T3; Arcam AVR850; Cambridge Audio 752BD; MIT-EXP SC
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It’s working out very well, thanks Serge. Yes, I’ve been through all the REL videos at various times - between stereo and HT setups, this is my 6th REL in the last 10 years.
Excellent! Having 6 of them is a testament to your satisfaction with REL.

I have always been impressed with REL subs when they were well setup. My local dealer carried them for many years and they were used quite a bit with the various speakers he carried.

Sonus Faber and REL were always a very synergistic match. I was at the Elipsa unveiling many years ago and there was a big REL sub in the system that was setup by Bill (metaphacts).

Yikes! Talk about holographic presentation! The musicians took a few steps out of the speakers and stood on the floor as if they were real. That's what a great, fast sub that does not compete but "augments" the speaker, can do for a system.

Enjoy!
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