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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I thought I was the one who ran off all the old timers.
    But you did it with such style, Rich!!!

    Sure if you're around the West country feel free to pop in.

    WRT other forum members then of course those quoted are just a few of the superstars that have/do populate these pages.

    And WRT room treatments... well, erm... I have noticed a tendancy for those who acquire them on a certain UK based forum to, er, get rid of them after a while. Perplexing? Hm. I must say though at the recent show in Bristol there were two rooms I heard using treatments and they were a far cry from great\best in show. I regard them as a fine tuning tool if you think your system needs it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsv_1 View Post
    http://www.audioaficionado.org/ - which runs at a blistering pace, with one of the members clocking in at 25K posts. I like it because their classical music threads are hyper-active. While I've not run into any overtly disrespectful individuals over there, still just doesn't seem like "home" like it does here at MLO
    totally agree Todd, fair number of 'prima donnas' as well and they do like to 'kiss each other butts' too !
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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    totally agree Todd, fair number of 'prima donnas' as well and they do like to 'kiss each other butts' as well !
    I just saw the "What's on your wrist" thread over there... for the love of God. While I'm thoroughly enjoying the classical music thread, some of the other AA threads are effing ridiculous. How many Rolexes can (should) one person own? Definitely tends toward an uber-yacht-club feel over there at times (or what I imagine it to be anyway since I don't own an uber-yacht). The world only needs so many Thurston Howell the Thirds. That said, it is fascinating to watch the trillionaire over there begin assembling yet another new system (I think he's going with Burmester in his bonus room). Hey, to each his own

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    Todd,

    I'm glad someone else has stated the obvious.

    Here we have a bunch of wealthy, middle aged men that, for the most part, applaud each other when they spend money / aka backslapping.

    Look at the moderator's signature. How many systems and how much MacIntosh, Burmester, Sonus Faber gear, etc. can one person own? Suffice to say that self indulgence seems to top modesty.

    And yes, you need to pay a fee to send a PM.

    I know I've been a bit sensitive to this issue but the MLC seems to be absent of the one percent bravado displayed, in headlights, on the AA forum.

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    Here's the rehillionaire's latest setup... not sure what speakers he plans to mate with these componenets (probably Burmester as well)... but I have to admit I'd love to hear the completed system.

    OK, I promise not to let anymore elitist 0.001% audiophilia leak into our beloved MLO.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Oops. Brain fart. I'm going somewhere else later this month. I'll be visiting with Steve the middle of next month.
    I'm glad you posted this, I was thinking I'm losing it! See you in April!

    Regarding other forums, I continue call this site home, even though I no longer have Martin Logans. As others have said, I've also made friends here and the camaraderie is great, even if we do often have differing opinions, usually in the "Off Topic" threads!

    I do check and post on AudioAficionado at times and What's Best Forum, rarely. I like the WBF because of the industry people who post there, so I can get their perspective on various issues. I like AA because of the way their site is set up, making it very easy to find information on particular products, etc. Very friendly and helpful people there and they are making it a site about people, too. I have investigated Audiokarma, but there is too much antagonism there, for me. Too many vintage equipment owners with strong attitudes.
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    Hey Todd,

    I checked out the AA "watch" thread. 353 posts.

    Remember the Super Bowl commercial entitled "He has money coming out the wazoo".

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    Gordon , I have looked at posts like that over there , there sure seems to be a lot of the 1% gathering on that site. I like some of the sections there and have learned quite a bit from the CJ crowd. Hey if they got it and want to flaunt it more power to them. Not my cup of tea but then I dont have as much to flaunt

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    Hi Rep,

    I totally agree regarding your CJ comment.

    Since my next big upgrade will likely be the purchase of a used ET5 pre, I found the "tube" discussion to be very informative. So my criticism of the site is not universal.

    BTW Todd, Ivan is buying the Sonus Faber Aida speaker for his Burmeister electronics. List $115K.

    Gordon
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    I took a quick look at the AA website, and it seems like most of the space there is taken up by the owner's signature. I hate to scroll unnecessarily through page after page of the same stuff. Why does he not just put a link to it, or is it in keeping with the conspicuous consumption policy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsv_1 View Post
    I just saw the "What's on your wrist" thread over there... for the love of God. While I'm thoroughly enjoying the classical music thread, some of the other AA threads are effing ridiculous. How many Rolexes can (should) one person own? Definitely tends toward an uber-yacht-club feel over there at times (or what I imagine it to be anyway since I don't own an uber-yacht). The world only needs so many Thurston Howell the Thirds. That said, it is fascinating to watch the trillionaire over there begin assembling yet another new system (I think he's going with Burmester in his bonus room). Hey, to each his own
    I bet they own the Morphosis $204k iPad controlled watch cabinet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    I took a quick look at the AA website, and it seems like most of the space there is taken up by the owner's signature. I hate to scroll unnecessarily through page after page of the same stuff. Why does he not just put a link to it, or is it in keeping with the conspicuous consumption policy ?
    I totally agree Bernard, I do 'be-bop' around on some of the off-topic discussion from time to time and there are alot of, shall we say, more down to earth participants, regardless all sites have the 'clicks' ..........as I'm sure many feel that we do as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by |Tch0rT| View Post
    I bet they own the Morphosis $204k iPad controlled watch cabinet.



    http://www.bornrich.com/ipad-control...doettling.html

    I have two on order.

    In reality though, I literally do not own a watch. I find that my iPhone keeps pretty decent time. Does the trick for me. Now, what I really need is an iPad controlled iThing cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    BTW Todd, Ivan is buying the Sonus Faber Aida speaker for his Burmeister electronics. List $115K.
    I once owned the SF Amati Homage and held on to them for only a few months. No where near the magic of MLs. Not even close to the CLX. That said, you could pick up 10 pairs of Homage for what one pair of Aidas would set you back (way back). Not that I haven't heard wonderful sounding SF based systems. But for a balls-to-the-wall system like Ivan's, I think there are far more interesting transducer options in the 6 figure realm to consider. That said, perhaps the Aida is transcendent and I know not of what I speak. (which is most often the case).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    Hi Rep,

    I totally agree regarding your CJ comment.

    Since my next big upgrade will likely be the purchase of a used ET5 pre, I found the "tube" discussion to be very informative.
    Gordon you will love the ET-5 having escalated from a Premier17 to a CT-5 I would have to say the jump to the ET-5 is really quite substantial I think you will be most pleased.

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