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Robin

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In the past year I have read so much here, there and everywhere - regarding our fair hobby. :cool:

From a ML Owners stand point what has been the Good, Bad and the Ugly - experiences of being a ML audiophile for you?
 

Robin

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Good, Bad and Ugly...

This past year has been interesting as a audiophile who owns ML's.

The Good -
1). Owning the very best speakers in the world ML's... :D
2). Bring a power amp to my system
3). Powering my HT room with adequate power.
4). Reading about all the wonderful ML customer service, Jim Power.
5). Helping others here at the ML Club.
6). Bringing HD to my HT via "Comcast" cable.
7). Blue-Ray coming soon.

The Bad -
1). Not having enough cash to expand my audiophile interests immediately.
2). Having to save for all the audio gear I would like.
3). Not knowing enough about electronics. :eek:
4). Thinking negative thoughts about electronic / entertainment industry.

The Ugly -
1). Listening to ignorant young sales people, too long before walking away.
2). Working too long not listening to more music. :rolleyes:
3). Thinking back about all the wonderful records I used to own.
4). Wishing I was fabulously wealthy.

:D Anyone have any experiences they would like to share?
 

amey01

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The good:

* Owning the very best speakers in the world
* Every minute I have spent listening to them
* The new music purchases I have made
* Upgrading from an integrated to a Copland Valve integrated and Classe power amplifier and finally hearing what my MLs are capabble of.
* Having a feeling of safety and security in ML's customer service
* Hearing about everyone else's great experiences

The Bad:

* The time I have spent listening to the system instead of the music.
* Convincing my wife about my next purchase
* Practical/WAF reasons that prevent me from having the listening room the way I would like
* The unfortunate sensitivity of high-end equipment (was that a greasy finger you touched my panel with?, did the dog just shake himself near the panel?)

The Ugly:

* What this little hobby has cost me
* Not having enough money to be doing things how I would like to be doing things.
* Deciphering the difference between industry greed and genuine improvements (In no way involving ML at least!)
* Dealing with planned obsolesence (nothing infuriates me more)
* Not having enough time to spend with the system, listening to music.
* Being interrupted when I am listening
 
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Joey_V

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The Good:
- Finally getting the Vantage after the initial Mosaics "taste test"!!
- Getting BEM super custom finish!
- Getting a descent deal on them!
- Meeting all you good audiophiles!

The Bad:
- So much cash spent!
- So much hassle getting the BEM!
- Need to upgrade amp to next level, the RB1090!
- Need to reposition room!

The Ugly:
- Found a better deal for the Vantage AFTER buying them!!!
- Still... lusting over the Summits!
 

tonyc

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The good: Audio Research Ref 3
Ayre C5xe
ASC tube traps
lots of good music releases

The bad: Working hard to pay down my credit card so I can buy Summits
a few REALLY BAD music releases

The ugly: My Divas developed a bass rattle in one speaker
Having to send the Ayre back for repair before it was even broken in! (cold solder joint on digital out)
 

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Joey_V said:
The Ugly:- Found a better deal for the Vantage AFTER buying them!!!
Joey...This will always happen no matter what you purchase...The item you buy will always appear for "X" percent less in the near future...

Be glad you made you purchase, and don't look back...Hindsight is always easy.

Dan
 
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JPL

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Good, Bad, Ugly

The good :
- ML is beautiful.
- Vantage is good.
- Summit is better.
- Stage is coming.

The bad :
- ML is too beautiful.
- Vantage is not good enough.
- Can't get a good deal on Summit.
- Waiting for the Stage.

The ugly :
- My face, looking at the price of Summit.
 

socialxray

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The Good:

* Of course my SL3's. They have possess transparency, air, and detail that I have never heard in a speaker before.

* Getting a Slim Devices Squeezebox3. It has really opened my eyes to how flexible a music server can be. Oh yeah, it sounds great too!

The Bad:

* I am running my SL3's with some really cheap equipment. Not that cheap is necessarily bad. It is just that I know the sonic limitatons of my gear. Still sounds great though!

* Not being able to upgrade my equipment at will.


The Downright UGLY!

* The lose of our fair use rights and Digital Restrictions Management.
 
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