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    Yeah I liked them too Good bass, pretty good overall, but think they cost more than the 340SE, but I'm not sure that they really were better... I'd have liked to have both side by side. I was just curious about the A1, as said, seem to best the 340SE in the other test which seemed pretty strange to me. Looks like the results are different under different conditions!

    Swans vs Sierras I'm guessing relatively the same as was mentioned before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike^S View Post
    ...especially in the the Tori Amos track Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
    I wonder where that track came from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradJudy View Post
    I wonder where that track came from?


    Brad...that is a great track. We actually used a few of the tracks that you recommended, but the Tori Amos track really stands out.
    -curtis

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirgleMirt View Post
    Yeah I liked them too Good bass, pretty good overall, but think they cost more than the 340SE, but I'm not sure that they really were better... I'd have liked to have both side by side. I was just curious about the A1, as said, seem to best the 340SE in the other test which seemed pretty strange to me. Looks like the results are different under different conditions!

    Swans vs Sierras I'm guessing relatively the same as was mentioned before?
    State side, the D5 is $900 I think. May not be better than the 340SE, we did not compare side by side....but it is still impressive.

    You guess correct on the Swan and Sierras for my viewpoint...pretty much inline with Mike's and openwheel.
    -curtis

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    Want another fantastic recording? I picked up a copy of this at the RMAF after listening to a live performance by the quartet at the show. Great stuff if you like strings.

    http://www.isomike.com/fsq_haydn.html

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    Thanks Brad....I just bought it!

    You are a bad influence.
    -curtis

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    Brad -- where is my copy?
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    Good Sound To You!

    David Fabrikant
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    Quote Originally Posted by davef View Post
    Brad -- where is my copy?
    Sorry - RMAF has distracted me for a few days. As a bonus, you'll get more than what I sent before.

    If your schedule allows, you should try to attend the RMAF next year - it's good stuff to see, but it's also great people to meet. Lots of industry folks talked about how much better it was to attend and/or exhibit than shows like CES (and the associated high-end audio show). A number of comments about how it was more laid back and the people are nicer. Each year I chat with some great designers and engineers, as well as audio geeks in general.

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    I just bought the Haydin too.

    Here is another superb SACD: http://store.acousticsounds.com/brow...Title_ID=11960

    My impressions of the GTG were pretty much the same as everyone else.

    Damn, those 340s looked big after living with the Sierras for a while.

    I had the D5 at Curtis's and I listened to them at my house. They are beautiful speakers and they sound quite good. There just is not as much there as with the Sierra. Curtis, would you describe them as a bit laid back?

    They would be very easy to live with. It would have been interesting to compare them to the 340.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mziegler View Post
    Curtis, would you describe them as a bit laid back?
    Not laid back....but moreso not having the top to bottom detail the Sierras have.
    -curtis

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