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#287701 - 01/19/10 09:50 PM Confessions
2x6spds Offline
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OK, so this is the "stereo" forum and for many here 2 channel music might sound fairly retro primitive ... just a cut above tube amplifiers and vinyl.

Getting to it ... I like dedicated FM tuners, have a bunch, including some Denons, Kenwoods, and a gorgeous H.H. Scott tube tuner, my favorite, by far. But here's the thing, not only is the Scott a tubie, therefore the object of derisive laughter from the technocognicenti, but it is also mono.

Yes, my favorite FM music source is mono. I use an Antique Sound Labs MG S1 15DT integrated Single End Triode 5 watt per channel amplifier, an H.H. Scott 331, a Reckhorn B1 active cross over to a pair of Dahlquist DQM905s, with supertweeters, and a Velodyne 10" sub.

So, what is it about mono FM compared to stereo? It is clean. Very low noise and a weird sense of live music.

You think stereo is retro. Mono. I confess.
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#287702 - 01/19/10 09:52 PM Re: Confessions [Re: 2x6spds]
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Funny, I just bought a mono FM radio from Tivoli. Good timing on your post!
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#287707 - 01/19/10 10:05 PM Re: Confessions [Re: cb919]
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Very good!

I'll bet it sounds great and looks really cool. It's taken me a while to accept the Foodie notion that we "eat with our eyes"; I suspect that - given the elegance of some of those pieces - we hear with our eyes, too.

Cheers.
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#287708 - 01/19/10 10:07 PM Re: Confessions [Re: 2x6spds]
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Are you using only one speaker with your throwback system?
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#287716 - 01/19/10 10:32 PM Re: Confessions [Re: pmbuko]
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Sorry for the sorry picture, but I couldn't get rid of the flash on my little digipixilator.

Ola, the Tivoli is a great choice! Sounds better than the Bose Wave (I have an old one and it doesn't sound bad) and sure looks a whole lot better than the Bose.

Yes PMB, 2 speakers, a pair of Dahlquist DQM905s and a pair of supertweets. Sort of Mono a Mono.

I'll get some pictures of those as well.
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#287725 - 01/19/10 11:08 PM Re: Confessions [Re: 2x6spds]
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That's a great looking tuner, 2x6!
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#287769 - 01/20/10 06:02 AM Re: Confessions [Re: St_PatGuy]
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I had one of these once:

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#287774 - 01/20/10 08:27 AM Re: Confessions [Re: 2x6spds]
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 Originally Posted By: 2x6spds
Sort of Mono a Mono.



That's great! \:D
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#287776 - 01/20/10 09:41 AM Re: Confessions [Re: cb919]
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I had one of those Kenwood tuners too. It was great.

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#287798 - 01/20/10 01:55 PM Re: Confessions [Re: cb919]
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Thanks CB9 and TomT for noticing!

Mark and cat person that looks like a Kenwood KT815, a really wonderful tuner. Personally, setting aside the absolutely wonderful tube H. H. Scott tuners, I love some of the Kenwoods, Pioneers, of course the Macintosh big MRs, but I keep coming back to the Kenwoods. I have a KT8005 in my garage system. Sounds great.
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