Friday, January 22, 2016


This band sounds amazing on the Altecs, which are back after months of the IMFs. I've got 2 of the best speaker systems I've ever had at the same time. I'm sure that I'm getting more out of the IMFs in my small room, but they're both FULL range, efficient, dynamic and extremely musical. They make you keep putting on more music, which is what it's all about.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Just arrived: IMF TLS-80s!

I'm really excited to have these iconic British transmission line monitors in house.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Just Arrived. Angstrom RPS Monitors. They look a lot like Tangents.

Using Audax drivers, not KEF, these appear to be beautifully made 'knockoffs' of the TM1 cabinets. The woofer is the same Audax as in the RS6, with the same Audax tweeter as the RS8 (but with rectangular faceplate). Essentially, a TM1 with Audax drivers.



Saturday, September 26, 2015

Recently Arrived. Mission 770 mkIIs in mahogany.





Three years ago, I called it 'tiger ebony'. I never thought I'd find another pair like this, but here they are, sounding fantastic. When the Altecs arrived in the winter, I listened to nothing else for months. When The Energy Reference Connoissseurs showed up, the Altecs moved out, and I've enjoyed a number of smaller speakers. I hadn't heard 770s in over a year, and am reminded of all that I love about them.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Just Arrived.

  I hope your Labour Day weekend is great so far. This weekend a stunningly good Marantz 1120 arrived, a pair of Celestion SL6s, a pair of SL6is, and a pair of Mission 737R cabinets with crossovers that I'm going to fill with some very special (and appropriate) Mission drivers that I've been saving (for years :) for just such an occasion.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Roots played Toronto last night

In my 40 plus year concert going career (some day I'll tell you about some of the music I've been fortunate to see in some incredible settings), I haven't seen better musicianship or showmanship, or greater generosity. They were awesome.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hi. I hope you're having a great summer.

I am.
I just got a beautiful pair of Energy 22 Reference Connoisseurs, in rosewood. I moved the Altec 604-8Gs out for only the second time since they arrived (I've been listening to them compulsively) in February.  I connected the Arcam Delta 60, and was pretty impressed last night, Today I switched to the Sansui AU-8500, and am very, very happy.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

These speakers are giving me more pleasure than I could imagine.