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    Default If anyone is interested... my review of the Strata Mini (vs ML Summit, sort of)...

    Here it is guys... enjoy the rather long read.

    Strata Mini (vs ML Summits, sort of.. but not really)

    Thanks,
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    You need to bring those over so I can do an in home demo ;) :D
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    That is a very inspirational review Joey. Very nice indeed. They should give you some commission for spreading the word.

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    So. . . sounds like you believe these to be superior to the LSi15s?!?

    Just seeing if I should add these to my wish list, should I get a good bonus this year. Nice review, I'm exhausted just reading it. Did you get carpal tunnel?
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    grrr I want a pair.

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    Very nice,well thought review pal,So I gather the Summit's are safe for awhile ? WAF factor on those are off the charts,beautifull looking speaks and priced right.Who here is going to be first to pop the cherry on those speaks ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGwis
    Did you get carpal tunnel?
    Joey types REALLY FAST. Sounds like a machine gun
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    Thanks all...

    Victor.. I'm thinking about the inhome demo. I am in ground floor but I have 1/2 set of stairs leading down...

    I dont want to underwhelm you either so I have to make sure everything is perfect over here. I'm going to touch base with you in a week or 2, I need to get another preamp going here.

    We need more power...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo
    Joey types REALLY FAST. Sounds like a machine gun
    Ratatattatatatatatatatatatataa...

    Joey
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb
    Very nice,well thought review pal,So I gather the Summit's are safe for awhile ? WAF factor on those are off the charts,beautifull looking speaks and priced right.Who here is going to be first to pop the cherry on those speaks ?
    TonyB

    I still gotta hear your Legacys... sorry I wasnt able to make it 2 weekends ago. I'll be in Huntley again this next weekend... not the one coming up, but the one after. I have Family Practice shelf exams next friday... wish me luck.

    I gotta stop surfing these boards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V

    We need more power...

    Joey
    I have two TAD-60's. Picked up #2 earlier tonight :D

    Small tubes (U7's & X7's) have been ordered.

    Waiting to hear back from Frank at Signal Cable to be "set". ;)

    You could always bring 'em over to my pad for the demo :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo
    I have two TAD-60's. Picked up #2 earlier tonight :D

    Small tubes (U7's & X7's) have been ordered.

    Waiting to hear back from Frank at Signal Cable to be "set". ;)

    You could always bring 'em over to my pad for the demo :)
    Victor...

    My back would hurt real bad... and they come in CRATES!! Who packs in crates?! I thought the stupid wooden braces were gong to give me splinters!

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    Where there's a will ther's a way Joey. You wouldn't be asked to lug it all by yourself. I may not be able to lend a hand but plenty of others are. How else would I get all the crap I have moved around? :)
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    Awesome review Joey.

    I too was thinking about that back wall... I would think being concrete or tile it would produce some nasty reflections. Have you tried bass traps in the corners or on the wall at all?

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    Victor..

    I suppose it is within the realm of possibility. I'll see when I have time off, I'll get back to you in a week or two.... after my exams.

    Michael..

    The back wall is probably a source of some audio distortion (aka early reflections) but it's good as it is and I'm getting some good audio reproduction in here. I will think more about cleaning up the front with some deflectors/absorbers/traps when I get my real place.

    Thanks!

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    Martin Logan Vantage (4.75/5)-ML Mosaic (4.25/5)-Onix Ref1 (3.7/5)-Sonus Faber Concerto (3.5/5)-SF Concertino (3/5)-Axiom M22ti (2.75/5)-Polk LSi9 (3.75/5)-LSi7 (3.25/5)-HK AVR330-Rotel RC1070/RB1070/RB1090-SVS 25-31PC+ sub
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    Anytime Joey,just try and give me alittle notice.Good luck on the boards pal!
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