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    Default I'm in a new place.

    My audio no longer sounds so perfect. I no longer care if it does or not. I'm all about enjoying it now.

    Why you ask?

    Enter the DQ10's. They suck in many ways. Treble is a little harsh, they don't have the glorious midrange presence off to the sides like the SDA's, there is a small band between bass and mid-bass that is lacking, they have very little sub bass extension, even the overall tonal response may not be right.

    What they do right? I don't truely know exactly what is different but music that used to sound absolutely crappy is now my favorite stuff. What I'm finding is I keep wanting to listen to the system way more than I used to. Screw perfection, I'm into enjoyment now. Noises, resonances, perfect treble, extension? Who cares...
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    Beautiful music or beautiful specs, the choice is yours. Look's like you found beautiful music Chuck---congrats!

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    But DQ-20's with crossover mods might......man i won't ruin it for you. Congrats!

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    Heretic!
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    Heretic? He's not the one with a home theater system in his signature.....

    ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    Heretic? He's not the one with a home theater system in his signature.....

    ;)
    LOL! Right! :D

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    cool, send me that crappy Steelhead while your cleaning house Maxy.......

    Home Theater is cool, see I am in a new place toooooooooooooooo.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    Heretic? He's not the one with a home theater system in his signature.....
    The "heretic" remark is based on what Max said about his audio sound -- that it doesn't have to be perfect, and he no longer cares. If we're not striving for perfection, then WTF is this hobby all about?

    Ban Max from the club, I say. Cut up his Audio Nirvana membership card. Revoke his 2-channel license until this foul-mouthed sinner repents!
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    Who are you and what have you done with Chuck?


    RT1 I'm closer to MM so you'll have to beat me to the Steelhead!!!

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    This whole thread has given me the willies. Make it stop.
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    :D GO CHUCK GO!!!!:D

    Chuck & I are not striving for perfection, we are simply looking for a sound that will make us happy. Once that is achieved, we sit back & let the happiness take over.

    Perfection in such a subjective hobby is IMPOSSIBLE to achieve & all of you will bring yourselves to financial & mental ruin trying to accomplish the impossible.

    I really pity you poor souls, so lost in a world of constant change that you can never find happiness!:p:D:D:D


    Quote Originally Posted by Early B. View Post
    The "heretic" remark is based on what Max said about his audio sound -- that it doesn't have to be perfect, and he no longer cares. If we're not striving for perfection, then WTF is this hobby all about?

    Ban Max from the club, I say. Cut up his Audio Nirvana membership card. Revoke his 2-channel license until this foul-mouthed sinner repents!
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    Hey Chuck, are you single? If so, there's someone I'd like you to meet...
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    Well call me a big ole saphead but artists are not perfect and neither is the gear, I bet if you synthed an orchestra with a perfect computer generated piece it would sound terrible, take the same piece and let the artists play the strings and breath into the horns and pound the drums and things will get better in a hurry, perfect no way, but better.

    I guess I will just take it anyway I can get it....................of course been doing that my whole life...;)
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    I'm glad someone likes DQ10's! I tried them many years ago, just didn't do it for me!

    Audio is a journey, you're just taking a break on the side of the trail! Your journey, grasshopper, is not yet complete :)
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    It's 1. Listening to music. 2. On the Hifi.

    Nothing more.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

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    before there was technology, there was just "music"

    It`s all about what sounds good to you....what you enjoy


    I also like to look at my gear, so it has to have a certain "appeal", but I now have gear that works well together, and looks good too...

    ENJOY MAXXI !!

    That`s what it`s all about !
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    It's 1. Listening to music. 2. On the Hifi.

    Nothing more.
    But I really like the HiFi!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    It's 1. Listening to music. 2. On the 2 channel Hifi.

    Nothing more.
    hehe :p :D :D
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

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    Russ nailed it.

    The DQ-10's are a fantastic speaker. I loved mine and would have no issues with living with a pair long term. NOW, the DQ-20's that Dave talks about....that's pure audio porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post

    Chuck & I are not striving for perfection, we are simply looking for a sound that will make us happy. Once that is achieved, we sit back & let the happiness take over.

    OK, I'm officially scared now. Not to mention I just happen to be using 200 watts per channel.

    You guys just keep your mind off of my Manley... :D

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    DQ-20's huh? I'm intrigued.
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    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

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    Aaaahhhh....the fresh scent of love is in the air...
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax
    OK, I'm officially scared now. Not to mention I just happen to be using 200 watts per channel.
    OMG...Chuck is channeling Cathy...
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    . . . after all, All Hollows Eve is a time for possession and channeling!!!

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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! You guys are nuts!!!
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