ERC claims that their Way Out West was "Mastered without any processing, with the exception of a light sprinkling of reverb courtesy of our valve powered EMT 140 echo plates in line with the original pressing".
Post by aquaholic2017 on Aug 22, 2020 23:42:02 GMT
Well, I've had long term use of four AN-E's here. First was Warren Jarrett's original pair, not sure what they were, but they had hemp woofers and silver internal wire. Had those for over two years.
Then AN sent me two pair, a bottom of the line pair of AN-E/Spe Standard and a more upscale AN-E Alnico pair. Both very wonderful.
Lately I've been using a pair of AN-E/SEC Signatures with great result.
I've never heard an AN-E I didn't like. The prices are confusing to me but a hemp woofer is a must, after that, just a matter of how much you can afford. I wouldn't throw any of them out of bed though..
Does this help? Or not? Sorry, I don't know prices now. I'm outdated by about 6 years on the price list.. I think you can get a great pair of AN-E's with hemp woofers used for about 5 grand US, or even less..
Greetings all. Like many others, I have been reading and researching here for many many years. I was surprised I never joined until now. More time at home, I guess.
Without getting into details, I have been involved in the business of hifi equipment manufacturersing for a long time. I did it for the love of music. But, truth be told, I am also an equipment nerd and geek.
With everything in the world so polarized, including hifi, nice to see this forum is about the love of good music and good musical recordings. And not screaming and bashing about equipment measurements, such as forums like ASR.
Many years ago, I was fortunate to have worked with Arnie Nudell, the great speaker designer of Infinity and then Genesis. He and I would have all night sessions arguing loudly and vehemently and lots of wine! NEVER did we discuss ribbon tweeters or crossovers or God forbid, cables. But really important things, like what was the best recording of Carmina Burana.