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Old 12-22-2017, 05:11 PM
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Stark...welcome! TAD is a great line, well worth the stretch and international shipping!

Ivan-san...any tricks up your sleeve?
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:15 PM
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Oh, I know who I'll call if I go for them MasterLu!
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:04 AM
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Highly recommend TAD. Completing two years with my CR-1s, and I couldn’t be more happy with them. I suspect Ivan can make something reasonable happen in Canada.
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> LampiZator SuperKomputer (via Roon/NAS)
> Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205
> J. Sikora Standard Max > Sikora V12 Arm > Lyra / Kleos // Kuzma 4Point Eleven Arm > ClearAudio / Concerto V. 2
Speakers/Cables > TAD R-1 MKII > Elrod Master Statement (shotgun run) // REL 212 SEs (2x)
Power > Nordost QBase8 Mk II (2), QX4, QKore 1, 3 and 6, QV2, QK1 > AddPOWR EAU2 (2)
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints applied liberally > Symposium Super Plus Platforms and EVPs under Subs > SortKones
IC/PC > Power // Elrod Master Statement Diamond (3) // Final Touch Audio > ICs // CH Acoustic X10 > Digital // AQ Diamond
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro
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IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Sources > Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


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You wont regret buying TAD. I have a complete TAD system that I bougt last year and are really happy with it.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:01 PM
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I'm finally going for TAD as it's now available in western Canada! I haven't decided on the model just yet (leaning towards CR1) and maybe I should make a new thread but are you guys using TAD gear throughout the chain or experimenting with other brands too? Any pairings you've found to work well together?
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:16 AM
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I'm finally going for TAD as it's now available in western Canada! I haven't decided on the model just yet (leaning towards CR1) and maybe I should make a new thread but are you guys using TAD gear throughout the chain or experimenting with other brands too? Any pairings you've found to work well together?
TAD and Esoteric amplification, preamp, etc...is a great combination!

For TAd listen to the CR1 and the R1 if you have the chance..
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I'm finally going for TAD as it's now available in western Canada! I haven't decided on the model just yet (leaning towards CR1) and maybe I should make a new thread but are you guys using TAD gear throughout the chain or experimenting with other brands too? Any pairings you've found to work well together?


Go CR-1s... they’re awesome. I pair it with McIntosh with fine results but I’ve heard them with Bryston gear too and they sounded phenomenal. I would think esoteric would be sweet as well!

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Old 03-19-2018, 08:28 PM
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TAD CR-1s, with accuphase electronics. It has treated me very well for 2.5 years or so.
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> Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 /
> LampiZator MC2 / Silver
Sources
> LampiZator Pacific DAC
> Luxman D-08u
> LampiZator SuperKomputer (via Roon/NAS)
> Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205
> J. Sikora Standard Max > Sikora V12 Arm > Lyra / Kleos // Kuzma 4Point Eleven Arm > ClearAudio / Concerto V. 2
Speakers/Cables > TAD R-1 MKII > Elrod Master Statement (shotgun run) // REL 212 SEs (2x)
Power > Nordost QBase8 Mk II (2), QX4, QKore 1, 3 and 6, QV2, QK1 > AddPOWR EAU2 (2)
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints applied liberally > Symposium Super Plus Platforms and EVPs under Subs > SortKones
IC/PC > Power // Elrod Master Statement Diamond (3) // Final Touch Audio > ICs // CH Acoustic X10 > Digital // AQ Diamond
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro
Portables and Cans:

IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Sources > Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


Daughter's Room:

KEF LS50 Wireless
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:11 PM
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Thank you guys for the suggestions. I was interested in Accuphase but the dealer doesn't have them to audition with unfortunately. I'll try Esoteric to start with. And I am leaning towards the CR1. I had thought about going all out with the Reference One but that will leave little to no funds left over for the electronics!
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:00 PM
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My TADs are fed by Nagra Classic Amps. Sound is wonderful to me.
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