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  • Curious about Oswalds Mill

    So MikeCH mentioned a phono preamp so I went to the Oswalds Mill web site to check it out. While the phono preamp is in line with what I'm looking for, the rest of their equipment is certainly different.

    Out of curiosity, has anyone heard any of it? Opinions?

    http://oswaldsmillaudio.com/

  • #2
    I'm curious about its too, it definitely has a visual appeal you either love or hate. If i were to cast aspersions, this isn't the kind of gear you critically evaluate for accuracy, you either 'get it' or you don't. to me it says anti-establishment.
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    • #3
      Rob - I've been getting a little confused lately. Funny how something that was pretty much intended to be stopgap has caused so much serious reevaluation of all things audio.

      All the stuff from Oswalds Mill, doesn't make much sense on one level, yet on another it makes perfect sense. Which is why I am very curious about it.

      And that massive old theater gear looks like big fun.
      Last edited by Rust; 03-18-2016, 02:20 AM.

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      • #4
        I have to say that the Oswalds Mill show room it is one of the show rooms I would love to visit with my own recordings. Oswalds Mill is a true lifestyle in audio reproduction, and IMHO we can not (and should not) separate our audio enjoyment from our own way of living music and our live.

        I have never listened to any of their products but I really enjoyed their site and reports about them. My only reserve - their section on cables. IMHO mixing audio, NASA and Boeing is just dubious marketing. As far as I know the only argument to promote cables are our ears.
        My opinions rely on listening mainly to acoustical, non amplified music. I do not care about electronic music or listening to rock at stadium levels, but I enjoy Mahler and Shostakovitch.

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        • #5
          if I goto the big American muscle car show this year.ive already planned to stop by oswalds mill.do the tour on the return trip.if I go I will post back about the experience.
          digitalphile here yay

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          • Rob
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            You're Ford guy. You need to do the Fabulous Fords Forever show next month in So Cal., I went for the first time in '14 and was blown away.

          • pharoah
            pharoah commented
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            defo a ford person.take a close look at my avatar.its actually my car a mustang.

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          Rich (naturephoto1) hasn't been around much on the various sites, but here's a pic of his OMA New Yorkers.
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            Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
            Rich (naturephoto1) hasn't been around much on the various sites, but here's a pic of his OMA New Yorkers.
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            Johnny-do you have Rich's email address? Why don't you invite him onboard? I remember how badly he was treated at another site.
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            • #8
              Originally posted by Rob View Post
              I'm curious about its too, it definitely has a visual appeal you either love or hate. If i were to cast aspersions, this isn't the kind of gear you critically evaluate for accuracy, you either 'get it' or you don't. to me it says anti-establishment.

              The gear reminds me of Bottlehead gear with the way it looks. You either get off on that or you don't.
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              • #9
                This speaker was shown at the first New York Audio Show reboot a couple of years ago.

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                -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                • #10
                  Myles - now that one looks like set dressing from the "Jetsons". It seems in some respects they want to differentiate themselves from the how was it described, "monkey coffins" as coined by one reviewer.

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                  • #11
                    Long before Oswald's Mill Audio became a commercial venture, the owner (Jonathan Weiss) held gatherings at the Mill which he called Tastings. The name was apt since people brought various gear to sample in Jonathan's beautiful space and Jonathan was a great cook and made great meals for the assembled crew. The focus was on high efficiency horn loudspeakers, tube amplifiers, and whatever source was handy. I attended a couple of these when I lived in NY. I can say that Jonathan has a good ear and assembles systems that sound very good, assuming that you like tubes and high efficiency speakers, which I do. Now that Oswald's Mill is a company, he's decided to go very high end, so the prices are a bit rich for my tastes. But it's definitely quality equipment that sounds very good.
                    In the past there were write ups of the tastings online and I've managed to dig up a few links from the internet archive.
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                    • Rust
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                      Thanks for posting that, interesting stuff.
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