alaric62

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10 Audio Cable Myths and Facts
I parted ways on the opening shot. Most people's hearing cuts off around 20,000 kHz, and that doesn't mean higher frequencies don't color those below them. I have heard a super tweeter change the character of the overall sound regardless of whethe... 
The Genie grants you one wish, you can have any former audio item back...
I'd have to flip a coin to decide between my Yamaha PX-2 turntable or my A/D/S L1530 speakers. 
Badly recorded albums needing upgrading
Albums that were digitally mastered or digitally "remastered" are a waste of money on vinyl. Get a decent Redbook or SACD copy and player and be done with it. 
A philosophical question.
Never thought about it. I listen to music for me, not anyone else or their sensibilities. It's something I do because I wish to, so I listen to what I want when the whim strikes. Never thought about it further than that. Dear God, what a great way... 
Importance of phase and timing optimization when incorporating sub woofers ?
I'm just going to get a subwoofer I can afford and play with the adjustments available until I'm happy with the integration. If I can't get happy, I'll unload the sub and stick with my two speakers. Poverty has its advantages-some things are just ... 
All the brands I don't like...
He said neither. That was rsf507. 
Why are Trolls not blocked
A lot of people get accused of trolling at some point. The internet would be a ghost town if everyone did that. 
Your first system and your journey...
My first actual stereo was in my 20s. Tandberg stack (3xxx something) of tuner pre amp and amplifier, Yamaha PX-2 turntable, Nakamichi ZX9 cassette deck, a 3bx(?) dynamic range expander and a pair of A/D/S L1530 speakers. Then life happened. Kids,... 
Life is too short to buy someone else's favorite stereo gear
This is one of those rare times I'm going to agree with a sweeping generalization in regard to audio gear. Whatever some may suspect of OP's motive, he nailed a basic truth.  
Cataloging Question
Go to the Library Of Congress' website and see how they catalog their albums? (Probably cross referenced six ways to Sunday). That way if you forget where something is you'll at least have a reference to help you sort it out. And yes, I have been ... 
Diminishing Returns
If you get some spare time, or become bored, you can always drop in and share what you've learned with the new guys. I'm sure you have a lot of valuable input and experience that could help less experienced folks get to where you are faster. Just ... 
What is the most FUN pair of speakers you've ever had and why?
A/D/S/ L1530. I wish I could find and afford a mint pair again. Soundstage was magnificent and they had that magic combination of detailed but forgiving. Second place is my Paradigm Studio 60s. Detailed, but so forgiving. 
Are most recordings so bad it's not worth spending large on speakers?
A lot of "modern music" does sound exactly the way it's supposed to for the intended audience. Overly compressed and played through cheap earbuds. Reproducing some of the studio sound accurately isn't possible because there were no musicians or st... 
The dirty secret within the speaker industry
Engineering students who are more impressed with themselves than the accomplishments of actual engineers are.....boring. 
Do any of these interest you at all? (If you had the money)(Which I don't)
They missed the Von Schweikert Ultra 11, and I think they're under $300,000. That would be my choice.