alexb76

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DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
I am re-opening this, as I am stuck at home and I'd like to take this on to upgrade the cross-over.Could ANYONE recommend WHICH Caps, resistors are suitable for the upgrade that DO FIT on the board, and also improve sound being newer and better co... 
Most important technical aspects of speaker wires? Capacitance, inductance, etc...
@lalitk Yes, that's why I am looking at Furutech bulk cables, the have both OCC and OFC cables that are premium quality and different gauges. They even have a very high end bulk cable with sleeves and all sorts of insulation just like the $1000+ c... 
Most important technical aspects of speaker wires? Capacitance, inductance, etc...
Thanks. About Synergetic Research cables. I’ve never heard those, BUT, attended a demo session by their rep or maybe even owner at AXPONA and found him to be incredibly sleazy, snake oil salesman and biggest BSer I’ve encountered in my entire life... 
In-wall speakers vs. bookshelves plus subwoofer for Stereo/HT setup
@mgrif104 Thanks... I do listen to music both as background, as well as dedicated listening from one chair. Plus, the front speakers act as my HT front speakers in 5.1 channel when watching movies, TV, etc...  
In-wall speakers vs. bookshelves plus subwoofer for Stereo/HT setup
Thanks, so bookshelves, ensuring the shelf they are placed on, is solid (could make it stone if needed), and maybe even add some isolation stands?  My biggest issue would be reflection of sound from the BACK of the speakers, and also sides, as it ... 
DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
I am now debating whether to attempt this at all, to me, just upgrading caps at random without thinking of what the design and measurements at B&W WITH original Caps were meant to achieve, is not wise. I may make things worse.Now, how do I fin... 
Power Cable ~ $300 - Which to get? Nordost, Audioquest, Furutech, Shunyata, Zavfino?
What about if I bought a bulk cable (like Furutech, or Oyaide) and my own plugs and built my own? I think I can get an OFC, or even OCC cable and plugs under $300 and make one. Just curious if I can make the cable-plug connection as good as factor... 
Power Cable ~ $300 - Which to get? Nordost, Audioquest, Furutech, Shunyata, Zavfino?
@rodman99999 Hey, sorry if I combined my responses, I didn't mean the snake oil cable comment towards you at all. 
Auditioned Magico A3 - VERY DARK...
@prof Agreed, I think these speakers are a love it or hate it, are VERY difficult to setup or match to equipment and that's probably why there are varied opinions on em.  For me, I have to move on, as none I tried suited my ears, while quite a few... 
DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
Thanks guys, won't touch drivers but will look into caps, or just sell and buy something else.Now how easy/hard it is to change the caps? Which is recommended to do the same roll-off, crossover as factory intended? Any guide, parts you recommend? 
DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
You mean the cross overs? 
Auditioned Magico A3 - VERY DARK...
WOW, I had no idea I get 147 comments about my A3 audition... haven’t read them all, but wanted to add that I auditioned MORE Magico speakers last week at AXPONA... and surprise, surprise, NONE impressed! I don’t mean they suck or anything, but th... 
Power Cable ~ $300 - Which to get? Nordost, Audioquest, Furutech, Shunyata, Zavfino?
@rodman99999  Thanks, I will try both. I am getting the new Audioquest Niagra 1500, which has two high current outputs and apparently those don't impact the sound like others do, but only way is to try.In terms of some of those magical cables with... 
Power Cable ~ $300 - Which to get? Nordost, Audioquest, Furutech, Shunyata, Zavfino?
One question on Nordost, WHY are they so much thinner than typical other Power cords?  
Power Cable ~ $300 - Which to get? Nordost, Audioquest, Furutech, Shunyata, Zavfino?
Thanks guys, so, Amp, HT Receiver, Bluray, DAC, HDBox, Xbox, Streamer ALL go into the power bar, then go into the wall which is going to get a dedicated line with some Furutech AC plug.What I want, GREAT connection to bring power to the bar, DARK ...