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Your Favorite Christmas Song-One only Please-
It's the contrast of Bob's voice with the Ditty Bop backup singers that makes it special.  
If a " system " cannot do this, I move on........
I have a pair of unmodified Klipschorns. To be honest, I did bypass their crossovers at one point in time and ran them active, achieving only a different but not obviously better sound. They are at my mother’s house now and the active setup is too... 
Two surprising things I found that improved my imaging and staging...
Staying away from toe-in might be minimizing cross wall first reflections while maintaining same side wall reflections, which are now reduced in volume and slightly more delayed by having the speakers further from the wall, thereby minimizing or p... 
Science that explains why we hear differences in cables?
If a speaker cable makes a difference to the sound, and I believe it can, then that means the driver is moving differently when fed the same signal from the amplifier, so the sound waves are different when they reach the listener's ear. If the sou... 
Who are the Stand Up Guy's and Gals in this Audio Industry?
I don't know who I talked to at Grado but they got me fixed up right away, replacing a broken part on my headphones - no charge.  
The "Snake Oil" Trope
As for speakers that measure the same sounding the same, I believe they do. I have a left and right pair that measure the same and sound the same to me. To measure the same, the different speaker's polar plots have to be the same. Unless they have... 
Why are there no tube televisions anymore?
Tube TVs like tube amps, 35mm film, and vinyl are objectively inferior to modern replacements. However, all of them provided excellent quality and remain perfectly enjoyable today. My mother still has a Panasonic 20" TV I bought back in the 1990s ... 
Putting an end to the audio cable debate! Part 1
I wonder what Tim Mrock's cables did to the sound to make it so obvious to anyone with good hearing? Did it add something good or did it remove something bad? 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
@guakus Perception of sound is more than just detecting that there is a sound. It's all the qualities we perceive in that sound, including our perception of it being good. If perceiving good sound isn't the goal for your stereo system that's fine.... 
The "Snake Oil" Trope
It’s all about perception. If a cable consistently creates a perception in your mind of better sound quality in your listening situation, who cares why? Did it really change the sound? Who cares! If the perception is consistent for you and you lik... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
But to answer your question, that would be a flat response measurement,  as close as one can… I agree with flat response, but also think group delay, and appropriately fast decay times are important, along with adequately low noise and distorti... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
Yes, you can measure bass. In order to get good bass a measurement microphone and something like REW helps a lot. I use REW with a calibrated microphone. The question wasn't meant to be if we could measure bass, but if we could measure the goo... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
What makes for good sounding bass? Can we measure that? 
Audiophile Priorities and Recent Topics
Some are claiming that after you move a cable it takes some time for it to settle back in and sound good again. Someone pointed out that this is a bit of a problem for headphone listeners. I propose that cables sound best when they are in constant... 
Critical listening and altered states
I tried salvia once while listening to Music for the Native Americans with Robbie Robinson. Once the salvia kicked in I lost all track of reality including the music that was playing. I don't like salvia. I don't like pot or alcohol either. It's n...