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Minimum Power Needed to Drive Klipsch Cornwall IVs? - Considering Erhard_Audio Ray
@katokaelin Seriously, 2 Watts isn't going to work in your larger space although I'm sure the Decware will sound fine at lower volume levels. My speakers are 98dB and 16 Ohms; very easy to drive. My space is considerably smaller than yours and I ... 
Why don't we tire of music?
I played in an orchestra for a number of years before, in and after college. What finally stopped me was Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, which took a few times of reiterating the same spot in the score until the violins got it right. Something snappe... 
Minimum Power Needed to Drive Klipsch Cornwall IVs? - Considering Erhard_Audio Ray
@mlsstl If a PP amp was being considered, what you say just above would be correct- but with no headroom. SETs, as I mentioned earlier, need to be used such that you only use about 20-25% of full power if you really want to hear what the amp is al... 
Minimum Power Needed to Drive Klipsch Cornwall IVs? - Considering Erhard_Audio Ray
Very interesting. If I decide to pass on the Ray I’ll likely go for Erhard-Audio’s Saturn, which is a 15W PP... @katokaelin Too bad there's not more information on their site- that amps sounds interesting! The cleaner the amp is, the more you'... 
Minimum Power Needed to Drive Klipsch Cornwall IVs? - Considering Erhard_Audio Ray
@katokaelin 4 Watts won't be enough to really fill that space. Here's another problem: if you want to really hear what an SET does, you really don't want to drive it past 20-25% of full power, else distortion causes the amplifier to sound 'dynami... 
VPI Prime Sig/Lyra Delos / Feedback ...help!
Later that night at higher volumes I'm getting a midrange-low feedback @tommypenngotti Since this is volume related it leads me to think the turntable isn't well isolated from room/air -borne vibration. If it were me I'd be looking at things to... 
Technics SL-1200GAE or VPI HW-40 or …?
@tomic601 The best platter pad we've head so far (most don't work at all) is made by Oracle. It has its own self-adhesive backing.  
Technics SL-1200GAE or VPI HW-40 or …?
So, if you adopt the principle that the mat ought to transmit energy into the platter (I don't disagree), you then have to worry about isolating the bearing and any other sources of noise, like even that which can be transmitted by the belt from ... 
Best investment; cartridge or line stage?
I think this is the wrong question! The reason is simple: the tonearm's ability to properly track the cartridge far outweighs what cartridge you have. The better the arm is at this, the less differences you'll hear between cartridges assuming the... 
Need Guidance for Next/Last Pair of Speakers
If space is an issue, I’d consider using a set of Swarm subs made by Audiokinesis. The advantage here is that the subs are meant to be as close to the wall as possible and will give you 20Hz response without big peaks or nulls in the room. Then i... 
Damping Factor and Overall Negative Feedback.
No speaker made needs over 20:1 damping factor. Most of the time the extra damping isn't a problem but some speakers (certain open baffle designs) might need considerably less to sound right. I heard an example of the extremely low damping factor... 
Technics SL-1200GAE or VPI HW-40 or …?
@arvincastro Good choice.  We used to make a turntable we called the Atma-Sphere 208. IMO it was better than the VPI in every way. More neutral, more speed stable and so on. But I think the Technics is a better machine than our 208 so that is w... 
Microphonics, Feedback and Bob Carver
That is, the resistance to my fingers or external sources is causing the amplifier to respond with enough current to keep the voltage at zero, so it's not a zero sum game, I think. @erik_squires You exert far more energy with your fingers on th... 
A persistent hummmm...
Also, the newer PS Audio are not really.  Try an oiriginal model PS 300 that totally regenerates the AC, as opposed to current models which allow much of the original mains to be included in the output. @ltmandella There's nothing wrong with th... 
Microphonics, Feedback and Bob Carver
Sounds like we're talking about the same thing but using different semantics. Since the amp makes the speaker hard to move, it inherently also reduces any audio signal picked up by the diaphragm. Since that motion would be a tiny amount compared ...