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Upgrades that met/exceeded your expectations and those that felt short
Exceeded: My first purpose built audio room. Worth every penny.Exceeded: Ortofon A90Underperformed: Thiel CS4,                                                                 
Are cable recommendations worth anything?
There is no open-and shut on double blind, as that door was shut ages and ages ago. Double blind works. If you don't eliminate bias (which double blind does), then the results of any subjective test are suspect. The only definitive aspect of a dou... 
A Very Useful New Discovery--EON Digital Filter from Network Acoustics
The last business I sold the official company address was my house, which about 2/5th was converted to work space but most work was done remote. Everything was built at a CM, we would do QC there, and drop ship, and had a logistics/warehouse compa... 
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kreapin OP40 posts11-03-2020 11:54pma mono recording cannot recreate an image. Center cannot create an image with any other speaker, time alignment and yada yada ya..... back to basics and equilateral triangle You really don’t know how we perceiv... 
Are cable recommendations worth anything?
Just remember that Paul's opinion on double blind tests is about as informed as our company's janitor. His statement is self serving at best silly for the most part.To the op, notice any cable suggestion thread and if 20 people respond, there will... 
The secret to a great amplifier...
Any minute now Jack Nicholson will get up and scream, "You can't handle the truth".  
Looking for a good compact cd/stereo receiver for my wife...
Sonos 
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Center can create an image with either of the left or right speakers that lies between the two. That should be obvious. 
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Center and surround channels are not exclusively "mono" like they once were but image with other speakers in the system to provide a more immersive audio experience. 
The secret to a great amplifier...
It has not remotely been laid to rest. 
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Dude you have shown you are Bestbuy installer level with your info.  You patted yourself on the back 10 times for parroting other info available in a 1000 places on the web and left out wickedly critical parts and probably don't even know the basi... 
The secret to a great amplifier...
From what I can tell, most engineers would call it confirmation bias, but a they would allow on the off chance that the changing the fuse did anything, that it was a factor of cleaning contacts or reseating the fuse and that is all I have ever see... 
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You have not provided the basics as you have not addressed listener placement for avoidance of bass nodes. I am not going to cover that as there are many resources that do.  For a basis start:https://realtraps.com/art_room-setup.htmBut to my point... 
Why I enjoy my Luminous Audio passive unit, vs an additional gain stage ( preamp )
Still not seeing how this negates the transfer function of the cable.  
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You have not helped anyone, you have provided 1/2 of the basic instructions that can be found on literally thousands of websites, blog posts, etc. Most of the good ones will start with a discussion of bass nodes and listener placement, before gett...