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Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
If you are still thinking that your gear is creating the problem, this maybe a good time to have it tested. A service tech in your area should be able to perform the test and you should then be able to eliminate the gear from the equation or have ... 
Sibilance # 2 or "Boy, do I feel like an idiot"
Interesting quandary. I still believe that this a source issue and not a gear issue, witch unfortunately makes this a more difficult problem to solve, but a couple of things that I have noticed in this thread. You say no sibilance with you headph... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
The sibilance is not evident on all recordings. Then, like I said, this is not a gear issue.  
Sub Pairing With Harbeth 40.3 XDs
Mr. Penngotti, You and I are kindred spirits. I also like the music loud with a good thump from the kick drum. The good news is that it is doable. The bad news is that it is not quite as simple as just adding a subwoofer, though that is a good st... 
objective vs. subjective rabbit hole
Measurements are useful as long as you know how they relate to what you like.  
Subwoofer Choice Question SVS, Majico, JL Audio, REL
I have personal experience with REL, SVS, Rythmik and to a much lesser extent Martin-Logan. In my experience Rythmik has the best sound quality, though not by much, but if you have  a penchant for loud bass heavy music, they may not have the power... 
Cures for Vocal Sibilance?
Is the sibilance problem an issue on all recordings or just some? If it's not a problem on all recordings, with maybe an exception or two (because there is always an exception) it's highly unlikely to be a gear issue. The frequency range for sibil... 
How can I tell if I am overdriving the amp or the speakers?
In my opinion there is nothing wrong with your gear or your ears. The fundamentals of the alto sax and electric guitars do not go much above 1K hz. The piano obviously does but in most songs the range usually does not go much above 2.5K hz. So the... 
Vandersteen Sub woofers v Rythmik Subs
The biggest advantage the Vandersteen’s may have is in the e.q. capabilities. Though having multiple subs helps reduce the need for e.q. Does the NAD have any e.q. capability? Are you happy with the performance of the Rythmik you currently have? ... 
SVS PB16 Ultra vs JL Fathom 113 vs ???
How big is your room? What gear are you currently using? How loud are you looking to get? I also like bass heavy music. IME I found multiple subs to be much better than a single sub. I have two SVS SB4000’s in my system along with two other bra... 
Svs, Rel, or ?.
I currently have SVS, Rythmik and REL subs in my system. Of the three, Rythmik has the best sound followed by the SVS. The Rythmik has a little less output power than the SVS and the REL. The REL was the toughest to integrate due to the lack of a ... 
Making speakers sound tonally similar with an equalizer
Isn't a flat response curve what a speaker designer is striving for for most accurate reproduction? This is correct. The problem is that for the most accurate reproduction of recorded sound you want the speaker-room combination to be flat, or t... 
What do you guys think of adding a subwoofer to this system?
Hi Bob, Subs can make a substantial difference to most any system if they are set up correctly.  The addition of a high pass filter between the sub and your mains goes a long way in helping with that set-up. Unfortunately it does not appear that ... 
How do I set the crossover for 2 channel listening on my HT system?
You do not say which Denon receiver you have but I would think that the crossover function in the Denon would contain both low and high filter capabilities so both your mains and sub will be crossing over at the same frequency. The low pass filter... 
I'm confused - Different music...different speakers?
I think what you are experiencing with “At Fillmore East” is more complex than it appears. The easiest issue to address is the lack of impact or slam as you call it. Impact, is largely experienced in the 40 hz to 50 hz range, created mostly with t...