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Stein Harmonizer's
OP your testing methdology mirrors our own, you take them physically out of the space and watch the system sound much more ordinary.We also use Shakti Hollographs and Acoustic System Resonators as well. Uberwaltz all of these products are complime... 
Paradigm Persona series
David here is the rationale.Loudspeaker choice is determined by a few factors:1: Room size the larger the physical amount of air to be moved the larger the loudspeakers need to be, ie small room, small speaker, medium room medium sized loudspeaker... 
Paradigm Persona series
David Ten, the only way you start with the amplifier first is if you are in love with an amplifier that you allready own and have to then go the backwards route of finding a set of speakers that will work optimally in the room with that amp.We sta... 
Aqua La Scala MKII Optologic DAC
Biketony the Aqua Dacs are truly special aside from their amazing musicality, Aqua is one of the very companies that actually builds products that can continue to evolve.Over the years we have been told by manufacturerers that their products are u... 
Speakers for a “cold” room
Duke we take a systematic approach which has been honed by having tons of gear incomming and outgoing.There are the intrinsic attriubtes of the product and then there are the issues in matching the one product to the rest of the products and then ... 
Speakers for a “cold” room
Duke an austute summation but there is no way to know what is causing his problem with the Addagios.Many years ago we sold that speaker and when setup with good electronics they sounded quite good for the design of the time we dropped them as the ... 
Speakers for a “cold” room
Love the panels will cure everything argument. The reality of a diapole is that half the sound is out of phase with the front wave and adding subs doesn’t compensate, also Mijostyn not everyone loves the giant disemobodied sound that a Magneplaner... 
Paradigm Persona series
djverne, interesesting, every speaker you mentioned as liking are Two way speakers, vs a three way loudspeaker.Could it be that you don't like a three way loudspeaker?Also almost every loudspeaker has a soft dome tweeter that you mentioned. You ar... 
D’Agostino amp with Spectral preamp
Personally we can't think there would be any reason why these two couldn't work together. However in our opinion you can get better sound for less money than the Dagastino gear with the T+A electronics they make an extraordinary 300 watt per chann... 
Paradigm Persona series
djverne, Honestly don’t know what you are hearing with that setup, a couple of questions:1: Were the speakers toed in?2: What kind of cabling was being used?3: What was the source?There are a few really weird things in your description the midrang... 
Planned to upgrade to DeVore Gibbon X, but concerned about comment of base leanness
The Gibbons are an excellent speaker with a lot of attibutes but they have never been a very bass heavy speaker.At the price point there are a ton of great loudspeakers that will offer similar attributes with far deeper bass. If you are stuck on t... 
Ceiling fan in listening room?
A ceiling fan is terrific energy efficient and it helps and many fans can be quite quiet.The best for real cooling is a split ductless which often have a quiet mode and can really cool down a room, these tend to be $1k-3k with installation but the... 
CD"S
Here is our take on the subject, you have really two ways of looking at the issue.Point One: The future is streaming It is abundently clear that Tidal or Qbouz or any other non compressed preferably high resolution or at least 16 bit 44k data stre... 
Where to listen hi end systems in Manhattan?
Plga our pleasure. Dave and TroyAudio Doctor NJ 
Is there any Streamer/DAC/Preamp good enough to replace a dedicated standalone preamp?
Phomchick, you are under a couple of false assumptions.1: A straight line with gain is desirableAnswer: Sometimes no it isn't.If the dac with volume control makes the system sound sterile and going through a good tube preamp adds some warmth that ...