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Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
Just the opposite for me. I prefer spades.  
Kids, Dogs, and Speakers
The last few shows attended, I have been disappointed with some of the more exotic tweeters designs I have heard. Now this could be the room and other factors, but I always prefer the sound of soft domes in any environment.   
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
I think it more advisable to feed your S.S. amp with a tubed preamp and in my experience this seems more common. Very few if any disadvantages to tubed small signal devices versus tube amps which need to be matched more closely with speakers. Espe... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
They are typically very quiet. Neutrality but not at the expense of texture and proper color. Most S.S. preamps I have heard dont get as many things right as the more neutral/linear leaning tubed models. Perhaps oversimplification would be a good ... 
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
To me this is the face of this company in North America and I just cant get around it. Make no mistake this is on me. Now if I could buy directly from the company this might change things. It is simply not enough to have the best or one of the bes... 
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
The problem I have with Aries Cerat is the gushing regarding this product to me by the importer out of Canada. No line is that much better than everything else!  
He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable.
Correct me if I am wrong but there is only one person who had actually met this man. Believe none of what you read and half of what you see. As if there are no disgruntled children with an axe to grind.  Judgment is part of life and it helps us d... 
He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable.
If it wasnt audio it would have been something else. Nature of the beast. I say good on him if the journey made him happy.  Did any of you ever think that the story contained exaggerated elements for effect?  
Impressions of the JBL L100 Classics?
I have spent significant time with vintage L100 Century speakers and think they are one of the worst speakers I have ever heard. I certainly hope that the modern equivalents are better. My guess is that they are.  
Sherwood S-5500 II tubed integrated amp
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"Audiophile" Power Cables: The Greatest Audio Conspiracy Theory of All Time?
Personally I have never used a conditioner that didnt, at best, take me one step forward and one back. The best I have used seemed to quiet things a bit, but have diminished tonal complexity and texture. I found this true especially with my amps. ... 
Can we contribute
I would like negative words like hate, sucks, etc. Save us all from having to read between the lines.   
Any normal size speakers that sound like Volti
You could try one of the speakers made by Duke Lejuene, Not sure I spelled the last name correctly. He is the person responsible for the The Swarm subwoofer system among other things. He is, as am I, a big fan of the Atma-sphere OTLs.   I think ... 
Do all Class D amps lack soundstage depth?
With all class D amps I have heard, the music tends to lay on the speaker surface. This includes the amps with the tube like module at Axpona this year. Got most everything else correct, but had a flat characteristic. Having said this I was impres... 
Have we lost civility and respect on Audio forums?
waytoomuch discusses being on the losing end of a conversation. What conversation? People now talk at instead of with.  Who wants to think when discussions now are see as causing trauma and not growth.