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Helmhotz resonators for audiophile at almost no cost and without calculus...
As some have suggested, could you post a picture of one of your actual resonators? Especially of the straw inserted, and how far into the plastic you have it inserted? You posted that you have "only the extremity of the straw at the top", and I am... 
Anticable Cables: what do you like about them thread?
Which of the Speltz cables are you referring to? Speaker cables, interconnects, power cables or USB cables? Be more specific please. 
What are important features in a listening chair
For proper back support, comfort, durability, looks and angle adjustability, it is hard to beat Ekornes Stressless chairs. Yes, they are fairly expensive new, but you can find some nice ones on the used market between $500-$700. As comfortable as ... 
Bypassing preamp in disc player when using integrated amplifiers
Your post is a bit confusing to me in the way it is worded. You stated "My goal is to use only the tube preamp in the integrated amp... and bypass the preamp in the player." For starters, there is no "tube pre-amp" in your integrated PrimaLuna, it... 
Tight bass sub recommendations
I have been trying dozens of different high quality subs in my small room to try to find the best match with speakers like the smaller Maggies and Reference 3A monitors I have been using. My favorite by far for QUALITY bass has been the little Tot... 
Sell your $$$ cables and conditioners... affordable LITHIUM is here!
mantis007 :Have you tried plugging the your DAC and amp directly into the 1000, without the CPT 1800? If not, give it a try and see what happens before sending it back. I had a CPT 300 for a short while myself, but found that it softened transient... 
Sell your $$$ cables and conditioners... affordable LITHIUM is here!
mantis007 :What were your thoughts on how things sounded during the short time it was in use? What amp did you have hooked up to it? 
Have speakers need new electronics
 The new Kinki Audio Ex-M1 integrated will put out 400 w.p.c at 4 ohms, is well below your budget, is extremely well made, and sounds like it should be priced at two or three times its cost.  
What's the longest you've done without listening?
My wife says I have not been listening to her for over 20 years now, and that is the how I manage to enjoy my music so often! 
Anyone used these audio ceramic slow blow fuses from Littlefuse?
Photon46: celander is correct, I got them as free samples from Littelfuse (in China) on their website. His product numbers are correct. Their website is a bit difficult to navigate, but if you take some time to figure it out, you can order some FR... 
Which DAC: Benchmark, Mytek, Audio Mirror, Holo Audio, Mojo Audio?
I lived with both the Mytek Brooklyn and Benchmark DAC3 in my system for over 6 months, using the USB input on both, and both using their variable analog outputs to drive my JOB 225 amp directly.The Mytek needed a good external power supply to sou... 
Anyone used these audio ceramic slow blow fuses from Littlefuse?
I recently tried the Littelfuse 285 series fuses (1A) in my Benchmark DAC 3, in place of the stock ones. To my ears, the gold plated ones were much richer in midrange tone, with more warmth, and the highs were a bit less extended. Transient attack... 
Rythmik vs JL vs REL
I would suggest the Rel T7i for a room that small. It sounds fantastic, and would not overpower things in that room. It does not have room correction, but sounded better to me than more expensive subs I tried that had room correction. I think I sa... 
Shelf speakers for a Yamaha RS202?
That's an easy one...Yamaha NX-E800 or NX-E400 (same speaker). Can be found on the used market for under $100/pr. A great sounding 2-way that surprises everyone who listens to them. Nice build quality, and looks great in gloss piano black.  Soft d... 
Job amps: Suck?
madavid 0:You have started 16 post on Audiogon so far, and 13 of them have similar derogatory titles. Is this your way of asking a question or making a personal negative statement? If asking an honest question, you will get far more responses by s...