|Why Don't More People Love Audio?|
Perhaps a point that is being missed in the exchange between Cdc and Rex is that nobody really knows what "real" rock sounds like because it is an entirely invented phenomenon; different for each performer, each band, each session, each performanc...
|How does one get off the merry-go-round?|
Buy upgrades only when you can distinguish the new from the old by means of objective, double-blind testing....(Cutting and running)
|Best bang-for-buck purchase you have made?|
Pair of brand-new, still sealed in the box JMLabs Mezzo Utopias for $3,000. Not hot, either (called JMLabs and confirmed serial numbers, etc. from original bill of sale).will
|subwoofer with paradigm reference 100 v2|
I have a pair of the Studio 100v2 Paradigms that I use for HT. They have very good bass extension but lack that kick in the chest for explosions, etc. I use a VMPS Larger Subwoofer powered by a Crown K2. IMO, and despite what has been said above, ...
|1 million dollar speaker made by Kharma|
My church just purchased NORAD to use for a listening room and worship center. For power we are buying a reactor from North Korea and will recover our investment by selling plutonium to Iraq.Speaking of the Arab states, I understand that the Emir ...
|Under Appreciated Jazz Piano Players|
Marian McPartland, the grande dame. Her knowledge of harmony is so profound and her demonstration of that knowledge so subtle that her artistry is lost on many folks. May you live forever, my love!will
|Audiophile Artwork? Posters? Anything?|
I don't know if Albert sells any of his prints but they are very fine.will
|How important is tuning?|
Tunning makes all the difference to a good Chardonnay.will
|Any Royd speaker fans out there?|
I don't have Royds but my friend, Chaim, has big ones.will
|Please Describe your Music Collection|
Had about 1500 LPs but got tired of bacon frying in the background and sold the lot. Now have about 1000 CDs, 80% of which are "classical" (symphonic, chamber, instrumental, opera, and my particular fancy, English choral music). The remainder are ...
|Subwoofers: Inexpensive Hsu vs REL|
Hsu subs are extremely responsive but, in my experience, can get a bit boomy and thus may be better for HT than audio. RELs, unless you go to the big ones, are a little dynamically shy for HT. If you are watching Das Boot and listening to a REL, w...
|Hi end audio who cares|
Actually (and I wonder if anyone else feels this way), I'd rather have audio ignoramuses listen to my system than most of the so-called audiophiles I encounter. I'm non-plussed by folks who say they refuse to play their systems for the great unwas...
|What's My Problem?|
Two possibilities occur to me. The first, and I think the mostly likely, is that you simply are up against the limits of your speakers. My experience is that NHTs do get harsh and ugly as they get louder. Many less expensive (and some more expensi...
|Best off the beaten bath x-mas music.....|
It is entirely a matter of what YOU like. Tubes introduce euphonious distortion that many people like. It can be extremely seductive. Transistors do not. They produce a different sound. Not better or worse, save in the ear of the listener. Pick wh...