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Speaker driver sizes - pros and cons
timlub, with all due respect I do not agree for several reasons:1- Mass is always an issue.  Larger motors do help, but the reaction time also increases; larger motor or not.2- Mass vs motor: over-driving the cone is typically only a concern with ... 
Speaker driver sizes - pros and cons
timlub, you forgot to mention that smaller drivers are usually faster than larger drivers - less mass to push and pull back and forth.Also, I disagree that small speakers can't reproduce a large orchestral experience.  You just need more than one;... 
Sean Casper 421a or Don Garber 421A amp?
A Sean Casper 421A amp just sold on USAA.  It seemed to go for a very fair price.  I thought about bidding on it myself but got distracted.Are you lucky enough to think you'll find a Don Garber amp for sale these days?  Well do you, punk? (sorry, ... 
"Breaking in" - ourselves or our components?
Wow, all this pseudo-scientific talk about metallurgy and electromigration and no has yet dredged up Black's equation. 
"Breaking in" - ourselves or our components?
... all opinions here are the same. We all have opinions. Some just state them in a more convincing manner. Agreed. 
"Breaking in" - ourselves or our components?
Nonoise, with all due respect that's exactly the rhetoric I would expect from a cable manufacturer.  Please note that I'm not claiming that they are wrong.  I am saying that the article is inherently biased.Just my opinion! 
"Breaking in" - ourselves or our components?
I don't want to start an argument here, but IMO the break-in effect is 80% ears/brains and 20% components - maybe less.  The act of changing any audio component in a given system causes our brains to compare the "new" sound to the "old;" triggerin... 
DECWARE.....ZTPRE anyone have any expeiriance with one ?
I have heard the new ZTPre "V6" design, paired with decware 6Wpc monoblocks and decware speakers, and I can definitively say that it is not rolled off on the bottom end.  It's an excellent and unique dual mono preamp design.  If you need a tube pr... 
What are best hi efficiency speakers under $1000?
I guess a late reply is better than none. 
Potential issues using low powered tube amp with electrostatic speakers
Hmmm, it might work but I wouldn't bet that you will be happy.  The Ethos speakers use a powered sub section and are rated at 92dB.  But my guess is that you are not going to get optimal performance from this amp/speaker combination.  You haven't ... 
Small Bedroom Tube Amp
The Peachtree amps, as mentioned by uberwaltz, are a good option but they are not tube amps.There are many good, inexpensive tube amps available that are certainly more than good enough for bedroom use.  I would suggest that you take a look at the... 
EL34 in triode vs 300B/845 SET
Please allow me to provide a slightly different perspective. I am not a big fan of the 300B, or maybe it's that I haven't yet heard a 300B amp that rang my bell.  Anyway, was looking for a new SET amp and ran across Radu Tarta's website:  https://... 
Why NO LOVE For BOENICKE Audio Speakers Here ?
I would try these with in a second with a beefy SS amp.  But at 83dB-89dB at 4 ohms, they really can't be considered in the realm of tube-friendly speakers. 
Any experience with Decware speakers?
Should work, but I would try it before you buy it.  decware offers a wide range of speakers that generally work with most tube amps but remember that they were voiced using decware amps, all of which sound quite different than the TRV-35's 845 tub... 
Any experience with Decware speakers?
I have heard several of the decware speakers recently, and I used to own an old pair of horns that Steve doesn't make anymore.  I'm a big fan of all things decware, although I realize that their house sound may not be everyone's cup of tea.Having ...