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Classical Top Five
@larryi I hear that comment about J.S. Bach being "stuck in the Baroque."  In a sense it is true, in that he persisted writing High Baroque after everyone else had moved on.  The reality is that while remaining true to the baroque style for 2 deca... 
Classical Top Five
J.S. Bach is number 1.2 and 3 are Beethoven and Schubert or Schubert and Beethoven.  Listen to Schubert's Lieder and piano sonatas then explain to me how he is not deserving of this ranking.4 and 5 are Brahms and Haydn or Haydn and Brahms.You can ... 
ARE WILSON AUDIO WATT PUPPY 8 FOR 6 GRAND A GOOD DEAL?
I heard them once in a good set up at a dealer.  I did not like them.  I listened to the 1st generation Sophias the same day and like them better than the eights.  Listener fatigue set in after listening to the eights for about 20 minutes.  But th... 
Had an epiphany, what would happen when all of you die?
If ever there was a guy who would be impossible to replace, it would be Al.  He is gone, and AG lives on.  Others who had real ability to contribute have moved on.  AG has gone on without them, too.  Sadly, in my opinion, AG has lost a bit of its ... 
Are you troubled by the imaging of a symphony orchestra?
My experience with concert halls is, sadly, limited to US venues.  Severance Hall in Cleveland comes to mind as a venue where I have yet to sit in a compromised acoustic.   The first row at Severance is way further back than is usual.Another US ve... 
Are you troubled by the imaging of a symphony orchestra?
@frogman back at you sir! 
What room treatment product have transformed your room or audio system?
@theaudiotweak Critical drywall angles on ceiling.Could you elaborate?  This sounds similar to something I am doing.Hilde45, You are a wise man!  :>) 
Are you troubled by the imaging of a symphony orchestra?
Mike,  Part of the issue here is that when attending live performances there is a great deal of diversity in what one hears as a function of where one sits.  If one sits fairly close to the stage on the main floor, what you hear is really very dif... 
Prescription Speaker Placement
cmjones, Great question.  I am pretty much in agreement with a lot that has been said so far, but I will encourage you do some work around getting speaker placement and listening position right before you worry about dialing in imaging and soundst... 
Setting up a swarm
REW = Room Equalization Wizard.  Free software.  Very sophisticated measurement program.  Highly recommended. 
Room acoustics - Spending and sound videos
Knowledge is power.  Ignorance gives birth to futility and frustration.   A guy with no knowledge of acoustics or measurement capability sending GIK (or their competitors) 3K and say. "Tell me where to put it" is pretty much like a blind man in a ... 
Setting up a swarm
Audiomaze,  I recently added a Swarm to my dedicated listening room.  As usual, I found that using REW as a guide got me to optimal results faster than using the sub crawl technique or published formulae for multi-sub placement.  My mains go prett... 
Greatest Audiogon Audiophiles ever and the GOAT
+3  cymbop.   
How to go about collecting Classical Music
Skyscaper,  I'm 67 and made the switch to classical at the tender young age of 19.  In effect, we are mirror  images, because I am trying to  reimmerse myself into popular music.  I also share a preference for owning physical media, although I am ... 
Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
I've been around long enough to have heard bad speakers poorly set up, good speakers poorly set up, good speakers well set up and well matched to the room with less than ideal ancillaries, but the only speakers I've ever heard where everything has...