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Is a balanced XLR cable inherently less critical than a single ended RCA one?
Mike, I used Mogamis between my Coincident CSL preamp and my M-60's.  I changed the room a bit and I needed a longer pair ~30 ft, and couldn't get what I wanted from Mogami.   I bought a pair of Signal Cable Silver XLRs at about 5 x the cost of th... 
Is 1990's equipment vintage?
@au_lait,  I am attempting an upgrade.  I will PM you. 
Starter turntable and MM cartridge recommendations
Thanks Len,  I will make sure my daughter sees this.  I hadn't heard of U-Turn.   Looks kind of interesting.  
Is 1990's equipment vintage?
au-lait, Yes, I have spoken to Richard So.  I plan on sending him my mids and tweets if I can get them out.  I am working on the crossovers myself, and Richard is willing to sell me parts, but isn't exactly a wealth of information otherwise. 
Is 1990's equipment vintage?
allenf1963, I hear you!  It was 1970, I had my first car which was a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, black with a Hurst shifter (what a chick magnet), and my buddy, whose dad ran a GMAC office, told me about a Z-28 he could get me for cheap.  Real cheap.  My ... 
Is 1990's equipment vintage?
I'm currently trying to restore a pair of ADS 1290/2 speakers, mid to late 80's vintage.  I consider them vintage.  Why? Well first of all they are old.  They afforded a very musical presentation.  They used parts, especially in the crossover, tha... 
Starter turntable and MM cartridge recommendations
Thanks to all who have responded so far.  I do think that which ever table she ends up buying, it does make some sense to buy new from a dealer who can offer guidance.  I've been out of the vinyl game for so long I'm not much use to her on this pa... 
Starter turntable and MM cartridge recommendations
@chayro, Thanks.  My daughter and her husband are new to this, so they will certainly benefit from your caution regarding placement.  We will take a look at the Music Hall 5.3.  BTW, I pulled my old Pioneer PL-51 direct drive out of storage where ... 
Are there any tube amps that don't give off any---
@daveyf  The amount of heat generated by a particular amplifier is predictable to a close approximation based on its current draw.  All of the current drawn by an amplifier is either converted to sound, which is subsequently converted to heat, or ... 
Best room treatment
Ronboco, no need for embarrassment!  We are all learners trying to help each other enjoy the music.  Eric's comments above with respect to REW are correct.  REW can be used to develop equalization files, but I are not advocating that use.  I'm adv... 
Best room treatment
Ronboco,  My professional background was in chemical process research and development.  I learned that it was utterly futile to begin experimental work until I had a reliable analytical technique that would inform me of the result of the experimen... 
Best room treatment
Ronboco,  I don't think your room is hopeless at all, but it is a different sort of puzzle than most of us have. Your room is so atypical that most of us will be hard put to offer any certain guidance about how to proceed with traditional room tre... 
Does your pet listen to your system?
We had a Sheltie who was named after Mozart.  Wolfie developed a deep appreciation for Schubert.  While listening to Schubert's late quartets with me, he would occasionally throw his head back and belt out a sympathetic long, heartfelt howl.  On o... 
Best room treatment
I will also add an encouragement to read and absorb the excellent book by Earl Geddes.  I had already spent a good bit of time and effort attempting to self educate on room acoustics and psychoacoustic principles before finding the Geddes work.  A... 
Classical music, symphony AND planar speakers
Frogman, for the majority of the time that I owned Maggies, my listening room was 14' x 19' x 8.'   The panels were out about 3.5' from the front wall, and the listening position was near the back wall.  Had I had a larger room permitting more dis...