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Essential Audio, I just got it from youtube:25 Most Expensive Things In The World  
Most expensive
Here it is: transmission audio ultimate system 2 millionWhile the cheapest speaker is one you can make for your Ipod. Just cut a slit into the empty cardboard tube from a roll of toilet paper and stick it in 
Where are the female Audiophiles?
Or...Why don't females shop at Harbor Freight Tools? Women just aren't into gear. And is men's obsession with sound REALLY about the sound or using minutes changes in sound as an excuse to play with the gear?Maybe their lack of interest in gear gi... 
Tone Controls can be so nice.
12-02-13 Nonoise Just switching it on without adjusting the controls it was evident there was a difference for the worse when used.Well, there you go. That has also been my experience with every tone control I've used except the one in my Denon UD... 
Ohm Walsh Micro Talls: who's actually heard 'em?
If you sit in the sweet spot of a conventional speaker, would the Ohm's differ if you dropped them into the same spot? IOW, is it only when you start moving out of the sweet spot that omni speakers start to shine?(My apologies if this has been ask... 
Who makes
So if we have a one ohm load, to do 45 watts the current will be the square root of 45, or 6.07 amps.Thanks Atmasphere. I think you are talking about speaker impedance and how it requires a certain amount of power to drive it? But what about music... 
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The Zamp puts out 12 amperes at 45 watts. It still seems to me that current capacity, along with slew rate, would increase dynamic headroom before clipping. Because 12 amps x 120 volts = 1,440 watts, not 45 watts.Atmasphere makes a convincing argu... 
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12-02-13: BifwynneSuffice to say that a speaker with highly negative (i.e., capacitive) phase angle and low impedance characteristics in the power spectrum (say 30 to 400 Hz ??) can really give a tube amp, even a SS amp, a bad day. That in part ma... 
Who makes
Bifwynne, thanks. I was just going by what I was reading atmasphere.I think Al hit on one company, Pass Labs, that made the solid state amp act like a current driven amp. And The Carver amp that Bob mentioned looks interesting too. 
How does one get off the merry-go-round?
Hi Mapman, Thanks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. 
How does one get off the merry-go-round?
03-29-05: Detlof: "As time went on, I was forced to realise, that my mind got more and more entrapped by the gear and less by the message the music might have to convey. This was not merely bad, because through this, I became more aware of that mu... 
How does one get off the merry-go-round?
First: try to go objective as much as possible to cut down brands to pour over. If you hate solid state, great, you have just wiped out over half the products out there. Narrow it down further to SET and you've wiped out, say, another 80%.Second: ... 
What brand is most recognized by non-audiophiles?
Klipsch - from older people I talk to. I don't know if Klipsch is considered an audiophile speaker now but they used to cater to the audiophile market back in the 80's when high end audio was more of a main stream market.But as Bombaywalla said ab... 
What brand is most recognized by non-audiophiles?
10-27-13: Mceljo wrote "but what audiophile respected brands are likely the most well known."Are you trying to imply that BOSE is NOT an audiophile respected brand?LOL 
Looking for a high-quality 2-way speaker
Take a look at Audiomachina and The interview and Pearls is an interesting read.Here is one quote from the interview:" I guess if you are going to abandon first order, then, in a sense, it doesn't matter what you do. Everything is downhill from th...