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Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
I figured I'll do an update on my speaker search.  I've done some of what was suggested here, added another 200-300 hours on my system, replaced power cords on the source and amp, added a Hydra 2 which I picked up here and only have the PrimaLuna ... 
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Another vote for the Loki, I use it between my source and a PrimaLuna Prologue Premium Integrated, it lets me enjoy listening to some recordings that are too bright and thin sounding. I have a very simple system and have it dialed in, great record... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
The Vandersteen might work, but their size is an issue in this room. There's a pair of 3a listed locally for a great price, but I'd have to move some stuff around to make it work. I would post a pic of the room but don't see how you can here. 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Over bright/thin sound is the predominant character of noisy power. re the Tripp Lite Isobar, it’s quite common to start out with a power block surge protector and then find the sound is better without it. So I did a little back and forth this ... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
@mrdecibel you're welcome to stop by and post here, appreciate your input! And yes I figured that's what br3098 meant.I wanted to also give an update... I managed to hear some Klipsch speakers yesterday, a local seller had the Heresy III listed an... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Wow! Those are gorgeous speakers! And the specs seem right for what I'm looking for, high efficiency and a single 8" [email protected]  will this solve all my problems? :) how would they do in a smaller 12X12 room? Based on the dimensions (I think yo... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Cedar. I have a dedicated feed from my CU and thought my power was pretty clean as well until i found a conditioner that worked. Over bright/thin sound is the predominant character of noisy power. re the Tripp Lite Isobar, it’s quite common to s... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Yes, two separate systems is the solution, but unfortunately space is an issue with all my guitar gear in that room... there's been some great suggestions in this thread, so I'll keep working on it until I find the right setup, appreciate everyone... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Because of this thread I spun junior wells - hoodoo man blues, roosevelt sykes - hard drivin blues, and sonny terry & brownie mcghee - midnight special, and they sound fabulous with my omega 3xrs high output! I left his morning to take the k... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
If you decide on the Heresy3s.. I bought a pair from ebay recently the 'chipote' edition. No raiser / grill for $1100 pr. completely brand new. The seller has 2 pairs left.Unfortunely, I'm in the process of organizing/packing or you can come ... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
If you can find synergy between your source, amp, speakers you will enjoy any type of music on your system. If not it will never sound right. You can't just throw a great pick up in a great guitar body and expect it to sound great, ( buddy of mi... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Oh yes....saw Albert King at an armory BYOB show in Kansas City in the early 1980s..unreal experience, still a top 10 concert for me. Seeing Albert live is one of the greatest experience I had! Another one of the Blues greats I got to see, a nu... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Build a system where you become confident that, when a bad recording sounds bad, it’s the source...not the equipment. I already know that some of the recordings are not the greatest, the goal here is to find a solution to still be able to enjo... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
Blues is a fairly diverse genre ranging from more "classic" style like John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, etc., etc., to folks like Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa, etc.,etc. It appears that the OP’s issues are mostly with the latter style. It is mostly w... 
Speaker advice for listening to Blues music
So it seems you want to make crappy recordings sound good? Yes... would you rather I listen to crappy music with good recordings?