celtic66

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Review ATC SCM 40 A floorstanders.....finally
Nothing on this website is biblical.  That said, I have lived with my ATC 40 actives for three years now and found any acoustical anomalies, nasties or plain deficits identified upstream, rectified and clearly not the fault of ATC design.I had som... 
Really need some help finding a full range speaker
Audio Physics Classic 5 or others in the line.  This is a very detailed imaging transducer.  Surprised people all of the time.  Smaller footprint with finishes to fit in well. 
Tweaking preamp and amp combination
Have you squeezed the maximum performance out of the current system?  Upgraded power cables, interconnects, decent equipment stand, power conditioner?  I understood the original question.  Having played this game for many decades, I find audiophil... 
Best cheap integrated amp
+1 Rega Brio.  It is a lot of fun for the money.  Solid build, robust sound and just plain musical.  Simple functioning and love the shoebox design.  I ran SA, B&W and Penaudio Cenya monitors with it. 
Recommendations for PC -- for modest system --
Cullen Crossover II if possible.  The lower models are also excellent. 
What footers for Dunlavy V's
Isoacoustics Gaia footers matched to weight of speaker.  Carpet spikes needed if placed on carpet. 
Love to hear from current owners or past users of Isoacoustics Gaia footers.
Gaia II mounted under ATC SCM 40 active with carpet spikes.  These improved markedly the sound of an already world class speaker.  Improvements are immediate and unquestionably audibly tangible. 
Best of compact audio systems
I watched the two videos on Eikon Audio as I'm unfamiliar with the product.  It may be fantastic, I honestly do not know.  But.....it leaves me confused about all of what it is.  Are the speakers amplified, bi-amplified and if so by what type of a... 
best power conditioners under 4k
Unsure about 'best' option, but the Decware ZLC works well, is about 1K shipped and returnable.  Spending copious quantities does not ensure results. 
An unusual problem
Dynamat products are used to dampen the inside of car doors to quiet the inside of your car, improving the sound of car audio.  This may work well to dampen the glass vibrations.  There are also quilted blankets, woven with batting available, much... 
Tidal vs ATC
roxy54 is likely referring to the ATC SCM 19A at 7K which is the smaller brother to my ATC SCM 40A.  As I've stated here several times, I'm mystified that more do not seriously consider active speakers.  The cost argument is rendered moot when amp... 
Demo'ing Class A amps, Appreciation Suggestions from those who recently been there
Aforementioned Luxman and Accuphase are really really good. 
Power Conditioner: Isotek, Audioquest or other?
Decware ZLC conditioner. 
What's the best isolation system?
Target equipment stands worked for years, then Quadraspire Sunoko Vent, now Quadraspire Reference X. 
Equipment that has made you 'stop' looking?
ATC SCM 40 active floor standers.