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chrisr

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Nordost Red Down or Zu Wax
I have apologized already. In addition, I have acknowledged that there's nothing wrong with believing in the zu.THis is not good enough for you? 
Magnepan owners : past / present
I have had MMGs and MG12s for 4 years.I loved them: superb imaging, dimensions, overall tone, no box coloration, etc...What I did not like was the directionality, the need for big amplifiers, and the lack of sub-bass. I did not want to loose the b... 
Nordost Red Down or Zu Wax
Ah. It looks like I offended a few eminent scientists, audiophiles and owners of Zu!I apologize for having dropped my thoughts on zu; I did not know I was going to become -in a flash- the target of such deep freudian projections.I will refrain fro... 
Nordost Red Down or Zu Wax
By common electrical wires, I meant the ones that are sold by the foot for a few cents at your favorite home improvement stores. The ones used to fully power your lights, kitchen appliances etc...I am glad you don't bother to upgrade because they ... 
Nordost Red Down or Zu Wax
I have had zu julian in my system when they were selling them at ebay auctions. I took them apart to see what they were made of and there are nothing more than 4 common electrical wires of different gauges for plus and minus, braided. To me, zu is... 
Paradigm Studio 60 V5 Fingernails on Chalkboard
Why not getting a little nad 316 and see how they sound with that? 
speakers for a smaller listening room
I had the exact same room with the same speakers. I ended up selling them; yes they were too big for the room. After that, I have had mmg, MG12s, Dynaudio BM5.I installed auralex kits in the room so 65% of all walls were covered. It sounded good n... 
Is Monster cable getting better?
The higher-end monster has never been seen as the "bose of the cable world" by serious audio nuts.Some M series items are quite good actually, and designed by serious engineers.What turns folks off are the marketing tactics and the fact that 90% o... 
New Adcom GFA-555 se - Special Edition
Biased toward class A is the explanation I got, but when I am saying it was hot, it was HOT, scary HOT. To the point that it was self-destructing every three weeks, and with plenty of air around it.But when it worked, yes I found it to sound good. 
New Adcom GFA-555 se - Special Edition
My personal experience with Adcom has been really bad.I purchased a Adcom 5300 in 2001-2 to power some Martin Logans Aerius i. The amp was always used at low to moderate levels (8 to 10 max on the preamp volume knob).The amp was getting so hot, yo... 
current versus watts
"Sound quality has little to do with current"is a half truth. It depends on the speakers impedance curve. 
NAD vs. Cambridge Audio
Cambridge Audio is to Arcam what Volkswagen is to Audi.My older Arcam alpha 8 integrated + 8p bi-amping combo belongs to a league well under the NAD 315bee.The NAD 315 offers more of everything. Arcam is 4x more expensive than NAD, and Cambridge A... 
NAD vs. Cambridge Audio
My vote goes for the NAD. I have not heard Cambridge Audio but I do own Arcam.I just received a 315bee to power Studio 40s v4. It's bit early to talk about it as the amp has been playing for only 15 hours, but I can say that, right out of the box,... 
Power for Paradigm Studio 40 v4
I have had my alpha 8p hooked up to the integrated alpha 8 in a bi-amp configuration for 10 years, and surprisingly, the adcom / alpha 8p sounds better! The all-arcam system had nicer dynamics, no question, but the adcom/alpha is cleaner/more deta... 
Maggies a waste if only 3' from backwall?
It is not a waste, but I would look into getting some acoustic treatments behind them. Auralex,Cascade and the like have tons of solutions to create more space acoustically behind the speakers.