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Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
@kuribo I am not chasing my tail. If he measured all of the same things and showed them to you, what difference would it make? The better question would be, what measurement result would convince you it is a good value? You have already answered... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
@kuribo  There is no mischaracterization of your comments. You have plainly stated that Purifi and Hypex are state of the art and their measurements prove it. So again, what measurement could Atmasphere provide that would prove his amp is objecti... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
"I would not pay $5000 for an amp that offers me at best similar performance to one priced at $1000- it’s a non-starter." I have stated that the amp, from an objective performance standpoint, provided that at best it performs as well as the curr... 
Legacy Audio Powerbloc 5
If I remember correctly, their two channel and mono amps of that period were made by Coda and the Powerbloc 5 was made by Enlightened Audio Designs. The Luminance amp was made by Proton. I owned a Powerbloc 5 at one point and thought it to be a go... 
Unusual Old School Way of Wiring Speakers
If I remember correctly, Fried produced a version of their model C satellite speaker (C-6?) with a special crossover and dual voice coil mid bass drivers. There was a way to connect the two speakers so that the second voice coil was out of phase a... 
Tyler Acoustic speakers
I owned a pair of Linbrook Super Towers about 10 years ago. I liked them quite a bit. It has been too long ago to say much specific about them. Drove them with a Pass X150.5 and BAT VK-31 if memory serves. I have heard the Woodmeres, most of the o... 
What do you guys think of Audio Science Review?
@deludedaudiophile  In the speaker reviews I have read from ASR, he listened to only one speaker as part of the review. That is woefully incomplete and not worth much, IMO. The measurements are worthwhile, but the overall review...not so much. No... 
What do you guys think of Audio Science Review?
@markwd Frequency response is not the measurement I was referring to. It is not the only thing that matters to our perception of the complete music reproduction experience. What measurements separate the very good from the very best? I already un... 
Cleveland, OH
I would be interested in getting a club going again. Work has been pretty busy and time has been limited. I am definitely interested in reviving the group again though.  
What do you guys think of Audio Science Review?
I don’t have any major issues with ASR. I find the measurement of gear very interesting. Recently I was wanting to get my feet wet in headphones. For the price I paid for it, the Topping A-30 pro is really quite good. The purchase was based largel... 
Best low power amps under 800$ (10-60 w)
Topping PA5 ($349) - 55wpc@.01%@8ohms. An amp that fails at a greater than 30 percent rate cannot be recommended. You need to find a new favorite.  
Interesting ASR review of small GR Research speaker kit
GR admits his ignorance and provides the update I am not quite sure how you get this from the video. From the 1 minute 20 second mark to about 3 minutes he explains exactly what others have said above. These speakers were designed for near fiel... 
Mirage M1 Speakers.
I owned M-5Si years ago. They do like power. I used an Aragon 4004 on them and they paired very well. That amp is long in the tooth. What kind of budget are you talking about. If you could swing something like a Parasound A-21, it should work well... 
What's the heaviest speaker you've ever owned? What's the tallest?
Legacy Whisper (original version) 63 inches tall and about 215 pounds if memory serves.  
Audioquest Storm Series power cables
I draw the line at 6 feet of passive mains cable at the end of the 10 miles or whatever of cable joining your system to the power station.  If the 6 foot of cable makes a difference, why not the 10 miles? Because it is not directly connected to...