douglas_schroeder

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Benchmark AHB2 - To 'mono' or not to 'mono'
You likely have the settings wrong/not optimized. Have you read up on the Owner's Manual to understand how to use the three position output switch in the back? I always tried all three positions with speakers, and there is a world of difference in... 
Benchmark AHB2 - To 'mono' or not to 'mono'
wwoodrum, do not chintz out and get the AQ splitters. If you have considerable funds in your system, get a superior product. Having compared directly several times in several systems the AQ splitters (RCA) to various Y cables (I have also compared... 
Benchmark AHB2 - To 'mono' or not to 'mono'
For a long time now, on more than one thread, my opinion is that George continues to be wrong. The amps are better in Mono. I reviewed them for Dagogo.com, and I believe I am correct that George has never used them.   
What a sad world we now live in.......
Yes, so go ahead and sit in your self pity. Meanwhile, the rest of us moved on to file servers and streamers, and are having the time of our lives.  :)  
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
Play 110db, kiss your hearing goodbye. Or, maybe it already is gone. Not advisable. I can tell you that you certainly are getting plenty of distortion at 110dB. But, hey, if you like distortion... Some audiophiles think distortion sounds great. No... 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
My answer to the original post is: None In order to be a "speaker of the century" it would have to be a lot better than anything currently being manufactured. There are so many wonderful transducers, it would have to show dominant superiority, and... 
Most “disappeared” speakers.
BTW, that is not to say the soundstage characteristics of each will be the same. But, the effect of sensing the speakers have "disappeared" happens when they are setup properly. If you don't get that sense, then you likely have not set them up pro... 
Most “disappeared” speakers.
Whichever one I want. That is not a flippant answer. If you know what you are doing any type of speaker can do this. I do not recommend buying a set of speakers based on the perception that one will magically do this "disappearing" act better than... 
Home Demo Faceoff: Nordost / Audioquest / Transparent
You will have fun trying an audiophile server. Digital sources have as much variance sonically as any component or sets of cables. Try at least 3 different power cords on it.   
Home Demo Faceoff: Nordost / Audioquest / Transparent
One of the very few here who did things right in comparingentire sets, the only way to hear cables as manufacturers intend.  :) 
hi End
The Monitor series is upper MidFi to perhaps - perhaps - lower end HiFi. But, imo, that is stretching it. Not remotely close to the high end.  
Doug Schroeder Method, Double ic
Markhh2, in answer to your first question, yes. I think that sort of result would be typical of Schroeder Method ICs.You will want to read my just published Audio Blast regarding the HyperDrive upgrade for EXOGAL Ion at Dagogo.com There is a LOT m... 
Does anyone play two pairs of speakers at the same time?
jamnov, congratulations on the exploration! It is terrific fun to explore/experiment with systems! You are doing a "stacked" speaker system variant, and with same brand speakers I'm sure it does sound very good. You have put many of the variables ... 
Doug Schroeder Method, Double ic
budburma, congratulations on your success! You have a lot more fun to come. Many permutations and discoveries await you if you desire to explore further.  I simply cannot go back to single IC for any appreciable time, as it is paltry. What was con... 
Brick & mortar or chains
Change your perspective, turn it to an advantage. Make it a road trip/vacation to an audio show. It'll blow your mind and give you more ideas of fabulous sound than you ever dreamed! If you play it right you can buy show demos at discount and haul...