douglas_schroeder

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Is integrated the future for 2 channel audiophiles?
Is the Integrated the future for two channel? Sort of. Well, yes. Maybe. No. That should cover most of the options regarding answers.  :)  
Doug Schroeder Method, Double ic
Oh, yeah, blind testing would be easy with the Schroeder Method cables compared to singles. When I did the Audio by Van Alstine ABX Comprator review I was comparing, and passed repeatedly, comparisons with cables. Those were some tough judgments b... 
Doug Schroeder Method, Double ic
Bob, I think you pose a good question. From your description I hear you saying that you are concerned about the AS splitters' all four being the same direction, i.e. the two "reducing" ones have the arrow the wrong way. This sounds bad, but I paid... 
Interconnects and Speaker Cable, What in your history hit your pleasure button?
meiatflask, I chortled at your comment, "he interconnects made a bigger difference in my system than the preamp did," not out of mockery, but because of understanding. I have had similar experiences between cables and components. It's tremendous f... 
RMAF - Innuos Demo
Where's your commitment, Albert?  ;)  
High value, giant killer speakers?
Everyone's favorite is a "giant killer". Has to be in order to assuage the restless ego. Heaven forbid you actually spent money on an average performer! Audiophiles need to think they hit a home run with their system while others hit a double, or ... 
What are some of the most underrated and overrated loudspeakers you’ve auditioned?
"I have had $400/pair speakers sound like $6500/pair speakers with the right amp (Hegel) and by changing the stock brass jumpers with copper jumpers."That's wonderful. And, it's not meaningful, because any speaker can be improved to sound purporte... 
Bache Tribeca 001 /Wolf Audio/Exogal combo- Simply Amazing
I'll bet that is a nice setup. Having reviewed the Wolf Audio Red Wolf and the Exogal Comet and Ion with Hyperdrive for Dagogo.com, I have pretty good idea of what you are hearing. Nice! Kudos on making a dream system a reality! Now, I certainly h... 
DAC Event in Phoenix AZ August 24th
The results seem in line with what would be expected of group listening sessions.  
High value, giant killer speakers?
This is a great way to end up with a mediocre speaker. :( 
What are some of the most underrated and overrated loudspeakers you’ve auditioned?
I tend to evaluate "overrated" or "underrated" based on technology employed and quality of implementation rather than brand, advertising, popularity, etc. It means little to me when someone names a particular brand is over or underrated without di... 
Where to get a modestly priced 5 volt Linear Power Supply?
Small Green Computer has an excellent one that I used in the Audio Blast article of the SONORE systemOptique article at Dagogo.com  
Why HiFi manufacturers don't make active crossovers anymore?
I have a speaker system, the Legacy Audio Whisper DSW Clarity Edition, that can be set up active or passive. I can make either setup outperform the other. I have done this consistently over the years. My perspective is that once you begin changing... 
Your favorite Electrostatic, Panel spkr
kgveteran, if you are the sort who is interested in tinkering with things, then the PureAudioProject offers another level of fun. On all the models the capacitors and resistors of the crossovers can be changed, as well as the "internal" wiring. Th... 
Your favorite Electrostatic, Panel spkr
If you are convinced you want to put a fairly good sized panel or open baffle into the room, then consider another option of a speaker I have reviewed, the PureAudioProject Trio15 (several variants; I reviewed the Tang Band, Voxativ, and Horn 1 ve...