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Full Range comparison
With the 300b tube, I would plan on adding a powered subwoofer (now or perhaps in the future after listening a while in the space).So, if full range, or any other speaker design, low bass is less important than you would think. The space often rei... 
Full Range comparison
Just curious, why single full range driver the goal? 
Has anyone seen this? A really beautiful turntable
Great idea, but,I couldn't imagine how it could be perfect.Have a look at the wobble in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUlPN2A_r-g  
SACD or not
I would get a player that can do SACD so you can hear for yourself.Comparing regular and SACD versions of same music, i.e. Oscar Peterson 'For My Friends' series, my perception/conclusion/self-delusion about SACD is that the noise floor seemed low... 
Looking for inexpensive preamp
You have the advantage of waiting for a good price on a used item. Tube units give you the option of trying various tubes to tweak the brightness you are sensitive to.I've owned a lot of equipment over the past 50 years, I could not be happier wit... 
How Science Got Sound Wrong
And I use the floor's wood grid as an assist for listening chair(s) positioning, as those chairs are moved 'situationally' also, turning around to be part of home theater, back around for music system, centered for 1, off center for two. I also ha... 
How Science Got Sound Wrong
I found it interesting. I find Analog LP's (lots of old analog record cutter produced ones) and Reel to Reel, (analog mic to analog tape) more INVOLVING than Digital.I have simplified the difference as "Analog gets Overtones Right".  I wish the pr... 
Turntable Help
perhaps not all wires are needed for various alternate uses.perhaps an electronics repair, or a computer repair place could sort this out. I agree, have them see if they can get the original going again.original manual, with features will give clu... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Pandora via Smart TV to Home Theater Receiver/Sound System.set to 2 channel stereo (you gotta pay attention, watch the inadvertent changes these receivers make).Main system is down, using components for photos of amp stand(s) I will be selling soo... 
McIntosh MA2275 - opinions
The Cayin A88T integrated tube amp was mentioned. I own/love one.Interestingly, design goal was to sound like McIntosh 275. Designed in Germany, made in China, I took the bottom off, incredibly beautiful layout/construction/quality. ................. 
Class A 30 Watt Amps: Are they enough to drive my book shelfs?
tubes, transistors, transformers, capacitors, ... are all relative to the rated amount of power within certain specs. All are sized to achieve a price point. Other components are designed to deal with ... heat. If an amp truly could produce more p... 
Do any of these interest you at all? (If you had the money)(Which I don't)
thanks for the link, some amazing and quirky stuff to be sure.Even if I won the lottery, there are only a few I would consider listening to. I would like to SEE many of the fantastic designs, just to appreciate the design, construction, but more l... 
Heavy power cord
I wish all components had removable power cords. I unplug, move, relocate, loan, ... makes it so much easier to move without cords.so I want something that stays connected but easily disconnects. my Cayin A88T integrated amp has a removable power ... 
The Totalitarianism of the Rational Audiphile
glennewdick A lot of music is crap, perhaps there is a market for vintage crap equipment to listen to it with.I just saw Quest Love drummer for the Roots band on a late show. His LP collection is up to 130,000 lps and growing.He says he is now ... 
Class A 30 Watt Amps: Are they enough to drive my book shelfs?
No to "are they enough power for inefficient speakers?".Yes to "is this a bad move?".Used KEFs still get a good price, unless you absolutely love them, I would sell them, get a pair of efficient speakers (no ports), and plan on adding a small self...