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Bought the wrong subwoofer!
The REL b3 may be a 15 year old design but the one I brought home today looks great and sounds better. I was able to get it to blend with my Sonus Faber pretty easily and it truly does disappear from the room. You shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss ... 
Sonus Faber surprise
I don’t know if the speakers are breaking in or if my ears are but I enjoy the speakers more every day. Musical but lively and they go deeper than they have a right to. After buying and then selling an SVS sub (which is a long story) I just brough... 
Bought the wrong subwoofer!
I Sold the SVS yesterday. Going to pick up a Rel Britannia b3.   
Bought the wrong subwoofer!
There are speaker level to line level adapters. There seems to be some disagreement over whether you need a second set of speaker terminals to connect it to or if you can piggyback it to the same terminals that are driving your main speakers. I th... 
Bought the wrong subwoofer!
I can’t return the sub because I bought it from the original owner who also bought and didn’t use it. Also don’t have the box. i am looking into conversion adapters while also list it for sale and trade. rec out is not an option as the sub will ... 
Bought the wrong subwoofer!
The record out does not get attenuated by the volume control.  
Bought the wrong subwoofer!
My integrated has only one set of speaker taps. Is ok to connect the converters wires to the same speaker terminals that are driving your main speakers?  
Bought the wrong subwoofer!
I’ll look into that. I’ll also be putting it up for sale or trade.  
Sonus Faber surprise
Oh I did read the manual. I had determined that high gain in triode mode sounded the best to me with my old speakers so that is we're I started with the Concertos. Actually turns out that I must have been having a mini stroke or something when hea... 
Sonus Faber surprise
Found out something interesting tonight. My tube integrated amp has a switch on the back. According to the manual it is a gain switch but works by varying the feedback. The high gain is high feedback, the low gain position is moderate feedback. It... 
Listening to music I don’t particularly like
Actually "My Daily Discovery" on Tidal is what got me started down this road and I love it.   
Listening to music I don’t particularly like
"For 6 weeks every year I crank up the Victrola and listen to 78s .. I don't care what it sounds like, it reminds me of my Father In Law, one of the greatest men I ever new.. I can see his wonderful smile.. Foxtrotted untill he was 92 then he slow... 
Listening to music I don’t particularly like
I still listen to the music I love. I just find myself listening to more music than I would have in the past. I just can't shake the feeling that no matter how good it sounds it doesn't have the same reaction if I haven't heard the song a hundred ... 
Sonus Faber surprise
I am not as knowledgeable as most of you about audio and acoustics. I honestly believe that what I was hearing was the difference between what I had become use to and a new more airy and transparent sound. These SF speakers just keep sounding bett... 
Subwoofer cable question
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I will look for an affordable rel and use the speakon cable as it saves me the cost of buying a relatively long ic cable and seams simple and straightforward.