Responses from erik_squires

Upgrading sub to get a live feel.
Sure, swarms are nice, but not everyone can afford or has the space for them. Also, most people have never heard a great single sub integrated well. The difference in sound quality between a poor sub set up and a great set up is astounding.  
The best speaker for a small any price point.
@cubmanI'd suggest GIK Acoustics. Great advice, and extremely high value products.  
Upgrading sub to get a live feel.
Room acoustics and EQ matter a huge deal. More so than the sub hardware itself in a lot of cases.  
Harbeth vs. Focal - Apples and Oranges...
For stand mounts, the Fritz line offers not just an incredible value, but better sound quality. The latest Be tweeter based models will give you the incisiveness you are looking for, with much better mid/bass response than Focal. Also, his tweets ... 
Audio output for a non-HDMI pre-amp
It will probably be about the same. Do what is most convenient. Of course, the analog out is only 2 channel on the BD player. AFAIK Oppo was the only one to offer a full 7.1 out. Best,E 
New Joseph Audio Pulsar Graphene 2
Hey 'E' : " ..You can totally see that" ?It's astonishingly amateurish, unprofessional, wrong and insulting.Here was my question: " ..Can you please tell me if the woofer/tweeter are 'bolted-in' (or wood-screwed-in) " It raises alarm bells ? Th... 
Preamp caps Jupiter copper foil or Jupiter HT worth double the money?
Can some one please send me a pair of 10uF caps to test ??? :D :D :D  
Which new amp to get?
I'm a real fan of Luxman. Any ARC you buy now will sound pretty different than what you have. Considered an ARC integrated??  
Best audio tweak ever, especially for the over 60s
This tip comes out regularly here, and it’s a good one. Q-tips don’t work except to get wax that's already out of the way out of the ear. I suggest body wash, and using the shower head or a syringe to use gentle, constant water pressure against th... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
Several comments in this thread seem to lament a supposed decline in high end audio but nothing could be further from the truth. The irony here is that in spite of a declining dealer base the luxury stereo business is booming. This is actually... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
I'm going to go with the excessive coverage of unobtainable gear and loss of DIY engagement. In the 1960s and 1970s the hobbyists were the inventors. They built the industry. It has gone from this kind of get your hands dirty hobby to one for the ... 
New Joseph Audio Pulsar Graphene 2
A few years back, I contacted Joey Audio to inquire about basic build quality/construction details of a particular model. Specifically driver-to-baffle attachment method (bolted or wood-screwed) and baffle material -wood, metal, composite wha... 
Value for money headphone amp and headphones
Fiio BTR3 has no right to sound as good as it does. 
How much commonality between dacs?
Depends. I will say that in general though, DACs after 2010 are MUCH better than those that came before them. (not including Oppos, Emotiva or Onkyo which manage to have the same crappy, thin sounding far east signature). I wouldn’t try anything o... 
Making a product to sell and the need for modernity
Maybe a better question is, in the last 5 years, have you seen any new feature, more modern thing really stick? The closest I can come to this is how much better DACs have become after 2010 (or so). And I'm not talking about MQA. In general many p...