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Can't believe I let myself get sucked in again.
I include What's Best Forum and Audio Circle among my forum sites.   I view SoundstageUltra, TheAudioBeat, PositiveFeedback, EnjoytheMusic and Analog Planet for news sites and reviews.    
Speaker Upgrade Recommendation for Current Analog System - under $10,000 Budget
I use 35 watt tube amp on my Legacy Signature IIIs (bought used-a steal) and an EAR 890 on Legacy Focuses (also bought huge and a steal).  Signature IIIs bass is quicker and punchier (3-10" woofers versus Focus 3-12" woofers) and almost as deep (d... 
Similarities and Differences-VAC 200IQ versus Music Reference RM-200
I rescind my statements about the EAR 890.   I purchased the Synergistic Research MiG SX, placed the amp on 1" thick granite slab and added 3 ECTs to the transformers, 1 to the power plug and a GTC to the fuse.   It now plays the Focuses perfectly... 
Grounding with a Earth box?
I require Hallographs (pair behind speakers and pair at rear of room) despite my high end custom listening room. My speakers are not SOTA or close to it (Legacy Focus) and require help in focusing imaging, soundstaging and frequency eveness. The H... 
Some DACs I am Considering-Any thoughts?
Retired electrical engineers and music lovers designed and built the Taiwanese COS Engineering group of DACs, the H1, D1 and D2v.   I have heard the H1 and own the D2v ($5000 list price),  This is a big step up from my trusty, tubed EAR Acute CD p... 
Perfect Path "Solutions" (PPS) eMat
audio2design My room is $150,000 with built-in activated chambered charcoal bass traps. I spent the money on the acoustics first in my new home. The electronics and cabling are not SOTA but the equipment and tweaks add up to about $75,000. Sure Le... 
Perfect Path "Solutions" (PPS) eMat
Why I spent a small fortune on my listening room and Hallograph/Synergistic Research tweeks for acoustics, Townshend, Stillpoints and Synergistic Research for electronic vibration control:- No front wall reflection control  Use SR HFTs, 24 on four... 
Does it annoy you when companies don't show the internals of electronics ?
Architecture.  I had a Muse Signature 9 CD player decades ago.   It was mediocre sounding, totally inferior to so many other players I tried after I bought it on a recommendation without hearing it (I won't do that again).  It was beautifully cons... 
Perfect Path "Solutions" (PPS) eMat
Due to the magnets, this is what happened when I put the the mats on the back of my speakers (I also have a second system with Legacy Signature IIIs).  On the rear bottom where the crossover is located, it elevated the bass response.   On the rear... 
Perfect Path "Solutions" (PPS) eMat
There is one place the PPE products DO NOT work correctly-MAGNETS.  The E-Mats absolutely made a sonic difference in my system even though I didn't use them.   My system has small magnets in various locations in my system which are proprietary (no... 
Does it annoy you when companies don't show the internals of electronics ?
I own four EAR products (use only 2 now).  They are brilliantly designed but use much less than SOTA parts.  All on circuit boards.  So what?  They sound great and are priced well below SOTA comparables.   They have good looks as well.   Using a 5... 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
I agree with the statement  Room correction with room treatment are the biggest dramatic changes you can make.   My former room was twice as big (25X20X11.5) but my new room is professionally constructed by an acoustical engineer (19.5X16X10 net ... 
New Hobby Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
https://kirmussaudio.com/safety-first/  35KHz is the recommended maximum frequency (size of bubbles/wave/timing of cavitation at the record surface) with a maximum temperature of 95F degrees.  Anyone contradict this analysis?    
New Hobby Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
@escscott482  I noticed that your link has the machine running at 40Khz oscillation rate.   The Kirmuss states that it is unsafe and doesn't work well to use smaller bubbles at Degritter's 120KHz rate.  Kirmuss uses a "70 KHz resonance to a standa... 
Transducers like ECT from Synergistic Research
I am getting a set of ECTs, GCTs and Mig SX footers sent this week.  I already use 32 HFTs...in my system with 10 on the speakers and 22 in the room added to two pair of Hallographs.  I use the recommended set-up for the room but had to make a big...