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Magnepan 3.5r Owners needed.... No bass
Well, it is your loss. B  
Feedback QLN Prestige Three Speakers Requested
I heard the QLN's at the NY Audio show a few years ago. I really enjoyed the sound, but felt they were being held back. Mind you, I own Vandersteen Treo's. The QLN's sounded like my Treo's, but when I had less than optimal wiring. (Kind of muffl... 
Magnepan 3.5r Owners needed.... No bass
My first recommendation is to contact Magnepan. My second is to contact John Rutan (Audioconnection). He is a dealer, and he knows what makes things work-Yes, a dealer, but a really good guy who provides free info without making you buy something... 
Roon Room Correction- Who Has used it? Opinions please!
I haven't done it, as I am rather old school and don't want to introduce unknown/unwanted time smears to my music. I do know that many have used a mic for calibration.  As for software, some use apps on their smartphone.   Please don't think I... 
Stereo or monoblocks
Schitt makes some very good equipment, at very good prices. But, if I could afford the Mac, I would do it in a heartbeat. B  
Question about RAM
+1 Though 32 gig would be even better. Bob  
Anyone care to share their opinion of the Vandersteen 2ce sig mkII?
Not bi-wiring, and not adding the correct tilt will make them sound less than ideal. And, you haven't mentioned what equipment you are using. That, I believe, might be part of the reason you aren't finding them more engaging. I just ran an audi... 
Please help with setting up a streaming system
For budget conscious systems, the Bluesound is excellent. For a better quality, I would go with Innuos and Aurilac. As far as your DAC goes, I think it would be the best start in order to attain higher quality sound. A used Ayre Codex,(now under... 
AudioQuest vs Cardas XLR
Well, in my opinion, a good cable should just transmit the information without changing the sound quality. Which is why I use AQ.  The newest models by Garth Powell are, once again-IMO, the best AQ has ever made. I heard them at Audioconnection, ... 
Full range speakers, 40"-44" max height
Vandersteen Treo and Quatro’s Time and Phase aligned, too. Even the VLR bookshelf speakers will blow out most speakers.-No BS.   Bob  
STREAMER
John Rutan (Audioconecton) believes your best power cord should go to the source first. So, to answer your question- Yes, the power cord will improve the sound quality.  I would suggest something like the AQ Thunder or Hurricane, which are now pr... 
Question about Active Bi-amping
@jay73  I hate to be the heavy, but I would not even bother trying to bi-amp in the way you are considering. In short, you won't be getting any better sound from your system. Believe me, it has been tried many times, and as you can see very few ... 
Innuous Zenith Mk3 and Phoenix vs Esoteric N-05XD
I would keep the Innuos and get a better DAC. I own the Innuos (Mini and Zen 3), and I find them very capable. Albeit, I use Roon and not the Sense app, so I don't know what you are dealing with in that case. As far as DAC's go, the Ayre QB-9 Tw... 
How long do speakers last?
If the speakers haven't been abused, ie. driven to distortion, the there shouldn't be any reason for them to last for a couple of decades, if not more. Why not call Von Schweikert and see how much repairs/upgrades are- just in case. I know my Va... 
Boxes
+10 Having the original boxes makes selling and shipping much easier.  bob