handymann

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Where's The Volume?
There is also a SUT (step up transformer) that one can use with low output moving coil cartridges. You can check the conversations here on Agon, concerning the benefits of a SUT.  
What process did you use to integrate multiple subwoofers for 2 channel listening?
JI use the DBX Driverack VENU360. It has 6 analog outs (xlr), four which can be used for subs. Each sub can be “tuned” to your liking with delay, polarity, dB gain, off/on all from your laptop, phone or iPad. You can also control your two mains wi... 
Are "vintage" DAC's worthwhile, or is this a tech that does not age well
I have a Kora Hermes II (tube DAC) that is very analog sounding. It’s gotta be at least 20 years old?  I put a couple of 1963 Bugle Boys in it and love the sound. Some May wince when I say it sounds very analog, but its smooth as silk and clear as... 
WILSON AUDIO.....BIG NAME, BIG PRICE........ARE THEY THAT GOOD?
Call Jared at Wilson, to find the closest dealer to you if you don't already know.  Sometimes you can pick up a really nice pair of demos for less than half price.Yes-to my ears, they are worth it. 
Most rooms don’t need acoustical treatment.
I whole heartedly disagree.  Unless your room has no parallel walls and the floor is not parallel with the floor, most rooms do need a certain amount of acoustical treatment.  First point reflection absorbers, as well as diffusion will greatly imp... 
What kind of listening chair
It wasn’t the most comfortable, but for superior Sonics, I found a dining room chair to be the best. Shoulder height back with arm rests. Nothing to deflect the sound on the sides.   Superb 
Overrated/Underrated
I love me Maxx II’s and my Ev 600’s. Have had each for around eight years and have no plans to replace them 
More power for moderate listening levels?
I got tired reading the answers; some may have been correct(I apologize for being impatient). Having a "high current amp" is what you want. The dynamic range of the source, the type of music you're reproducing, will dictate how much "power" you re... 
Theta Miles CD player
Since my last post(?),I replaced the optics and am running the Theta as a transport only, going into a Kora Hermes II. Sounds wonderful  
How do you share the sweet spot?
I had a friend come over a few years ago and he knows nothing about good sound, let alone the sweet spot.  The only sweet spot he’s familiar with is with a woman.  We were sitting on a three cushion sofa-he at one end, me on the other with a cushi... 
No "Room Correction" Topic option. Why?
One can split a 220VAC line and both are already on the same side of the buss, however if you have two high current monoblocks, the ground or “common” will not be able to carry the amperage that one will need for each amp.  If you have a stereo am... 
What do you sit on?
+1 for cal91 
I'm here for the enthusiasts, not the snobbery
Maybe it’s the virus, although personal attacks had been on the rise before the Covid 19 outbreak.  Social distancing has led to the decline of being social.@Erik-I think you would have been better, not to have mentioned motorized vehicles.  I’m s... 
To all that has a Theta Miles CD player
@ejonbil:Yes. I found a new optics component on line, however having never installed one before, I stripped the main gear. Found a gear at Hi Tech Repair in Nashville and was given a few pointers on how to properly install it. Works like new. It’s... 
Should people with no turntable or reel to reel be considered audiophiles?
+1 for Lewm.