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harrylavo

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Warm up time for amps
My two Amber amps make no bones about it ..... they have HUGE capacitors, and the manual suggests leaving them on constantly, or at least waiting several hours.  I find they only sound their best when left on constantly for a couple of days, at le... 
How have I missed out for soooo long!!!!
My guess is the SACD will sound close to the turntable ..... although both SACD and TT depend a lot on the quality and accuracy of their sub-components.  That's been my experience playing a TT with a properly loaded Accuphase AC-2 cartridge and a ... 
Most annoying song, period.
"500  Miles" over and over = 0 listening. 
Speaker Imaging - Do you hear a line, or do you hear an arc??
The basics are pretty simple, in my experience and based on audio science.  I've been fortunate to be able to experiment with a wonderful array of spaces:*  Sidewalls -  the closer they are to the speakers the more your image is anchored on the sp... 
Separate DAC or continue using the Oppo UDP-205
Loganfan - I can't speak for the very latest DAC's, but I recently added a Bel Canto iDac3 to my system and run both a Sony SCD2000es SACD/CD player and an Oppo 105 through it using identical spdif inputs.  I found the sound of CD's only very slig... 
PS Audio Revises Marketing to a Direct Sales Only Model
If a manufacturer is going to do this, then it is incumbent upon them to offer a take-back guarantee (perhaps with a reasonable restocking fee.)  The one advantage to the buyer is that the increased margin to the mfgr should allow this, and to the... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
Make that +3. 
Amber, anyone?
Thanks mrdecibel .... you have it right.  And my old age is just making such mistakes more common, unfortunately.Your advice is solid .... I will surely talk with my friend before undertaking anything more ambitious than the capacitors. 
Amber, anyone?
roberjerman .... well, you still have a couch available, don't you?  why do you have to sit down, anyway.  Standing is better for your health.:-)mrdecibel .... like you, I dream of what an upgrade could do to these amps.  I may have a tech friend ... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
rvpiano1 .... exactly.  It wasn't close in the late '80's early '90's.  Now I have my main system to the point that vinyl and sacd sound identical.  Looking ahead to this back in the 90's, I tried not to buy cd's that duplicated most of my vinyl c... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
Are you kidding?  My vinyl collection is a documentary to my life .... starting with my purchase at age 15 of my first two LP's from the Capital Records Club .... Kenton in Hi-Fi, and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Le Coq de Or" by the Pittsburgh Symphony.I a... 
The Golden era of Japanese integrated amps, are we missing out?
I also did a "listening comparison" test in 1982 in Louisville, KY of tuners.  I keep hearing about those fabulous Japanese tuners .... and did so at the time.  So borrowed and assembled a bunch of US and Japanese tuners.  As for sound quality, th... 
Selling a mostly complete setup
Ditto to the above. 
Researching value of two pairs of hi-end speakers
I forgot to add ... the Aristocrats are corner horns and only develop their full potential of bass when placed in a corner.  So room dimension and listening positions become even more critical than usual.Even so, don't expect bass to extend below ... 
Researching value of two pairs of hi-end speakers
The EV Aristocrats most popular configuration was with SP12B 12" triaxial speakers, although some featured the heavier-duty SP-12 triax's.If Jensen speakers were substituted they probably are similar to the two Electro-Voices.  Some prefered the s...