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Coaxials - Reality vs. Experience?
hello closenplay, I promise I am not being modest. I really and truly do not understand. I asked these exact same questions of Andrew Jones when he was setting up the SourcePoint 10s in Steve Guttenberg's listening room, and his answers plus all ... 
Coaxials - Reality vs. Experience?
That being said I've heard the SourcePoint 10s and am listening to the Heretic AD614s right now.   hr  
Coaxials - Reality vs. Experience?
more dumb, not rhetorical, questions: what is the definition of "acoustic center" ?   how do we know when they are aligned? A tone burst?    what is the definition of a point source?    I am completely confused.  Is there a book on this st... 
Coaxials - Reality vs. Experience?
Hello everybody, please help me with a dumb question that I do not know the answer to. closenplay stated,  "To add clarity, concentric is a subset of coaxial. In other words, all concentric drivers are coaxial but not all coaxial drivers are con... 
Has something gone wrong @ Stereophile?
thank you Kindly pint thrift  the primary joy of writing this stuff is when someone like you says they enjoyed reading it. I am grateful for your time and attention.   Also, I am honored to be put in the same club as AD (a God), HP (the man I s... 
Which LS3/5a?
I own and still occasionally use a 15 ohm 1984 Rogers LS3/5a as well as the new Falcon Gold Badges.     When I compare the two, my old Rogers, (which were tested to be in-spec annually by the CBS Broadcasting studio I bought them from) sound sof... 
Has something gone wrong @ Stereophile?
a little further explanation about "positive reviews" . . .    I have six reviews and twelve column per year.  Why would I waste precious words  telling readers about a less than wonderful product?  If you read me regularly you can guess what p... 
ROTEL Diamond Series
I am presently writing a review of Rotel's DT-6000 DAC Transport and RA-6000 integrated   they are a VERY interesting pair   that's all I can say for now.   herb  
ROTEL Diamond Series
I am presently writing a review of Rotel's DT-6000 DAC Transport and RA-6000 integrated   they are a VERY interesting pair   that's all I can say for now.   herb  
Audio Science Review = Rebuttal and Further Thoughts
please forgive me for stating the obvious:   Anyone can google the part numbers of the parts in the Benchmark (or any amplification) and see what they are exactly, and how they are specified to perform.    The Mouser or DigiKey descriptions sh... 
Reminder: how to tell current from an amp's specs?
I asked Wendell at Magnepan that same question and he said:   "If the amp doubles its power between 8 and 4 ohms you will be fine."  In my experience, the Maggie .7 sounds best with class-A solid-state or a good push-pull tube amp.    herb  
What Gear is Universally Adored?
how long a component has been in production unchanged is probably a good way to define "adored." In which case, Denon's DL-103, the BBC's LS3/5a, Koetsu's Rosewood Signature, the Ohm Walch and F speakers, Klipsch "legacy" speakers, KEF's LS50, Aud... 
What are/were the best sounding cheap components you have ever had?
I bought my 1984 Rogers LS3/5a from CBS studios in 1993 for $350.   they're worth more now  herb  
Did you notice....
This is not a rhetorical question: Is format-switching or ad hoc oversampling ever a good thing?    (I honestly don't know)    herb  
What are we objectivists missing?
What self-proclaimed objectivists are missing is: The majority of perceived differences between cables and components are SUBTRACTIVE. And steady-state measurements can only measure ADDITIVE "distortions."  Not surprisingly components that measu...