herman

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Phase inverting preamps
That said, phase isn’t described in terms of units of delay. It’s described in terms of degrees of rotation for a given moment irrespective of time. The problem with breaking it down as a function of time shift is that time shift would be differen... 
Phase inverting preamps
When you invert the polarity on your preamp it is not inverting a sine wave, it is inverting a complex musical waveform. The initial WHACK on a drum has much more energy in one polarity than the other. It the initial sound is a compression and you... 
Phase inverting preamps
Whether or not hairs are being split is a matter of opinion. That you are incorrect is a fact.  As I stated earlier, a phase shift is a difference  in time whereas inverted polarity means a change from positive to negative or vice versa. I don't h... 
Paypal issue beware.
Those who say he accepted it so you can’t file a damage claim are incorrect. I recently received some speakers that were not packed properly and got dinged up bouncing around in the box with no damage to the box. I picked them up at UPS and discov... 
Typical New Speaker Dealer Discount A Buyer May Expect
10% off from a dealer is reasonable but you can buy used typically at 50% off. IMHO buying new is huge waste of money since there is so much used out here. My apologies to all the dealers out there.  
Are you getting ridiculous offers from new members
agree with Mr. Golf. Lowball is in the eye of the beholder. Some list items way over what the market is just to see it they can grab a sucker. I offer what it is worth to me. If the seller gets angry about my offer that is their problem. If I get ... 
Shopping for Interconnects
To finish my thoughtStarting out get some neutral cables whether it be CAT5 or some other inexpensive option, probably just keep what you have, then go after speakers and electronics. Since the speakers are the most colored component start there, ... 
Shopping for Interconnects
At this point in the development of your system you do not need to spend much on cables. CAT5 will do you just fine. If you don’t want to solder you can buy solderless RCA plugs on Amazon at 10 for $6 and CAT5 cable is a few cents a foot. Spending... 
Are you getting ridiculous offers from new members
thanks, I wasn't talking so much about just a low offer, they can offer what they want, but this adds in that I am a scam artist, that my prices are way out of line, that it must be a hoax, that I am no smarter than his horse, etc. AND he was regi... 
Amps or Speakers which one to upgrade next
many hold to the idea that front end is most important as in "garbage in, garbage out"I disagree. The most colored component is the speaker. It is the starting point for upgrades after acquiring a competent set of components before it.Proof? take ... 
DC leakage from power amps
hey Ralph, I agree about the DC, but  he has monoblocks that will do 1800 watts into 4 ohms so I don't think bigger amps is the answerCould it be the line sags so low they clip? Seems like the lights would dim if that happens but never seen that s... 
DC leakage from power amps
I would hook to the output of the  amps and play something you typically listen to at what you would consider a moderate to slightly loud volume level and see what your peak hold AC meter captures. Power is voltage squared divide by impedance so i... 
DC leakage from power amps
Does your meter have a max hold function? If so you could get an idea of what kind of peaks you are hitting. With a monster amp and great speakers you may be be playing much louder than you realizeaccording to Stereophile your problem may be the i... 
DC leakage from power amps
I think you are looking in the wrong direction. A little bit of DC leakage is not going to blow fuses and drivers in a speaker that is designed to handle 100's of watts of power. At least I assume a $50K speaker that doesn't have a stated maximum ... 
Directionality of wire
BSDespite what you say, radio waves are a perfect example of what I was discussing since RF is an EM wave just like the audio is. If that EM wave is outside the wire then the energy from any other EM wave can be too, and is.As far as being directi...