herman

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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... 
Directionality of wire
I never said all the "energy" was traveling inside the wire.you most certainly did. I did not put words in your mouth. I quoted you like I quoted you below.You stated here that the audio signal is traveling through the wire, "not outside." This al... 
Directionality of wire
Thanks for your input, with which I completely agree, except for "the movement of electrons is the cause when it is the effect". In my view, the two are dual, in the mathematical sense.It is very simple to me. EM waves move through a vacuum withou... 
Directionality of wire
It is illogical to say that "electricity" or current or voltage is an electromagnetic wave. This all means the electromagnetic waves must be traveling through the copper, not outside the copper.First they aren’t and then they are? To deny that aud... 
Directionality of wire
Huh? What I stated is still true. The caps that have the same capacitance and the same precision sound different.Who cares any other characteristics?That is called cherry picking part of the conversation to divert attention from the overall discus... 
Directionality of wire
So the whole idea of "energy" traveling outside the wire is pretty preposterous.If that was true then the means we have for determining whether or not a wire is hot by placing a device  near them would not work, like those little gizmos that you p...