herman

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Looking For 90% of the performane of the super expensive cables for much less money
Geoff, you got me there, conductive liquid. A wonderful marketing spin but at the end of the day they are just transferring energy from one component to another. You will never convince me that the $20,000 + you would need to cable your system wit... 
Looking For 90% of the performane of the super expensive cables for much less money
Cables are the most overhyped, overpriced components in the world. Come on people !!! it is wire !!!! The people paying tens of thousand or even thousands of dollars or even hundreds of dollars are idiots. I apologize to all of the idiots.I wish I... 
multichannel SACD or DVD
sorry I'm not clear, I mean surround like 5.1 or 7.1 like you figured out. Thank you for the suggestions. I have an OPPO 203 so feeding my receiver via HDMI though I could go analog. Anybody care to weigh in on which they prefer? I don't care to t... 
New Audiogon equipment search format.
Effectively now the worst web site in the world . If they want to enhance it why not add filters so we can narrow a search, like balanced vs. SE cables and components, power ranges for amps, length of cables, etc. Something that would be very usef... 
How to filter Audiogon results to Canada only.
I've asked Audiogon several times, and they always agree, that they need to add filters for location, equipment, balanced vs. SE cables, power ranges for amps, push pull vs SE, length of cables, etc. They always say it is a good idea and will get ... 
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 ...