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3D imaging
So I built my system on research by Prof. Edgar Choueiri made during his work at Princeton in his 3D Sound Lab I experienced over 20 years ago: The moment for me was playing on humble Sansui speakers in my home under construction listening to a re... 
Why HiFi manufacturers don't make active crossovers anymore?
I disagree that analog crossovers inherently sound better. You can make more complicated slopes that address issues with the room that no analog crossover can touch. You can time align the speakers from the listening position which alone is a huge... 
Why HiFi manufacturers don't make active crossovers anymore?
@mahlman I use the 2x8 mini DSP. All filters are run at 24x96 and I have everything connected via balanced connections. The computer interface is simple and intuitive. Basic slopes are easy to create and load. On the 2x8 I added a selector knob wh... 
Why HiFi manufacturers don't make active crossovers anymore?
The two most important considerations for a stereo are your speakers and the room that they are in. Passive set ups don’t allow you to dial in the speaker room interaction like active crossovers do. That’s the real advantage in my opinion. I use R... 
The term "High End" needs to die. Long live Hi-Fidelity!
My username says it all! HiFi is the aim of all Audiophiles I’ve always felt that we all want High Fidelity sound and that High End was a term we used to describe the equipment we needed to attain that sound. I don’t think high end equipment needs... 
Any other lone audiophiles here?
My wife and I love to listen to music together. I had friends passionate about music but none of us could afford systems worth anything when we were young in college. We all live far distances from each other and I was the only one who was interes... 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
@keithr High end vs. SOTA is an argument but you can have great performance and it not have to cost a fortune. I have two Benchmark AHB2 amps arranged in a vertical bi-amp configuration on my Maggies (200watts per speaker at 4ohms). They are stabl... 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
@smodtatical I have 20.1 Maggies, opted for the older model because I preferred the sound of the true ribbon tweeter and I wanted to bi amp them and use room correction with my Mini DSP. I have a very large room with cathedral ceilings and they so... 
Bi amp pros out there I could use some help! First time Bi Amping...
Bdp24 you’re right it was the case that he had stopped making them and you could get a kit but he made some tweaks to the design and it looks like he has a new model that is in production on a special order basis. . . I like to keep up with his de... 
Bi amp pros out there I could use some help! First time Bi Amping...
Hi George,Check out Nelson’s site:http://www.firstwatt.com/b4.htmlHis First Watt work is being distributed by Pass Labs dealers. You can pick one up for $1,500. Reno Hi-Fi will sell them as a special order for example. I bet bdp24 has a good secur... 
Bi amp pros out there I could use some help! First time Bi Amping...
@bdp24 I love Nelson’s First Watt work. I’m sure the B4 sounds great. The Tympani speakers move a lot of air. . . I think the new 30.1s can take a bi-amp configuration as I read in the set up from Magnepan that wire needs to be run between the bas... 
Bi amp pros out there I could use some help! First time Bi Amping...
@readargos That’s why I bought the Magnepan 20.1, my dealer told me I literally got the last pair assembled. The new Maggies have their crossovers built in, I always dreamed of having an active set up and bi-amping so the 20.7 was out. The differe... 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
Many have noted, Maggies rival many Uber expensive speakers. I think you would be doing yourself a disservice not to listen to them. I listen to symphonic music full tilt on my Maggies, which is much more demanding than rock and could blow out the... 
Bi amp pros out there I could use some help! First time Bi Amping...
In the spirit of KISS as others have, here is a simple way to have more control and get as complicated as your OCD allows, add a Mini DSP 2x8 Active Crossover. It makes bi-amping super simple and you can integrate your sub swarm by ear, or get sop... 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
I agree with Eric. I’ve heard a number of mega buck systems and they had their sound signatures unique to them and they all sounded fantastic. I also think there is a law of diminishing returns with performance and cost. If you’re creative you can...