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Which DAC makers let you do in home trial?
That’s a great point and thank you so much. I actually decided to go with linear tube audio and I am waiting for my dac right now. One of the reasons I asked this question was because there are a limited number of options from brick and mortar sto... 
Tone controls -- assuming you're ok with them, when would you try them?
These last two posts really speak to another side of audio which I love -- not only *adjusting the sound balance* (as if we were all recording engineers) but also just *play.* I like to play with things. Remembering that helps keep life meaningful... 
How is the Speakon connector wired for REL sub?
Hi all,I have a REL 328 with a Neutrik Speakon plug.I'm connecting it to an Adcom A/B 535L 60w amp.The amp has two R/L speaker terminals — "A" and "B"Usually, I connect my main speakers to the "A" terminals.I connect my REL to the "B" terminals.I'... 
Tone controls -- assuming you're ok with them, when would you try them?
Pictures of me in a corset are strictly fake news. 
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
@english210 Since I’m a student too, I don’t have grounds to confirm what you’re saying.What I will say is that from my research here and elsewhere there is a relatively small number of makers that fulfill certain metrics above the fundamental one... 
Which DAC makers let you do in home trial?
Thanks for the detailed descriptions! 
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
It's hard to say what sound I'm after, but I've had solid state all my life, and couple experiences with tubes changed my attitude. So, I'm taking a plunge in that direction, and knowing about the sensitivity factor helps widen the playing field f... 
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
@almarg @tvad  I think that resolves the indeterminacy in question. Thx. 
Tone controls -- assuming you're ok with them, when would you try them?
@mesch Thanks! Yes, interconnects...oy. 
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
@lalitk I didn't mean to put words in your mouth or be disputatious! You said:Less than 96dB, say 92dB efficiency SS amp is the way to go. Some full range speakers even dip down to 2-3 ohms load, for those you need a good wattage power amp to hand... 
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
@lalitk I thought I had made an all-tube setup possible by going for 90db speakers. I see how 96db would give *greater flexibility* for amps, but you’re also saying that if less than 96db then SS is the way to go? 
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
200 suggestions! Feels like it. Some people have been repeatedly helpful to me -- had a lot of experience with different gear and have been willing to consider what I need. I really appreciate that.I actually created a master document with suggest... 
Tone controls -- assuming you're ok with them, when would you try them?
Thanks for the illumination, all! 
Tone controls -- assuming you're ok with them, when would you try them?
@mesch , tvad -- I'm sorry I'm not quite following.If one was thinking about separates, are you saying the best way is to insert the tone control *between* the preamp and the amp?Preamp ----> tone control ----> amp ?Rather than:Source ----&g... 
Perhaps a dangerous question, but does where a unit is made have any impact?
You pose an interesting question — because you're asking about the relation to people's "perception" about where something is made. As I hear your question, that is about the correlation between a specific *value* and a country that would most typ...