ihor

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How do I smooth out violins?
I second rok2id4's suggestion about tracking down some good string recordings.  But before you replace any equipment as so many have suggested, try the Schiit Loki:  https://www.schiit.com/products/loki Only $149, with a 15 day free trial and fu... 
Upgrading sub to get a live feel.
Tim, thanks for your response.  This makes sense.  Looking forward to pursuing this dba!  The positioning and setting crossovers, phases, and volume will be the ultimate task and key to success. 
Upgrading sub to get a live feel.
This has been a great thread,  Not too long ago I added a second REL T5 to my Omega Super Alnico Monitors, and things have been sounding really great (16 x 26 room with 8 ft ceiling and open on two sides).  Since reading about the Swarm package an... 
Name 3 classic mini-monitors worth keeping- Why?
Yes + for the Celestion SL6 and especially the Spica TC-50. 
Best moderately priced speakers for classical music
May I strongly suggest a pair of Omega Super Alnico Monitors (SAMs). Wonderful for classical, jazz, acoustic.  High efficiency, beautiful midrange, and wonderful tone!  I was going to get the Harbeth M30.1, had did a week long home audition. Ready... 
Looking for an integrated tube amp under $2500
1+ on Unison! 
Audio Doctor goes to Axpona observations so far
Which Alta did you hear?  Was going to go this morning but the 5+ inches of snow kept me home☹️ 
Advice on a lower priced tube integrated for a vinyl system
Take a look at the Unison Unico integrated hybrid. The mix of tube preamp and ss amp is really nice.  Best of both worlds and great sound. 
Tube info
Here is another link with some great info on the different 12au7 tube types and manufacturers, and on how each brand sounds.http://www.audiotubes.com/12au7.htm 
Best bookshelf speakers
BTW.  I only have experience with the Omega Super Alnico Monitor, so my comments only apply to that speaker.  My Omega's are along the narrow wall of a 17x25x9 ft room which is open on the side and opposite wall. 
Best bookshelf speakers
I think folks who have not heard well designed single driver speakers say that.  Not sure what you consider complex music.  I listen to a wide variety of music, including jazz (small groups, not Big Band), Americana, alt and classic rock, the full... 
Best bookshelf speakers
Given the range of costs of the speakers you mention and especially  your preferences:" Balanced and revealing with a hint of warmth. Midrange most important to get right over highs and lowsTimbre is super important - I listen mostly to acoustic ... 
What is the most dramatic way of increasing a speaker's Bass and Low mid?
Schiit Loki, 
What is the most memorable concert that you had attended so far?
@boxer12 I had exact same experience with the Dead in 1978 in Cleveland.  Studying for my first grad school finals so completely unaltered and it was incredible,  Most recently, saw Kishi Bashi this past June at the Old Town School of Folk Music. ... 
Which band IS really America's Greatest (rock & roll band)?
Grateful Dead.  Throughout their career they have put their take on American music - Buddy Holly, Merle Haggard, Woody Guthrie, Howling Wolf, Dixie Cups, Marty Robbins, and the list goes on.  Blues, country, rock, and folk.  They have recorded mor...