jdane

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Most rooms don’t need acoustical treatment.
Mofojo is right.  We do know how a car works.  On the other hand, we don't know why someone prefers a blue one to a red one, or a Camry to a Prius or why anyone  likes the Fiat 500.  (Well, maybe in some cases we do--like why I prefer my 88 Volvo ... 
High quality equalizers
One of the problems with hearing loss is that it's difficult to determine where you're trying to get to.  They can give you read-outs at the hearing-aid place, but if they adjusted the aids to that, it would be too painful to listen to.  (I.e., it... 
Bach Recording Recommendations
All of them!   (And I don't consider myself necessarily a Bach-enthusiast.)I can't think of a single Bach recording I haven't liked.  That's just the nature of the music.  (Although I confess, I no longer listen to some of the turgidly Teutonic or... 
Are warm or colored speakers disrespectful of musicians/producer/engineers?
Good point, chayro.   It's hard to believe that those who in good faith long for "transparency" or "musician's intent" go to many concerts, where the sound is different in every hall and in every seat within that hall, just as it is different in e... 
Are you troubled by the imaging of a symphony orchestra?
If you go to symphonies and "sit close," then you are certainly aware that that symphony ('sound-stage'?) will be completely different when you sit somewhere else.  (e.g., as in Disney--you can sit 'close' in front, behind [for 1/10 the price], cl... 
Magic returns in seldom used bookshelves?
Maybe a naive question, but if you like the sound of your little Sierras, why wouldn't you just return them to your system as you say?  Why would you 'upgrade' ('replace') them with something else? 
Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
This makes me feel much better about all the rock shows I didn't go to in the 60s! 
Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
Some Russian bear of a violinist (can't remember who), who gave as the most painful encore I have ever witnessed, the entire text (in broken English) and music of Ferdinand the Bull. 
CD player reliability.... good and bad.
Pretty satisfied with mine, which have all lasted 5-10 years or more. (except for the car ones, which not only suck, but tend to scratch the discs I use in them.  Or maybe it's just because I don't handle them as carefully when I'm driving.  Now I... 
Driver breakin period, what’s the science?
I believe the break-in period will be one hour longer than the warranty. 
SQ vs. Music
I rarely listen to SQ:  it just creeps up on me sometimes, as in 'Holy crap, that sounds good'.But on my crappy bedroom system--a cd player w/ a mixer and computer speakers--I will often adjust everything to make it sound as good as it can sound. ... 
Are your current amps and other gear the best you've ever had?
Well, on second thought, maybe not.   When I was in college, I had a make-shift stereo where the left channel was a Heathkit mono + speaker, and the right-channel a Fender Bandmaster (slightly 'rebuilt'--in those days it was rumored that the speak... 
Next to theaters, cars are the ideal speaker environment
It's not a stable environment at all--fans, windows partially rolled up, dogs panting, plus other people sitting there.    But one thing is for sure:  it is ALWAYS loud enough.   And that is likely what convinces us  the sound there is better than... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
On my turntable?  Alas, a bunch of cd's that prevent me from raising the cover. 
Trying to avoid having to try a dozen different speaker cables, if that is even possible.
"Regardless of the style of music, I simply want to heard what was recorded. All of it. ..."That is an impossible ideal, and includes I think a very ambiguous and problematic phrase: "what was recorded." If that can’t be defined clearly, then it’s...