jhills

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Can you put a Krell in an apartment?
Could not and should not is sometimes two different things.As pointed out by oddio there is a bit of nonsense, at least mis-understanding, here. By law, any device, appliance, or component actually requiring a 20A circuit must be equipped with or ... 
Which to Upgrade first? My Amplifier or Speakers?
Hi Norman, We haven't heard anything back from you since your first post.Would be interesting to know if and how your room is treated, what type of music do you enjoy. It seems you are quite happy with the job your current system does on the music... 
Blown away with 2 speakers hifi sound!
@gongli3 Understand what you mean.Even though it’s the whole of the system, it’s set up and the room, that determines the sound and stage - it is the speakers that delivers the magic. Good speakers, properly set up, let us know how well, or not, e... 
Brave man, McGowan...
+1 cd318 
Brave man, McGowan...
@geoffkait You just made my dog cry. 😭 I’m sorry, but he knows I’m right....Jim 
Brave man, McGowan...
+++atdavid Interesting that those on this forum who have a professional history of working in the scientific/engineering/physics field; those who work or have a long history of working in the engineering/mixing/producing end of making music; those... 
Brave man, McGowan...
@teo_audio Not trying to be a kill all  - It just seems a lot like someone pushing someone else's $10K power cord to augment their $10K power re-generator and convince us that it takes one to make the other sound good.Not all, but most designers a... 
Brave man, McGowan...
@zalive I agree with the effectiveness of using affordable, readily available products and methods to achieve some very effective tweaks, Having been professionally involved in the industrial tech. industry, dealing with the effects of vibration, ... 
Brave man, McGowan...
Just purchased an incredible $10K power amp. It brought my whole system to life - a huge deep stage, with detail, texture and timber I could never have imagined. WOW! just replaced my old ICs! The new $5K ICs make such an improvement on my $10K am... 
Do any of these interest you at all? (If you had the money)(Which I don't)
A very interesting list of speakers. Even if I had the money and space, there are speakers available at a fraction of the cost of the least expensive of these, that I would choose over any of the ridiculously priced speakers on this list.......Jim 
Are you buying the right interconnects ?
MIT? Massachusetts Institute of Technology? How prestigious is that? Oh right, MIT cables actually has nothing to do with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - amazing how many audio buffs I've talked to over the years who thought there was ... 
Considering simplifying my system... talk me down (or whatever)
At 68, I share your sentiment. Like my wife, I have a hard time letting go of things I like. Recently I moved from separates to a Rogue Integrated tube, only because it was past time for my most loved 33 year old Audible Illusions Pre. to be sent ... 
My new cartridge sounds like a broken record
In terms of performance, the weight of tome arm cartridge etc, etc mean nothing. The only thing that maters is the recommended tracking weight, tone arm alignment, VTA and and tracking force. If it is skipping or mis-behaving, there is something w... 
Recommend speakers for a large living room
With your budget and the amount of space to fill - hands down I would choose either the Sound Lab 845s, 945s or the Maggie 30.7s. Either, when set up properly ( in the location of your red dots would work great - just would have to experiment with... 
I am Looking for That Elusive 3 Dimensional Room Filling Soundstage
@pokey77  Mbl......Realy? Let us know where one might find a pr. of Mbl used, much less new for anywhere remotely close to $2,000.00 @eag618 - OP........I have a budget of $2000 for the next little babies so let’s not talk about Focal uber expensi...