jhills

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Magnepans or...Martin Logan
As a current owner of the Maggie 1.7 and having owned many other speakers, both box and other ribbons and stats and most costing considerably more than the 1.7s, I can say, I am quite impressed and satisfied with the little Maggies. They do requir... 
The term "High End" needs to die. Long live Hi-Fidelity!
In general, I agree with Eric. When I first became interested in Hi-Fi home stereo, back in the mid to late 70s, the term High End Audio was loosely used, referring to audio systems, speakers and components, that were above and beyond (in terms of... 
Musicians in your living room vs. you in the recording hall?
@glupson Concerts, classical music, are not hi-fi. It is much more bland. Two Bluetooth speakers ran by an iPod are more "exciting". Over the years, I've gone to and enjoyed, in various ways, many live performances, in about every genre and every ... 
Perception
Aside from trying to find new and mystic ways to keep those never ending, pesky Martian dust storms or the perpetual spinning of the earth from screwing up our perception of how our system sounds, we should, from time to time, remember what it is ... 
Buy a pair of ten year old $40,000 speakers for $4,000 or new ones at that price point?
There are truly some good deals to be had in the used speaker market.I still have a pair of PSB Stratus Gold i, that I picked up used several years ago for about $1,200.00. I used them for a few years in my 2 chan. system and since, are the mains ... 
So what's the best system out there? Everything is relative and subjective....
@bigjoe   I know what you mean. I find myself spending more time out riding and doing other things, with less time to spend setting in front of my home audio. Even though my Harley has a decent audio system, it's about impossible to enjoy over the... 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
@dynaquest4   Nordhost Odin Cables/Wires. To connect my pre-amp, amps (two), disc player and speakers (not including power cords) $137,000.00.WOW - Sorry about your bad investment.....Jim 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
I kind of do like Elizabeth’s idea of using toilet paper spools to elevate cables. It does work very well.I’m a bit surprised that someone hasn’t taken the idea, added a bit of cryo treatment, some fake graphene to the inside of the spools and a s... 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
@tobor007   Anyone, being skeptical of snake oil, bust cream, sea monkeys, and magic outlet covers, yet still has to try them just to be sure, pretty much proves the whole point of this thread.Just a few things I find a bit outrages, maybe even la... 
Am I considered to be a materialistic person?
Three things, in no particular order, comprise my short list of obsessions: Long rides on my Harley; afternoon, late night, sometimes all night listening sessions of my favorite tunes and taking care of my large yard full of trees. I'm most gratef... 
Low Sensitivity Speakers Compression Issue.
There is a lot of mis conception and misunderstanding about dynamic range, The reason that many older audio components used loud controls and is now the common practice for recording technicians to compress the dynamics of recordings, is because h... 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
Eric makes some very valid points, regarding a speaker design well suited for the combination of affordability, smaller available space for set up and environments with close neighbors.My hands down favorite speaker that I ever had or auditioned, ... 
So what's the best system out there? Everything is relative and subjective....
Thank you all for the comments and thoughts, so [email protected]_squires  I always appreciate your posts and your share of experience and knowledge.I've built cables, cords and x/overs, but no speakers. After clearing out some other projects, it's my hop... 
Power Amp advice
In case you haven't  come to a decision - I am driving my Maggie 1.7s with a Rogue Cronus, Mag II integrated tube amp, with a decent phono stage and am very pleased. I have auditioned my Maggies with other more expensive tube and SS amps that didn... 
Looking for a little help for speakers I may purchase
Another thought for a very good, yet affordable, integrated tube amp, that would do very well and sound very nice on the Eggleston Works speakers, you might consider a Rogue, Cronus Mag. II. Is only rated at 100W X 2 but, is much more dynamic and ...