jhills

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Does anyone use wood for vibration control?
The reason I prefer Walnut, particularly Black Walnut, above even Maple, is because of it's consistency. Because it is a very low resin wood, the density and weight from tree to tree, board to board, is very consistent in weight and density, with ... 
Does anyone use wood for vibration control?
@geoffkait I have Neve used, but would be interested to try ceramic cones. Do you sell them?....Jim 
Does anyone use wood for vibration control?
While an Anechoic Chamber is a great place to analyze sound and sometimes benificial in some aspects of recording - not such a great environment to listen to a live performance, as is completely dead and sterile.The floor in my listen room is carp... 
Component isolation
@wolf_garciaNobody talks about the fact that component isolation can lead to component loneliness. Sad.+++ ;-) 
Component isolation
I spent a good portion of my professional life dealing with the, sometimes catastrophic, effects of vibration in rotating industrial machinery. Aside from out of balance, many of the same problems with many of the same solutions as involved with a... 
What do you drive and why?
A 2015 Chev. Silverado 4X4. It's my daily driver and all around work, play and travel vehicle - much needed here in rural AZ. My wife's back and forth to work vehicle is a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, all AWD. Currant bike is a 2014 H-D Street... 
A Shockingly Straightforward Query
+1 tdybare1I wouldn't hesitate at all with the Carvers for your MLsMy 100W x 2 Rogue does a beautiful job at driving my little Maggie 1.7s, at any volume I care to listen. Am considering the Carvers myself if/when moving up to a Sound Lab or large... 
What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?
Considering speakers to be very relevant and subjective and the fact that, at this point of life, I will never have, or need, a home, or audio room (14' W x 27' L x 10' H, opening to a 10' W x 14' L, dinning area) larger than the one I now have - ... 
Electrostatic pros and cons.
My first and most long lasting love in speakers was the Quad ESL 63s. I had and they made a lot of beautiful music for more than 20 years. Not a perfect speaker, but did everything right with the music I listened to - contemporary pop, jazz, Celti... 
The Science of Cables
@calanderWas NASA mentioned in a now deleted post?I don't think so. Maybe cleeds said something - Who knows......Jim 
The Science of Cables
WOW! jsauter - Get with it! Read the post - I said that $.26 per ft. is what some cable manufactures pay for their bulk 24AWG bulk ins. copper lead wire from China.Not NASA, or anyone else, except HEA, uses $1K per ft. signal or data transfer cabl... 
The Science of Cables
@cleedsI have been trying to avoid a name game here.OK here are two that claim to use Graphene in their cables: Courious Technologies - Graphene Matrix and Graphene Extreme; cerioustechnologies.comMad Scientist - Flexible Carbon/Graphene   madscie... 
The Science of Cables
@jsautterMy statement was plain and simple..... Aside from HEA, there is not one single industry that uses $1K per ft signal transfer cable - period.So, you show me one that does! 
The Science of Cables
@cleedsWill you please tell us exactly which $1,000-per-foot audio cable you are referring to here? Will you please tells us which specific claims are troubling you?Wow really cleeds? I’m not going to start dropping names here. Do a google search ... 
The Science of Cables
Well, you know Geoff - coated with Graphene; or filled with incredible, semi-conductor liquid; or made in USA ultra high grade, specially treated, conductors - with multi layers of high-tech shielding (actually come from China bulk conductor wire ...