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Are there other people like me ? Amazed by their low cost system :)
Chasing the HiFi rabbit takes away from the audiophile experience. I’ve cut back on listening to gear that is the latest/greatest or beyond my grasp and it has allowed me to better enjoy what I have.   
Is more amp power always better...?
IMO, Amp / speaker pairing is a tough nut to crack. So much comes into play. Listening preferences I think is a major factor that gets overlooked. I’ve had a 200wpc beast that didn’t sound good unless it was pushed to volume levels I don’t find en... 
Made Major Upgrade at $0 Cost in 1 Minute
@tcotruvo I don’t want to sway out of my lane here as I’m no expert. I strongly suggest that you dig into some of the threads here on Agon about speaker placement and sub setups. There’s a vid on YT by “new record day” titled L.O.T.S. Which I fo... 
Made Major Upgrade at $0 Cost in 1 Minute
@tcotruvo just to clarify, subs should be felt not heard. With your sub on, from your listening position you shouldn’t hear music coming from the sub but you clearly detect a shift in the ambiance/sound pressure of the room. Music should sound h... 
Made Major Upgrade at $0 Cost in 1 Minute
20x40 room is a beast of a room to deal with. I beg to wonder if your subs are capable of effectively pressurizing a room that big. I listen in low-level nearfield as well albeit in a much smaller space. I experimented with several small subs that... 
Will China become the poor man’s dealer for high end audio?
@laoman  AM? Better than US and Japanese tube gear? Please elaborate before this thread gets locked down 😂  
Advice on how to liquidate system
@axeis1  I sent you a PM  
Advice on how to liquidate system
Wow! Thank you all for your thoughts and words of encouragement. I don’t know where this situation will land legally so I don’t want to go too far into the weeds but yes, I’m LEO. I’m also a ritualistic individual. sitting down to late night liste... 
Advice on how to liquidate system
@dweller  Yeah man, that’s all pending. A flash-bang detonated right near my head during on the job training (ear pro wasn’t mandated).    @vonhelmholtz  check your messages when your free! Seriously, thank you all for the encouragement, I tru... 
Advice on how to liquidate system
@erik_squires Erik thanks. I’m open to all solutions, what’s going on here is multifaceted. midrange and upper frequencies sound static and harsh. My right ear sounds like there’s a fax machine in it and the left ear sounds like Im wearing a 30d... 
Advice on how to liquidate system
@kb54  After the incident went straight to the doc, as I thought I had ruptured my ear drum (thankfully not the case) then went to a ENT and Audiologist for a battery of tests. I have more testing to undergo. The audiologist was straight up and s... 
Advice on how to liquidate system
@simao  It’s extremely frustrating to the point of anger. Sitting down and listening after a long day at work was my daily routine. I find that it’s best to avoid it for the time being. I’m praying that at headphones might be an option at some po... 
Puritan PMS 156 vs. Audioquest Niagara 3000
@phillyb  I’ve always wondered what a system consisting of only ASR approved components would sound like.   
Storage boxes. Can I discard high end shipping boxes, and still sell in the future?
I tend keep the boxes for gear that would require freight/pallet shipping.  
LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus
@cd318  Thanks man! I went to war with cancer in 2020 and learned that keeping a positive mindset wins half the battle. Good luck to everyone dealing with tinnitus, it can be rough.