johnnyb53

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Neutral or Detailed. You can't have both
Reproduction of detail is a function of rise time, both in the electronics (some are faster than others) and the speakers. I.e., how fully  the speakers' drivers fully respond to low level input. The fast ones provide a full response. The slow one... 
Are subs worth the price for music?
My question is, for strictly music, are subs even worth while...$$$......if so, why? What could I expect that’s different and/or better than what I’m already hearing..............No experience with subs and music, so forgive the lame question for ... 
Technics Turntables...really???
pjrebordaoLP12s remind me of Model Ts...Then you’re doing it wrong. Period. 
Which Nakamichi to choose?
11-1/2 years ago I abandoned digital and returned to LPs. I have a 2002 Cartier Town Car, which--because of its year of manufacture--has an audio system that plays both CDs and cassettes. I always felt that pre-recorded cassettes were junk, too. B... 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
cd318 wrote (in part):It's just that it's [playback through the larger Tannoys] so emotionally satisfying, especially with some classic EMI 1950s and 60s recordings where it feels like everything has aligned and this is as close to perfect as yo... 
In need high-efficency speakers
Remember, the Heritage Klipsch products are reproductions of their products when *all* the home amplification was low-powered tubes.Klipsch claims a 99dB sensitivity rating with 1 watt input for the Heresy III. 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
kosst_amojan writes:Lots of things aren’t huge radiating surfaces. Flutes. Horns. Human voices. I certainly think dipole speakers have advantages you can’t get any other way, but they have disadvantages unlike any other speaker too. Well, the funn... 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
audiotroy writes:So the reason why timbre is so difficult is that all systems are colored and true accuracy accross all freqencies is very hard to achieve.True enough as stated, but I submit that the speaker/room interaction and the resulting rad... 
Which magnepan
I have a pair of 1.7s bought new in Nov. 2013--nearly 5 years ago. I power them with a Perreaux PMF 1150B amp rated at 100wpc into 8 ohms and (I presume) around 200wpc into 4 ohms, which is the typical Maggie load.I also supplement them with a pai... 
What phono pre am I looking for?
I'd look into the Black Ice (formerly Jolida) F159 vacuum tube phono preamplifier at your exact target retail price of $1495. It's all tube and has 40dB and 60dB gain settings.Designed by Jim Fosgate. 
Foil damping tape as a tonearm tube wrap?
noromance:Anyone use PTFE (plumber’s) tape?I use PTFE on the tonearm of my Technics SL1210 M5G. I consider it an ideal mod, at least for that application.Advantages are:It’s very light, and doesn’t significantly affect the tonearm’s effective mass... 
Technics 1200 Critic Fremer Praises the newer 1200G
...My criticism: $4000 is still a lot of moolah - unless you are in the top 10% of wage earners! So I will just make do with my vintage 1200 (maybe get a new mat!).The SL1200 debuted in 1968 for about $350. Adjusted for inflation, that's about $... 
Technics Turntables...really???
Ok, what am I missing? When I hear Technics turntables, I think Craigslist and DJ tables. What am I missing? I’ll tell you what you’re *not* missing--too much Kool-Aid--Kool-Aid from high end audio snobs, Kool-Aid from belt-drive snobs and from th... 
Filling speaker Stands?
geoffkait writes:So did anyone actually AB the system with filled stands and without filled stands? No. How about a blind test? No.Um, yes. I had some "bookshelf" speakers on undamped stands for several weeks and came to know playback's resonant p... 
SL1200GAE New Tonearm
tzh21y:one of my questions regarding the Technics arm is how were they able to bend it? It is magnesium?The tonearm is made of aluminum with a magnesium coated finish.