johnnyb53

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Still looking for speakers in the 10-20,000 range
I haven’t heard them, but if I were in the market for sub-$20K speakers, I’d try to find a way to audition the Bob Carver Amazing Line Source speakers. They’re $18,500/pair including a $3K SubRosa subwoofer. Underwood Hi-Fi is an authorized Bob Ca... 
Speakers least affected by room acoustics
This thread is really on the right track. Dipole speakers are the natural solution to your space and acoustics problems.I was going to recommend Magnepan (I have a pair and love them), but the Spatials are much more compact and probably have a hig... 
What modern TV is compatible with analog amplifier?
You got bad intel and regrettably didn't need to return your TV.Here’s a digital optical-to-RCA converter for $29.99 from--guess where?--Best Buy!But then, there is a much wider selection for converters at 1/3 the price at Amazon. 
Home Theater Processor
In November, I picked up an Integra DHC-80.2 from Accessories4less. It's a factory-refreshed 2011 model. If this is what Onkyo/Integra was doing seven years ago, their current products must be really impressive.Their current flagship is the DRC-R1... 
Analog bliss!
From 1987 to 2007 I’d listened to digital exclusively. Over time I felt that advancing age had taken away my ability to enjoy music. To sort it out, in 2007 I took some high quality CDs and LPs to my local high end store to play them back-to-back.... 
Buy 4k projector or display now?...or stay 1080p?
$6500+ for 55-65" flat panel displays? You’re shopping at the wrong place. At Costco online, the prices for the 55" flatscreen 4K displays range from $489.99 to $1649.99. Brands are mostly Samsung and LG OLED, which are *very* good. The $489.99 un... 
Integrateds: Why do they all SUCK?
I’m trying to find a HIGH QUALITY integrated that has:1. A no-corners-cut real class A - A/B power stage.2. A real, high quality analog preamp line stage.3. A good phono stage.Aside from a few very high end products, the above described integrate... 
Good Sounding Vintage SS Receiver or Amps
I have an early '80s Heathkit AA-1600 power amp (rated at 120 wpc into 8 ohms, but probably more like 180. Sounds good and is fast and clear into dynamic speakers but a little edgy with my Magnepan 1.7s.I also have a same-age Perreaux PMF1150B rat... 
Good Sounding Vintage SS Receiver or Amps
My first receiver was Marantz 2270 bought new from Rabson's on 57 St, NYC. This was 1976 and the price was $280 + tax! ... Ah, the good old days when gear was affordable on an office clerk's wage!Adjusted for inflation, $280 in 1976 was equivalent... 
MG12 QR Maggies with Mye stands, or 1.7i's with stock stands?
I've had Maggie 1.7s for over four years (bought Nov. 2013). They're not the "i" version, but I figure I've run them hot enough to turn them into the "i" version. I power them with a Perreaux PMF1150B power amp with an all-tube front end. Bass is ... 
Still looking for speakers in the 10-20,000 range
Magnepan 20.7s for a mere $13,895. You have enough money left over to get a pair of JL E112 subwoofers, and *that* would be en engaging, dynamic, and true full-range setup. 
JBL 4319...The Big Easy
3-way studio monitors made for home audio. To call them monitors is a bit misleading as they are 23.5" tall by 14.25" wide by 11.8" deep and weigh in at around 36 lbs apiece. They have twin front ports and sport a 1" al/mg dome tweeter set in a wa... 
Rega RP8 or Technics SL1200G
jsm71 wrote:I also ordered two LP Gear Zupreme head shells (bought on Amazon however at a better price) in anticipation of the new table to serve my Lyra Delos and AT ART9 cartridges. A big +1 for the ZuPreme headshell (which is a rebadged Jelco... 
Have any of you ever replaced Magnepan 1.7 or 1.6 tweeters?
Have you checked the condition of the speaker's protection fuse? Maybe it's damaged but not totally blown. 
JBL 4429, deep bass ?
JBL 4429 and "deep bass" don't belong in the same sentence. I worked at an audio store in SoCal several years ago, and after playing some test and demonstration records through the typical JBL formula--horn plus oversized ported woofer, the freque...