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My Demo results: I feel like I'm at a frustrating block in my speaker journey
This should not be frustrating. It should be exciting. You are at the very beginning of a great journey ahead. Throw everything out, especially preconceptions and brand biases and try to find what really floats your boat. Find it outside your hous... 
Demo'ing Class A amps, Appreciation Suggestions from those who recently been there
The previous generation Luxman m-600 and m-800 (all class A 30w and 60w respectively) had something that even the newer generation models don’t have in terms of thick class A signature sound and tons of current to punch way above their weight. Mig... 
I need advice for power cords
Humble advice from my limited experience:1) Don't assume that the same power chord (brand, price point, level, etc...) will work equally well on all your components. Experiment with each one individually.2) Using different cables on different piec... 
Speaker recommendations 10 to 30k and no beryllium
I will soon be selling my Vivid Giya 2s. Feel free to PM me. They are epic.I am moving up the Vivid chain. I can get them to you well within that price range and at that price, they are very hard to beat...From: "SoundStage! Hi-Fi | SoundStageHiFi... 
confused and don't know what to do
I was in a similar situation a few years back. I was coming from a surround system that was great for movies, but not enjoyable for music. I went deep down the rabbit hole of trying to get my stereo setup satisfying for music. By the time I did I ... 
Advantages of owning equipment from major audio brands vs. boutique shops?
This is where dealers can play a big role too. My local dealers had a great relationship with the speaker manufacturer (vivid) and designer (dickie) and when a small repair was needed, they had them on the phone walking a local technician through ... 
CD Player vs. music streaming
@audiotroy i recently tried an Innuos Statement in my system and I found that the same track ripped from cd by the Innous significantly outperformed the same track streamed via the Innuos (via Roon/Tidal cd-quality). Did you not find the same? (I ... 
Upgrade Speaker Cables or Interconnects
+1 @gadios20 amp circuits should be done first... save you years of chasing bass. 
Upgrade Speaker Cables or Interconnects
Though different cables behave wildly differently, and all cables will likely affect all these areas to some degree, I have generally found that:1) speaker cables affect (can improve) spatial qualities of sound more than any other cable2) intercon... 
What are the best Room Accustic Treaments members have found?
Has anyone tried Stillpoint Apertures??they seem super interesting as a smaller scale intervention...From: "Official Site of Stillpoints - Stillpoints Aperture" / stillpoints ❝When using conventional acoustic panels made of typical absorbing mate... 
$30K DAC in a $70K system - wise or ridiculous?
From: AudioStream web magazine ❝This ability to present the 3D-image of a recorded vocalist like Sinatra in a startlingly realistic spatial and timbral manner was one of many initial sonic impressions of the LampizatOr Pacific Balanced DAC that, l... 
$30K DAC in a $70K system - wise or ridiculous?
A few years back I made exactly this move. Put a $25k DAC (TotalDAC) in $60k system (Luxman & Vivid). Because the DAC was precisely to my taste and beat out several other $20-$30 DACs, it was the most unregrettable move I ever made. In fact it... 
Recommend speakers for a large living room
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ch8aQLwUY&app=desktopFound this link that describes spatial qualities... see end of video for Laufer’s explanation. 
Recommend speakers for a large living room
Sam Laufer at Laufer Technik is working on a new line array speaker called The Note that is supposed to tackle both of the primary issues you have: excellent 180 degree radiation with stable imaging, and large room oomph. They need to be paired wi... 
what is it in audio that you dislike most?
Too few opportunities to hear gear that sounds/looks interesting.Dealers that change their tune on a company the minute they no longer represent them.The white-washed positivity of (and lack of any critical descriptors in) most audio reviews. I ge...