kahlenz

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How do you sort your LPs?
I have four categories:  Pop, jazz, classical, and "other".  Within the catagories I go alphabetical (performers for pop and jazz, composers for classical).  "Other" is things like seasonal records, novelty records, test records, comedy, and anyth... 
What are the best speakers in the world?
The speakers you have.Similar question to which gun is the best for self-protection. 
Guest suddenly takes it upon herself to move my speakers
Who cares?  If your setup is that fussy you should keep a lock on the door. 
Which is the most important part of a stereo system?
Room.  The room is usually the hardest to change.  The room will dictate speaker and listener placement.Once that is determined, a savvy buyer will consider speakers (including subwoofers) that will perform optimally in the chosen room.  Sound dis... 
Recommendations for upgrade
You already have great speakers.  Finding better ones will cost considerable money.  I think you should audition the Maggies.  Something quite different from what you have.  I would also look into Quad ESLs and Avantegarde horns (same theme, somet... 
Ended my Qobuz subscription
Wouldn't lacuna be trisyllabic?  And can there be such a thing a "bisyllabic" (an unholy marriage of Greek and Latin)?  The more common word would be "disyllabic" (not offending the Greek gods).  More to the point, however, is that there might be ... 
Which types of speakers are ideal against a wall?
You can certainly design a speaker that goes against a wall, and you can certainly market a speaker as "placement friendly", but physics is physics, and the longer wavelengths are just going to interact with the room and create resonance problems ... 
One Only Please- Your Favorite Track from which album and Artist please
Bach/Goldberg/Gould/1956/Columbia.  It was conceived as a single piece, beginning and ending with an aria, so I consider it as a complete work of art and a singular expression of artistry (not to be defined by "tracks").Magnificent and sublime pas... 
Help for an Old School Audiophile
Start with a Tidal subscription and your smartphone. There are a number of ways to get the files to your hifi, the easiest being wireless internet. If you have an iPhone, an old Airport Express works great, if android, buy a used Chromecast audio.... 
Which types of speakers are ideal against a wall?
If your decor dictates speaker placement, I would highly recommend digital signal processing. 
Which types of speakers are ideal against a wall?
The ports have nothing to do with it, other than contolling volume and efficiency.  The bass wavelengths are longer than your room.I would advise moving your subs around until you get a balanced bass response with the least room resonance.  You sh... 
Amp for Harbeth P3ESR and Cambridge Audio Azur 851N
I ended up with an Odyssey Khartego.  Have Klauss modify it for a total of 120,000µF memory.  Those little speakers are power hungry! 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
I have heard $250,000 systems  was scooped off the curb. If the data is identical at either side of the cable, there will be no sonic difference. Don’t waste your money unless it makes you feel happy! 
Classic Sub For A Reasonable Price
It all depends on what you are looking for.  For modern speakers being driven by appropriate electronics playing anything other than electronica, EDM, heavy bass rap, or serious pipe organ music, REL makes some great subs that typically integrate ... 
How come Horn + woofer designs are not more popular?
Horns, properly selected for the application and room, sound great.  The ones I like, however, are too big for my room.  I can get them to fit, but I only have one room in my house that I can use for whatever I want, and I do other things in there...