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Aric Audio Super 2A3 SET
It's always wonderful to read people getting so much joy out of this. Congrats on your purchase!I myself am also looking into 2A3 stereo amps, so very interested to learn more. The Triode Lab 2A3S-FFX tops my list now. Yamamoto looks great too, bu... 
Which is better for a DBA (Swarm); powered subs or unpowered?
@audiokinesis "My recollection is that Toole was referring to a Harmon subwoofer integrator processor which optimized the gain, frequency response, lowpass filter, phase, delay, and equalization based on in-room measurements. I assume it does what... 
Which is better for a DBA (Swarm); powered subs or unpowered?
@audiokinesis Duke,Glad you joined! Would the ability to time-adjust each of the 4 subs improve sound? Like Toole described in his Sound Reproduction?I've gone from 1 Rel to two sealed DIY 12" Rythmiks in a digitally active 4-way stereo system, w... 
Aric Audio? First Watt? PrimaLuna?
As Al mentioned,  your speakers aren't ideal for tubes. Why don't you change speakers first? You could look for some that are friendlier with tubes and then have a much less restricted assortment to choose from.FWIW, I have b&w 804s and McInto... 
Go Active Crossover or Upgrade existing XOs?
Gadios, My experience: I've gone active and very happy. In my experience, given a certain (limited) budget, I've gotten better sound by optimizing: focus on an audiophile PC as sole front end, run digital crossovers, a multichannel DAC, keep my tu... 
Should Subwoofer Be Plugged Into Same Circuit?
@almarg Thanks for the link to Bill Whitlock's paper!I was aware of the nasty effect from dimmers. Seems the paper is pre-LED lightning emerged. Are you aware of how "noisy" LED power supplies are and/or how to mitigate said noise being injected i... 
Digital Room Correction For Speakers
What to buy is largely driven by budget.Mic: the Dayton EMM6 is good. Earthworks M30 and M50 are better and more expensive. I bought the EMM6 to try out DRC, then entertained the idea of upgrading and I consistently got the feedback the delta wasn... 
Digital Room Correction For Speakers
Certainly don't mind! They are also a consequence of how I got to this point, so let me provide more for perspective.Years ago I went from to PC as front end, after reading Mitch Barnett's articles on computeraudiophile about using Acourate for ro... 
SET vs Class A vs tubes vs Class AB amps
@wolf_garcia Interested in your experience with Dennis Had amp. Is there a thread/post you could point me to?Horacio 
Room correction help
@millercarbonNext most effective, 8-12" wide rectangles in the corners where the walls meetYou mean covering the corners like corner traps, the exposed face being 12" wide?FWIW I experimented on first reflection points and I didn't hear much diffe... 
Dreaming of a DIY 8W Class A amp designed by Nelson Pass?
thanks for the input  @cal3713  and  @auxinputFWIW, I wasn't thinking about these for powering an amp. Actually to power an audio pc or a DAC. I have a lab lps and can use a relatively inexpensive, decent looking lps if it performs well. I also ... 
Dreaming of a DIY 8W Class A amp designed by Nelson Pass?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/150VA-DC24V-5A-Low-Noise-LPS-HI-END-Linear-Power-Supply-for-Audio-PSU/[email protected] you tried that particular lps? 
FirstWatt J2 on its way
Very glad you are enjoying the new amp.Would you mind sharing what made you decide for the J2 vs other First Watt amps? I have been looking into the J2 and SIT-2 (and also SETs, but that's a whole separate thing) 
Question for experienced distributed bass array users
Thank you [email protected]: indeed, the more the better as it smooths out frequency response better. I believe Geddes was saying that in the context of minimizing the number of subs, saying optimally placing 3 subs got you almost there (FWIW, lik... 
SET amplifier recommendation
The B&W speakers are voiced for SS amplification and are never going to sound their best with tube amplification; possibly with the exception of a pair of Atma-Sphere OTL monoblocks.Sorry, but I disagree with this statement. I own 804S and whe...