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What is the Silliest Accessory You Have Ever Seen.
I haven't tried these so can't comment. But you can DIY with PVC pipes filled with sand on a wood stand. Cheap.I think a big factor is the directivity of your speakers in mid and high frequencies and how close they are to your side walls. Place ne... 
A deeper more holographic soundstage.
Several positive comments about Schumann generators, which I have not tried, so I'm intrigued. What should I look for when selecting one? Likely buying from Ali Express.FWIW, completely concur with the importance of room treatment, learning, measu... 
SET amplifier recommendation
Folks, this thread is from July 2019, and likely OP has decided which way to go already.@cygnus_859, what did you end up doing and how did it work out for you?BTW, the passing of almarg in 2020 is yet another very sad aspect of this year. I will m... 
Experiences with Ghent Audio ICEpower AS series amps?
I believe Bruno was a co-founder of Purifi, but not sure he left Hypex.Anyway, Purifi modules seem to be unobtanium now, and from reading around it seems ICEpower AS seems to be better sounding than NCores, especially the 1200AS module. The 700AS ... 
Speakers hung from ceiling on aircraft cable.
This is a practice used in baffleless dipoles for bass and midrange drivers,  where the drivers hang on a swing, however generally not suspended from the ceiling but a frame.Doing without the baffle avoids vibrations transmitted to the panels. Of ... 
Experiences with Ghent Audio ICEpower AS series amps?
Thanks for the input. Interesting that there aren't further comments regarding ICEpower AS series. Did you happen to hear NCores? 
One of the Best Stereo System in the World!
lalitk,Thanks for sharing this video! 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
@rh67That is helpful,  thank you!In my context it seems the SIT3 might be the better choice. I'm assembling a 4-way active system and this amp would drive the midrange (300-1800Hz), so the added bass presence from the XA25 wouldn't be developing. ... 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
@rh67 Have used SET amps for the last four decades. A SET amp produces a 3d sound to each instrument and the stage which contributes to music sounding real. The SS amps that for me capture much of this is the Pass XA25 and FW SIT3, i was so impres... 
Low volume listening dynamics
@tmalkki From 5-31Clams are happy, and so will I be too. Don't want to dominate this format at all, but would like a couple of suggestions on a good first timer tube integrated. Will probably build my own full range speaker pair, concentrating on ... 
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...