128x128

loonytunz

Responses from loonytunz

Polk RTi10 vs. Paradigm Studio 20 or Mini Monitor
Ultimately, I would suggest speakers which:a) sound best to youb) fit your budgetc) are aesthetically pleasing to you (and the significant other!)Now my personal opinion: I am assuming you are developing a home theater environment from your mentio... 
Wife approval factor?
My spouse not only approves, she participates! She isn't as obsessive about audio as I am, but at least we share that common interest.We listen together frequently. We plan future upgrades together. We discuss equipment, acoustics, tweaks and musi... 
Sri Lanka and the Tsunami
Well, try as I might, I have not been able to capture the attention of anyone at WP via email or phone. They are obviously not interested in dealing with the public directly.Back to the drawing board... 
Who is your overall favorite guitarist?
Well, I guess I'll throw my hat in the ring, but it's too difficult to pick just one guy.I'd have to say it's a toss up between Frank Gambale & Al Di Meola & Larry Carlton & John McLaughlin & about 500 other guys. 
Sri Lanka and the Tsunami
I have also contacted Wisconsin Pharmacal in an attempt to discern whether I can purchase the tablets directly. If so, I will be in a position to 'drop in' and pick up bulk tablets that are ship-ready and then forward them to Rives.I'll expound on... 
Sri Lanka and the Tsunami
Rives, a company that manufactures such tablets in my home town has taken up the cause.This link could help multiply your efforts. 
Spectacular Drum Set?
Dave Weckl: Master Plan.The title track is a nifty panned drum battle between Steve Gadd and Dave that should satisfy even the most primal percussive urges. The recording quality is very decent, as well. check it outHell, most Weckl albums are a d... 
Yamaha Rx-V1 Channel Drop Out
Although I have no specific experience with the Rx-V1, I agree with Amp. Dirty contacts are often at the root of intermittent electronic problems. Regular cleanings of all your system contacts is a worthwhile audio 'chore' to keep it sounding it's... 
Cars. What does the typical audiophile drive?
I currently drive a Lexus: either a 2000 RX300 or 2003 ES300 (depending upon the wife & weather.)Shortly looking to replace the RX with a new Acura MDX.Hmmm...my dream car would probably be a Ruf rt12 turbo or an Acura NSX. 
How much does your system retail for?
HT system ~ $22k2 Channel system ~ $17k (and seemingly growing exponentially)More toys...I need MORE TOYS!!! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!! 
Taking the analog plunge...
I believe I'll pass, Joe. Thanks anyway.Likely to my good fortune, I think I'm going to grab up the 250. It makes more sense to leave the door open to upgrades and save money on the front end to boot! How could I go wrong? 
Taking the analog plunge...
Dan,Hmmm... Michell uses the RB250 as the basis for their TechnoArm. OL seems to like it too. Maybe they know something I don't.Seems like a 250 would certainly leave a better upgrade path. Plus, the Origin Live upgrades look relatively inexpensiv... 
Guilty Pleasures?
OK, I just can't resist jumping into the fray:The Dead Milkmen/Metaphysical Graffiti: Little Man In My HeadPrimus/Pork Soda: My Name is MudAnything by The Mom and Dads or Aker Bilk (my parents tortured me with this stuff when I was a kid and it st... 
Taking the analog plunge...
I didn't find anything on the BAT website that would suggest that there is a phono card availiable for the 5i, but I am going to write Victor a note and see if he has something up his sleeve (he usually does.)The SS issue really is a non-starter. ... 
Taking the analog plunge...
I've considered the P5 as well. I'm not sure I want to dedicate that much space to a phono stage. Dang, that thing is huge!Imagine running all four of these babies full out in a closed space; I'd have to rebuild my listening room inside a meat loc...