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Wife approval factor?
Mario: I'd be concerned that the 'hitting' she'll be doing after that ring goes on won't involve lingerie, but more likely a frying pan.If you live in a community property state, be sure you move before you say 'I do.' ;) 
Need a dummy crash course on soldering fem.RCAs
Three tips: 1) Don't let the wire 'float' in a pool of solder. Be sure the wire makes solid contact with the connector.2) Let the joint melt the solder, not the iron. This will help you prevent cold solder joints.3) Most importantly, practice a bu... 
Has any heard of rawshipping.com?
I find it interesting that they headquarter in London, have offices in Australia and the domain admin registered under a residential address in Florida (with a European phone number.) The tech contact also uses a residential address in the U.S (Ca... 
Alternative Rack to Salamander
If money is not an object, here is your answer.If your wife has a problem with those aesthetics, you are indeed in trouble! 
Why are there so many Stealth Indra for sale now
I'm afraid I have to side with Nrchy on this one. There seems to be an inordinant number of posts of this type popping up lately, to which the only logical answer is: "Who knows?"Better yet, who cares? More for me!!!All kidding aside, I think Dan ... 
What about a product can irritate you?
Poor quality designs:Stuff that regularly melts down or bursts into flames without provocation.Poor quality control:Loose parts, misaligned controls, crappy finish work, etc.Poor customer service:A lot can be forgiven from the above if there is so... 
Where has the respect gone?
Unfortunately, life is entirely made up of varying degrees of good and bad, and that includes Agon.The upshot? There seems to be much more good here than bad. Loads of knowledge, experience and camaraderie.Yes, there are some knuckleheads, disrupt... 
Which amp ? ...
Reelsmith: have you gotten the beast home and hooked up yet? I'm curious to know if our recommendations have met with your approval... 
Best CD lens cleaner
A cheap can of compressed air from Office Depot or a photographers lens cleaning brush. I don't subscribe to the 'stiff little brush glued to a CD blank' school of cleaning.There's something about a chunk of plastic banging against my laser assemb... 
Short XLR Connectors???
The DH Labs balanced Air Matrix uses a proprietary XLR that is quite a bit shorter than a standard Neutrik connector. You can also buy the connectors separately if you want to apply them to different cabling. 
When does the law diminishing returns kick in?
Audiophilia is made up of many types of individuals with varying priorities. Realistic playback of recorded music at home is not the end-all of involvment in this hobby.Some are 'gear hounds' who may never really be happy with their system, no mat... 
Hearing affecting soundstage
As a result of 30+ years of playing drum kit and habitually monitoring from my right, I have a bit of high frequency roll off in my right ear. It can be really frustrating to say the least.Tweaking the gain in the left channel a bit helps some, bu... 
Which amp ? ...
The Aragon I have not heard, but it's reputation precedes it.The Theshold is a very decent amplifier, but I remember it as being a bit weak-kneed in the bottom most octaves. Threshold does offer the option to upgrade the T200 to the latest STASIS ... 
How do I keep my cats off my amplifier?
Here's an idea: dig a moat around both of your amps and fill them with water. Next, stock them with pirhanas, lion fish and great white sharks. If the water isn't enough of a deterrant, the contents should prove effective in eliminating the proble... 
Room size and speaker position
This should give you some foundation for proper speaker placement. Seeing that your room is nearly square, you may want to choose the 'set up' wall based upon which one will provide the best symmetry. For example, if you have windows on one wall, ...