mahlman

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Why do folks spend more on electronics than on speakers?
Many times speakers are bought with "peer" comments dictating what is "good". Now I think your speaker is the most important part of the chain because no matter how expensive of wonderful your electronics are you can't make junk sound great. You c... 
How much of High End Audio is Horn Speakers?
I got a call one day for a set of Chorus I's I was selling on Craigslist. the guy was desperate and the some of the people on Audiogon had convinced him that the minimum he had to spend for entry level high end stereo was $80g. He was distraught b... 
Beautiful Music That Reduce You To Tears
For me it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-W3lfcVvY  
Best speakers around $130k?
I think the important thing with such criteria is to make sure price tags are indelible and discretely attached where they will be noticeable but not so obvious that one might think you were bragging. 
High Fidelity Sound Speaker
It is good to see a hobbiest that keeps himself amused with what he does and entertains others while doing so.  
"Slam"--what is it, is it really accurate?
I guess when you talk about slam with main speakers you are referring to not only audible but also a physical sense of sound waves hitting you. In my experience the best slam means if I want to listen to drums or say fireworks that there can be a ... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
How in the world is it that audio seems to draw those who know everything and also know the singular best way? I listen to what others say and incorporate good things I find into what I build and do. My list of those I listen to though grows fairl... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
@phusis  "produce a smooth, effortless and enveloping bass, quite different even from direct radiating designs."  You bet they do. Hard to convey the impact they make to people who have not heard good horns. One of my favorite sound effects to pl... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
@mijostyn  No actually I feel no vibration as it is made out of 25MM Baltic Birch. I am aware of cabinet resonance problems. If you are ever near southern middle Tennessee I invite you to stop in and hear for yourself. Until you have your comments... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
@sns   Oh I do have an open mind I just assumed with all your PC warnings you had troubles to solve. You mention a list of things you did to make your MacMini right so I figured you felt there was a need too.     I agree on the laptops can be a ... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
@sns  OK I will bite. So how do you know this has existed on your setup and what did you do to stop it. I would also point out that just because you have had problems in this area does not mean I have thus experiences may differ.   I guess part o... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
@sns      I agree with noise and funny things can cause them. Going to all SSD hard drives eliminated some and my corded mouse was guilty of more when moved while the stereo system was on. Beyond that there was and is no hum or noise audible when ... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
@kingharold     That is an interesting looking system. Wish you had better pictures though.   @sns   I know that is the general consensus but way to many people have come through here, many with great systems, with praise for the setup for me to... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
Assiduous application of solipsism. Your reality not mine.  
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
@mijostyn  You are kind of debating yourself here. I have slight academic interest in subs that go that low and figure 27hz is enough for me. And I don't care how big the box is because I treasure precise low distortion sound over large excursion ...