mammothguy54

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Hearing loss and HiFi
Pipebro, try this.  Now at the age of 66 I have noticed a bit of a roll-off in auditory reception, mostly in the upper range of frequencies and mainly in my left ear.  Through simple experimentation I found that by pushing out my left ear, from be... 
Why Crazy Prices paid for Pioneer 100 JBL L100 AR1 AR3 AR3A
In the mid-1970s I was in retail at Pacific Stereo (a big chain retailer, with 84 stores, mostly throughout California but also with 10 in Chicago and 8 in Texas).  I sold a ton of the JBL speakers, plenty being the L100.  No doubt, they went loud... 
Honest question about cartridge vs. turntable performance.
So Chakster, then why is it that the vast majority of the most high-end turntables are belt drive?  I welcome your explanation.  There could be something to learn from it.And, per your comment, then my new Rega Planar 10 turntable is junk? I beg t... 
I think some cables are just a little too expensive.
Hey, check this out, a cable comment!If you have read some of my other dialogue/comments on other threads than you would know that I really enjoy the Audioquest brand of products for signal cables, speaker cables, power cables, and AC conditioners... 
Looking for a speaker cable with a relaxed sound.
mglik has it right.  The better quality the cable, the least amount of distortion (change) it will have upon the signal. 
What isolation feet under your amp with great result?
three easy payments, I believe that ebm is describing to use the Critical Mass Center Stage as footers under the amp and, thus, between the amp and the Ultra Stealth platform.  That is the same method that I had described in the page 1 of this thr... 
Isolation Devices
You can go to a variety of quality audio component rack companies websites and they will show pictures of their racks, with spikes, sitting on a hard material coupler over a hardwood floor.  The point is, the spikes are meant to directly interface... 
What isolation feet under your amp with great result?
Mechanical drainage of micro vibrations makes a tremendous difference, in a positive manner, on the total sound quality.  It's really amazing how much improvement a quality footer can provide.  Sorbothane was popular in the 1980s and is still bein... 
Guidance on Speaker Wire
Woots, the brand of balanced signal cable is up to you.  As long as you choose a balanced cable and not an RCA cable.  However, I say that only if your preamp has balanced outputs (many do, in addition to RCA outputs) and your amp has balanced inp... 
Guidance on Speaker Wire
sgreg1 is exactly correct.  If you can run two 60' lengths of speaker cable than you can obviously run a pair of 60' length signal connecting cables.  That is still a long run so it would have an impact on the cost-per-foot of signal cable, unless... 
No longer need 16' speaker cable pair- options?
Zavato, you can find plenty to read about on why the shortest length possible of speaker cable is the best option.  A longer signal connecting cable is a better choice than a longer speaker cable.  As dweller mentioned, if your speakers are capabl... 
Now I get it...
Jerry, I am an analog guy since the early 1970s.  I play CD in my car (and I do have a bad-ass car audio system) but probably will get streaming and a quality DAC next year.  I have bought a variety of high quality audio systems over the years and... 
Bose 901 Series 1 & 2 versus KEF 104/2's and 105/3's
I sold plenty of Bose 901 when in retail, back in the mid-to-late 70s.  Bose marketing worked well and many customers loved those things.  And for those who wanted them but could not afford them, they would often resort to the Bose 301.  After hou... 
Is imaging reality?
I'm with limomangus.  My system sounds wonderful, and even better a little later on Saturday night. 😊 
New Turntable Direction
+1 for the Rega Planar 10.  I will add, place it on a high-quality platform such as a Symposium Acoustics Segue ISO.  What an excellent combination.  Only my opinion, of course.