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Whats playing on your system today?
Loomis,You said the magic word..."Feelies".  Just fired up Atlas on AppleMusic and instantly hear what you're talking about.  So far, so good.  Thanks for the tip. 
Artists' lps that don't get the respect deserved
Ghost,I generally agree re: early Hall & Oates representing the band's peak (the track Sara Smile, specifically).  However, Daryl Hall may be my favorite r'n'r singer, ever.   That guy can sing the phonebook, IMO.The thing about War Babies is ... 
Best Sounding Classic Rock Cd's
Rumours is a terrific sounding recording, IMO.A little less "classic" (but still rock), all of the early Eels records sound great.  Daisies of The Galaxy is a personal favorite, tho Beautiful Freak is more often cited. 
Artists' lps that don't get the respect deserved
Loomis,Another good thought from you (not unusual) for this thread: Albums that are often relegated to the bottom of that artist's catalog, but perhaps shouldn't be.  "Red Ledge" is a good example.  "War Babies" is another Hall & Oates record ... 
2 subs in a small room?
Tbooe,I'm not sure I'd want to slice my comment that fine.  A single subwoofer system that is smoothed with the addition of a second sub, EQ and/or room correction will IME usually produce a sense of cleaner mids than it did prior to such smoothin... 
Bi-polar (or Omni-polar), gimmick or real deal?
IIRC, Ohm (omni) has a no cost in-home trial period as does Magnepan (dipole) for those models they sell direct.   You could order both.   Taste in dispersion patterns is personal, so this might be a good way to go, if you're willing to re-pack an... 
Digital crossovers
Ivan,I believe that Salk offers (or at least once offered) an option along these lines. You might also be able to do it with DEQx and something like the Linkwitz Orion. The Orion features a separate, active (analog) x-over box, which you’d either ... 
What makes an expensive speaker expensive
Ctsooner,The less expensive speakers are Ohm 100s with a pair of Rythmik 12" subs. This set-up features full bass extension for every recording I own, plus omnidirectional dispersion for 8 octaves. That combination of benefits outweighs the streng... 
What makes an expensive speaker expensive
It's not always reverse snobbery.  I own three different speaker models that retail at over $10k.  While I spend time in front of each, I spend more time these days listening to a system with speakers that ran me about $2700. 
Digital crossovers
BTW,I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that DEQx allows you to choose your slope, maxing out at something like 300 DB/octave.  So, yes, without phase concerns, you can go to brick wall type slopes with digital x-overs. 
Digital crossovers
I'm a fan.  I use an Onkyo pre-pro in my all-digital system to cross my main speakers to subwoofers (the mains are two ways with traditional, passive, analog x-overs at the tweeter cross).All digital, multi-way x-overs like DEQx can sound great, t... 
2 subs in a small room?
Tbooe,I find that there is usually a major improvement in the upper bass and much of the mid-range (say the two octaves below middle A and a fair bit of the octave above) when you get the subs integrated properly.  "Properly", in this case, includ... 
2 subs in a small room?
Tbooe If my understanding of Dirac is correct, it should be a breeze to integrate a pair of subs.  If you're not using it yet, you may find that your existing, single sub set-up sounds much improved. 
What makes an expensive speaker expensive
I just peeked at the speaker page at higherfi.com.   They listed 27 different models with a six figure MSRP (tho most were offered at significant discounts).  One model has a seven figure price tag.  I'd invite anyone interested to peruse them and... 
2 subs in a small room?
Tbooe,Doing it by ear will usually take time.  It's a bit of a PITA, but I've done it successfully several times.  Unlike Coli, I've never failed to achieve smoother FR with a second sub.  If you use an SPL meter or a RTA, it's much easier.  These...