martykl

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Are these Speakers the BEST on Planet Earth ?...
The idea of a best speaker doesn’t make sense on the face of it (absent theoretically perfect room correction). The simple truth is that a speaker which delivers (theoretically) “perfect” performance in a 3,000 cu foot room will sound very differe... 
Magnepan, Ohm, Spatial or ??
A pair of 12” Rhythmik subs with Audyssey DRC 
Magnepan, Ohm, Spatial or ??
I interchange Maggies and Ohms with room corrected subs. The presentation is just different.  With some material I prefer the Maggies, but for most it’s Ohm.   The biggest difference  (to my ear) is the weight and body that the Ohms deliver.  On m... 
Help me understand John Coltrane .... seriously.
Coltrane typically modulates key changes differently than other Jazz players (major thirds). His progressions are often called “Coltrane changes”. Search for an explanation of “Coltrane changes” on YouTube and watch a video or two. After that, you... 
Analog room correction for vinyl
I believe that Mark Levingson offered the Cello Audio Suite with lots of analog tone controls to allow room correction - tho an RTA would be required to do it right.  There was also an early high end pre-pro from Theta that had a lot of analog ton... 
The best speaker for a small room...at any price point.
Small Maggies.  Limited deep bass, to minimize the impact of room nodes down low.  Cardioid dispersion takes the side wall reflections out of play.  Gentle top end for natural octave to octave balance.  Excellent performers in pretty much every re... 
SWARM / Multi subwoofer questions
If you’re willing to consider heresy, an Audyssey equipped pre-pro will be an excellent solution. It’s not just the room correction, either.   The crossover handoff will be optimized and IME inaudible. But, you have to turn in your audiophile man ... 
Rythmik Vs REL Subwoofers - What to Buy?
I had been thru a bunch of different subs (Velodyne, M+K, etc) before buying a pair of 12” Rythmik subs about 12 years ago  I’m still using the Rythmik subs today which pretty much says it all.No experience with REL.  I will note FWIW that (last I... 
Looking for great jazz guitar recordings - any recommendations?
Great job by everyone here.  Pretty much every jazz guitar player I’d recommend has already been listed, so I’ll add one that’s “stealth jazz”. Danny Dias played lead on a bunch of Steely Dan records and some of those are straight jazz. While the ... 
Cost Effective Sub Woofer
I use (and recommend) Rhythmik, but a pair of SVS sealed 12” subs can be had for just under $1k. You’ll get smoother response with a properly situated pair of subs than you will with one. The 2 x 12” drivers will play very loud with low distortion... 
Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?
YesYou can be doneI amI took up guitar ten years ago and slowly began to care less about audio quality.  These days I spend virtually all of my music time playing, not listening. Now, 90% of my listening is in the car, 8% is via Sonos when enterta... 
How many audiophiles do you need to change a lightbulb?
Two or more.only one to screw it in (though the 1/4" brushed aluminum base is much heavier than it needs to be), but at least one more to argue that you need to replace the tungsten filament with something more neutral. 
Digital Room Correction For Speakers
Any high end pre-pro (Marantz Onkyo, NAD Maaster, McIntosh, etc) equipped with Audyssey will work beautifully.    
Bookshelf speakers for near-field (desktop) use
These have a 10” square footprint (big for computer/desktop use) but they’re excellent coaxial near field monitors with good bass extensionhttps://www.adorama.com/fafx8w.html?utm_source=rflaid913479 
Bottle Rockets- Great unknown Band- Still Exist???
Great band.  Henneman was the guitar tech for Uncle Tupelo.  I call it the unknown nephew band, with Wilco and Son Volt being the better known spin offs from the Uncle.The first two records are flat-out great, it’s been good but spottier since. IM...