martykl

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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... 
One Only Please- Your Favorite Track from which album and Artist please
The Christians and The Pagansfrom the album “Mortal City”by Dar Williams 1996 
Bands with great second albums
I may have missed 'em, but two that I haven't seen:The Reivers "Translate Slowly" is an early alt-country  gem.  In my book, it remains at/near the top of the heap for that genre thirty years on.Graham Parker's "Heat Treatment" was a great R&B... 
Help for a Greenhorn: Devialet Phantom Reactor vs. KEF LS50 powered vs. Audio Pro Drumfire
If I were in your shoes, I’d also check out pro monitors. Focal, Genelec, and Adam (as well as many others) all make interesting options in your price range.   
Which band IS really America's Greatest (rock & roll band)?
Most of the better bands from before the British Invasion have been mentioned. The point here seems to be (I think) great performances, rather than great records....rock n roll energy. On that basis...The Feelies, The Bongos, Television, Talking H... 
Favorite musician(s)
I usually refer to ths as "playing in service to the song".  The opposite idea is wrapping a song around your playing.  Clapton is a good example of the former, Jimi (in my far from universal opinion) the latter.Some guys who shine for me in this ... 
A song murdered by someone.
My selection features a great voice/skilled singer who fully "180 degrees" missed the point of the song. The song is "Pretty Women", from Stephen Sondheim’s musical "Sweeney Todd".  It is about lust and the singer’s desire to kill and eat the girl...