martykl

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Pairing Planar Speakers With A Subwoofer (Eminent Technology)
I use a pair of 12" Rythmik subs with little Maggies and they integrate seamlessly (to my ear, anyhow).  I use Audyssey to effect the xover and add room correctionThe hybrid LF8 presents a different (lesser)  challenge given the cone bass driver, ... 
Great music few are aware of. Any genre.
Shout out for SnackeyP on Chicken Shack.   I love the combo of Christine McVie's vocals and Stan Webb's guitar.I'd add Zachary Richard to the list.  He's a Cajun musician who plays across a great many styles and often sings in French.  His early l... 
Don't You Just Love It When...
The Replacements song, Alex Chilton"Children by the millions sing for Alex Chilton.  They sing...I'm in love.  What's that song?  I'm in love with that Song.I never travel far without a little Big Star."A GREAT song IMO. 
Am I an Audiophile, a music lover-or both?
IMO, just because you find yourself specifically immersed in the sound, it doesn't mean much re: audiophile vs music lover.  You may be a music lover that's moved more by tone/tone color than most other music lovers.  Other music lovers may be unu... 
$1000-$2000 Floor-standing speakers for larger room w/NAD 326bee
I use Silverline Preludes with a 326 in my gym. As long as you don't go too hard on the volume dial, it's a nice sounding combo.  The bonus here is a small footprint for my tight space.  If that's valuable to you and very high SPL isn't required, ... 
Searching for the most "accurate" speaker (below 15K)
DaveATCs don't sound bright at all to my ear.  It's just that many pop and rock records (a fair bit of what I listen to) are splashy (at best) and ragged/awful through the presence (not uncommon) to totally screwed up overall (sometimes).  I prefe... 
Where is Bruce Moore
Moore-Frankland, then Audible Illusions, then Bruce Moore Audio.  Great preamps at every stop. 
Searching for the most "accurate" speaker (below 15K)
Interesting that Dave hears more detail from the Persona than the ATC. The ATC is commonly used for mixing, where that’s of paramount importance. For my taste, ATC is probably more detailed than I prefer for home hifi use, since half my record col... 
Searching for the most "accurate" speaker (below 15K)
If you really want accuracy/transparency I'd second the large, active studio monitors like ATC.  The really big ones are +/- $20k, so budget accordingly.  They also make a bunch of models at app $10k, $15k and $18kYou could also look at some of th... 
Physics of downward firing woofers
I’m not sure here, but I’ve always assumed that the idea is to get the driver as close to the primary reflective surface - in this case, the floor - as possible. An equivalent strategy for a front firing subwoofer would be to place it facing away ... 
What exactly is colored sound?
I was the Exec Producer of a commercially recorded jazz album (Richard Todd - With A Twist) and I have a recording studio in my home.  As a result, I've spent enough time with this question to weigh in.I can tell you from experience that many uses... 
Member's recommendations for tube amplification
A pair of used Cary 805s would, I think, tic every box you've specified. 
Anyone have Bookshelf speakers mounted over top of their subs??
Unless you're using room correction, this almost certainly a bad idea.  I'd always place the subs for smoothest bass and the mains for best imaging.  If you just make sure that you're crossing low enough from sub to main to eliminate subwoofer dir... 
Anyone Had Extended Listening Experience With MBL?
The 101 at high spl is the most convincing rock n roll loudspeaker I've ever heard.  The spatial presentation is just amazing.  The company demos them VERY LOUD at hi-fi shows, so that's one way to check them out for yourself.  Dealers - provided ... 
How "Tribal" are we?
How tribal are we?Extremely