martykl

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What are the smallest speakers that are clean and flat down to 20hz?
How clean and at what SPL?  Very few speakers of any size (that I know of) maintain clean output (call it 10% THD) at 20hz at 90 db.  If you really want that kind of performance from a small speaker, you'll almost certainly need a subwoofer.  Some... 
Starting from scratch, passion for "steals"
I think the $600/pr Magnepan MMG is probably the best value (new) product out there.  Add a pair of good subs (SVS or similar)  at $1k and a DSpeaker sub EQ at $1k and you have a full-range, $2600 speaker that IMO competes with anything at any pri... 
Ry Cooder recommendation...
Well, if you count anything with a repeating 1/4/5 progression as "some form of the blues", you’re going to pick up a LOT of music with that net. 
What drugs do you use to enhance your listening experience?
Viagra. 
Ry Cooder recommendation...
His first record "Ry Cooder" is also pretty terrific.  It's a collection that's kind of centered on depression era themes.  "One Meatball" and "How Can a Poor Man Survive" are typical examples.  In some ways, I prefer this one to Chicken Skin, whi... 
5 most recognizable voices in American music?
I assume this combines popularity and distinctive tone (maybe phrasing, too) - If you play a less well known Louis Armstrong song for 100 random people, you'll probably have a pretty high hit rate.  Using those criteria, I'd add Stevie Nicks and B... 
Ry Cooder recommendation...
Chicken Skin Music - a record that will reward listeners forever. 
Help Choosing Speakers
In my view you have three big-picture choices to make:Super high efficiency horns/TLsPowered subs/integrated woofer plus very high efficiency mains/integrated top endsA new amp. 
List of albums that will still be popular 50 years from now...
Sevs,I understand your concern with a perceived Trump connection, but this cultural debate precedes the press-elect by a good 60 years.   In my opinion, there is no thoughtful consideration of rock n roll's historical context that does not include... 
Mose Allison
Not sure about the Faulkner reference, tho I guess both were kinda Southern fried.  OTH, Mose was generally a pretty easy listen and Faulkner a tough read (for me, anyway), but either way, Mose will be missed. 
Leon Russell has passed on......
First and foremost, a very cool artist who always seemed to animate the music he was singing/playing.  He will be missed. 
List of albums that will still be popular 50 years from now...
I'll bet on:Chuck Berry as the moving force in delivering a "race music" soundtrack for the counterculture of the 1960s and Elvis and The Beatles (very possibly Brian Wilson, too) as the moving forces in co-opting that back for mainstream Western ... 
Ohm Walsh Micro Talls: who's actually heard 'em?
I have SF Cremonas with a Pathos amplifier and CDP player in my living room.  It looks great and sounds very nice.  I have my Ohms, subs, and ugly black boxes in my listening room.  Doesn't look nearly as nice, but sounds a helluva lot better (to ... 
2.0 Stereo speakers on a $2000 budget?
Magnepan MMGs run $600 pairSVS sells a pair of 12" sealed subs for $1,000Your NAD will IIRC allow you to cross the subs at line level and the power output should be adequate for highish (tho not crushing) SPLs in that room.  Very high SQ and full ... 
Frequency response to 100k +/_ 1.5db?
I recently auditioned this speaker and thought I detected a several DB roll off in the 50 kHz to 60 kHz region.  Oh wait, that wasn't me....it must have been a bat.