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"Musical" subwoofers? Advice please on comparing JL subs
in phase and in time matters at all frequencies, if we are talking optimization. how perfect do you want it? mostly this matters as a result of how dynamic we expect to run our systems. at low SPL’s no doubt time is less an issue since the negativ... 
Tim deParavicini has passed away
wow! very sad news. R.I.P. Tim. he touched many aspects of our high fidelity lives when you consider all his modifications to the recording and mastering gear.i owned a dPv modified Technics RS-1700 RTR deck for a number of years. fine sounding un... 
I'm pretty excited about my new room i'm building
hey Ray,congrats on the very fun and satisfying process of room building. i loved it for my room. i’ve now been in my purpose built room for 16 years, and it only took 10 years, and lots of changes to my supposedly 'perfect' room, to figure it out... 
pre-amps for home theatre....whats your preference?
my 2 channel credentials are tip top. i’m as dedicated a 2 channel/analog guy as there is. yet.......i’ve just jumped up from the ’nice’ Anthem AVM60 7.1.4 processor in my separate Home Theater, to the big boy very serious Trinnov Altitude 16 dsp ... 
what are your cartridge set up go to
Best Tractor/Mint Lp glass dedicated template is my alignment tool of choice, but i have a few more including the Feikert on my shelf gathering dust. the Mint Lp removes all ambiguity from the process. fool proof.https://mintlp.com/best.htmi use t... 
Tone arm holes do not line up - best way to attach TT?
you are going to have one shot at the hoop with tape, there is no second chance at proper location. think about some sort of guide pins to get it exactly right the very first time. 
Tone arm holes do not line up - best way to attach TT?
Another way to go might be to find a thin template of wood you could screw down into the existing arm pod, that would accept wood screws to attach the Reed. You might need some washers to avoid the screw going too deep.this is assuming you have su... 
Tone arm holes do not line up - best way to attach TT?
drill new holes, or acquire a new arm board (if your tt uses arm boards) and have that drilled according to the template.double backed tape will work, but it’s like using it to attach your phono cartridge. it will compromise things. the precision ... 
State of art VERSUS PERFECTION?
box speakers are dramatically more room dependant than other driver technologies due to their dispersion patterns and crossover needs. so a perfect room that is perfectly tweaked is equally significant to the actual choice of box speaker.yet; box ... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
no doubt there is 80’s music i like, even love. and plenty we might all agree is beautiful. i own lots of it.but the 80’s was not a time of huge artistic changes in music, and the best and brightest of a generation were not music makers. they were... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
thank you for the comments about the ’Ferit Odman’ rec. we need more music recorded and played like that. :-) I would not venture into saying that they think of current music as not being the golden age for the music they like. And they like it, n... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
I enjoy music. Too much great music is not and never will be on "records.’ of course, you have that quite backwards. literally the golden age of both music, and the recording process, came and went prior to digital.it’s not just that analog is be... 
Story problem
Social distancing in effect? they did drive a distance to be social.i had an unopened sleeve of masks which i offered to everyone.and Millercarbon was our medical professional on hand.so all the important bases were covered. 
Story problem
If anyone can figure out what oldhvymec was saying, and what it had to do with miller's thread, please clue me in. there was a post deleted. it appears to be after oldhvymec's post but possible triggered his post. 
Story problem
@millercarbon Chuck, it was a pleasure to finally meet you and fun hanging with you and the gang from Portland. sorry you had to leave early, you missed some reel to reel tape the others seemed to enjoy. next time you visit i’ll play those for you...