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Townshend Audio F1 Fractal Speaker Cables
It was my great good fortune when the best dealer and audiophile I ever met took me under his wing and mentored me. This was back in the early 90’s. One thing I had a hard time understanding was the way Stewart could evaluate any component, any sy... 
Recording with bass to align my subs with my speakers
Right. And nice tip to help find xo level. Thanks.  
Townshend Audio F1 Fractal Speaker Cables
Always amazes me how something can be explained clearly over and over again and yet not catch on, while at the same time some false notion gets mentioned and takes hold and takes on a life of its own. There is no Zobel network, there is no RLC net... 
JBL L36
L36 were beyond my meager paper route money in 1973. My best friend got them but I waited until the L25 Prima went on sale, which was a good sale being as ugly as they are. L36 had the midrange and nice wood cabinet. We were college roommates and ... 
Recording with bass to align my subs with my speakers
Woots, most of what I said is passed down from Duke, who makes the Swarm subwoofer system. Combined with a little of my own experience. But even a lot of that I owe to him. Probably would never have tried a DBA without reading about it here from g... 
I Don't Want to be an Audiophile, What am I...
Proud to be a stereo archetypical audiophile.  
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Other factors affecting sound
My room has been wired a number of different ways beginning with the normal outlet to outlet wiring and then being progressively upgraded to a dedicated 20A line, which was then upgraded to 4ga, then 240V with a 120V audiophile step-down transform... 
Beautiful listening rooms
This listening room is the bomb.    
Phono stage and preamp overload
Well the stuff you have listed there is excellent. I would lean Koetsu but in truth once you get much over a grand it is hard to find a bad cartridge and a good one at this level is really good. They do keep getting better but already you are at a... 
What are you tweaking this weekend?
I'll be tweaking the website so we don't have to read the same posts over and over again.  
Recording with bass to align my subs with my speakers
Study Fletcher-Munson Equal Loudness Contours. Notice perceived loudness is very uneven, exaggerated and compressed at very low frequencies. In other words, very low bass below a certain threshold is very hard to hear at all. But then once it is, ... 
I Don't Want to be an Audiophile, What am I...
Guys, guys. You know what they say. Takes one to know one.  
Phono stage and preamp overload
You are seriously over thinking it. Especially since overload is much less likely than having too much. Your typical phono stage with 45 to 65 dB gain will output a normal 3 or so, right in the sweet spot of your preamp input range. The volume ra... 
Other factors affecting sound
Ordinary contractor wire is fine. Easily the best and most cost-effective thing you can do is run one 20A wire direct from the panel to your system outlet. What people call a dedicated line. Really just a direct line from the panel to the system. ...