minorl

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Are there any balanced electronic X-over's?
Careful.  There are electronic crossovers on the market that do just that.  Send certain frequencies to particular drivers.  however, many speakers require wave shaping circuitry incorporated in their crossovers.   It is always good to ask the ma... 
San Diego tube amp repair
take the drive up to Los Angeles and let George Meyer AV repair them.  I can't recommend them enough.  They are authorized repair service for many brands and their technicians know their stuff. enjoy  
New York Times article on Charo
I remember her.  She was (is) quite talented. enjoy  
Scams abound
Come on @ebm seriously?? What if that person was recently widowed and her husband was the audiophile?  What is that person lived within driving distance of you, would show you not only the product, but actually let you listen to it and would show... 
Has the cost of HiFi gotten a bit too much?
New "Hi End" audio equipment is very high now.  People talk about how the prices back in the day was reasonable.  But, that is also relative to what a person could afford back then.  The salaries were very much lower back then also. So, it's all ... 
amp repair cost too high??
This logic never made sense to me.  Repairing or replacing based on the costs to repair.  nope. it is math.  If it would take much more money to replace this piece in order to achieve the same or better sound quality, then repair it.  Stop worry... 
What is an audiophile? Are you an audiophile?
A lover of music is a person that can sit and listen to music on any system regardless of the quality or cost. An Audiophile cannot.  If the reproduction of music isn't up to their quality standards, it will drive them out of the room.  Like hear... 
Anything SS sounds better than D'Agostino ?
D'Agostino amps are some of the best equipment out there.  Regardless of whether they are solid state or tube.   To say that tube amps are best is not correct.  To say that solid state amps are best is not correct either.   A great tube amp is j... 
What is it I'm failing to grasp?
many great responses here. I have always had an issue with the "live unamplified music" being the gold standard. As mentioned in previous posts, a lot depends on the venue, where one is sitting, etc. I have attended several (more than I remember... 
One big reason why brick and mortar high end audio dealers struggle.
I understand that some dealers require appointments.  If that is the case, maybe they should place signage that says appointments only.   Or hours where appointment are only accepted and walk ins other times.Setting up rooms for tire kickers takes... 
Capital Audiofest, save thyself!
I've attended several audio (equipment) shows over the decades and I disagree with the OP on many issues.1.  I've had no problem at all meeting and speaking with designers.  Also, dealers are also friendly and knowledgeable and accessible.2.  Musi... 
Help me diagnose a terrible new noise from my tube amp!!!
I agree. Go back to your original configuration and start from there.  If the problem didn't exist before you changed the coupling caps, then that is the problem. Take them completely out and start again.Enjoy 
For ARC lovers, Problems?
sigh! spell check.  Your due diligence.enjoy 
For ARC lovers, Problems?
you did you due diligence.  You actually were able to compare in your system three pretty nice pre-amps.  That is great.  You were hearing only the swapped component in the same system, in the same room.  It doesn't get better than that.I'm glad y... 
What is the most important component to consider while building a new system?
Everything involved impacts sound quality.So what are we talking about here? Are we starting from scratch with a completely empty room and a fixed budget?Most times, people already have equipment and are desiring to upgrade.  If you aren't happy w...