mitch2

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Synergistic calls out Audioholics
+1 @oregonpapa Hence is the problem with gross generalizations and the internet... 
Connecting a streamer via an Ethernet cable
A couple of thoughts:a mesh system may improve on a wi-fi extender (more expensive though) - I use a short Ethernet cable from a mesh satellite to stream to my second system and have had no operational problems whatsoever, but I have not criticall... 
Townsend Platforms installed under my ARC REF10 and dCS Bartok
Less hardness and a more natural sound is pretty much what I heard when switching to springs under my speakers and amps.  Glad it is working out for you. 
members and their systems
What is an unequal societyUnequal in what way? 
Are there passive attenuators that don't zero volume and only offer one input ?
Not an issue to me.  I just had a passive built for me that purposely had only one input for purposes of SQ because it takes one switch out of the signal path.  If the volume doesn't go to zero then a mute switch would work fine.  I run mine in fr... 
Why not more popular?
Few things audiophiles buy are popular.And even things that seem popular and acceptable mostly wouldn’t be so if the PIRC saw the invoice! 
Building a New Listening Room on a Budget
Think about what things are easy to do now but would be extremely difficult later after the room is constructed.  Not all of these things are way expensive.  You can always buy new gear later but if you are going to stay awhile there will probably... 
Equipment Maintenance/Cleaning
Good point on the speaker driver screws to the baffle.  If you have one, use a torque screw driver or small torque wrench to get them all the same.  If you have access to the designer, maybe ask what torque to use or apply your torque device to ... 
Equipment Maintenance/Cleaning
Good advice given already, soft brush attachment, flexible hose, vacuum.The paintbrush thing works well for a weekly (or so) brush off, but spend a few bucks and get a nice natural hair (horse, hog, etc.) brush, not nylon. Dust with microfiber or ... 
Why not more popular?
My only experience was owning a pair of large Alon speakers where the mid and high range drivers were mounted on an open baffle.  I really tried to like those speakers (over several years and upgrades) but never got to a sound that seemed right to... 
Conrad-Johnson Discolored (rusty?) Allen screws on side of MF-2550.
Those appear to be socket head cap screws that are often made from black oxide alloy steel.   The black oxide process is used to add,"mild corrosion resistance, for appearance, and to minimize light reflection. To achieve maximal corrosion resista... 
Are there passive attenuators that don't zero volume and only offer one input ?
@bigwave1 - The base Axiom uses a shunt to ground design that they indicate keeps the signal path away from the Alps potentiometer. I believe Joule did something similar on their preamps. The upper end Walker Mod models use Khozmo’s discrete resis... 
Are there passive attenuators that don't zero volume and only offer one input ?
That coloring/softening is why I didn’t care for the sound of the Acoustic Imagery JaySho (which is basically a Bent).  That sound can be a subtle effect but it is there.  I have 3 resistor passives here now, Goldpoint, Endler, and the Khozmo that... 
Are there passive attenuators that don't zero volume and only offer one input ?
What is the benefit of a passive attenuator that "don't zero volume"?Is there some sonic or operational benefit?  What am I missing?Just curious. 
Speaker Spike Philosophy
@sokogear - I forgot reading about how much you like the Townshend platform under your turntable, so you are indeed familiar with the benefits of their products and the principle.  Since it seemed from your posts that cost may be an issue (relativ...