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Which Snell Type A do I have? A-I or A-Original?
Pater Snell made a number of early prototypes, playing with possibilities. I had never heardĀ  of the rear facing woofers!Yes the little pad hanging fromĀ  the grille cloth in front of the tweeter was a production feature to knock back the treble sl... 
Which Snell Type A do I have? A-I or A-Original?
And I just remembered my very first pair of type As was bought used in 1994 from a Chicago dealer for exactly $750 and it happens that I ran them with a Conrad Johnson mv-52! 
Which Snell Type A do I have? A-I or A-Original?
That is a great story. The funny irony is maybe 5 years ago I ran my type A speakers with a Conrad Johnson MV-60 amp And premier ten preamp. The sound was amazing. I was a huge fan of cj, but not these days since they moved more toward "neutrality... 
Which Snell Type A do I have? A-I or A-Original?
And before they poured resin for woofer mass Snell used a heavy clay! That's what mine have. 
Which Snell Type A do I have? A-I or A-Original?
I thought there was only one original type A as well! But I have seen reference to two of them. It could be wrong because they're is a fair amount of incorrect information floating around about the Type A. But I would swear the original As I had t... 
Which Snell Type A do I have? A-I or A-Original?
$395 is an absurdly good deal for A-IIIs. I have owned two pair of A3s and paid three times that very recently. Take a look at the woofers when you get them out of storage to make sure the surrounds have been replaced or are intact. They are an in... 
How Is MQA Fareing?
To JazzDC: I don't understand your comment about it not being good that MQA could remove the step where you adjusted recording mixes so they would sound good in a car. Isn't that exactly what would benefit, at least, audiophiles? Adjusting the mix... 
Buy raw Audio Note ISIS cable and terminate myself?
Thanks for the advice! 
VD Nite power cord - forward or laid back perspective?
Do you know any cords around $300 used that have a slightly rolled treble and full mids but are more laid back? 
Thor ta-1000 pre cap replacement -- advice
Sorry your response ended up in my Gmail "promotions" folder. I thought the cap change to audionotes was all upside. I hoped to get rid of some hardness in the treble and it did. But it also added more body and dimension across the spectrum, and I... 
Who listens primarily to Redbook CD?
Funny but I also have a CEC transport feeding an Audio Note Kits Dac (3.1 sig) and I only listen to Redbook CDs. I do listen to 60% vinyl because it sounds even better on the right recordings, but Redbook sounds great. It is largely about system b... 
Subwoofer for classical music listener
I just realized I am completely wrong. Apologies all. JohnnyR is right of course. No crossover sends far more bass information than the sub is supposed to see and the inverse curve in the sub would produce far too much low frequency info and damag... 
Subwoofer for classical music listener
Sorry if I misled ... I know you are supposed to use the crossover to get any kind of good results. But running the full range signal from the amp to the sub doesn't endanger the sub, does it? It just puts a bunch of higher frequency information t... 
Subwoofer for classical music listener
Sorry if I am misunderstanding one of your posts, but if you are using the 2wq without a crossover in between the pre and power amp, it poses no danger to anything of course, but you are doubly reproducing a fairly wide range of frequencies from b... 
Subwoofer for classical music listener
actually maybe I bought two MH- crossovers for $600... sorry I can't remember!