mrotino

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New to vinyl question
Grateful_dad, Funny I just got back into vinyl after about 35 years and purchased the same exact turntable based on reviews and my price point.  It was between this and a Rega Planar 3 but the Rega just seemed a bit flimsy compared to this so my ... 
Open Baffle Experience
I respectfully disagree.  I own the Spatial audio x5 open baffle and their woofers are powered and include DSP and a level control. I also have two rel subwoofers and have tried using them with the X5s and they detracted not improved the bass.  Th... 
Open Baffle Experience
I don't see why not.  They could be three feet from the front wall and you could sit around 8 feet from the plane of the speakers with three feet or so behind you.  It may not be ideal but could work.  I would treat the front wall with mostly diff... 
Open Baffle Experience
Not all OB have open back tweeters.  The Spatial audio x series have open back tweeters and their M series do not.  If you cannot have about three feet from the front wall then a powered open baffle such as the X series and other open baffle speak... 
Open Baffle Experience
I purchased Spatial Audio X5 open baffle speakers about two years ago and can honestly say I will probably not go back to a box speaker.  I belong to an audio club and have listened to multiple box speakers and some open baffle speakers at their h... 
Past or current Green Mountain C-3 owners
Sure.  Again you have awesome speakers and the Spatials were the first speaker that I've heard in the past 20 years that resulted in my switching brands.  The only issue is it will probably be difficult to audition either of those brands prior to ... 
Past or current Green Mountain C-3 owners
I've been a huge fan of Green Mountain audio speakers up until about two years ago and had various models including the Europas, Callistos, EOS HX and Continuum 1.5s.  I've heard the C2s (very similar/same as C3s) on many occasions as well but act... 
CD Transport Question
I also have the audiolab cdt 6000 and have no issues with it.  I also upgraded the power cord which is plugged into a PS audio power regenerator. I still enjoy once in a while the physical aspect of looking through my cds and actually picking one... 
New Spatial Audio M4 Ultra
Hi dbt, I also have the X5's and they are very good sounding as many have said.  Just curious what you preferred about the X4s?  Obviously the electronics, DAC and room will be much different that what you have so that would influence the sound a ... 
New Spatial Audio M4 Ultra
I have the Spatial Audio X5s and they are very dynamic, open sounding and have superb bass.  I've always been a box speaker owner but after purchasing the x5s a few years ago don't see myself ever going back to box speakers.  The sound is so much ... 
Green Mountain Audio
I would also agree to refoam and not try and replace the drivers.  I know Roy would also for some drivers write - , 0 , or + on the back of the drivers as he would then match the drivers and only include the same matched drivers that he individual... 
Too many choices for R2R DACS--opinions appreciated
I would probably go with the Sonnet Hermes as I'm sure the pricing is very similar between the Hermes and Ambre.  Cees mentioned they both basically sound the same however the Hermes has a slightly larger power supply and uses the Pi4 chip instead... 
Too many choices for R2R DACS--opinions appreciated
I have the metrum acoustics onyx which I had upgraded with the DAC 3 chips.  Cees who is the designer of both the Onyx and Morpheus mentioned that with the DAC 3 chips the Onyx is essentially equivalent to the Morpheus as they both now have 16 DAC... 
If you’ve heard an iFi Zen stream, anything better under $1k?
I have a streamer that is not well known but which I believe is a great value for a little over 1000 new.  The Metrum Acoustics ambre streamer.  It is only a streamer and has to be connected via ethernet.  From what I know it is a pi based streame... 
Replacement woofer for Green Mouintain Audio Europa
i may be wrong but believe Roy used the 4 ohm version of that woofer not the 8 ohm listed on that website.  I actually have a few spare woofers, have to check but I recall Roy had sent me two extra woofers about 10 years ago.  I still have the Cal...