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Can room acoustics amplify the sound of speakers?
Sunnyjim:Your thought of audio chains (at least upscale ones) providing room treatment advice with the purchase of equipment and not offering it is a good one. Just one look at the 'Geek Squad' for computers and HT installations merits a good look... 
Can room acoustics amplify the sound of speakers?
Davehrab:I think you hit the proverbial nail on the head. Burson audio is a firm believer in the drawbacks and limits of opamps and they keep them out of their product for some of the very reasons you state. Since acquiring their integrated, I've ... 
Solid State watts to power Zu Defintions?
Let's see: very efficient speakers, nice pre amp, and you need a good amp?Have you considered a Burson?I have the integrated version for my Tonians (not as efficient as yours-the Tonians are 95db) and it sounds wonderful. I believe the amp is arou... 
loudness wars: digital recording to improve?
All I can say is that I really like the new Black Keys CD and would like it even more if it sounded real, instead of recorded for MP3 users. There is so much potential in that CD. Its really a shame what the labels do. 
thoughts while listening
I only think of the music unless I slip into a daydream or actually end up dreaming through the whole CD. Happens a lot lately. Very therapeutic. 
Review: Burson Burson PI-160 Amplifier
Things I forgot to mention:85 watt per channelS/N=98db (CD, line)Class ABYou can tell I don't do reviews for a living. 
Ten audiophile commandments
Thou shalt chill out and listen for god's sake.So sayeth the shepard, so sayeth the flock.Amen. 
What causes speaker cone to extend when...
I think Stanwal was right about the stored energy. I had this happen to me when a friend brought over an old Marantz integrated and when I connected the speaker wires, the cones moved so much I thought they'd jump out of the cabinet. I've never ex... 
Amps that are "forward"
My new Burson PI-160 does everything right, including detail up the ying yang without stridency or at the expense of mids or bass. Its just one super clean sounding amp that doesn't miss a thing yet retains the naturalness of a recording. Its the ... 
Made in Canada conundrum
I don't know how your situation got to where its at but I had no problems sending a piece of gear back for a mod. The folks who did this for me told me what to write and declare, word for word, and presto! Just a standard one day wait at the borde... 
So what is the best speaker you have ever owned?
Wolf_garcia,Thanks for making me laugh first thing this morning. 
So what is the best speaker you have ever owned?
Tonian Labs TL-D1s. They are the most natural I've heard and still own. Effortless and yet dynamic when needed. Not much bass below 40Hz but what they do, they do so well. Tons of tone, body, air, you name it. I always run out of superlatives and ... 
New Zu Mission cable
Nasaman, They're still breaking in but if you need to know how I feel about them now, I'd say go and put a bid in over at ebay and hope you can get them at a low price. The PC gave me the biggest improvement: it cleared up a haze or fog that I did... 
New amp being touted as among the best ever......
Give it about a week, maybe a month.Things will come full circle and some well made, class AB amp will be at the top, again. How many brass rings are on this merry-go-round? 
Anyone use CD tweaks
The CD mat from Herbie's Audio Lab works great but sometimes gets stuck in the drawer mechanism, which is why i stopped using it. That, and it looses its ability to stay stuck after several uses and needs to be cleaned as a result. I believe its n...