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Hi efficient speaker, bass problems
Tmsorosk, When I said my fingers and couch vibrate, I meant only that. A tingly feeling that's in sync with the lower fundamentals of the music. The occasional picture vibrating is the same. I do like your system and its ability to go low and accu... 
Hi efficient speaker, bass problems
High efficiency speakers with bass problems is fast becoming conventional wisdom. There's no way I can refute any of the 'facts' or specs mentioned but all I can say is I'm getting some very decent bass out of my Tonian Tl-D1s. Yes, it drops off q... 
Most Beneficial Cable Upgrade
I, too, was around when Monster Cable came upon the scene and remember going into some very High End stores and walking away wondering what all the fuss was about. Those systems I heard, though expensive, weren't as resolving as the simple one I n... 
Most Beneficial Cable Upgrade
Every now and then the placebo effect pops up and is used to decry and denounce any perceived improvement in whatever it is one is trying out. But what of the double blind test and the effect it has on one's reputation which is now the focus of th... 
My Oppo hums
Just had the Time Warner tech over and claimed he's never experienced this before. He was sincere. I also got a phone message (before he came) from TW stating that they think they solved the problem. What was unbearable at, say, 1/3 volume is now ... 
Amplifier heat depending on power cable?
I've noticed that my older Burson integrated, with its two 500 watt toroids never got 'hot' no matter how long I left it on. And that was with a run of the mill (but better than stock) power cord from GTT Audio.The newer Burson, with 'only' a 380 ... 
How is Mid Fi defined?
Mid Fi is apparent when you hear something demonstrably better by any and all standards, on a level you never thought possible. Until then, you simply won't know it until you here it. 
My Oppo hums
Jea48:I've written that down to remind the service technician.Thanks. 
My Oppo hums
Chadnliz:I got Time Warner to come out after some haggling. Seems that since my equipment is not Time Warner's then the problem was mine to solve.LOL.After patiently explaining it to them again, and with a request to speak to a supervisor, I got a... 
My Oppo hums
Not to worry. When I asked around for the Jensen unit, no one had it in stock. Jensen is about 15 minutes from where I live and they'd have to make it for me for about $59. I found a cheaper alternative for $3 at a local electronics store that the... 
My Oppo hums
Summitav & Jea48:Thanks! That seems to be the culprit. I disconnected the cable COAX from the cable box and 'viola!' the hum disappeared. On all inputs. Now I'm off to get that Jensen ground isolator. You guys on A'gon are the best. 
stepped attenuators
Mine and all current models have had the increase in volume steps tamed down some so as to not come on so strong at lower settings with efficient speakers. My Toninan Labs TL-D1s (95db) can tolerate 5 settings without my neighbors complaining. I k... 
Voltage regulation
Some manufacturers have great voltage regulation built into their products. My Burson PI-160 integrated has their own in house voltage regulators and gone are the days when I had to listen at night to get the best out of my system. It sounds the s... 
My Oppo hums
Actually the Burson PI-160 is an integrated: sorry I didn't mention it as such. But I see your point as it wouldn't matter if it were a DAC or integrated. I'll try what you suggest later this evening.Thanks. 
Best Integrated, period.
You can add the Burson PI-160 to the list.Never never land awaits.