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Gryphon Diablo 300 with YG Hailey 2.2s?
Supra hifi demonstrated carmel 2s with diablo sporting the onboard dac at lone star audio fest. I am a real fan of YG, and that demo did not disappoint. Can’t speak of bass from that demo, but mids and highs were what I expect from a YG stereo. (I... 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
I bought used Dominus Rev B interconnects for like ~$1500. I own and have owned other down-range PAD models. When I plugged the dominus in the first time, I could not believe how good they sound. While ergonomically a pain, I seriously doubt I wil... 
JL Audio CR-1 Crossover
Thanks for your reply, Ozzy. I may try to set the DARO individually. My subs are positioned  to cancel a 40Hz mode, and I do not know how the equalizer will react. Obviously it can only really work at minimum phase. Doesn't hurt to try.     
Headphones vs full range speakers
I agree with the comfort factor. I really like the audeze LCD3, but sold them largely because they were not comfortable. I ended up preferring near field bookshelves.  
JL Audio CR-1 Crossover
I had help from acoustic frontiers in sub/speaker relocation to smooth out bass. I have at least a hundred REW measurement from this misadventure. The subs ended up near opposite corners of the room, which flattened all but the 60Hz. Elevating the... 
JL Audio CR-1 Crossover
I replaced a pair of RELs (using high level input from the amp) with a pair of fathoms with a CR1. This was to correct a 60Hz room mode on the vertical axis generated by the main speakers.  There are measurements pics of this on my system page. Th... 
Building a custom isolation equipment rack
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Smallish room speakers
The KEF Reference 1 eliminates the muddy bass of the LS50. All two-ways (using a tweeter) have some type of low frequency compromise. If I remember correctly, it also has port hose thing that helps change the "damping" of the bass. If you like the... 
How do you enhance a bad listening room's accoustics without breaking the bank? thoughts?
With acoustics it is best to identify a problem before solving it, either by listening or measurement. How do you know if you have a reverberation or reflection problem or bass problem that will improve by adding this or that? Cork will not help. ... 
Why no high end battery powered wireless speaker systems?
Veloce Audio makes or at least used to make an upscale "Lithio" series  rechargeable battery powered amp and preamp. They were fantastic with YG Carmels. Their price has since bombed on the used market. I would love to own them but afraid they wou... 
Have you moved away from full range to standmount speakers + subs?
I agree with Douglas Schroeder in the effects of underpowered speakers. My experience that poorly controlled woofers is a more common issue than the old and overemphasized sensitivity/watts/distance/SPL calculation. Generally, the more compact the... 
Variation on a theme. What are your other passions in life?
My wife fosters kittens. I like to help them since they really have nothing, and the shelter is a less healthy place for them. The purchase of my life is a sports car I like to drive daily, keep clean and maintain. I like to travel with my wife, m... 
REL vs JL AUDIO
I have owned a pair of S510 and now a pair of fathom113v2. I had no problems with the sound or build quality of the RELs. They have the benefit of speaker level inputs for those of us without two line outs. They are easy to lift using their handle... 
Are Pre-Amps necessary?
I tried my Bricasti M3 direct in place of a Lamm L1. The noise dropped and my perception of resolution increased. The first minute I thought the change was for the better. Percussive instruments were sharply augmented over vocals (like a bad mix) ... 
Who are the Stand Up Guy's and Gals in this Audio Industry?
I do not recall a bad retailer or manufacturer experience. Often the experience is related to unreasonable consumer behavior which is a real problem these days. I have good experiences with TMR, Lamm, Acoustic Frontiers (San Francisco), Purist Aud...