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Goldenear BRX Stand Height
Hi - Herb Reichert reviewed the Golden Ear BRX speakers a few years back. In the measurements section, there was a mention about speaker height. I have attached it below. Rich   Fig.4 shows the GoldenEar’s horizontal dispersion, normaliz... 
My Lifelong Quest to Make my Expensive Rig Sound as Good as $500 Headphones
Hey NY - Great to read that you have brought both your systems so far along. Amazing how much enjoyment upgrading to better quality components and accessories can add to it all. I found your comments regarding headphones of interest.  Covid &am... 
12AU7 tubes for a Rouge Audio Sphinx V3 Integrated
I upgraded with some GE 6189W tubes that I got from Upscale Audio. To be honest, I replaced the JJ's early on when I got the Rogue, so I can't take anything away from the JJ's.    With that said, the Rogue is very smooth sounding with the GEs.  ... 
We Can Make Classic Cars Outperform Today's "SuperCars": Why Not Vintage Audio?
Once something has been modified, it is no longer original.  It was true when I swapped out components on my bicycle to when I swapped out power supplies on a couple of Marantz 22XX receivers to whatever.  If I ever were to sell them, I would get ... 
Zu Audio Dirty Weekend 6 starts tomorrow 09/01/22
Yes, the original Dirty Weekends, which were derived from the Omens, were discontinued.  There is a new Dirty Weekends line called Dirty Weekends 6. From the website ...  All new cabinet design, cable harness options, connectors and connections... 
Would There be a Significant Difference
Hi Mike -   What is it that you are looking to improve or is deficient?     You have nice equipment as it is.  I would not zero in on the preamp as a potential limiting factor. Rich     
Where do you want your system to go when you go?
I care to the point of not wanting to trouble my wife with anything that she would consider a bother or headache or yes, some pile of crap to deal with.  Fortunately, she doesn't like to be bothered with very much, so my guess is that 1-800-Got Ju... 
in the Hospital when amp, (or whatever) , arrives. Consideration over return period?
Glad it all worked out.  TMR is an awesome group to work with. Similar situation happened to me 17 years back.  Was trading in one amp for another, give or take some cash, and put everything in motion right before I was hospitalized, so I would h... 
PrimaLuna Prologue 5 question
I would keep it, unless you really need the cash.  You will always find a use for it.  Built to last forever.   Rich   
What I really hate about some music
Hi Frank - I think you will find that most of the responders here are in the same age range, give or take, as yourself.  So, no surprise that anyone's tastes, myself included, may have changed or matured over the last 50 or 60 years. I own a lot... 
Which sounds better: I2S or Coax.
Correct.  There is no industry standard, so it is proprietary to the manufacturer.  In the case of PSA, its SACD transport is designed to work with its DAC using I2S (HDMI).  That is just how it is.   When I first purchased the PSA SACD transport... 
Which sounds better: I2S or Coax.
Hi RSA - If you will be using PS Audio, you can only use I2S if you wish to access everything  that the PSA transport & DAC will offer. Period. End of Story.  This is how PSA designed its components to work. The SACD handshake will only occu... 
Technics SL1210 MKII
Hi - Have two systems - one with a Technics 1210 (Decware phono preamp; Prima Luna PL 5 power amp; and Musical Fidelity CD PRE 24 preamp) and the other with a Technics 1500 (Rogue Sphinx 3 integrated amp).  Both systems have Zu Audio speakers. B... 
Best first track
1st Queen album - 'Keep Yourself Alive'    
High Efficiency Options?
Not sure why you would be put off by Zu Audio.  Some of the most enjoyable and satisfying speakers I own and I use them with my Prima Luna PL5.  Just ordered a second pair to go with my Rogue Sphinx. In any event, take a look at the offerings fro...