rbstehno

Responses from rbstehno

... Should I be concerned?
You never want your volume control to max out at a low volume point. You want your volume control to be anywhere between 4 and 6 if the volume control starts at 0 and the max would be 10. Check with your preamp/integrated manufacturer to determine... 
Who puts their speakers right up against the back wall and why?
It all depends on the speaker. I’ve heard the Wilson Tiny Tots up against the wall and they sounded fantastic. If your speakers are rear ported, you want them to breathe, if they are front ported, then you have options. I have large floor standing... 
Tekton Design Moab
kingbarbuda-keep your magico’s, not even close in sound quality IMO. Magico’s allow you to upgrade your equipment and your speakers will take advantage of the better equipment, whereas the tektons would be the weakest link if you start upgrading w... 
Replacing driver screws with brass screws
Souljasmooth- If you read millercarbon’s Tekton thread, he replied that he was “amazed” at the improvement this little tweak made: “Yes roxy54, and now you see how amazing one seemingly minor little tweak can be” when most people hear nothing or v... 
Tekton Design Moab
Why does the OP have to say things like this:"Yes roxy54, and now you see how amazing one seemingly minor little tweak can be, imagine that times a few hundred. Or thousand. Then you will begin to understand where my grand depictions of what I’m h... 
~$15K floorstanders: opinions sought
Any of the larger Usher’s like the x-towers, grand tower, be-10/td-10 or the be-20/td-20’s. Revel salon2 or studio2. 
Ok now I am frustrated with streaming
I used to do corporate networks starting 30 years ago and their could be a few things that you should look at:1) you indicated that xfinity saw some errors. What were they? Could they fix them or did they mask them by upping your speed? Speed isn’... 
What have you been working on in 2020?
Sold my nice Hanns T-60 tt with vpi 3D arm and cartridge. Sold all of my vinyl albums.Sold my newer McIntosh C47 preamp because I stopped using vinyl.Now I’m going directly from my PS Audio DS sr dac to my PS Audio BHK amp. Simpler system with bet... 
USB sucks
SQ from usb sucks too! Get the best network attached dac you can afford then you get the best of both worlds: be need for a dedicated server in the audio room and no usb along with its many tweaks 
Best Speakers for a small Nearfield room, budget at most $10000 (used is also ok)
I used a pair of Totem Model 1’s for years in a small room. I then moved up to a pair of Totem Mani II’s which require a powerful amp. Both speakers need stands. Another option which is a little more money are the Usher mini-x stand mounted speake... 
Looking for new speakers
I agree with a couple of people here, ignore the 1st responder unless you want to go backwards in sound quality.I also agree with others to try a different source. Also, try different speaker cables, even some cheap 16/14 gauge wire just to see if... 
Ethernet cable question
You have multiple networks: internet, private internal, wireless, and maybe a guest network. All networks can have different speeds. Hopefully you built a 1G internal private network, an AC wireless network, and up to a 1G fiber internet network. ... 
$5k Pair Full Range Speaker Shootout - Help me pick
I used to have the Usher MD II’s, great speaker, I upgraded to the larger Ushers. The revel’s are very good too. Another very good speaker is the Totem Wind or totem forest. I used to have the Classe cap151 and it’s a nice integrated but not sure ... 
Tekton Design Moab
LOL-custom paint 
Tekton Design Moab
Souljasmooth-I take offense to your comment, I had an Astro van and it was much better looking than these speakers. The van had Better bracing, less vibrations, and the wires were all braided.