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Does something happen when speakers face each othe
Eldartford,You may be correct in your experience, but an out-of phase pair of speakers that face each other (especially if close together) will cancel all of the duplicate information, leaving only the "difference" information.Placing speakers out... 
Does something happen when speakers face each othe
Yes, if one or more of the speakers is "out of phase", it will cancel out a lot of the sound. Out of phase means one or more of the speakers is wired differently than the others. So, the speakers should be wired + to +, - to -. But if you have one... 
Theta Miles vs Resolution Audio CD 50
T-mlb,I have not compared those two, but I thought I would offer my observation concerning the Theta. I have previously owned the balance version of the Theta Miles. According to Theta and most Audio Forums, the balanced version has superior sound... 
Passive intergrated Amps
Many of the affordable integrated amps today are actually passive. However, they do have lots of inputs that you don't need for your configuration. A good example is the Plinius 8100/8150/8200. BTW, a used 8100 at around $1000 US is a GREAT unit.C... 
The Best Inexpensive Wines Available Now
I "REALLY" enjoy a nice glass of wine when listening to my system. Problem is, I'm notoriously frugal. Here are my current favorites.Yellow Tail Shiraz currently $6.99 Trinity Oaks 1999 Zinfandel $5.99The Yellow Tail may be shunned by the wine cri... 
Did I do ok?
Jond,You may want to check your source of information again. This "deal" sounded too good to be true, so I did a bit of investigating. I do not see any mention of SACD or DVD-A playback for the DVSP300 or DVPS300. I did see it listed as a progress... 
Recommend a good Monitor for my existing system
Reference 3A MM De Capo. The De Capo is considered to be one of the best monitors in the world. They also provide excellent bass in addition to all of the other things that great monitors provide. I use mine without a sub and never want for more b... 
My weakest link??
Joel,I have had very similar equipment/room. I've owned the Plinius 8200 and the Tyler Acoutics Taylo Reference Monitors. Both of these pieces were good, but they can be bettered, especially in a small room.My current system is a Cary CD-308 w/vol... 
Is adding a power amp to an A/V receiver worth it?
OK, I'll take the opposing view. You are correct, some of your current equipment is is a different league. You already have some of the building blocks for an EXCELLENT music system. I think you would be better served if you continue to build on t... 
Decware Zen Monoblocks & Coincident Triumph Combo
Meech,This question will be answered quickly by Decware owners if you post on the Decware Forum at:http://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=GeneralThere are a lot of Decware Amp owners there with lots of experience with different speaker... 
CD players with volume control ?????
This subject comes up about once a week! I'm sure that you can find MANY post in the archives at this site and at AudioAsylum. But since I have a setup like this, I'll give you a few to check out.Theta Miles (the balanced version is supposedly bet... 
Integrated amp plus receiver?
You can actually do this very easily. First, you put together the 2-channel music rig. So, connect the Triangles to the output of the integrated amp. Also, if you have a dedicated music source such as a CD player, connect its analog outputs to the... 
Ground Loop Humm/Buzz from Television
If you are connected to a coax cable TV feed, it is likely that the cable is causing the issue. This is VERY common and has been widely acknowledged on this and other forums. You can purchase an in line isolation unit that will solve this issue. I... 
SACD/Redbook one-box solution?
My guess is that it takes BIG BUCKS to get the redbook performance of your CD-308 standard from a one box SACD/CD player.I own a Cary CD-308 and I previously owned a Sony DVP-9000ES SACD/DVD/CD player. The Sony is regularly praised for its redbook... 
Which artists do you just not get?
I've tried and tried, but I just can't get into most of Dave Mathews Band. I wanted to like it because so many people think it is the greatest. I don't get it!I REALLY don't get the whole Metallica thing! The last few things I heard from Metallica...