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How come Horn + woofer designs are not more popular?
Horn speakers distort sound.  Some love this--go to a typical 150 db (exaggeration except for YES!)  rock concert and there are a million horns.  Go to a ball game at the local VFW or where they play summer American Legion ball and listen to the a... 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
What are YOU hoping to hear on a recording??  Depends, right? https://reverb.com/news/the-unconventional-recording-tricks-behind-6-classic-drum-sounds?utm_campaign=20190519+Sunday+Content&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=MarketingCloud  
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
ANYONE who plays a musical instrument and likes either horn or box speakers has a hearing impairment.Go out in front of the current orchestra that you play in/attend concerts by and LISTEN to the MUSIC in the room they are playing in.  THEN, go to... 
What a sad world we now live in.......
Don't be sad about this.  Be sad that your tax dollars pay Walmart employees' salaries since the walton kids need to keep their 140+ billion dollars and make us all pay welfare support (taxes) to their employees because the Walton's are way too po... 
Most “disappeared” speakers.
EASY-PEASY:  Anything Magnepan SET-UP correctly with quality electronics.  (You only hear what you enter into them, good or bad.)RE: poster who suggested horn speakers.  PLEASE listen to ANY properly set-up horn speaker next to a set of properly s... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Thank you for listing the amps you are checking out and the fact that you listen to a multi-channel system.First, it kept me from reading all this as the amps in your list are all pretty bad.  Next, listening to a multi-channel system is not new. ... 
Take up drums at age 56?
@lowrider57 I was remiss in not mentioning fingers, but a beginner has to strengthen those wrists practicing rudiments first.  You are totally correct that developed drummers require finger dexterity as well, but that seems WAY beyond a beginner's... 
Take up drums at age 56?
My big brother was a drummer.  No natural talent, but he took lessons from the guy who invented some of the rudiments, and he practiced every waking moment of his life.  At 10 or 11, I forget which, he performed with a quartet of boys the same age... 
Double Advent wiring question...
My point was taken incorrectly.  My point was that Henry Kloss designed the finest speaker he could in those days given what he had to work with.  It was a GREAT speaker for the times.  The issue I am raising is that technology has come a long way... 
Double Advent wiring question...
Suggestion:  Please don't do this.  PLEASE go get some modern speakers from your dealer and try them.PLEASE.  That was a great idea in 1970; today, not so much. 
Puzzled about reasons why there seems to be no shortage of used planner speakers
1.  Upgrades--once you own them and set them up correctly, you will HEAR that boxes do not reproduce as accurately (given the quality of your source material and components.)  Thus, upgrades as your ability to purchase increases.  (Personally, I u... 
Magnepan's new LRS?
I wouldn't be too hard on your dealers. They have a tough life these days.  First, NO ONE is buying huge high-end systems like they used to and you all know that.  SO, the dealer is stuck with the same monthly expenses, and if they do not own the ... 
Looking for an integrated tube amp under $2500
Used Audio Research gear might help.  They made a few of these a while ago; not sure which one was the best, but easy to find out by reading a bit.Cheers,Richard 
Magnepan's new LRS?
Glad that the best speaker maker ever now has a more affordable item.  Possibly music lovers everywhere will finally realize what I found out that day in 1974 when I turned on the Tympani I-A set that just arrived at my shop and it blew all of us ... 
Why the fascination with subwoofers?
LISTEN to @hifidreams.  He knows what he hears, and it is all good.