ricred1

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The Audio Doctor makes a house call
tomic601,I live in San Antonio,  TX.  
The Audio Doctor makes a house call
 I've been trying to find a local dealer to setup my speakers,  but have been unable to.  The closest high-end dealer to me wouldn't do it, because he doesn't sell my speakers. So, there are a lot of high-end dealers that won't or can't setup a sy... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
ron17,"It pays to have a pro (especially with speakers) help with set-up." I couldn't agree more. When I owned Wilson Audio speakers it was great to have a dealer set them up. I live in the San Antonio,  TX and would pay money to have a dealer set... 
First World Problem in need of Solution
atownkeep,My Jeff Rowland 625 S2 amp drives my Monitor Audio PL500 II front speakers. My ATI AT523NC 3-channel amp drives my center and rears. I'm not doing "critical listening", so when I watch television or a movie I don't notice a significant ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Cables,  including power cords are system dependent. I've owned Wireworld Platinum power cords, auditioned several others in my system,  including Shunyata Sigma NR. When you get around to power cords I suggest trying a Audioquest Hurricane.  
Chord Dave Replacement
toetapaudio,I sent you a PM. I'm also looking into the Hugo M Scaler and Blu mk2 as possible upgrades.  
Chord Dave Replacement
Thanks for the responses. frozentundra,I do use Roon and I'll try the linear warm filter. 
First World Problem in need of Solution
I don't believe you can just purchase a HT processor. You need a multi-channel amp to run your center and rear channels and a HT Processor to run through your preamp's HT bypass. I have a 5.1 system that you can view under virtual systems. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
This constant drumming of "expensive mediocre components" and unscrupulous dealers is getting old. There are great dealers across the country and great components at every price point! I say that, because I choose to attend shows, audition compone... 
Love to hear from current owners or past users of Isoacoustics Gaia footers.
I replaced the stock footers. I have Stillpoints under the rest of my components. The GAIA's improved bass articulation and allows the speakers to disappear better. It's not a night and day difference. You have to hear them in your own system to d... 
Love to hear from current owners or past users of Isoacoustics Gaia footers.
I have GAIA I's on my speakers and I'm very happy with them.  
Audioquest 5000 or ???
I had a Audioquest 1000 power conditioner and now I have a Torus RM20. My system sounds more dynamic with the RM20.  
How to assess and quantify system improvement and changes?
I’ve been guilty of hyperbole also, but I realize I was doing such a disservice to so many. Now I try very hard to put things in perspective and frequently say, "there are no absolutes in audio, only preferences. In addition, I submit at a certain... 
Best audio companies and dealers
Jeff Rowland...truly outstanding customer service. I've talked to Mr. Rowland several times. Although I haven't purchased anything from them yet, www.suprahifi.com. Suprahifi is very down to earth.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
gtaphile," the importance of selecting/auditioning new components that have synergy with the rest of your system as well that the audition include a selection of corresponding high quality cables." It took me a long time to get to that point and ...