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Responses from russ69

Habituation to system changes: the Audiophiles' curse...
Always strive for improvement but don't forget to stop and just listen to the music. 
Seeking ideas about how to improve my system
   "...I recently purchased a pair of Hifiman Susvara headphones, and the experience of listening to them is absolutely sublime..."I think most of us have had this experience. A good headphone will drive you to upgrade your loudspeaker system. No ... 
Infinity RS IIb L. F. Equalizer
"...so if you can avoid inserting a very old piece of electronics into your chain you are going to be happier..."Truth be told, pretty much all of Infinity's electronic boxes were crap. I'm sitting on two non-working RS1B crossover boxes.    
Are Preamplifier’s Relevant Today or just a Hinderance with Digital Playback ?
Two posts is all it takes to get the right answer.  
Chose this because most read. topic, but for all discussions.
"....Please don't fall into the BS of anyone with a long term history, unless they have actually had first hand experience of the product they are evaluating..."That was the issue with the Audioquest cable measurements. He broke the connector and ... 
Why are there so many Martin Logan ESL for sale.
Upgrade sales. Upgrade to bigger Martin-Logans.  
Conrad-Johnson Discolored (rusty?) Allen screws on side of MF-2550.
They are just oxide finished hex cap screws, they tend to rust. You can unscrew them and use WD40 and a toothbrush to remove surface rust.  
system/room equalized flat from 20 to 20k cps--is yours?
Everything we listen to, in every room and hall has a different frequency response. I'm not sure that trying to make an imperfect room perfect is the right direction to go. Would not reproduced sounds not sound right if corrected? Say you have a m... 
My NAD 3020 D proves your Class D tropes are wrong
"...What makes them special in my mind is that they are true bookshelf speakers, designed with on-shelf or on-desk placement in mind thus they lack the bass bloat you’d experience with "normal" bookshelf speakers..."Very cool. BTW: I'm willing to ... 
It's fine either way but the system is right in front of you, do you hear any degradation in sound with the attenuator engaged? I would not think you would. Flip it on and enjoy or flip it off, no matter.  
MA5300 integrated amp.
Any amp in a cabinet is going to run hotter than one out in open air. I have been known to take the backs off and leave the doors open when amps are placed in that type of furniture.  
Is the spade size an issue sonically if it’s larger than the contact area ?
In the past I have removed the spades and replaced with smaller spades that fit my amps better. I'm more anal than most and a half decent solderer.  
Possibly Ignorant Power Question
"...It should be pretty obvious when using this speaker it is totally irrelevant if amplifier power doubles. All this stuff becomes irrelevant..."Unless you like speakers like big Magnepans and others.   "...Try and find the Martin Logan owner who... 
My NAD 3020 D proves your Class D tropes are wrong
Erik, Tell us about your custom nearfield monitors.  
drop down ceiling in basement...??
Drop ceilings are not a great idea, unless you have tons of head room. Try to get as much height as you can. Dry wall or dry wall with exposed floor joists.