simao

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Can't believe I let myself get sucked in again.
Welcome back! Ten years is a lifetime in audiophile terms. We're still squabbling and trading barbs and accusations and occasional good advice.  
Advice on desk speakers
Audioengine A5+ 
Distortion/too much bass from turntable
Since that cartridge is essentially one out, it could be a number of things within it. Anything from the suspension being worn out to the actual stylus to simply corroded internal wiring. Those cartridges are pretty achieved if you want to go that... 
FTC may end amplifier rule! ACTION NEEDED
@jwl244. Fair enough. I guess I was being somewhat trollish. You're right in that if you can't post something like that on audiogon, where else can you put it? 
FTC may end amplifier rule! ACTION NEEDED
It's nothing I don't care about it, it just seems rather superfluous considering everything that's going on with the world at the moment. I've read the rule. And I'm being quite serious about this, but how many reputable companies are going to sta... 
FTC may end amplifier rule! ACTION NEEDED
@jwl244. I can comment on whatever I feel. Don't be so butthurt.  
FTC may end amplifier rule! ACTION NEEDED
Right. With all the other serious issues our reps need to hear our voices about, this one is right up there with systemic racism, national infrastructure, and jobs creation 
older speaker designs
Your 15 year old integrated - assuming it's a decent make and model in the first place -should be fine. Fifteen years ago was 2006; amplifier technology HAS changed in that time, of course, but unless you're going Class D or looking for streaming/... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Marillion. - Clutching at Straws 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@big_greg. Pink Martini is such a fun act. they were so integral to that late 2000s lounge revival, and they've continued to make good music ever since. 
Translation help needed for speaker cable with ground wire
Love the 80s. Best decade in a while.  
Translation help needed for speaker cable with ground wire
Actually, I figured it out. Because I thought of speakers I had five binding posts and how that odd number must be for the ground. 
Translation help needed for speaker cable with ground wire
@erik_squires Right. I'll ask again. One side has the spade grounding cable. Does that go on the speaker or the amp connection?  
Help troubleshooting: 1 speaker is playing significantly lower
True. It could be that something has come unsoldered, or you might find evidence of a disconnection on the crossover board itself. Be bold and see what you can find. 
Help troubleshooting: 1 speaker is playing significantly lower
@larryi Exactly the same thing that happened to me. It retaught me the lesson of checking all connections first, unplugging and plugging all, then going through the checklist you mentioned.