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How far and wide? NSMT speaker placement
My room is not very big, 14’ x 16’. My speakers are on the short wall, about 3.5 feet out, about 9 feet apart slightly towed in, I am about 8 feet back. I have acoustic panels in the critical spots in the room. My speakers are Jeff Bagby’s "Kair... 
Changing melody and tempo songs
Almost my entire music collection, and the various genres I listen to, have regular shifting tempos, melodies, time signatures, chord progressions, etc, etc. I listen to various subgenres of prog, jazz, and classical, all of which are well known ... 
What was the last CD you bought (Name, and year issued)?
Here's a few more very recent CD purchases. Elliott Carter - Two Controversies and a Conversation for piano, percussion, and chamber orchestra (2011) - Carter composed this at the age of 102, and does not show any lack of creativity or artistic a... 
What was the last CD you bought (Name, and year issued)?
My tastes tend toward the progressive and avant-garde, so, as far as being used for recommendations, YMMV. I was thinking of getting rid of my CD’s, but once I removed them and their inserts from the jewel cases, put them into specifically design... 
Soundstage and image height, does it exist?
There is no soundstage image height or image at all. It's just your brain trying to make sense of what it's perceiving its a trick an illusion. @johnk  Then how do you explain Northwestern's LEDR recording, already mentioned several times on t... 
Is symphonic music kind of like Phil Spector got hold of chamber music?
In response to the OP, no. Not sure why a mid 20th century pop producer has to be invoked in order to differentiate between orchestral and chamber music? The differences have been around for much longer than mid century pop. From my view, as a f... 
Tyler Timekeepers
I have not had a chance to hear the Timekeepers yet, but I have heard several other Tyler Acoustics speakers.  And without question, they outperform comparably priced speakers.     
How did 70s rock music transition into 80s music?
@bdp24  I worked at the Sherman Oaks and the Canoga Park stores. I worked with Kip for quite a while. Good guy. Not sure I'd call his band punk though, more power pop. 2 other guys I worked with, Bob Say and Tom Gracyk, have a great store just ... 
Recommendation on speakers for listening to live music
I was at a live orchestra performance and it dawned on me: Hey, this sounds just like my Klipsch Heresy IV speakers! That's the fun thing about audio, different people can have much the same live listening experience, and get completely opposit... 
New In 2022
All new, no reissues or archive releases. There's way to much great new music, for me to waste time with yet more reissyes... Mary Halvorson - Amaryllis / Jazz guitarist, Mary Halvorson, really hit her stride with this release. While not quite ... 
How did 70s rock music transition into 80s music?
I think the claim that the 80's were fueled by the need to move away from prog, was vastly overstated. I think it was more to do with bands like Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, etc. Prog bands like Van Der Graaf Generator, Peter Hammi... 
What Power Cords for Rel S510 Subs?
As one who has heard, in blind tests, the difference between PCs, I am more than a bit dubious as to how a much better PC would make a difference on subs. The reason why I say this, is because ALL the differences I've heard in PCs, is with subtle... 
Tekton haters and bashers you just got a new target!
I think the only commonality between the two is the word ugly.  I am a 'form follows function' sort of guy, so, if the design does what they say (it makes structural and acoustic sense), then I find nothing ugly about them. Also, they mention ... 
Sub Confusion
As rsf507 states, multiple subs tends to resolve node problems. Google "subwoofer swarm" for an explanation for why multiple subs are usually better than one.  Your reason for wanting to free your speakers from reproducing the lows, is one  great... 
Need suggestions: High pitched female singers
Annie Haslam! Five+ octave range, near perfect intonation, Great power, control, and dynamics, and loads of emotion. She was the lead vocalist for British prog band, Renaissance.  Longish tracks, with classical influences, great keyboards, and ...