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Speakers and system for compressed recordings?
Classic rock sounds great on my high end system. I was in your situation for years until I found the right combination of amp and speakers. Almost any kind of music now souinds good on my system. The Blu-Ray version of DSOTM is absolutely mind blo... 
Best treatment for speaker feet????
I use a inch and a half thick slab of black granite under my floorstanding speakers. The speakers have cones and feet protectors which I purchased from Adona, sitting on top of the granite. As the speakers weigh 85 pounds each, they are extremely ... 
Anyone have/heard Cerious Tech. React1 speakers?
Just checked their web page. I don't see how you could go from the ZU speakers that throw out a large sound to a pair of stand mounted monitors. If you like the big sound that ZU is famous for, you won't get them in a monitor speaker. I had Vander... 
Anyone have/heard Cerious Tech. React1 speakers?
Never heard the speakers, but you have a great pair of ZU speakers. Personally, I would keep the speakers. My reason: If you are like me, you won't be satisified with the new speaker/amp set up and you will contemplate another amp. If you like the... 
Review: Dynaudio Special Twenty-Five Monitor
I just checked out your dedicated room....I am so envious. What a great place to kick back and listen to music. Your system is very nice, well put together.Bob 
What started you on your audiophile journey .
My dad bought me an expensive Concord mono cassete recorder in the 60's and I started tapeing songs off my am/fm portable radio. When I turned 16, I bought my first component system: Sansui receiver, BSR turntable, Sony cassette deck, Teac Dolby B... 
Rookie; replace my own amplifier caps??
Why not just send the amp back to Klaus at Odyssey and have him replace the caps for FREE as the amp comes with a 20 year warranty. You could ask him about the newer and much better Symphonic branded caps he uses in his extreme models. I have them... 
USB to SPDIF Converters
I recently bought a Musical Fidelity V-Link usb/spdif converter to use with my Emotiva XDA-1 dac. I am very pleased with the sound as it brought the Emotiva to an entirely new level. Stereophile rates the v-link as a solid class B.Bob 
DENON DL-304. Is it the bargain sound or not?
I had a slab of black granite under my VPI Scout turntable. Tended to make the sound bright and thin. Solid maple (butcherblock) 2 to 3 inches thick is better. You will get a warmer and richer sound, very musical. I had a Grado Gold and didn't car... 
Rogue Audio Cronus .... reverse polarity ?
I have my speakers wired in reverse polarity. The reason: My Audible Illusions Modulus 3A preamp reverses polarity so by reversing them at the speakers puts them back to the proper polarity. And yes, there is most definitely a difference when reve... 
best rock SACDs
Dark Side Of the Moon, Paranoid by Black Sabbath on shacd, 3 Doors Down "A Better Life", The Who "Live on the Isle of Wright". The entire Pink Floyd catalogue is being reissued on sacd in the coming months. The worst rock sacd: Alice in Chains Gre... 
Tubed Universal CD Players?
There is a Cayin sacd tube cd player for sale here for like 550.00. It is a 1800.00 piece, new. If you like the Jolida sound, that may just be the ticket.Bob 
HELP-woofer moves alot when playing lps
I said in a previous answer I use the KAB rumble filter. I consulted the manufacturers of both my turntable and speakers, and after I told them everything I tried, other than changing the cartridge and or arm, I was advised that the rumble filter ... 
HELP-woofer moves alot when playing lps
I have experience with the KAB rumble filter. I had the same problem in my system with my VPI turntable. The filter attaches through the tape loop and I can hear no difference in the sound quality with or without the filter engaged. It totally sto... 
Shunyata Venom 3's don't fit?
Some IEC outlets are deeper than others. I am using the Shunyata Copperheads and Diamondback power cords and it is the same on some of my equipment. Just make sure the cord fits into the IEC as far as it can go and leave it at that.Bob