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OK -- just heard back from Rob myself via email.  Thoughtful and information-rich as always. What can I say, I'm very happy to know his business is doing so well! 
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Speaking of Rob G., I've been trying to contact him for the last two weeks -- daily calls to CSS are answered by a robot that tells me "this mailbox has not been set up."  Emails go unanswered.I'm beginning to wonder if something is up. 
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I plan on exploring XO modifications on my 3.7s. If anyone has direct experience in a similar endeavor with this model, please let me know.PM is fine. Thanks in advance for any and all input. 
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I recently spoke with Rob G. about the same issue re my 3.7s. He said that the grill cloth is an integral part of the speaker design in all models except the 3.7, where it is entirely cosmetic.  
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Alright then, swapping in Mills MRA12s  is on my list. I might  need some technical pointers, but will post results when able. Give me a minute... 
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I had a discussion with Rob G. several weeks ago about replacing caps in my 3.7s. He basically said don't bother, it won't be worth the effort. He sent me a couple pictures of designs he has tried with the 3.7 and maintained the sonic improvement ... 
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Tom - are you able to specify a track or two on that Rhino collection that produces the sizzle effect on your end? I'd like to hear how that plays on the 3.7. I just called it up on Qobuz...always liked Dolly's music...somehow, After the Gold Rush... 
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Tom - I have to admit I'm, um, baffled by your laminar launch baffle treatment suggestion. How would that be done with the 3.7? 
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@solobone22 --If you listen off to the side and rather close to the tweeter you can hear crackling on music with strong lower treble upper mid energy - like timpani for classical music. If you listen out front you can't hear it at all at any ... 
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Speaking of the Benchmark DAC3B and the LA4 Pre -- Paul Seydor has a nice review of these along with considerable mention of the AHB-2 in this month's online Absolute Sound.Todd 
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Tom,Re your comment on the PXO I find it inaudible Do you mean that it does not contribute any audible difference to the setup (therefore, why bother getting one) or that it it works so well that it doesn’t contribute a character of its own?Todd 
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One final SmartSub question: if I were to use one of the Thiel SmartSubs with my 3.7s, would I need, foregoing the SI-1 Integrator, the passive crossover "tuned" to the 3.7? Does such an item exist? 
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So, Tom, do you then agree with Rob about the SI-1 Integrator , that it's a waste of time and not reparable? I've located one that the owner claims just stopped powering on one day and hasn't worked since.  
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Question: Thiel SI-1 Smartsub IntegratorDoes anyone repair these? I talked with Rob about this. He doesn't and said there were problems with the unit and it had eventually been withdrawn. Does this then leave the passive crossover as the only reco... 
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@ solobone22 which specific piano recordings? I want to listen to what you are referencing. Sure -- just off the top, Scarlatti 30 Sonatas, John Browning piano, Nimbus, 16/44;  Brahms 7 Fantasies,etc, Emanuel Ax piano, Sony,16/44 , also Mari Asa...