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Whats your favourite track to play to the non hi-fi visitor?
This one in SACD.  You can feel the pick on the strings.https://youtu.be/oydj5H9C-no  
I think I over treated my room. I can't hear anything.
Yes, -9 dB is way less than we can hear, but it is a valid number.Zero dB is defined as 20 micropascals ( 0.00002 pascals), so any sonic energy level less than 20 micropascals is a negative dB level. 
Warn Sound Capacitor
I put ClarityCaps on my Great Heils and found them to be "duller" than the Aerovox caps that they replaced. 
You know you are an Audiophile when:
You conceive(!), design, and build your own equipment when none is available such as an A/B/X box with both speaker level and line level matching, then wire your room up specifically to test different speakers.http://www.audioheritage.org/photopos... 
You know you are an Audiophile when:
You design and build you own speakers including the crossovers specifically tuned for the room that you listen in.https://youtu.be/sk-h7OyfSGU http://www.audioheritage.org/photopost/data//500/medium/ScreenHunter_250_Jul_13_11_47.jpg 
You know you are an Audiophile when:
After listening to music, your back is sore from leaning/sitting forward because it sounds better and brings out more detail further from the back wall and back of the couch you are sitting on. 
Best CD player under $2000
I have the Yamaha S2100 and an OPPO 95.  The 95 sounds much smoother and less grainy.  When I first got the OPPO, I thought it sounded dull, but that was not the case.Get any OPPO that ends in "5" (i.e., 95, 105, 205) and you can't go wrong.  My 9... 
What speaker has the best high frequencies?
I’ve tamed the Heils and they sound great with plenty of top end extension. I use them in a 2.5 way with JBL 2241H 18" and JBL 2251J 10". My own design crossovers.I created acoustic lenses for them and insert a piece of foam to the rear to reduce ... 
Sound, neutrality and the pursuit of everything
Easy one.You can’t trust your ears and whatever you listen to music-wise will never contain the entire spectrum. Sure you may make those songs you enjoy sound good, but what about everything else?I use a 61-band RTA with a pink noise source and ju... 
What the heck do these terms mean?
1. Treble/ bass is dry- Huh? What does this mean?Lacking in a natural ambience/reverb2. Treble/bass is wet.- Huh? Again, what does this mean?Too much ambience/reverb3. Organic sounding- Huh, huh?No unnaturalness such as peaks and dips in the fre... 
SACD
Vanessa Fernandezhttps://elusivedisc.com/vanessa-fernandez-i-want-you-hybrid-stereo-sacd/ https://youtu.be/acW1U1C6GmQ  
Silly question, but I’ll ask it anyway.
This is true about dieseling and in fact if you put a drop of oil on the back of a high performance air gun pellet, the heat generated by the rapidly compressed air in the chamber will ignite the spot of oil and increase the pressure of the shot..... 
Silly question, but I’ll ask it anyway.
Most domestic vehicles use spark plug wires with a fiber glass core covered in latex graphite, which provides between 10,000 and 12,000 ohms of resistance per foot of wire.  But this varies with wire type   Do you really want to put all of that ... 
My system is where I want it be and it sounds awesome...
Nope!  Not until you replace that Oppo with a 95, 105, or 205.  
Considering getting a CD player (again). Used? New? Criteria?
Well if anyone has a complete, properly working Oppo 95 for ~$300 + shipping, I'll take it!