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loydvii - not long ago in this  forum there was a list of likely cable candidates for Thiel speakers. I would like to add Straightwire to that list. Specifically their Octave II (now III) series incorporates all of Straightwire's core technologies... 
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lloydviii - thanks for the room clarification. Whereas 12’x12’ is really bad, your room lies on the edge of the ’Bolt Area’ of ideal proportions. Your additional adjoining spaces almost always make things even better. Exposed glass is problematic.... 
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Lloyd - what is the height dimension of your room?  
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jon - it could be anything in the entire chain from source to speakers. Time for classic, systematic troubleshooting. The likelihood of XO problems is very small, and XO problems tend to exhibit frequency-related / balance problems. A rubbing voi... 
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Max - what a fabulous setup! The DR79s are only 100 watts (stereo) into 8 ohms. We are dedicating them to bridged mono operation. Their stock power is rated at 1100 watts into 2 ohms. Hotrod will increase output. I realize that more is better, bu... 
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duramax747 - congratulations! The room is such a very big deal. Treat your AC mains like signal wires with star quad twisted runs, etc. and high grade receptacles, etc. Run off 240 volts where you can. Very worth the trouble. No, I haven't heard ... 
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The CS1.5 spent its whole life on Stereophile’s Class A (limited bass) list. But its design constraints are real - a seated listener at least 100" away. Also, the only baked-in timbral balance assumption is that it is on a floor. The anechoic (no ... 
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FWIW, if anyone has experience and opinions about the Gaia vs standard Thiel spikes, I'm interested in hearing about it.  
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Some thoughts regarding speaker height - Although the distance from the woofer to the floor has some relevance to the frequency content, its contribution is minor compared to the relative distance of each driver to the listener's ear. Those relat... 
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gryphon1972 - a few thoughts for you. Your room is indeed tiny, far too small to support bass resonant modes. The walls are substantially transparent to bass. But, on the other hand, your amp is so small that it may have trouble delivering enou... 
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duramax747 - I wonder if Rob would be interested in partnering with you. Perhaps he could be one of the customers and individuals could group-buy from you, and he could get additional inventory to sell to others. I would be interested to investiga... 
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About the wire thing - I’m living in that rabbit maze and it’s fascinating, complex and difficult. ll post more as I find time. A brief response to the ’solid or litz’ remark is YES. There are so many interacting variables of geometry, conductor p... 
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I based my dis-recommendation on multiple grounds. Rob knew the work and disrecommended it. I also know that Jim's approach is to balance the effects in the frequency and phase/time domains. We don't know how this XO tweak approaches that work. I... 
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Some remembrances of Amberwood. From its beginning, Thiel offered four primary veneers: Black Walnut, White Oak, Teak and Brazilian Rosewood (extra charge). Over time we stocked virtually anything that anyone requested. That was possible because ... 
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Nice - looks like what I was describing, except for sticker shock. Tom