twb2

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What do audiophiles listen in their cars?
As the owner of an extremely great home system, I don't expect anything close in my vehicle, but do choose the best in factory installed systems. Integrated makes sense; after market only invites theft. As a classical lover, XM/Sirius is my choice... 
Soundlab speakers...how reliable?
"No issues with new models. They will last many, many years. Even the old ones did. I owned several older sets and loved them."I just had an email exchange with Dr. Roger West at SoundLab about this topic, and he confirmed my comments. In fact, he... 
Soundlab speakers...how reliable?
Also, you should visit the SoundLab Owners Group (SLOG) website to read what others have said. 
Soundlab speakers...how reliable?
Since the introduction of the 'PX' models about 6 years ago, the reliability issues of the older panels have gone away. The improved rigidity of the cores, stability of the stator wiring, and improved insulation of the stators has almost completel... 
What happened to Jfox
Thank you Jmcgrogan2. That is indeed the person I was referring to. We can only hope Jafox returns as he had a lot of audio wisdom to share, and is a very articulate writer. He is missed indeed. 
Speakers with fullness and weight?
What Zd542 said is absolutely correct. Everything matters! 
Manufacturer Repairs? What is a reasonable time?
It's time to identify this company! Three months is absurd. You will be doing the audiophile community a service. No one should be subject to this kind of abuse. Please send my comment on to this idiot. 
How good is the Ayre DX-5 Universal as a CD player
"The maggies still hold for me, my most memorable audio experience!"You probably haven't had the opportunity to hear Sound Lab's latest large panels properly set up. 
What's your favorite lyric from a song?
From "Good Night Irene" written by Leadbelly and covered by many including my favorite by Ry Cooder: "Sometime I live in the country, sometime I live in town.Sometimes I have a great notion to jump in the river and drown." 
The best speaker you ever heard?
Since numerous responders have mentioned Sound Lab electrostatics as their choice, I would like to add that they have only continued to improve over the years. The latest improvement is the Toroid II transformer in the back plates, which has incre... 
Mirage speaker setup?
An Adcom 545 amp does a nice job of driving my M-1's. 
Mirage speaker setup?
I've owned Mirage M-1's since 1989, although they have been replaced by even BIGGER speakers, Sound Lab Majestic 945's (9' tall!) Mirage, like all plannars which they mimic, need to be out in the room with space behind them to really be at their b... 
Best speaker for vocals
Full range electrostatics, particularly the larger Sound Labs, do this best. The range of the human voice is such that having absolute coherence (the entire sound coming from one driver) is extremely important for realism. Full range electrostatic... 
Stand Recommendation
Two concrete blocks placed one on top of another, on end, make an extremely cheap and effective stand. If placed on carpet, cones underneath are helpful. Sonically, they are as good as anything! They can be spray painted whatever color you wish, b... 
Long USB Cable OK?
If your DAC is 1st class and your system is very revealing, you will be satisfied with nothing less than the best short USB cable possible. In my experience, longer IC's are preferable. I have tried optical (allows a very long run,) and its OK, bu...