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Does anyone collect something else other than music.
I assume LP’s don’t count!Until my divorce, I was an art collector, or more specifically, animation art. Production cells, pencil drawings etc. Or, other artist’s interpretations of animation art such as Warhol. After that, art in general (my fiel... 
Is my room size going to be a problem for speakers?
I’ve had some pretty small setups, 10x10 isn’t really a big deal with the right speakers. There’s an awful lot out there for near field listening. I’m not sure why it’s not a problem for people with desktop setups but is if you’re in a comfy chair... 
My Demo results: I feel like I'm at a frustrating block in my speaker journey
I’d be interested in the how/where regarding demos of speakers. A lot of that could give insight as to why you’ve come away with the opinions you have. For instance, I could call the Tannoys a lot of things, but I don’t think dark and recessed wou... 
Anybody have Focal Kanta 2
I'm in absolute heaven with the Kanta No2's.I'm running a solid state amp and hybrid pre (BAT VK-220 & BAT VK-3iX). I wouldn't hesitate to use all solid state as long as it's got current and decent specs. They're far more efficient than I had ... 
Speakers for Yamaha AS2100
I *hate* not being able to demo speakers - although in my case it’s also because all the brick and mortar stores are long gone. At least the ones with proper demo rooms. The nearest proper showroom is a 3 hour round trip and $50 parking (after val... 
Upgrades for Thiel CS 3.6?
Lots of good points above. I’ve got some 2 2’s, once I matched them up with the correct components, I never wanted to change them out. Had them since around 1993.My epiphany came by not matching them with a high wattage amp(s) (oh, the watts), but... 
Thiel Owners
rosami Thanks for the input on that. For the past 17 years mine have been on a second floor dedicated room, but it was built in such a way that the part where the speakers sat had joists running a short direction of only 6’, which definitely playe... 
Elac Debut Reference DB62's
Your link needs fixing - you’ve got an additional /http:// at the end...These look like excellent little speakers that will probably put the UniFi to shame. Seems they're a hit at the show circuit! 
Thoughts on choosing an amplifier
Agree on choosing speakers first. Once I knew I had the sound I wanted I went through a few demos before picking the perfect match. If I were to make a wild guess as to what would drive the majority of speakers well, I'd go for the Parasound. When... 
Can speakers sound worse during break-in period?
It's been my experience different brands break in at different rates - simply depending on the materials involved. Revel says no break in time required, Buchardt at least 100 hours.My Thiels probably took 2-3 months to break in, and it was quite n... 
Thiel Owners
A personal piece of history: Bose made Thiel cease and desist from using the number 2.2 for our second generation model 2, which we renamed the CS2 2, without the decimal point, garnering more publicity and support than any emerging company could ... 
White Van Speakers ?
Heck, I knew a dude and his dad that basically did this back in the early 70’s. They built "Bose 901" speakers. The living room/kitchen/dining room had several dozen cabinets in various stages of build. They even had the same nasty brown and orang... 
Speaker Cover Cloth?
There’s loads of companies out there to contact:Tuki CoversSpeaker WorksIf I were doing this, I’d head over to the local fabric store, pick out something that worked with the room/wife, some batting, some interior liner, and go to the bulletin boa... 
Buchardt S400 Special Edition speakers -- any impressions?
IIRC, they require a minimum of 100 hours play time to come to full bloom. Check back in! 
Inexpensive Headphone DAC
This isn't as much fun as getting suggestions - but a pretty good list of made in USA audio gear: https://americanmadeaudio.com/