williewonka

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Next step: tube preamp or analog?
Errr - and this is not a slippery slope ?.. I have a maxed out Modwright 5400 Signature Truth CD/SACD player with Audio Magic Pulse Gen ZX, Bybee rails, Audio Magic Illusion umbilical, Star Sound trans mod, Mullard GZ34 rectifier tube, Synergistic... 
Electrical - Romex Wiring and Other Recommended Enhancements
Medical grade outlets grip the plugs so much better and their consrtuction is superior to regular outletsI use cryo’d Pass and Seymour MRI grade outlets - they grip like a vice...https://www.takefiveaudio.com/products/938-pass-and-seymour-8300-wmr... 
Most resolving Speaker
Avantegarde - any model. The best speakers I have ever heard Detailed, balanace, neutral, dynamic and very efficient - the upper models are some of the nicest eye candy also, i.e. if you like that sort of thingRegards  
Digitizing LPs
@echolane - here’s a sweet little unit that converts to a sample rate of 16/44 and comes with software to record to a computer via USB and slice and dice into tracks for just $46 - other than this unit you just need an analogue output at line leve... 
A Question on Speaker Driver Efficiency
Thanks to all for all the input - Once again Agon members have proven to be very insightful.@erik_squies - I double checked the sensitivity numbers and 4, 8, and 16 ohm speakers have identical sensitivity - 95db, but it's definitely something to v... 
A Question on Speaker Driver Efficiency
@toddalin - what is -  "high Bl"Thanks 
A Question on Speaker Driver Efficiency
@erik_squires  - if I understand you correctly...I will be using drivers that ....- have a sensitivity of 96 db- and come in 4, 8, or 16 ohms impedanceTo get a total impedance of  8 ohms my choice would be...2 - 16 ohm drvers in parallel  - which ... 
How can I connect bananas to Wilson speakers?
This is probably you best bethttps://www.douglasconnection.com/Furez-SP8-WP30Ag-Silver-Plated-Copper-Spade-Speaker-Connectors-FZS...It's a 4mm spade - so the Banana should fit nicelyFurez products offer great performanceRegards - Steve 
Recent retip(canti also) Dude where did my soundstage width go
I believe that stylus type  reqires extremely precise setup.What protractor did you use?I used a Mint Best protractor - very spacious image There are several other "mirror-type" protractors out there that will do the job just as well.Hope that hel... 
Phono Preamps with "balls" ?
Take a look at Simmaudio Moon Neo 310LPPhono Preamplifier.I have the LP5.3RS - basically the same as the 310, with a couple of minor tweaks and when treated to good cables it really performs exceptionally well. I'm not sure the optional external p... 
Purpose Built & Sold Sound Absorption Drapes & Curtains?
You can get purpose made curtains that have a vinyl liner.Vinyl - i.e. the flexible variety, is extremely good as absorbing soundI had a window behind the listening postion at my last house and a simple vinyl roller blind instlled at ceiling heigh... 
Would you change your amp selection knowing...?
@jhills - WRT...I tend to agree with anhwy61, shadome, almarg and others that feel there is no reason for high capacitance in a cable.The only "reason" as such, pertains to adopting a particular cable geometry in order best to combat cable related... 
Recommendation for a modern Duntech Sovereign 2001 replacement
Charles re:  Tannoy, which one? Ceviot or Cantebury or GRF There are other more modern models, but those would take care of your current room size and would also work in a smaller room quite nicelyToe-in is important, but once that is set the so... 
Recommendation for a modern Duntech Sovereign 2001 replacement
I like the Avantgarde range - not so sure about WAF thoughAnother speaker that might apeal to the WAF is Gershman Acoustics GA-P or black swan.Haver you considered Tannoy? All three have smooth highs, great mid's and a very tight bass but they eac... 
How much difference could a simple Banana plug make?
@yping - no I have not.But from my own llistening observations - I would find it hard to believe they provide anywhere close to 6 times ther perofrmance of  the KLEI BananaBut they do "look the part" The trouble is, as Keith Louie Eichman has expl...