wolf_garcia

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How come Horn + woofer designs are not more popular?
My Klipsch Heresy IIIs with powered subs (2) have the benefit of accurate and controllable bass (independent of the Heresy IIIs anyway), and having not tried a horn loaded home speaker in many years (been using various horn loaded PA speakers for ... 
Music lover or audiophile?
It's likely better to be a gear lover instead of a music lover as, since  music wouldn't be a part of this scenario, the gear would just sit there making you happy without the pesky distraction of sound coming from it. 
Looking for great jazz guitar recordings - any recommendations?
Hey...I mentioned Scofield first...also note that he absolutely IS jazz in every way...music doesn't have to be dissonant or hard to dance to to be jazz (although I like dissonant or more unhinged stuff also). There's a great Frisell documentary o... 
Music lover or audiophile?
Yeah...the serious gearhead will sometimes smirk at the audiophile label to imply they're too hip for that sort of thing, and I call bull****. You enjoy your gear? Try new things from time to time? Roll tubes? Listen actively without the blue glow... 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
MrDecibel...you said exactly this, "You stated you were in a band, so I believe your ears are shot, and unfortunately, you probably did not use ear protection." That's the comment I was referring to...and I also know different amps obviously sound... 
Looking for great jazz guitar recordings - any recommendations?
If you're interested in newer things I'd highly recommend Julian Lage (his jazzier trios are brilliant) including his stuff with Nels Cline (the sort of recent "Nels Cline 4" is great). Bill Frisell kills me...John Scofield's "66" album is hot...I... 
Music lover or audiophile?
Anyone addicted to gear swapping as an obsession might be sane, but OCD esque personality quirks best just stay home and get therapy...unless you're happy with that...Not unlike most people around here, I'll try things in my gear heap to see if th... 
Am I considered to be a materialistic person?
Spoken as someone who hasn't been to Walden Pond lately. 
How far have ss amps really come in the last twenty years?
I've spent 50 years or so as a professional musician in different bands, although in recent years I'm far more likely to gig playing solo acoustic (still play electric often), and to say "You stated you were in a band, so I believe your ears are s... 
Bass management with stand alone preamps
I scrape by with 2 subs, and think the array thing is cool but impractical for my current setup...I also am a Schiit Loki advocate, used rarely but it's there when I need it. Note that an array shouldn't exceed 14 subs as that is, well, excessive.... 
How do you know when tubes are done?
A tube amp owner is often a tube geek to some degree, and "replacement" sets become laughable as one likely has a drawer full of the things. I could go another 10 years on my current stash. I recently broke a preamp tube (and had the power amp dri... 
Opinions for transparent amp under 1500
Freya allows more options in case you want ’em at some point. I have one and think it sounds great although I use the tube stage mostly. 
JBL 100 Classic or Klipsch Heresy III?
Or you may like the horn speakers even more over time, as I have. An audio geek friend was visiting today and hadn't heard my system since I added a little SE Dennis Had tube amp and Heresy IIIs...he's the guy who turned me on to my (previous fave... 
JBL 100 Classic or Klipsch Heresy III?
2 entirely different animals there...the Heresy IIIs are extreme efficiency (99db) horns with no low bass (I own a pair and use 2 REL subs with 'em as they go down to about 58hz before the bass drops off...the bass they do put out is very accurate... 
The best State or region for Audiophile
Maine...coast from Portland to Portsmouth...relatively inexpensive, great beaches (get a wetsuit), a foodie revolution, speed limit raised recently, buy stuff in NH with no tax, less people, great music scene, great arts scene, brew pubs galore, s...