wrm57

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Klipsch Cornwall IV
@jayrossi13 Are you on a suspended floor with joists, etc? The reason I ask is, I've had my new CW for a few days, situated on a concrete slab (covered by wood flooring glued down), and I have not been experiencing the bass boom and distortion you... 
Luxman LX-380 for LS3/5a's? Alternative?
I can’t comment on the Rogers but I can on the LX-380. I bought one recently with the intention of using it on Cornwall IV, which arrive tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ve been playing around with it on other speakers, PMC IB2i and ADS L1290/2. I’m r... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
@jayrossi13 Nice success story. You’re not the first CW owner I've read about who nearly gave up but ultimately found bliss. My CWs arrive on Monday, if YRC Freight comes through; I better brace myself for some serious travails. Good to hear the e... 
Why not more popular?
I recently bought some well-regarded OB speakers with a return period. After a couple weeks, back they went. Just did not like the sound--not enough flesh and weight. OB fanboys may say it’s because my taste has been corrupted by old tech and nost... 
Line Magnetic LM-845 Premium - How quiet is it?
@neptune123 , thanks for the report. Sorry to hear about the hum. Your experience echoes what I’ve been reading in a number of forums, that people love the sound of LM 845 integrateds but occasionally--too often, IMO--develop issues. I hope your a... 
Phono Stage, Cartridge, DeGritter...which one first?
I get a chuckle from people who insult the intelligence of anyone who spends money differently that they do. Pretty comical, really.If you are serious at all about vinyl, you really do need a cleaning system. An inexpensive vac cleaner is well wor... 
If you have a rebuilt Garrard or Lenco you need this!
I think I'll stick to my Phoenix Engineering combo on my Nantais Lenco. Holds speed within .01 rpm. But good to know there's another excellent option out there.  
Klipsch Cornwall IV
@wrm57 assume I’m ignorant of what you’re saying, even when 20 years experience in this hobby. My line magnetic 518 has taps for four, eight, and 16 ohms. Would that make a difference with those triangles? I mean simply that a 102 db horn-loaded ... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
I bet the Triangles are terrific. But at 92 db dropping to 3 ohms, they are a very different speaker. It depends on what you're after. 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
That's encouraging, Ozzy. My space has no real corners behind the speakers, with hallways dropping back, so it tends to eat bass waves. And I can't get them closer than 3 feet to the front wall.  And I don't want to add subwoofers. So we'll see. H... 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Timely discussion. A pair of Cornwall IV will arrive this week. I bought them looking for an alternative sound (low watt tubes, high-eff horn-like speakers) to my standard high watt, medium-eff cones and domes system. I’ll be trying them with my s... 
Has anybody had any reliability issues with VAC amplifiers?
I owned a Phi 300.1a for six years or so without issue. VAC's Sentry Circuit was triggered a few times, shutting the amp down when a tube went bad, preventing possible damage and worse. I would not own this amp without that safety feature. I bel... 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
I just discovered this fascinating thread! I have a new LX-380 coming to pair eventually with Cornwall IV. But until the CWs ship in a week or two, given the OP’s results with his Sony, I’m going to jump in and try the Luxman on my trusty PMC IB2i... 
Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
I like Stereophile's bench testing. While I don't put much faith in the rankings, etc., I do like having a source for tech data on various products. I don't buy measurements, of course, but I do like to see them. 
Low gain preamp options
Another one to consider is the Herron. Keith makes them with switchable gain and will work with you to get the values you want. I auditioned the 360 last year. It's a nice piece, very well thought out and engineered. He's a terrific guy.