audio_guy_uofw

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Records and CDs
For me one of the joys of vinyl is the 12x12 album art and the wealth of information often included with the release. Plus the provenance of the mastering is usually available, unlike with streamed releases. I find that the mastering can make a bi... 
Steely Dan UHQR
I just received the UHQR Aja, and it sounds amazing! Dead silent background, stellar clarity and definition, and the Steve Gadd drum solos have that live impact that makes you sit up and take notice. A reference pressing for me.  
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
+1 for Blue Jeans Cable.  
LIST ALL YHE SPEAKERS YOU HAVE OWNED THEN TILL NOW!
Double Advents Ortofon 445 DIY 2 way Audax Woofer + Peerless Tweeter PSB 6T PSB X2T with 4 12" subs Magnepan 1.7i (subs yet to be integrated)  
Results of Actual Hearing Test and Next Steps
One point of consideration is that it is apparently harder to adapt to hearing aids the older you are. Best not to leave it too long. I have relatives who waited till their late 70s and could not adapt, even though their hearing was quite bad.  
XLR cables for a reasonable price?
+1 for Blue Jeans Cable  
Corner base trap- to the ceiling?
There is a learning curve for REW, but a very powerful tool. Also a couple of youtube introductory videos from GIK Acoustics and Music City Acoustics might be of interest.  
Corner base trap- to the ceiling?
@bigtwin , didn't mean to trigger anyone, just expressing my opinion. I followed Acoustic Fields for a while, but didn't find it useful in the end. I'm sure his consulting service has tuned many rooms successfully. I use the approach of measuring ... 
Corner base trap- to the ceiling?
I wouldn't place too much faith in Acoustic Fields. He is promoting his own solutions, and flies pretty far from a lot of the accepted acoustics theories with little in the way of real data. Having said that  corners are the most effective place t... 
Corner base trap- to the ceiling?
I wouldn't place too much faith in Acoustic Fields. He is promoting his own solutions, and flies pretty far from a lot of the accepted acoustics theories with little in the way of real data. Having said that  corners are the most effective place t... 
Speaker cable recommendations
Blue Jeans Cable offer good quality very well made custom length speaker cables at a reasonable  price.  https://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/indexmob.htm  
? about Smoking Power Amp
Nobody has commented on the preamp and what might have caused this. You said the filter was passive, right? No active components? So the input of this filter was plugged into the power amp input, and the output was plugged into the preamp. The tw... 
Budget preamp recommendation...besides Schiit.
Topping Pre90  - very clean and balanced or single ended options with stepped relay volume control.  
Really Long XLR
+1 for Blue Jeans Cable, I have had several balanced & unbalanced cables from them & always been pleased with quality & price. Their website has some great articles on cable construction, trade-offs, and choice.  
If the DAC is the same, how different do CD transports sound?
Re the comments about fast vs slow switching in A/B testing. When I was at university I was involved in many A/B/X listening tests. The point was not to say which sounded better, but rather to say which of A or B was the same as X, which was rando...