avanti1960

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Musical subwoofer under $2000
I am critical of subwoofers and most recently  owned two REL T9i units.  The RELs sounded excellent but had a couple flaws that made me sell them. The level control was too coarse for properly matching with my main speakers- one click position an... 
Tube preamp match with Solid Stare amp
I love my Cary SLP-05 but it has too much gain for the Coda and the 10Kohms is borderline.   This Rogue Audio RP-9 is my recommendation for you.   Rogue Audio RP-9 Stereo Tube Preamplifier; RP9 - The Music Room (tmraudio.com)  Products_RP9.htm ... 
Going from MM to MC
The Lyra Delos sounds above every cartridge I have owned.  It is clearer, cleaner, more detailed yet smooth, has dynamics and energy as good as my digital sources. Bass is punchy and detailed, midrange is clear and life like, treble is sweet and n... 
Does a record player make that much of a difference??
@joshindc  With a turntable I am more of a function over form kind of guy.  By that I mean once you break a turntable down into its basic functions and your table has those bases covered, the rest is diminishing returns on the dollar. And yes, pe... 
LS50 vs R11/7/5 Meta
Music Direct has a 60 day return window.      
LS50 vs R11/7/5 Meta
@martinman  Which is why I recommended the MoFi Sourcepoint 10- it is a point source system with tweeter in the center of the main driver just like the KEFs but with a 10 inch woofer !  Also the Sourcepoint 8 is excellent too.   MoFi Electronic... 
LS50 vs R11/7/5 Meta
@martinman Depends on how critical of a listener you are. I was in the same boat- loved the sound of the LS50s but even with subs and in my medium room they didn’t sound big enough. I have upgraded several times since the originals and listened... 
AXPONA — PS Audio
Listened to the PS Audio system at AXPONA pre covid as well as the 2023 show.  The first thing that came to mind was "These sound like a big bold Wurlitzer juke box" heard many times in the days in my younger days.   Big, bold bassy, forgiving m... 
Do I upgrade my cartridge or my turntable
a better cartridge sounds better.    
Found Great Seller - Plinth for Technics 1200 GAE
fyi i had one of these, looked very nice but the mounting system was unstable imho.  it used 4 thin plastic rectangles that were captured by the turntable feet.  the peices were then pushed to the corners of the plinth shell where they would fit u... 
Table,cartridge,phono...where to put most of my money?
@missioncoonery  i had your exact budget and split it into 3 more or less.  table, technics sl200gr herbies 4mm mat cartridge lyra delos phono pre sutherland 20 20 with linear power supply.  the sound does everything my best digital sources ... 
Focal Sopra n1 - mids are a bit recessed compared to Lumina IIs
you have pointed out why i do not prefer focal speakers because i highly value the midrange,  latest generation mcintosh amps are much clearer and slightly midrange forward hence the improvement.   
True high-end Speakers need a midrange
There are many exceptions to your conclusion.  Also there are issues and compromises with three-way designs.    
Speaker placement Quandary
@fthompson251  If I had more room I would do the same and pull my speakers more away from the wall behind them.  Five feet from front baffle to wall is about optimum for the best bass depending on speaker design requirements.  At that distance th... 
Need some help picking my first MC Cartridge
audio technica AT ART9 XI.