Responses from bishop148

New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
Maybe I'm ignorant, but why would a power chord make a difference to sound? Sure, if the original chord cannot handle the current demand, there would be a voltage drop in the power supply rail but that's only at very loud levels. For 99% of the ti... 
If you have a nice system why do you really need room treatments?
 The problem is that homes are built with the worst possible acoustics. Walls and ceiling/floor all parallel to each other causing standing waves and their harmonics - all bad. That is the cause, breaking up those resonances is the only solution.  
Dog pissed on speaker
Ozone generators I believe work well on lingering bad odors.  
 A amplifier driving a set of speakers sees not only the impedance of the speakers that varies with frequency but also the whole circuit including the cables. Thin cables represent a resistance and impedance and thus  would degrade dynamics and in... 
Budget preamp recommendation...besides Schiit.
 I have 2 old but nice Phase Linear pre-amps. However I want a remote and the Emotiva pre-amp for $500 looks ok to me. A friend of mine has Emotiva amps and Gallo surround system in his acoustically treated room - sounds fantastic.   
WiFi Streaming Versus An Ethernet Cable Connection
 I have wi-fi connection in my home, as we all do. I plan on wiring my home and not using wi-fi at all. It gives me a headache, I know it shouldn't, being that it has such a low power output.  Does anyone else have this problem?  
Am I wasting money on the theory of Bi-amping?
 I've considered bi-amping my JBL 1400's, whenever you bi-amp you need to modify the crossover - I believe. May be worthwhile, although crossover design is a black art IMO.  
As A Youngster, What Unit Puqued Your Interest In All This?
I walked into a hi-fi store in the early 70's, there was a lineup of JBL speakers from bookshelfs to a Paragon. Loved them straight away, always have, tried other speakers but always returned to JBL.  
Leaving my amplifier on ok?
Dam! Don't you hate being wrong! However out here in the boonies, lightning strikes are frequent and without a very fast over voltage protection it can and will damage your gear.  
Leaving my amplifier on ok?
 Electronic components don't wear out like for example mechanical components. But a mains voltage spike or lightning strike - that'll fry your amp and perhaps other components - nicely. Maybe unplug your system if you're not using it for long peri... 
Curious to know what you guys think/like about Pink Floyd's early work
 I loved Pink Floyd's early albums. Umugumma was definitely out there, my favorite and much underrated was Atom Heart Mother, very different and a classic. Echoes was another outstanding album, then they went for a more commercial sound and lost I... 
High end speakers at low volume
 My experience is that small speakers work better at low volume than large. I had a pair of JBL 4350's and they sounded as good as a $10 clock radio at low volume. Horn speakers are efficient and thus produce high volume but for a few exceptions a... 
JBL 4367 shoutiness remedies?
 I've owned many JBL's, and yes the horn loaded speakers are "shouty". The 1400's I own now are an exception.  Part of the problem is that JBL's are dynamic - little sound compression on transients, this can be tiring. Exhilarating but fatiguing.... 
Modifying Crossovers
 I had an old pair of JBL 212's with the sub given to me. I changed the capacitors to new Sonus (I think they were called) capacitors. They really sounded great - big difference, so much so that I regretted selling them.   Capacitors don't wear o... 
What is the proper loudness for listening?
 That depends on how many glasses of wine you had!