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carlsbad2

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How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
Two approaches, the highly insensitive speaker and huge SS amp vs the sensitive speaker and the SET.  Many of us, including myself, prefer the latter.  The former is more  popular among manufacturers, and coincidentally,  generally comes with a mu... 
Minimum Power Needed to Drive Klipsch Cornwall IVs? - Considering Erhard_Audio Ray
Way more than enough. SET is the way to go.  
Speaker cable length.
Phase has nothing to do with cable length.  
Looking for integrated solid state amp for daily usage
My tube amp is on all day, every day I’m home.  I turned it on at 0315 this morning.  I'm currently watching squak box in the background.  i use my tube amp to power my front speakers for HT. That said, those insensitive speakers are not ideal fo... 
Flexible Power Cords
I’d rethink my routing if I need 8x 3M power cords. You have a lot of components. Run 1x 3M 10 awg cord to a power regenerator in my rack and then run 1M cords from Regenerator to components. Use 10 awg cord for your amp, maybe your preamp, and u... 
Speaker cable length.
@n80  when people say they can hear things that are impossible to hear, my BS meter pegs.      
Speaker cable length.
Many will tell you to keep them the same length, supposedly to keep the channels synchronized in time. Electricity in copper travels at .5c. You won’t hear it. I think coiling up 12 feet of cable under your amp into a large inductor is more likel... 
Burn your power cables in PROPERLY with Haglabs Frycorder
I hate having improper burnin.         oops.  you lost me at ASR.   Jerry  
Network Acoustics Products?
I don’t think "digital glare and harshness" exists. I’d look elsewhere in my system. DAC?  Speakers, which tweeters?   My guess is you became awaware of this harshness listening carefully for hanges in your system after the upgrade and now you ca... 
Need suggestions on a streaming solution!
Similar to IFI zen is the Allo USBridge signature.  I have it in a second system and it is great for the price. Use a better power supply. Jerry  
Question about adjusting the balance
Well you're digging into this pretty deep and maybe I was quick to suggest that you just use your ears.  Maybe you could hear that there was a mismatch between the mids and the highs.  So what you data is telling you, as you described it above.  ... 
Question about adjusting the balance
@immatthewj I don't like a balance resistor because I don't like any components in the signal path that don't have to be there.  but if you use one, compensating for tubes that aren't quite equal output could be a use for it.  I've never measured ... 
Question about adjusting the balance
Put the meters away and sit down in your chair. Unless something is whacky, you don’t need a balance. If the image isn’t perfectly centered, adjust your speaker positions until it is. This is how you confirm your speakers are properly placed as we... 
roon sound wasn't as good
My guess is that you either had DSP activated changing things or your system without roon is a slightly different setup providing a different color. Roon with your streaver vs your streamer alone should sound the same. I assume both use the same w... 
2a3 Tubes - Favorites?
The Takatsuki's are good but their claim to fame is that they are most expensive.  Jerry