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How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
@ghdprentice   I agree with this. Not only do you restrict yourself to a subset of speakers, but in the worst case examples, you also restrict yourself to a subset of amps. Like many of us, i know of a few a'philes who bought their dream speaker, ... 
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
@mazian   Class D amps are certainly a lower priced option, but most folks still are not that impressed with the SQ.   
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
@quincy  There is another factor, a high powered good sounding ss amp, particularly one that can push current into very low impedances, is also going to cost a lot more ( on average) than a good sounding medium ( maybe even high powered) powered t... 
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
@kennyc  Well if you think that, there is no further need for you to post on this thread.  
Aurender N200 vs N100H
@jsalerno277   Funny you should mention the Billie Eilish O'Connell LP...Happier than Ever ( explicit). I just listened to this very same album on vinyl last night. It does indeed have very deep bass and is well recorded when it comes to Billie's ... 
OCD mickey website and negativity.
OCD Mike sells Jeff Rowland's gear. That's enough for me.  
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
When discussing speakers that are hard to drive, I'm not really talking about speakers that cannot be driven by just a few watts. The video above, with the Decware amp is interesting, because while this amp probably sounds good within its envelope... 
Humminguru record cleaner
I demoed a Kirmuss, was not that impressed with it. On a couple of occasions the record was off center in the slot and nearly did damage. Plus, the Kirmuss does not dry the record, a disadvantage, imo. I think the ‘Guru’ is a much better machine.  
Upgrade Krell KSA 250 to what?
Nice to read the story..and the conclusion. I had my Rowland model 8 serviced and modded by Jeff a few years back. Easily worth the $$, as it now sounds even better than when new. Some of these amps from the golden years, like my model 8 and the O... 
Humminguru record cleaner
@vitussl101 Apparently it is you who does not know how a ’Guru’ works, or for that matter how the cleaning process works in general with US. With the ’Guru’, the issue is that ( and this is like most US machines, including the KL that I used to o... 
Humminguru record cleaner
@moonwatcher if you look at the price difference between the Guru and the Degritter, it is, at least imho, impossible to assign said difference to the build quality and the higher power of the DG. Instead, what is going on…is that the usual suspe... 
Humminguru record cleaner
The ’Guru’ is an excellent machine, However, it does benefit greatly from having a surfactant added to the water ( as do all US machines). Without a surfactant and DS, I found the machine to clean ok, but there was still a certain amount of hash, ... 
Brag About Your Vinyl Collection
Funny, when I bought my copy new in ’73, then as a young lad, the hype was that this album was going to be ultra rare as they were only pressing a very small number. I bought the album, played it a couple of times, thought the music was pretty sub... 
Brag About Your Vinyl Collection
@dogberry  tell us more about the Faust tapes. I have heard it was ultra rare, but seems to pop up from time to time.  
Nordost repair
IMO, Nordost make excellent sounding cables. However, I do think there are competing cables from a few lesser known manufacturers that compete; and these cables can be far less expensive. For example, my Nordost Tyr ic’s are excellent, but some ic...