decooney

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Ayon or Pass
@bluethinker "...switched out his Pass Preamp for the LTA as his reference preamp.".   That’s what reviewers do, they switch out gear. What I keep an eye out for is what they keep around for 2+ years to compare everything else to along the way... 
OCD mickey website and negativity.
Last night I watched a video by Audio Excellence Canada, they claim they "only comment on equipment they sell", and "have a right to do so because they paid for it", etc, and don’t necessarily "care if the manufacturer gets mad at them or not". A... 
OCD mickey website and negativity.
@texbychoice "Only thing to add is Mikey is building his brand with the contrarian schtick..."   On that note, a funny analysis from Quora Bot Assistant, LOL, quote:   "Some people may prefer negative attention to no attention at all for a f... 
The D'Appolito, MTM Configuration
@erik_squires .."I thought this was a feature, not a limitation. AFAIK, the idea was to narrow the vertical dispersion to minimize floor and ceiling reflections as much as possible..".   I would agree with this assessment, and while I have tr... 
The D'Appolito, MTM Configuration
@erik_squires "How about you? Have a pair of D’Appolito-like speakers ever won you over?"   Yep, for the past 30 years. Three pairs of custom design and build, before I concluded this was it for me. Kept my last set, final build. No need for a... 
Looking to upgrade Adcom GFA555: Parasound?
@reubent ..."The two techs that I’m familiar with who upgrade the GFA-555 are John Hillig at Musical Concepts and Chris Hoppe at Hoppe’s Brain. Both are well respected and get great reviews/feedback. ..."   OP @bobbydd +1 to @reubent’s posts a... 
Knockoffs- how can they just advertise so easily?
@akg_ca you might be surprised, as many times videos are posted about Cardas Audio, showing where core cables are manufactured, some don’t bother to watch it. Some occurs in SoCal and USA East. Cable, cuts, terminations in Bandon Oregon. Some folk... 
Steve Guttenberg reviews an ATC active?
Interesting, or until he shared the price of the active and passive speaker.  While they are admirable, it's a reminder how some of us resort to DIY and do our best.   
Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
To @moose89 Thanks for sharing your experience about the type and amounts of power you enjoy and recommend using with the Cornwall IV speakers. 👍 This topic and how you explain the differences between your DH 300B amp,-vs- the Hegel 120, relative... 
Cardas Golden Reference or Clear Cygnus? Which would you choose?
@rsf507 Yes both at a dealers several times. No matter the equipment I came away with that warm sound, not to my liking. The Golden Ref was the worst, great midrange but rolled off at both frequency extremes. Again my own impressions.   Sure, ... 
Cardas Golden Reference or Clear Cygnus? Which would you choose?
@rsf507 Cardas = warmth not my cup of tea YMMV   Have you actually tried and listened to Cardas Clear -or- Cardas Clear Beyond in your own system?  
Cardas Golden Reference or Clear Cygnus? Which would you choose?
@markusthenaimnut Greetings, while I’ve owned both, here is my personal experience in my systems. If you want a sense of more precise detail and open air, the 4-wire Cygnus fits the bill. Definitely more neutral though in my systems. This cable i... 
Do you trust your ears more than measurements?
Dan Foley from Audio Precision wrote an interesting short article in 2016. A few clips from the article: "As he explains, instrumentation noise floor is an overlooked contributor for the reason we are not able to measure a particular audible “d... 
Cary Audio SLP-5 Preamp Tube Replacement.
@couger4u I’ve tried various 6SN7s in my Cary tube preamplifier. Reliability has been better buying from reputable distributors who actually re-test them well before sending them out. People here all have their favorite dealers, re-sellers. Not ... 
JJ preamp tubes - repeated problems
@audio_is_subjective "...or filaments maybe getting damaged in shipping?".   Possibly so. No joke. I had a particular 6SN7 tube I was buying from a specific distributor overseas who densely cotton packed, bubble wrapped, and then double boxed ...