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LTA Ultralinear Plus Integrated vs. Pass Labs XA25/EAR 868pl
@tangramca  Like most low powered amps (but perhaps to a lesser degree) I think the bass response of both LTA amps is really system dependent. I don’t think either amp is for every setup. But if your speakers are reasonably efficient and present a... 
LTA Ultralinear Plus Integrated vs. Pass Labs XA25/EAR 868pl
It’s interesting - when I post about LTA’s Ultralinear amp, most who have had LTA gear invariably say they own or owned the Z40, not the UL. Not sure why. Extra power?   I think the power rating explains this—people generally think more is bett... 
Absorbing traffic noise with Helmholtz resonators (video)
Very interesting exploration of Helmholtz theory and application. As someone who has had the opportunity to experiment with an Acustica Applicata Polifemo in a real world listening environment I can tell you that these really work and can eliminat... 
Experience With Cutler Hammer (Eaton) CH Series Panels
Thanks all who chimed in much appreciated and have given the go ahead on the CH panel. Another question has popped up—we have a 400amp service and the electrician wants to use two 200amp panels—one for those circuits served by a 24k Generac propan... 
Building a dedicated listening room
P.S. I had lots of help from the folks here throughout the design process and am tremendously grateful for the support!  
Building a dedicated listening room
After 18 months of design work and a major relocation within the design envelope my new home and dedicated room are under construction. I did a very deep dive on size, materials, construction techniques, electrical service, the works. What I learn... 
My speaker upgrade journey - and a few questions
This is why you buy from a reputable dealer like John. Lean on him (not us) to help you get the most out of the ATC’s in your room. Ask him to set them up and dial them in with what you have and maybe a few pieces that would become later upgrades ... 
Robert Plant
Zep are among my top 3 rock bands of all time but not because of Plant’s singing or Page’s guitar work. It is the rhythm section that make Zep a standout group. JPJ on bass and Bonham’s drums are what drive the band and get my blood moving. Plant ... 
Purchase on Audiogon arrived not as described
You haven't described any damage to the boxes. If the speakers are as beat up as you suggest then I would guess that the boxes show signs of abuse. Did you show photos of the boxes to the seller? If the boxes are in good shape then that points to ... 
Cannot remove the grills from my Harbeth 30.2XD
Yes, just gently pry them loose a little at a time going around the baffle with a plastic putty knife or butter knife.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
My experience supports what Jerry is saying. With some amps I have heard a noticeable difference upgrading the stock cord to an aftermarket model—not a huge difference but one “worth” investing some additional coin. However, an amp with a well des... 
Speaker placement Quandary
IME most dynamic speakers, unless designed specifically for near wall or corner placement, will create a better soundstage and sound more coherent when pulled out into the room. Some speakers may give up some fullness in the bass but otherwise wil... 
Linear Tube Audio Aero DAC
I heard the Aero in two different rooms at CAF. Pure magic says I, who is luke warm at best to digital sound reproduction. Heard it twice in the Daedalus room which is a very familiar sound for me—excepting the new LTA monos which were new to my e... 
Who is excited about Capital Audiofest 2023?
Different take on Clayton Shaws new speaker. Heard it twice—Saturday and Sunday. For the money maybe the best value at the show. However, unlike some other folks here I would give considerable credit to the LTA integrated and, particularly, their ... 
Herron Audio...Still in business
Long time Herron fan here and owner of a Reference 360 linestage and VTPH-2a phonostage. I am in regular contact with Keith, whom I consider a friend, and just had an email exchange with him about a week ago. @mulveling is spot on about the reliab...