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Opinions on audio equipment and brown outs
Do you ever run at different hours, or wonder why it sounded better yesterday?   I listen at all hours of the day, and with the voltage regulator and Furman conditioner in place I never really hear a difference anymore.  
Opinions on audio equipment and brown outs
I use Furman conditioners, and they have two features which are related. EVS - Extreme voltage shutdown which detects extreme brownouts and whiteouts (say 130VAC or higher) and disconnects power. The other is voltage regulation, which keeps my AC... 
“Center” of soundstage is left of center…
OP: Yes. If the problem persists after swapping inputs, the next thing to do is swap amp outputs. If the problem persists then it’s either the speakers, the room or your hearing. :)  
Flexible Power Cords
DIY your own from link, below.  I'm a big fan of DH Labs Encore, since I am a believer in shielded power cords with all the network/streaming things I have around this house.   https://partsconnexion.com/collections/ac-power-bulk-wire-cable ... 
Subwoofer speed is in the room, not the box
Just want to point out that the usual raison d’etre for line arrays in a home is to use pistons with much longer combined size than the wavelengths of the frequency they are reproducing. Please, buy as many subs as you can afford, but you are goi... 
The D'Appolito, MTM Configuration
Thanks for the extra info, @audiokinesis - I tried refreshing my memory via Wikipedia but it seemed woefully limited on details. Even the AES synopsis of his article seems to indicate he had much more to say about the interaction of driver arrange... 
Speaker cable length.
It is unlikely this will cause you any sorts of problems, but you can overcome any issues with thicker wire.  Run 12 gauge or thicker and you should be fine.  
Equalizer to compensate for hearing loss - Any success stories?
This looks fairly straightforward, the basic Schiit tone controls should work for you. :) https://amzn.to/48rJLlv  
Intermittent audio dropouts when streaming Qobuz Hi Res files on Lumin streamer
Bounce your modem.  Turn it off for a minute and then back on.  This sometimes cleans up path/route issues between you and your internet provider. If you have the ability to use your cell phone as an internet hot spot, try it.  If your problems g... 
Luxman M-10x and Banana Plugs
I looked at the manual.  Near the end is a diagram and no, it looks like it only accepts spades.  
Measurements for a dedicated line
@dpop - A GFCI outlet senses differences in current at the outlet between the hot and neutral. A voltage on the ground won’t cause this, necessarily. A leak between neutral and ground at the appliance connected would. In fact, GFCI outlets don’t ... 
The D'Appolito, MTM Configuration
The MTM configuration can work well, but I think in most cases, steep crossover filters, ideally 4th-order, are a requisite, in order to prevent comb filtering. I’ve heard a few other MTM designs that didn’t have as good of coherence as one would... 
roon sound wasn't as good
Was this over Wifi or Ethernet?  What upsampling, if any was done?  
The D'Appolito, MTM Configuration
@gdaddy1 - I meant to discuss the web site where they have several pages of news from the Florida show. :) In this particular case it was the Acora Acoustics VRC-1’s that made me think of all the speakers I’ve heard with this kind of arrangement,... 
Advice? Luxman C-900u vs. Pass XP22 vs. Ayre kx5-twenty
Wow, your three choices are very distinct, and IMHO not very different in "value." Usually those who go into Pass love the sound and are loathe to give it up.  My suggestion from where you are is really don't buy anything you can't listen to.  Y...