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Free air, tighter bass - snake oil or cheap tweaks?
Great ideas Eric!  
SVS Subwoofer Connection
The wireless adapters are good for home theater but bad for two channel due to the time delay. KEF and JL Audio even say there is a time delay with their wireless connections. Bass is already slower than the highs. You will just delay it to much a... 
SVS Subwoofer Connection
Hello,  Just run it via the directions but use very inexpensive speaker cables to the subs. It is a signal the subs are grabbing. You lose about 1/4 ohm of resistance from the amp but you won’t notice it in the sound. If you do it your way you wi... 
Speaker cable length.
Does not matter with that system at those speaker lengths. I’m not putting down that system. In fact,  I feel the NAD 316bee is one of the best value for money pieces out there. All you need is a BlueSound Node 2i and an inexpensive turntable with... 
Transparent Audio is anything but Transparent
Transparent is one of the companies that created a unique situation. The cables have to be setup for a specific component. If you did not buy it new they can charge a lot to setup a used cable. If you are the certified owner they will do that for ... 
Records and CDs
I feel very blessed I was very late to the vinyl game. The reason is I realized I do not need to buy tons of vinyl or everything that comes out. A lot of my friends are heavy into vinyl. That being said they mostly listen to what I call their top ... 
Burn your power cables in PROPERLY with Haglabs Frycorder
Just buy an adapter for your EIC end that turns it into an extension cord for about $7. Plug it into you refrigerator or DVR and in a day or two you are done. These two things use more electricity than most things in your house. If you have a towe... 
Looking to upgrade Adcom GFA555: Parasound?
Hello, I think a third system should be uncomplicated. I’m thinking a used Luxman integrated. You do not need a DAC because of the EverSolo. Plus, it can be used as a preamp, Amp, and an integrated amp. Plus, The phono stage is decent. I feel the ... 
Which turntable? Pro-Ject or VPI?
Neither,  Just buy a used Rega. Every jump is a big improvement in sound. Since the the new NAIA was just released in the US there should be some deals on the lower models. After that,  the cartridge and setup are the main thing. Rega and the new... 
A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
BlueSound Node would be the right choice.  1. great app 2. expandable 3. can be upgraded by adding linear power supply kit 4. WiFi ready 5. Bluetooth ready 6. cost is under $600.  no brainer.   
Seeking Opinions on Nordost Cables
This doesn’t work. It’s like you are asking us to test drive a car for you.  There are a lot of Nordost dealers. The only way you should be doing this is by borrowing the cables you can afford. It is very system dependent. I would even say it’s ro... 
Quick System Building Pop Quiz:
Why not upgrade or spend the money on the main system. Instead of selling the used gear start a new system. This is literally how I was able to have a second system. As long as you want or need a second system. That being said I have only been lis... 
Upgrade My Turntable - How Much Do I Need to Spend?
I like Stereo5 recommendation because it is a great tt plus, you have a removable headshell to change out cartridges in the future.  you have a good tt. I might recommend you upgrade the cartridge to a Hana SL or a cartridge HANA ML. They both com... 
Seeking opinions about phono specific interconnects
Hello,  Before you start buying equipment and cables why don’t you just adjust the VTA/SRA and / or do the most simple adjustment of the VTF (cartridge weight) you will be so surprised how much you can change the sound. My personal recommendation... 
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
Hello, I have a couple recommendations: Tekton Encore or maybe even the new ones- 1812 overture? $21k I like this because they are new.  Sonner speakers win a lot of Best Room at audio shows If you truly love your your speakers in your room th...