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What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
While I don’t use it anymore the benchmark DAC3 had impressive bass impact. I have yet to find a DAC that seemed as good in the bass. Not the best DAC ever but something special about the bass of the benchmark.   
Looking for 50-100 watts of Tube Power (give or take) for my JBL 4349s
“My musical tastes are all over the place: rock, pop, jazz, world, electronic, classical. I listen to a lot of symphonic/orchestral” As a JBL owner (4367) I will say don’t starve the speakers for wattage. Yes they don’t need much power to get lou... 
Geddes multiple subwoofer method - 3 subs vice 4
Good video on it.       
Geddes multiple subwoofer method - 3 subs vice 4
As for digital vs apologue I think we are talking about crossovers and less so sources. If you want an all analogue system (vinyl) and want to stay that way analogue is the only option but there is not really a way to correct timing. As for digita... 
Geddes multiple subwoofer method - 3 subs vice 4
Rauliruegas, A good sub is a good sub, JTR is just ugly (I have a mixed theater room, painted black, so no big deal). Not sure THD matters too much as they are all good and far out pace even the largest of speakers. Integration is most important.... 
Geddes multiple subwoofer method - 3 subs vice 4
I am going to dip my toes in a digital solution soon. I got rid of my JL subwoofers (with apologue high-pass) and ordered new subs (JTR RS1). This time around I am going to try the MiniDSP SHD for sub integration. Not sure the MiniDSP will be good... 
Geddes multiple subwoofer method - 3 subs vice 4
“The reality is that in many cases the negative sonic effect of the DSP platform may be less than the negatives of not using delay at all or filtering the mains and creating phase issue.” I agree with this statement. Any negative of high-passing ... 
Breaking news! Jays Audio is moving to Texas and takes interest in McIntosh
….shilling for a shill…  
Wool Blankets as Room treatment
Only in the highs and at what frequency I am not sure. If you have slap eco go for it. But honestly most treatments should be broad band at least 6’ think. You can heavily treat a room without it being too dead. The key is to treat the full spectr... 
Mcintosh C2800 and C55
I am interested in the high/low pass functions but the manual is not very clear on if the crossover point is fully adjustable or what the slopes are. The information in the manual is worthless regarding the crossover.    it will probably sound ju... 
Overkill for small room
room correction could help for sure.    Another option to add Dirac cheaply without messing up the quality of your pre and DAC is a mini dsp SHD studio. This is an all digital unit, you can place it between the source and DAC. It will do the cor... 
When will McIntosh update the C2700 with the C2800?
Wow, looks like it has a high/low pass for subs. This might seal the deal for me.   
JL Audio Fathom
Yes the correct answers is a high pass which will fix “everything” and take the system to another level. On the 8950 you can pull the bars out of the back that separate the pre-amp and amp to rout wires to the crossover then back into the amp port... 
JBL K2 S9900 vs Klipsch Heritage Jubilee Horn Speakers.
AlexBerger,   I think you are correct I in saying this is a digital system and true analogue is lost. Klispch really does not say how the crossover works but it does not have a digital input. Does it add another digital to analogue conversion or... 
JL Audio Fathom
The autoformer more or less multiplies the impedance of the speaker making it an easier load.   the minimum impedance of the Sabrina according to Stereophile is 2.44 ohms and the Sabrina X is stated by them at 1.1. Mcintosh states to use the tap...