jim2

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Big speakers, are they really the best way to get great sound?
@inna However, stand mount speakers plus two subwoofers could be considered full range system too, though a lousy one. This is complete and total nonsense. In fact, a great 2-way speaker, placed / setup exactly where they need to be and combine... 
Big speakers, are they really the best way to get great sound?
With larger speakers, more money is being spent on low frequency extension... extension that interacts with the room... extension you usually cannot adjust for the room / placement. When you think about it, large, floor standing speakers without l... 
CODA amp No.8, Bryston 4B3, or Ayre VX-5 Twenty
@hsounds Regarding the AX-5 integrated / power difference... which other Ayre amp were you comparing it to?  Was it the VX-5 Twenty?  I have interest in the AX-5 Twenty and EX-8 2.0, as. single box solution.   
CODA amp No.8, Bryston 4B3, or Ayre VX-5 Twenty
@henrynguyentx I should have added that I suspect you are also on the right path with the Coda #8 stuff... Coda, in general. I went back and forth with Doug Dale at Coda quite a bit. In fact, I made an offer on a "factory refurbished" unit but we ... 
CODA amp No.8, Bryston 4B3, or Ayre VX-5 Twenty
@henrynguyentx I have an Ayre KX-5 Twenty preamp, VX-5 Twenty amp, along with a QB-9 Twenty DAC. For some background, I’ve used (still own) Joule Electra LAP150 tube preamp and Joule Electra VZN-80 OTL amp. Beautiful sound with the Joule gear; how... 
XLR cables for a reasonable price?
@inna @cleeds I disagree with both of you regarding @atmasphere presence here. If there’s a hobby where the owner craves affirmation / approval for their chosen brand(s), it’s this one. If @atmasphere is doing anything wrong, it’s probably that h... 
XLR cables for a reasonable price?
@inna I think maybe you've bought a ticket for the wrong flight.   
XLR cables for a reasonable price?
A while back, somehow I came across @atmasphere numerous comments about Mogami wire / XLR.  I have all Ayre equipment - QB-9 Twenty DAC, KX-5 Twenty Preamp, VX-5 Twenty amp with Wilson Audio speakers.  If Ayre equipment isn't balanced, I don't kno... 
And while I'm asking, has anyone modified Sony ss-cs5 speakers with a GR Research kit?
@vitussl101 Will do. There’s some discussion about them in the GR Research circle on Audio Circle. How do you know I’m not a moron? Relatively speaking, this is cheeeep to try. The thing about what Danny is doing... he shows the measurements. Look... 
And while I'm asking, has anyone modified Sony ss-cs5 speakers with a GR Research kit?
So... plotting more responses with GIMP... this is the measured Sony response in RED. The Sony measurement is what’s posted as "Frequency Response Before" on the GR-Research site. This is the speaker out of the box, no changes. It’s overlayed on t... 
And while I'm asking, has anyone modified Sony ss-cs5 speakers with a GR Research kit?
I own a pair of Wilson Audio Duette... and just ordered the upgrade for the Sony SS-CS5 from Danny at GR Research. Why did I order the upgrade, when I already own Wilson Audio Duette?...🧐 The thought processes I’ve read about the cost equation f... 
SabrinaX Sub-Crossover
@upstateaudiophile My Wilson Duette are spec’d to play to 36Hz. I think my in-room response is better than that. I’m running dual SVS SB-16 Ultra subs. The way I have them dialed in is such that they do not draw attention to themselves. I have not... 
SabrinaX Sub-Crossover
Since the topic of a high pass filter has been mentioned I figured I’d share this, as it may be of interest to some - particularly Ayre Acoustics owners. I own an Ayre VX-5 Twenty amp. For that amp, and a few other Ayre units, a replacement "high ... 
Stupid Asking Prices- Why Don't Sellers Read Audiogon The Blue Book First?
Used anything, I generally try to be around 65% of retail, then may or may not negotiate from there. Some things are worth more to any particular buyer or seller. There are things that are of "value" that may not be obvious in the sales price, e.... 
Legacy Focus XD - will I ever upgrade?
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