jo1mtb

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Help Building an Audio Room
I figured I would check in on this to share some 'results'.  I ended up having the builders frame the 15x15' room 14x13.5x10h' room and added the sound/fire insulation between the drywall and the poured concrete walls.  Also, there is low-pile ca... 
Esoteric S-05 30 watt Class A Amp
Checking in to share some observations with my "leave it on" experiment.  At 20-hours of on time I checked in and was impressed by further transparency, texture/inner detail, a greatly reduced sibilance, and firmer bass at the expense of nothing.... 
Esoteric S-05 30 watt Class A Amp
Thanks everyone.   @bigtwin yeah.  I did that, but it seemed to be a full off.  It took I would say 30mins to sound pretty good and 45-60 to seem fully warm.  I can live with the 20-30mins, that matches a good decanting window much of the time. ;... 
Esoteric S-05 30 watt Class A Amp
Thank you for sharing.  Does yours have a standby mode?    
Focal Sopra 3 vs Wilson Audio Sasha W/P (series 1)
Thanks, Dave and Troy.  I know you all take a lot of 'punches' here, and I've never been able to figure out why.  You are always forthright in disclosing you are a dealer.   I couldn't shake the Diablos.  They were just shades of different and be... 
Focal Sopra 3 vs Wilson Audio Sasha W/P (series 1)
@alfa100 This is testing memory, but hopefully helpful. Generally I have found Focal Sopra 1, 2, 3 (but NOT Diablo EVO...more later) to be fundamentally - house sound - different than Wilson Audio in the following ways. (Note: these observations... 
Focal Diablo EVO vs Prior Gen(s)
@mtbiker29 @simplystereo  I actually have had both Sopra 1 (and 2 and 3) and Diablo EVO.   I had Sopra 1 right before Diablo in the same room and system.  PrimaLuna Evo 400 separates Nordost Heimdal 2 xlr and speaker Lumin A1.  I found the S... 
Focal Diablo EVO vs Prior Gen(s)
@simplystereo thats good news.  I’ve had EVO and loved them.   Im hoping to go with Sopra new or used Diablo in previous Gen.  Thank you.   
Help Building an Audio Room
Thank you all so much! I really am overwhelmed by the community, ideas, and support on here. You all are awesome! I’m going to go with 13x15x9 and mobile in-room sound treatment. It’s not a forever home. If it turns out to be a forever home, when... 
Help Building an Audio Room
Per the tool, looks like 13x15 x 9H is fairly decent and (barely) within the Bolt Area.   That might a a good starting place.  To create the 15' wall, just leave as normal.  The 13' wall could be built with bookshelves in most of it. E.g. like th... 
Help Building an Audio Room
Thanks @mesch and @dlcockrum  I really appreciate the thoughtful input and sharing.   I'm stuck with the 15x15' max size, and of course I don't want to turn a medium/small room into a small/tiny room. 😁  I'm trying to balance it.  I'll play with... 
Help Building an Audio Room
Just ordered the book.  Thanks for the recommendation.   
Help Building an Audio Room
Thank you both for the level-headed input.   I love the idea of a bookshelf/built-in wall to effectively build one wall out and provide some trap and diffusion in doing so. I think that will go a long way, and I can see in the pic they did somethi... 
Focal Diablo EVO vs Prior Gen(s)
Audiotroy, I’ve seen you post often in other threads.  I would appreciate it if you would share further on what makes you say the EVOs are much better?  Also, I’ve had Sopra 1, and felt the tweeter to sound overly excited and very “look at me” sou... 
Focal Diablo EVO vs Prior Gen(s)
Thank you for the reply, Audiotroy