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Thumper’s Mother
UncleDemp references as fundamental a truth as there is. Disagreement in no way, shape or form should partake of contempt - because it hurts the contemptuous (in real time) even more then those they seek to hurt. Love derives from our most powerfu... 
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
Yes, the "dryness" referred to is exactly what I have a prob;em with as far as aluminum drivers, particularly cone midranges. It’s very, very difficult to tame tweeters made of it but it can be done, but not commonly. Bass drivers often work well ... 
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
To csmgolf - Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. That & the market hardly sorts out all issues evenly or in every ones interest. Why it might matter to someone who values progress in the a... 
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
I've never heard a major high end speaker company not improve when they change their mr drivers. Including Rockport, Magico etc. To not even try bothers me. Yes, I have problems with most aluminum midranges, although Vivid was far, far better then... 
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
My post I wrote on 06-05-2024 at 09:23pm explains much of the first principles I'm concerned about & if read at all carefully in particular.  I care about the audio industry & it's integrity that all sonic progress forward depends upon. Th... 
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
SOIX that sounds like anger for its own sake. I never said Magico or Rockport used ceramic drivers. Please reread the sentence you quote . "&" means and (in addition to), not intrinsic to. Even if I needed writing lessons - focusing on the le... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
lalitk asked me what other servers I heard to come to the conclusion I did regarding Baetis.  Every other one at the Toronto Audiofest show.  
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
My apologies for not commenting earlier as I thought I would be getting emails that new comments were made & I didn’t. No personal axe to grind, just that some very promising technology is being left to rot on the vine. For no reason I can see... 
Why so many ads
It's clearly not necessary for ad revenue to do ads in this way as AG's competitors clearly show. They also have ads but not intrusive ones & never mixed in with users ads pretending to be the same until they're clicked on.  
Why so many ads
Switching to US Audiomart also works. It's as if AG is actually trying to drive people there. 1/2 the AG ads are also on USA anyways because its free &good insurance.  
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
"The mid array is a good idea in theory, i.e., the mid range covered by small "tweeter sized" drivers ---> associated IR ---> perceived increase in resolution/clarity/etc. But, in practice, it doesn’t blow other conventional speakers out of ... 
Mcintosh MCD-12000
So I take it no one has listened to it and (meaningfully hopefully) commented on that aspect of it - first.?  
How rare is an audiophile
HiIFI+ last year said this: "The percentage of the population under the age of 42, but old enough to be interested in audio is 43%." Those older are considered more inclined towards audio. The increasing population growth results in, "in financial... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
I was at the Audiofest show In Toronto Canada a few months ago & by far & away the best sounding server, in at least 2 rooms, was the latest Baetis Reference series.  It sounded like music in a way nothing else did.  I did not run into Gri... 
Speakers for a unique small room
Someone needs to point out the obvious here. If you have $2500 to spend you really ought to be looking at speakers priced in the $5000 range that are now in your approximate price range, on AG & likely other competitive sites. There are numero...