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Audio Research in Receivership.
Cables are discounted now since China makes counterfeits of most all cables the used market is dead since most think cables are counterfeits. Ive tried to sell used costly cables all you get is accusations that they are fakes. And the audio market... 
Audio Research in Receivership.
The quality is extremely poor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR-ry-DFdeo&t=1229s  
Why do almost all women today hate home audio?
Women like my systems some say it's art the younger ones bust a move. My granddaughters play inside my large horn speakers. Many women walk right up to my loudspeakers and touch them like they are a pet. I have had old women sit in the sweet spot ... 
The 300B World
A large difference in the power output of those SET tubes 45 about 1.5 watts, 2a3 about 2-3 watts, 300b about 8 watts. This you will hear if running high eff loudspeakers but transformers and overall design matter much in SET.  I tend to use 300b ... 
Is it time that Klipsch Heritage marketing a subwoofer?
A proper bass horn not a sub would be best but it won't get made it would be large and costly.  
Modifying Crossovers
Many times crossover parts and values are selected to get the sound the designers wanted. Just putting in costly parts in many cases will make the speaker sound worse. Different parts have different insertion values you may end up altering the out... 
Are carbon fiber speaker cabinets inherently better than wood or metal ones
  patrickdowns -$2700 a ton for billet, baltic birch ply is about $160 a sheet. If you do the math birch ply is more costly.   
The 300B World
300b needs carefully matched loudspeakers. Otherwise, it's pushed into higher distortion you want to surf the 1st few watts. Most SET users don't use SET-friendly speaker systems. I have a few 300b amps now. They do best with front horns or full-r... 
Feel like I'm outta my mind....
Klipsch JBL Altec EV Tannoy no small box plays metal with authority.  
What is the most challenging music to play on a stereo?
Pipe organ. When I bring such recordings to demo audio most won't even play it. Others look like scared rabbits when asked.  
Prospectives on Chi-Fi
I have had great results and have been burned. Today I trust foreign-owned companies that manufacture in China more than Chinese companies. The foreign-owned companies care more about quality control. The Chinese ones are hit or miss YMMV.  
Some famous reviewers have atrocious listening rooms!
I designed my home to have 3 audio rooms of varying sizes. All have dedicated outlets and their own AC service and mains transformer all rooms are shape optimized. And are dead quiet and acoustically inert. I need this to design loudspeakers in. B... 
Phillips Design Oh! Oh-16 speaker?
I like this design but it was well used in the 1960-70s RCA Zenith and many others built these types. Glad Philips brought it back but it's old school not new.  
Are carbon fiber speaker cabinets inherently better than wood or metal ones
All things resonate carbon fiber does so and it sounds plastic-like. Wood resonates and if done right can be low in level and even in frequency this sound good and doesn't detract. Alunimun is a cheap material marketed as a luxury item in audio be... 
Best Speakers for Listening Bar I am building?
Will need horns Altec a5 would be a good choice. Or better yet DIY a large pair or buy from someone who is in the know on horns. And sadly this is not the place for horn discussions. Most audiophiles here are checkbook name brand reviewer-recommen...