jon_5912

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Do you trust your ears more than measurements?
I measured a lot in my younger years.  I got the Behringer stuff and did digital eq to get my bass response near perfect.  I built tons of bass traps and spent all kinds of time messing around in my basement.  I'm glad I did it, I got a little bit... 
Bryston BP-17 cubed or Benchmrk LA4 Preamp
I've bought preamps twice.  Both times I did a bunch of research, obsessed over it for a while, and then decided I didn't believe 98% of what I read and just bought Brystons because I believed they were close to as good as you can get and last for... 
Will audio gear be ok in unheated house
There are a lot of temperature control products for aquariums/terrariums.  I'd look into that.   ZOO MED ReptiTemp Digital Reptile Terrarium Thermostat - Chewy.com Amazon.com : Petbank Reptile Heating Pad - Seedling Heat Mat with Digital Thermos... 
Why don't they record in ‘surround stereo’?
I don't really want surround but I'd definitely be interested in more channels in a semi-circle.    
DAC as pre amp
I have no problem with people who prefer not to run a preamp if that's what they prefer.  A decent preamp introduces negligible distortion, though.  The difference may be impedance matching or long cable runs I don't know.  It's funny how the anti... 
ATC SCM150ASLT
He said it was mild and most people wouldn't notice or care if I remember right.  More of an academic point than a practical one.  If money were no object I'd get a pair of 300 towers.  The dynamics on those has to be incredible.    
ATC SCM150ASLT
I had an exchange with a previous ATC importer (Keogh?) and he told me that the 50 was the most accurate.  As woofer size increases the top of the pass band is more directional and results in a less accurate frequency response.  He said this wasn'... 
If you were serious about sound you would...
A huge part of the cost of those speakers is the ability to play incredibly loudly.  Nobody needs that at home.  The goals of a system like this are a lot different than a normal home stereo application.     Linear Peak SPL3:  130 dB with crest ... 
DAC as pre amp
I resisted buying a preamp for a long time.  I eventually did and was surprised how it improved the sound.  I don't know why, it made an improvement in definition and/or forcefulness.  I didn't spend a ton either.  I bought a used Bryston BP25 for... 
ATC buying advice
The idea that it takes superior engineering to do digital crossovers or eq is hillarious.  Anyone can do that.  The only reason to do digital is because you don't have the engineering to do it analog, obviously.    
Velodyne DD15 - worth repairing the plate amp?
I seriously doubt the SVS-SB2000 is better than the Velodyne DD15.  Contrary to Chat GPT, the DD15 has more power and better extension than the SB2000.  A 15 inch driver has a lot more surface area than a 12.  It's proportional to the radius squar... 
Velodyne DD15 - worth repairing the plate amp?
I didn't have too much trouble getting the amp out but I'm not surprised it happens.  There's no adhesive but I think some sort of gasket maybe is sticky.  It'll come, worst case scenario you have to accept a little cabinet damage and pry it out w... 
Should I graduate to floor standers or will larger bookshelves suffice?
In my experience you need at least an 8" woofer for a speaker to play large scale music to my satisfaction.  It's not about deep bass, I think it's dynamics in mid and upper bass.  In a 3 way speaker a 10" woofer is about ideal.  It only matters f... 
The latest audiophile streamer craze
This idea has been around for a very long time.  I remember reading about the cantenna over 10 years ago.     How to Make a Cantenna: 10 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow  
Velodyne DD15 - worth repairing the plate amp?
@m-db Mine was a DD18 made in 2006.  I'm not complaining about the failure.  It went 17 years with no problems and I got it fixed for not that much money.