jpan

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If you have a nice system why do you really need room treatments?
Because you need to think of the room as another component in your system. Except this component is “unwanted” and, yet, inescapable regardless of how much “stuff” you have or don’t have in it. There are different ways to manage the room—speaker p... 
Are You a Swifty?
I think she’s pretty great. I came to that conclusion after buying a bunch of her records for my daughter and listening with her to them on my system. She can write a helluva pop song. My kid opened my ears.     
Turntable Isolation
Reach out to Norm Varney @ AV Roomservice. His EVPs are reasonable and well regarded. I use them under my subs and they are very, very effective. They’ll work under components as well. At least check them out.  
power cord for pass 250.8
Yes, you should definitely explore a better cable. You don’t have to rush and do it. It might be worthwhile just to listen with the stock cable and get familiar with the sound, etc. At some point, I recommend moving on. I have the XA60.5 mono blo... 
Best Neil Young Vinyl Recordings
Neil’s output is consistently good-to-great from a sound stand point. He’s long been committed to capturing the best sound possible and it shows. So, it’s hard to go wrong whether you get originals, remasters, or new ones. I’ll throw out a few: E... 
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
$15K is a good budget to work with. Are you open to considering a distributed bass array? Regardless of which speakers you settle on (and I do look forward to learning your choice) a DBA will take you places you’ve never been with your system/so... 
Power Cable Audioquest Dragon vs Isotek EVO3 Ascension
@chauncey  FWIW: I did a cable shoot out with the AQ Firebird HC, Shunyata Sigma V2 NR, Synergistic Euphoria HC L3…, and RSX Beyond PC. I know the Dragon sits above the Firebird and it has a lot of fans. But it was beyond my price range. So, take... 
Volume levels
@bigtwin  I agree for the most part. Listening at the right level is definitely the best approach. As my system has improved, my ability to hit that level and not be fatigued at all has been one of the greatest achievements I’ve had in this hobby... 
Akiko Audio
@antigrunge2  Thank you for your shout out. I’ve been considering the Akiko Corelli for some time, pending funds. In that time, I’ve also been wondering about the Less Loss BlackGround 10x Power Base. They seem to be similar but at different pric... 
Cost Incurred to Achieve a Vinyl LP Replay
If you define ancillaries as everything but the source (and source = table, arm and cart) then…for me it’s about 40/60. For a long time, I had a much nicer source than my ancillaries. The source was proportionally worth a lot more than everything... 
Passive preamps - differences between technologies
I have the EMIA Remote Autoformer (Sliver). It's incredible in my system.  
Distributed Bass Array Speaker Placement
I have a DBA from James Romeyn, which is based on the Audiokinesis Swarm system. Basically, you can do it (it’s a free country) but it will not be optimized. Since you have the four subs I highly recommend you find a way to do it right. You will ... 
Two questions to make you mad.
Good questions. And I’m hardly even fuming… ;-) 1. We need good cables because they make a difference. Anyone that is skeptical of this should try and small number of different cables and see which they prefer. Viola, you’ll know there’s differen... 
New Pass Labs Go To
Mark is one of the good guys in all of audio. And certainly Nelson Pass, Kent and crew are too. Makes sense that they worked so well together. Enjoy the music, Mark!   
KLaudio or Degritter Mark II
@randyk  Thank you! How cool is it that you could easily upgrade to the Mk II? Here’s to Estonian innovation!