kennyc

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Recommendations for good WiFi speakers
…either battery-powered or can be pre-charged I doubt you’ll find any that carries a self contained battery.  Most would be required to be plugged into an outlet such as the KEF LS50. I heard the Cabasse Rialto at audio shows twice and many com... 
Experience with adding super tweeter?
I may someday try the Enigma Sopranino here.  Very curious to see/hear if any improvements.    
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
@daveyf  this seems like simply a venting thread as nothing is going to change- inefficient speakers require more power than efficient speakers.   
Are the Paradigm Founder Series really, really good speakers?
@todd1010  If you like the sound but want more bottom end support, moving up to the 100F would be a good idea if the additional cost is worth it to “you”.  Simpler and probably cheaper than adding subs.    
ROCKPORT TECHNOLOGIES: ATRIA 2 ROOM SIZE ?
The Atria II specs: Sensitivity: 87.5 dB SPL/2.83 v Min. amplifier power: 50 watts The OPs LAMM M 2.2 amp 18wpc To fill the OPs room looks like higher sensitivity speakers and/or a more powerful amp.  Whether the Atria+LAMM would be “loud e... 
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues, Awesome!
I tried to research types of jazz, but got confused with over 30 types.  Will this book be helpful?  
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
Assuming that tonearms have a “sonic signature” is not helpful. While cartridges sound different depending on its component construction, tonearms are vibration mitigation devices and are NOT designed to sound like anything.  Usually one’s limitin... 
Transparent Audio is anything but Transparent
The OP seems bent for not getting a freebie at the manufacturers expense so that the OP can save money. That doesn’t seem like a victim but rather an opportunist.   
MBL Owners: The "Why" Behind Our Choices and the Search for the Ultimate "Wow" Factor
I have a main box speaker and a flea watt box speaker. But for the general living area I was leaning towards the the omnis MBL 120/126 and maybe MBL electronics as iirc MBL speakers require ample current.    
The D'Appolito, MTM Configuration
When auditioning the Kef LS50s, I also demoed the R700 which sounded like the LS50 but more extended.  It sounded very good then but was also demoing many other speakers searching for a speaker that would resonated with me.    
Amazon Music Question
The OP asked a question of “functionality” and not “sonics”. I agree that making positive suggestions to lift one’s sonics is a good thing, trashing another’s audio chain seems very inconsiderate when they are asking for help. Not everyone is inte... 
Need Guidance for Next/Last Pair of Speakers
+1 Volti. The Razz sounded great at two different audio shows. So I purchased the larger Rival. Volti also has a new model Lucera sells for $11,750/pair which is above the Razz but below the Rival.  The Lucera also has a 15” woofer like the Rival.   
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
Digital Audio sound enhancements- the Good and the Bad The Good: it’s great to have many choices, at all price points, to enhance one’s sonics. Products such as DEQX, audiophile switches, filters, LPS, master clocks, routers, BAACH+Mac…did I miss... 
Please be gentle with me! 🙏
@alan60 while your strategy yields sonic improvements, a very modest (in terms of cost) DAC upgrade would yield “significant” sonic uptick. There are many choices. We look at your entire audio chain and the DAC seems to be the weak link. FYI- ... 
DH Labs
Good to see DH Labs getting some well deserved love.