larryincmh

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Sharing a subwoofer between a Stereo and HT combination.
I added the same external amplifier that @gkelly did and got favorable results using my Yamaha RX-A2080 AVR. I have since upgraded to the Yamaha RX-A6A AVR (just deployed yesterday) and so far the same favorable results. Even though the Marantz s... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
Someone else mentioned the Netgear NightHawk modem and I second that.  I have used one for a number of years with no issue. It is Comcast compatible. Model CM2000.  The router and all network components are Synology.    I also use the iFi LAN I S... 
Why do people like reel to reel players?
I got into this format about six years ago and find it quite satisfying of a listen. I only play factory pre-recorded tapes no home taping, and have amassed a collection of 150+ factory releases (mainly classic rock) from the 60’s and 70’s. The in... 
The dangerous world of Reel-to-Reel Tape
I never had a reel-to-reel back back in the day, and only in the past few years did I discover the format (and only then to help a frield digitize some home tapes his parents had of their wedding). Once I got a feel for the format however I was ho... 
Ultrasonic cleaning
I use a generic ultrasonic machine (Amazon special) but use the Degritter brand cleaning solution. I had reached out to them and they told me their solution could be used in any ultrasonic device. I also use a Discwasher just before playback, with... 
Replacing surround with sound bar
When moving a few years ago I also needed to simplify so for the main living space I also went soundbar. I have the Sony HT-A7000 with the smaller sub. It works in conjunction with my Sony TV in a way that the TV speaker provides the center channe... 
Somewhat of an oxymoron - speaker stands for the floor for bookshelf speakers.
Some speakers will have available factory stands as well. My Focal bookshelf speakers had threads in the bottom to allow them to be attached to the stands, making them a single solid unit. The height of the stands was perfectly designed to get the... 
playing "top-damaged" CDs ?
Once you get this sorted out I would think the next thing to do would be to take all of those CDs and rip them to a network storage device. Then take the files and copy them onto another external hard drive that you can keep somewhere else. Maybe ... 
Bookshelf Speakers Sitting On Dual Subs?
I had some Axiom M22TI bookshelf speakers I used in this manner and didn’t feel it was a negative. The dual subs help cancel standing waves, and as long as the tweeter height is satisfactory let your ears be the judge. I had used some Audioengine ... 
How to prevent visitors from touching your system
Life is too short.  Let them touch, supervised, and clean it later. After the first time they handle it they will have their curiosity satisfied, especially if it’s little kids.   
Appropriate Apple table for Roon
My Core runs on a Windows PC which is left on 24/7. I access it via both iPhone and iPad. The iPad is the previous model with 16GB RAM and works just fine. Any modern iPad should work fine for you as long as you have an accessible Core.   
Some new E-bay scams
I agree with @carlsbad2 on this one. I have bought and sold so much stuff on eBay with no issues such as this. What are you buying?  
Let's see your office systems
Yamaha WXA-50 (optical in from PC/Roon) Totem Dreamcatchers on ISOAcoustics stands Kimber TC8 speaker wire Velodyne Impact Mini sub I also just installed one of the newly announced iFi LAN isolator to the back of the Yamaha Sorry for the me... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
I am totally with you as it relates to my main system. Due to work and family it probably gets five hours in a good week. It used to get 20+ hours a week when my work desk was in the same space, but since moving the desk not so much. Until I rear... 
Do You Play Or Save Your Best Cartridges
As many others in this thread have said, you should just pick the best one you have and play it.  Then if you like it and it wears out then just get a new stylus or get a new one.   The only reason I might need more than one cartridge is if I spen...