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Paradigm Personas: A First Listen
Auditory, I was fortunate to purchase locally a pair of basic cherrywood Avalon Eidolons in 2012 for $11K. In my opinion $35K is in the "world class" neighborhood.In my experience all the Paradigms I owned or auditioned at home were not very good ... 
Paradigm Personas: A First Listen
JUMP SHIP!!!Strictly by chance I listened to a pair of the Persona 9H at a store I haven't been into in a few years being driven by ARC electronics that I've never even seen before, so. I once owned Paradigm Studio 100v1, v2s, and auditioned S8s, ... 
Improving 2- Channel Soundstage
Consulting with an experienced stereo professional (not a Home Theater installer) may provide the quickest outcome you're looking for.If you have experienced great two channel sound staging at a store or a show one should take note of the environm... 
Need Wireless Subwoofer Options
treebeard, I couldn't possibly change your perception. The affect an HT receivers room correction has or the affect built in room optimization has on a subwoofers performance is a substantial reality. The ability to mitigate system and room integr... 
Need Wireless Subwoofer Options
Is your subwoofer connected to a Home Theater receiver equipped with room correction or to the back of your TV?Why, "no Velodyne please?" 
New Ikea storage unit great for LP's!
I have a 4x4 Expedit with an added 1/4" plywood backing and five sets of their casters. Completely full of LPs it's easily moved over our hardwood flooring. 
Need Wireless Subwoofer Options
A unit with more equalization options than the D110 would aid greatly with location issues and a remote with volume and multiple EQ settings would graduate you from the set it-forget it world of the low end.Wi-Q 
Class D audio vs James Romeyn
Spkrplus, I apologize for comparing my shade tree assembly of a pair of nC400 kits to your impressive build.I too heard a substantial ability to hear into my modest recordings just as your recording engineer customer compared to the linear solid s... 
Class D audio vs James Romeyn
Good, you got it. I believe this is the very area were most reviewers and people doing a casual auditions unknowingly handicap the potential performance of many switching amplifiers. I found another worthwhile improvement from affordable NuForce s... 
Class D audio vs James Romeyn
bakalovb I forgot to mention.I'm essentially using what Romeyn builds sans the casework and includes a version of the Hypex switch mode power supply. The two channel 200 watt ATI AT522NC ($1895. w/seven year transferable warranty) uses a Kessler d... 
Class D audio vs James Romeyn
 emb: D class will never be as good as A or a well done AB or a great tube amp.I understand your point of view. I use switching amplifiers yet I listen with tube amplifiers which is why I respond to statements like yours from time to time.I grew u... 
Best way to Crossover JL Audio F110 into system
mgreen27 not at all. For anybody new to adding a sub there is so much room for dissatisfaction especially when so many products lack the adjustability to integrate well.   
Best way to Crossover JL Audio F110 into system
But the odds are, the match will most likely end up sounding like a car stereo, and not a high end system. In rereading my above post I may have given the wrong impression of the F-113. I was able to integrate the JL very nicely into my system jus... 
Best way to Crossover JL Audio F110 into system
I previously owned a Velodyne DD-18 and had an opportunity to compare a JL Audio F113 at home. Originally, I placed the DD-18 on a small moving dolly with a long interconnect and used the crawl test to initially locate the heavy sub.https://www.yo... 
Ayre V3 Owners
Cringeworthy? I like the honesty in that statement.  I recall hearing the V3 driving a pair of Avalon Acoustics Eidolons in the main room at the later dB Audio on Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley and commented to myself just how luscious that system soun...