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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... 
Boulder monoblock 2150
I believe the article stated the OEM and a custom made Audioquest power cable were used to power the amplifiers-. Both cables had a "standard" male plug which was plugged into the reviewers dedicated 20 amp circuit and the 30 amp connector at the ... 
Will a new sub sound better than my Velodyne F1200?
+1 hgl3. I must confess to being a Velodyne whore beginning with their FSR 15 more recently the DD18 now using two DD 12 Plus'.  But for now if adjusting the phase helped try switching the polarity. I have found some recordings with polarity diffe... 
Best Subwoofer Connection
 The only time I found it necessary to use my subwoofers high pass filter was when my main power amp was not powerful enough to drive the main speakers.  Considering the many variables when adding a subwoofer system I would suggest you try both me... 
High Current Outlet for Amps?
 Your homes physical location on the utilities grid can result unique noise issues that may require specific filtering or regeneration. The same goes for RF issues.I found in my remodel that increasing the service amperage from 200 amp to 400 amp ... 
Tube Physics Question
While my manufacture, Bob Carver, feels the KT 120s are a sonic improvement in his VTA180 design I've returned the KT 88s back into service while my 120s are collecting dust. There is definitely an audible difference between the tubes but nothing ... 
Tube Physics Question
After giving us, and assuming the manufacture, the type and brand of your vacuum tubes is there a reason you don't mention the brand and model of your amplifier?You mentioned to the manufacture the edginess of the120 tubes and his response was not... 
Mesa Boogie Strategy 400
I had a 400+ Bass amp in a padded road case for many years. It replaced a Magnavox trannied Ampeg SVT/8-10" trunk which have since become desirable. After my DYI rig and the acoustic 360/361 the 80+ lb. SVT was boringly unflexible tone wise.I boug... 
Visit to Magnolia Proves Interesting
I would strongly suggest you look into Devore Fidelity and or Vandersteen speakers then consider any change in amplification requirements. Your current speakers are very good performers for their price point which means spending considerably more ... 
Need Help From The Resident Experts
Viva Almarg!!!As a horribly scarred past M3A owner I hope you will post the outcome of your experience.    
Nuforce Repair?
NuForce having been sold is sad news to me. As a past 9 SE's owner I dealt with them personally at the Milpitas location. What an energetic, innovative, and responsive group.  
audible illusions m3a
I'm a victim. You should have a back preamplifier lined up in case (when) their return date comes and goes.[Hint] After your first phone call use other peoples phones to get through.  
Need Suggestions for speakers up to $15K new/used
These are what booted me off the equipment merry-go-round. Unfortunately, they lack the look of modern shiny automotive paint jobs or billet aluminum anodizing. On the other hand the thick veneer work is stunning. When my wife first saw them posit... 
Audible Illusions M3B or L3
After a more than five month wait for an M3A upgrade I sent them a registered letter demanding them to return my check and the preamplifier in whatever condition it was in. Seven working days later I received the unit completely upgraded and sold ... 
What is Technics thinking?
pryso, P-mount, Universal, I assumed they were the same. Thanks for that.totem, for many years I used a level followed by carefully listening to a test record for my azimuth adjustment. Then I borrowed a Fozgometer and realized a greater accuracy ...