Responses from mindlessminion

R.I.P: Rest In Peace Roy Johnson, Green Mountain Audio's Genius
After knowing Roy for 8+ years and speaking with him on a nearly a weekly basis I feared this would become his legacy and told him so. I did own several iterations of his speakers, but stopped doing business with him after our last deal.  After th... 
Why bookshelf type speakers are high end
@kanji I too have a system that goes below 40hz, manufacture says Frequency response. 21 – 25.000 Hz -3dB.However, I have and had several bookshelf speakers.  These smaller speakers have their place in the market.  Probably the #1 reason is space,... 
Why bookshelf type speakers are high end
@dekay I read cheaper the earbud the better 
Equipment Rack Between Speakers...Good or Bad
I find having the speakers out further in the room typically makes more of a difference than a rack centered between the speakers.  For me I typically have the equipment rack near the wall and the speakers 3-4 ' out from the wall, but I have had t... 
High value, giant killer speakers?
@kenjit the dealers all get together and price fix??To answer the OP question I was really impressed with VOXATIV, specifically the Hagen model.  For people in smaller spaces, or want a less pronounced visual system, - I was really impressed.   
Planned to upgrade to DeVore Gibbon X, but concerned about comment of base leanness
@pokey77 what did you end up getting, or what did you hold on to? 
More Devore vs Proac questions (super 9 vs D30RS)
How was the Super 9 bass?  I have not heard the ProAC D30RS, but what I have heard of the ProAC line they have a much politer presentation than DeVore. 
Tekton Design's new THE PERFECT SET equals "goosebumps time"
@mac480025 You have 4 pairs of Tekton?  Why and what 4?  I have 4 sets, but from different manufacturers.  Today I listened to all 4 and found something I liked in each.  I figure 4 Tekton would have very similar sound coming from same designer. 
Roon - streaming only...where'd you get your NAS?
I use a Synology NAS and converted my old INTEL NUC to a Roon Rock.  I didn't shell out the 499, but decided to do the 120 per year to give it a full test.  I think it is a great app and provides liner notes and artist info that otherwise I would ... 
R.I.P: Rest In Peace Roy Johnson, Green Mountain Audio's Genius
I too will miss Roy and the contributions he made in speaker designs.  He had some good ideas that led to some nice sounding speakers.  I hope he had a legacy plan so his ideas and designs will not be loss. 
I too buy used CDs.  I can buy them now for 1-3 bucks as people trade them in for pennies for the same titled LP.  I can buy 10 or so titles for 20 bucks, or 1 decent LP.  I burn and stream via Roon to ultra rendu andResolution Audio Cantata DAC/ ... 
Audio Reviewers
agree completely with three_easy_payments - open forums where users can ask and express their opinions.I do wonder how many reviews are paid.  I was surprised Tekton allegedly paid the guy from New Day Records.  if it has happened once, sure it ha... 
Audio Reviewers
Make sense there is a "people problem".  After a purchase people may have Choice-supportive bias.  Typically buyers pick the best option and after that decision they continue to affirm that decision.  I guess in general people do not want to admit... 
Audio Reviewers
Good point on music selection.  Difficult to like a speaker if you dislike the music coming from it.As far as Ryan speakers- I will give them another chance as I seem to be in the minority.  I heard them in a near field setup with what I thought t... 
Recommendations for Vintage Speakers
ADS or Celestion Ditton 33/66 speakers for lower cost options -great for rock and metal.