mrdecibel

Responses from mrdecibel

Should I upgrade my preamp?
I thought the 3.6 was the best per dollar speaker ever produced by Thiel. I liked them when driven by Krell and Levinson, which were available to me back then. Such an improvement over the 3.5. When Robert Harley reviewed the 3.6 speakers in '93, ... 
Should I upgrade my preamp?
@ghdprentice ,1st, I would like to say I read the majority of your posts and enjoy your sentiment and opinions. However, you and I are very different listeners...and this is ok. I spent most of my life helping others build / upgrade their systems.... 
A stupid question(s) about power cords
@immatthewj I would hope that anyone who owns gear as you do, would have a dedicated room, or at least, a room that you have done some "conditioning" to. If the speaker/room/listening seat is not the best it could be, you are missing out on a lot ... 
Does Every Track Sound Great on Your System?
I set my sub to blend using my cd of "Eddie Gomez"....on the Denon label. This is my reference. Cannot keep readjusting to every other recording I have. When I listen to the MUSICIANSHIP, which is 1st on my priority list, everything else falls int... 
A stupid question(s) about power cords
@immatthewj Get one for your power amp as well. $150. all in for 3. You will grow into a believer, and a happy listener. They are so good for the price. My best, MrD.  
A stupid question(s) about power cords
@immatthewj fyi, the carbon fiber shell does not offer any more shielding, as the cables themselves are shielded. Theoretically, the aluminum alloy shell should offer more shielding than the carbon fiber shell.   
A stupid question(s) about power cords
@audphile1 Great list. I have been part of this industry for a very long time. Since the internet, it simply amazes me how ignorant some people actually are. I am too adult to name call (but I will defend myself). However, to call someone "ignoran... 
Could Class D really be that good?
It is not questionable that we need the designers. What folks like ricevs and angela gilbert yeung do is " take a design that they like ", and simply improve upon it. Anything can be improved. A few years ago I was contacted by a friend of a frien... 
A stupid question(s) about power cords
Ignorance  
A stupid question(s) about power cords
You are the joke my friend. Enjoy ! MrD.  
Should I upgrade my preamp?
I would 1st want to know from your words, specifically, what sq are you missing from your system ?, and / or what sq are you trying to add to your system ?, and / or, you just got the upgrade bug ? There are many things we can do to enhance our sy... 
A stupid question(s) about power cords
Everyone should buy one and try it out. Let it settle in for 100 or so hours. A very nice sounding cable at the price. @audphile1 I tried them all. I happen to like the Rhodium...in my system, to my ears, it has a slightly more open and airy top e... 
Power cords: does length matter?
Wow, some surprising comments here. Enjoy !  
Power cords: does length matter?
@jasonbourne71 another brilliant statement from you 🤣, and you have company, as it turns out. Using wire hanger material as you suggested sounds dull and lifeless in the higher frequencies, and over blown in the bass. I have experimented with it m... 
A stupid question(s) about power cords
@audphile1 I have tried all of the metals and all of the shells on these, and the aluminum alloy shells are incredible, to these ears. My best, MrD.