nymarty

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Beginner improvements for room acoustics; very helpful Darko video on reverb and RT60
@hilde45 It seems like we both suffer from having low ceilings.  Mine are about 7' but in some sections are 6.5' because of soffits.  Walls and ceiling are sheetrock.  What have you used to tame ceiling reflections?  My overall room is 14' x 24' ... 
Help fine-tune my speaker search
@hilde45  Thanks for sharing your reviews and your comparison of the Carbon 7s and the Carrera Be's.  Really helpful.  Thanks, too, for your thoughts on the Dynaudio Special 40.  What's appealing about that speaker is that there are a few on the u... 
Help fine-tune my speaker search
@secretguy I had a chance to listen to the Magnepan .7s (also at Audio Connections) and really like the sound of panels.  I just know they won't work in my current basement setup.  I just can't have them out that far into the room and everything I... 
Help fine-tune my speaker search
Thanks, everyone!  There are a lot of Fritz fans!  That’s a good sign.  I went in search of speakers on Saturday and spent a couple of hours with Johnny Rutan at Audio Connection.  Great guy, great experience.  It was like hanging out with a good ... 
Help fine-tune my speaker search
@soix thanks!  I didn’t know that Usher made a bookshelf Dancer. Will look into it,  I met Jeff Joseph about 12 years ago. Nice guy and loved his speakers back then.  I didn’t realize he had something in my price range.  
Help fine-tune my speaker search
Thanks!  Also heard about some others to consider like Proac SM100, Spendor Classic and PSB Synchrony 600B. @hilde45  t’ve never heard any of the 3 you mentioned but have read good reviews of Fritz.  What did you like about the Fritz vs the Speci... 
Purely analog pre or intergrated amps
Lots of options out there.  Schiit, Parasound, NAD, Denafrips, Audio Research, etc.  Happy hunting!  
McCormack DNA 125
@bigkidz Thanks.  Is this something that you do for people -- recapping and upgrading amps?   If yes, are you associated with SMC in any way?  Sorry if I'm reading this wrong and you just have experience getting amps serviced/upgraded at SMC.  It ... 
McCormack DNA 125
@bigkidz  Following this thread because I have a DNA-1 amp and thinking of doing the SMC update.  Is this something you’ve done or are familiar with?  I’m also in Jersey.  Thanks. My DNA-1 is my go to amp and still sounds great.  That said, it’s ... 
Schiit Aegir pre-amp recommendation
Forgot about the phono pre.  Add a Mani to your order for $149.  Still under $1K and should fit all your needs.  
Schiit Aegir pre-amp recommendation
I have LS50 Metas and just added a Freya + in front of my McCormack DNA-1 Deluxe.  I think the Freya + is an exceptional preamp.  It replaced an Adcom GFP-750 and an Acurus LS-11.  Both were very good solid state preamps for the money.   I disagre... 
Please Recommend Highly Efficient Floor Standing Non-Horn Speaker Suggestions
I recommend Nola Contender 3 floorstanding speakers or the upgraded S3.  I have the Nola Boxers, which are the smaller 2-way bookshelf, and think they're voiced really well and sound wonderful.  The Contender is 90db sensitivity at 8ohms impedance... 
Anyone near Bergen County NJ have a pair of Tekton speakers I could listen to?
@jcs01  I don't have Tektons but am in Bergen County and would definitely want to join in a listening session if you find someone nearby.  I almost pulled the trigger on a pair for sale a couple of months ago but I think the Double Impacts are way... 
switching to stand mount speakers
I bought the LS50 Metas a few weeks ago.  I really like the sound and they do a great job of disappearing in my room. I use them with dual subs so bass is not an issue.  I also have Nola Boxers which go a little deeper but are not as precise.  The... 
Speaker relative efficiency/sensitivity when using a high pass filter
@tcutter Thanks.  Might have to try a miniDSP. Good luck with your setup.