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Speaker relative efficiency/sensitivity when using a high pass filter
@tcutter what are you using to high pass your speakers at 80 hz? I’m interested in doing the same thing. I want to relieve my speakers of some of that bass and open up my amp options. Thanks.  
Contenders are here
Congrats on the Contenders! Love my Boxer 1s.  
Elac Vela FS 409's
Why the “LOL” BS?  People discover gear and speakers on YouTube. Welcome to 2022.  And, to be honest, you can tell a little something about the SQ in the videos. The OP didn’t say ”everyone run out and buy these speakers,” he asked the Audiogon co... 
Upgraded McCormack DNA-1 or Dennis Had Inspire SEP?
I am wrestling with the same question— keep the McCormack DNA-1 Deluxe that I’ve had for 25 years and get it upgraded or change up and try something new.  I’ve only used tubes in my headphone rig ( Bottlehead Crack) but might be ready to try them ... 
Improvement of MacBook Air for Streaming Tidal
My suggestion is to buy a Bluesound Node and try it out.  It works out of the box (Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection) and connects to your preamp with its built-in DAC.  You can also use digital outs to go to your Hegel but not sure if the Hegel does f... 
Suggest your most desired MSRP $1,500-$3,000 Stand Mount for a Shootout.
I agree with @rocray — Nola Boxer 3.  I have the OG Boxer and love them.  They replaced B&W 805s for me and I never looked back.  I haven’t heard KEF LS50 Metas but seems like everyone has a pair so that could be a good baseline speaker for co... 
Why I'm not adding a sub to my 2-way monitors for music
@steveashe  thanks for sharing your experience with the SVS Micro 3000.  Can you share more about what you compared it to and why you chose the SVS?  Given your Pass Int-25 and the limitations connecting to a sub, I would have thought a REL or sim... 
Why I'm not adding a sub to my 2-way monitors for music
@edcyn  what sub are you using with your Nola Boxers?  I’m looking to buy a sub for mine and curious about your setup.  I’ve been looking at smaller sub like SVS SB3000 and REL t7x.  As to OP post, I think it’s great that he was able to tune his r... 
Replacement for Peachtree DacIT ?
Thanks @newbee.  Hoping for more advice from others.        
Why no love for Apple Music?
Thanks, all.  I’ve been listening to Apple Music via my iPad mini and IMHO it sounds great.  I’m also listening to Amazon HD and trying out Tidal.  As to SQ, it’s really hard to hear big differences, although they definitely output at different le... 
Replacing Von Shweikert's VR 2
Definitely not wrong!  When I had the space 20 years ago, I had VS VR4s.  Loved them but never heard the VR2s.  That said, I now have a smaller room but great sound with Nola Boxers.  I just like the way the Nola’s sound.  You’re going to love the... 
Why no love for Apple Music?
I’ll try Amazon HD.  I don’t believe Apple lossless is just marketing hype.  It reads as lossless at the DAC or high res when available and sounds really good — not compressed at all.  Even when comparing to CDs that I have. Do I need a separate ... 
What are you using as a streamer? Constructive feedback please.
Hi, all.   I'm a fan of Apple Music.  I like the lossless and high res, the vast collection of music, and the price.  I also use Audirvana from the Mac for my own digital collection.  Haven't tried Tidal or Qobuz or Roon. So I use a Macbook Pro (...