Responses from ozzy62

Baach dsp, true stereo?
Did you really need two threads for this?  
Jay's "Ugly Truth" video
Yeah but I bet he can spell bizarre…..  
Klipsch speaker placement
@roxy54  I lol’d…..  
MM Phono Stages With Greater Than 40 dB of Gain?
https://aricaudio.com/products.php?product=TRMMPS   I answered your post on AA but will repeat it here. I am having Aric build me a custom 300B amp and later he will build me one of his phono stages with some upgrades including Sowter step up tra... 
What Horn loaded speaker/ speaker system for $10k'ish and under
No doubt those mods bring the performance up a notch. But unless you’ve addressed the cabinet resonances as the LS II did, you are not all the way home. Edit I see you did modify the cabinets. Good job 👍   
Klipsch speaker placement
Cornwall IV will definitely have “more” bass than the LS, but it won’t have the quality of horn loaded bass. And the CW can’t compete with the midrange of the LS.    LS + subs is the way to go.  
What Horn loaded speaker/ speaker system for $10k'ish and under
I have LS IIs. Had khorns a few years ago. For me LaScalas + 2 subs is better than khorns. They just push all my buttons so I think they will be here a while. Hard to beat horn loaded bass and 104 db efficiency.  
Audiophile maxims
I agree with 5 of your first 6. I disagree with the one about active preamps. If care is taken with choosing your sources and amplification, there are few active preamps that can beat a well designed passive device. And I’m not talking about an AL... 
What Horn loaded speaker/ speaker system for $10k'ish and under
If you liked LaScalas but want something more refined, consider the LS II or the AL5. Much better than vintage LS.      
Totem Mani 2 At The Thrift
So you are waiting to find a Krell or Mark Levinson in the thrift store before you upgrade that Acurus?  Not only would the Totems sound better on stands, but with better electronics too….  
When Will We Learn?
@asvjerry  That incident was almost 20 years ago. I had always packed my own gear before that and have ever since. I should have known better that time but the crates for those speakers were long gone. I should have just sold them locally but mad... 
When Will We Learn?
I had the UPS store package and ship a pair of PBN Montana SP2 speakers. They arrived in pieces. They put an 80 lb speaker in a single box with nothing but popcorn packing material.  Completely destroyed. Luckily they paid the claim. Never again.  
Would you upgrade preamp or power amp first ?
I think it depends on which one is the weak link, and it could be either. If both are equally matched, then yes, I’d replace the preamp first. But it’s not the answer for every situation.  
Schiit Freya Modes: Subjective vs Objective Differences
For anyone who has a system that is passive friendly, check out the Hattor. Audio offerings. Hard to beat when compared to other passive devices.  
Watermelon test for audiophiles!
I nominate this for “Thread of the Year”.   Would read again….🤔