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I Don't Want to be an Audiophile, What am I...
Millercarbonista! I like that. How about Vinylsniffer or Bitmonger.... to satisfy both analogue and digital crowds.    
Has gear or a recording ever made your ears hot?
The sensation you are feeling comes from the tensor tympani muscle exerting too much. That's the inner ear muscle trying to protect your hearing from excessively loud noises. Does not need to be super high peak SPL (such as 130dB) - excessive dist... 
DISCUSSION: "It only comes out at night". Does anyone else have this experience!?
70% of our brains processing power is occupied with vision. At night we need way less for vision, and that brain-CPU time (aka attention) is available for hearing.  Also, at night the background noise floor drastically drops, and you can hear 20-... 
SET the best?
@david_ten Thanks David! ; There was a user named plino who was asking the question about the effects of the rolloff further from region where it starts to roll off noticeably. I guess I missed the @@@ :)  
How do you know when a stereo sounds good?
To me it sounds good when the music can have a deep effect on me. When it sounds exceptional, then you will have shivers when you hear the song next time coming up even on TV or on your phone - even a low quality playback will be enough to recall ... 
SET the best?
Hey Plinko, The artifacts are phase shifts. The square wave stays good, its relative position is slightly different compared to where it should be. I'm quite amazed at the diversity of the answers and the strong conviction behind the opinions. I'... 
Moving away from inefficient/low impedance speaker in order to move to a Tube Amp
Another way of calling loudspeaker efficiency/ sensitivity is: dynamic compression. When the loudspeaker has no dynamic compression, it is capable of giving all the amplifier put out, then it translates to 100% efficiency which is 112dB/Wm. An u... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
@mrklas I see your point. It also applies to DIY. When I DIY my outcome is also based on budget, space, time... Same constraints.    It's still down to vision - no matter what constraints we work with, each component has its own personality. Th... 
You Cant Buy It but you Can Build It
When DIY meets dedication, knowledge, and experience then it is the ultimate choice. Through DIY you can express YOUR OWN DREAMS, and PROJECT YOUR VISION. By buying gear you BUY INTO SOMEONE ELSES DREAM... which never ever matches yours with 100... 
Finally Learned: Subs serve much larger role than adding more low bass
To my ears the most difficult aspect of bass reproduction is keeping up the same efficiency for the bass as for the midrange. When efficiency is kept high, then bass is effortless and flows with the rest of the music.    
Ready For Digital Source...Computer?
The answer you are seeking is audiophile linux. Optimized for audio: https://www.ap-linux.com/    
Does Time alignment and Phase coherency make for a better loudspeaker?
I agree with Millercarbon. Phase and tme alignment is critically important, but when it compromises other aspects, then you will get a less than desirable effect. BTW, absolute phase and time alignment is IMPOSSIBLE to achive for the entire spect... 
blue light arround glass tube its risk?
The blue glow can be natural if the plate voltage is very high, usually above 500VDC+  - for example, all my 807 power tubes glow blue with 700 VDC supply, and I am getting an average of 10,000hrs lifespan out of them. In all those cases when it's... 
If a " system " cannot do this, I move on........
I have expectations from a performance, whether live or recorded that is secondary for me. That consideration is: genuine, deep, human interpretation, where the musicians take me from the mundane to a special place of their own purpose.  Also, I ... 
Have you moved away from full range to standmount speakers + subs?
I always had, and I still have full range speakers around.A smaller pair (mini tower) is the main speakers in my second system. It's about 91dB efficient, and does a fine job down to the 30s - wonderful for all genres, and bass quality and extensi...