rodman99999

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Soundstage...How to determine what's right?
There are a wide variety of mic technics in use by engineers that yield just as many variations in sound stage reproduction. The quality of the pressing or burning is also a factor. I bought a Columbia CD of 'Amused to Death' by Roger Waters based... 
Any ideas in speaker choices would be great
(http://www.avguide.com/products/product-3762/) Check out The Absolute Sound's review of the Magnepan 1.6 and see if the description of it's imaging doesn't match what you are used to from the DQ-10s(Search for Stereophile's review as well). DON'T... 
Soundstage...How to determine what's right?
(http://www.stereophile.com/features/772/index.html) Just to make it a bit easier: here's the URL for that article in Stereophile. They do a much better job of explaining the LEDR test. That disc also contains a left-right imaging test that extend... 
Soundstage...How to determine what's right?
The LEDR demo on the Chesky provides a series of pulses that begin by going UP to help you find ceiling reflections that might be alleviated with absorption. Then OVER which starts 2 feet beyond the left speaker and describes an arc over the cente... 
Best small signal tube for a preamp?
If you haven't heard the Siemens CCa from the '60s(grey plate under getter support),: you haven't heard all the music. The entry price is steep(I had to find three NOS, matched pairs for my BAT VK-D5), but worth every dime. I've had a wide variety... 
Is there better pre-amp for "bi-amp"ing ?
(http://www.tactlab.com/Products/22MINI/index.html) Check out this unit. I am presently using the big brother RCS 2.2X and have been very well pleased by it's lack of any negative audible impact. I've been familiar with the professional digital cr... 
Soundstage...How to determine what's right?
I've found the 'Chesky Records Jazz Sampler and Audiophile Test Compact Disc Vol. 1' a valuable tool with regards to properly setting up my listening environment. It contains tests that will reveal imaging problems, and the depth (or lack of) soun... 
Tact Pre Amps 2.2XP
I forgot to mention: Lyngdorf uses a 10" woofer that possesses extreme transient speed/efficiency. Available here: (http://www.audiosystems.com/NewComponents.html), as well as their complete corner-woofer system(You have to query him concerning th... 
Tact Pre Amps 2.2XP
Hi Bob- I wouldn't add anything else to the audio chain personally. I can't really imagine a need. I still abhor overprocessing signals, and adding interconnects. The TacT does act as a pre-amp(adds SOME gain)and (as mentioned): is capable of more... 
Got the itch again "real bad" for tube mono blocks
I've been listening to a Pair of Cary SLM-100s for the last three years. Tubed with Tungsol VT-231(round, black plate)for phase splitters, Sylvania 6SN7Ws as drivers and Winged C 6550s(latest iteration from Upscale): the imaging/soundstaging/respo... 
26"-32" LCD HDTV Buying Angst--Toshiba? Sony? etc.
I have a Toshiba 36HFX73 that has treated me VERY WELL for the last couple years. With the DVI input(get a Kimber Kable) the HD picture quality is no less than excellent. Sucker weighs a ton though!! 
Tact Pre Amps 2.2XP
I've been using one for over a year now. I was a die-hard straight-wire-with-gain guy for 28 yrs until the 2.2X came along. I've also been bi-amping for 26 yrs. My last dividing network consisted of a Dahlquist DQLP-1 for low pass/level control/ba... 
Cartridge compliance vs tonearm effective mass
Effective mass is different than the actual "weight" of an arm. The following site will be a big help: (http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/tonearmcartridge.html) It should answer most(if not all) of your questions. 
Siemens -Halske 6922
I presently have six of the 60's CCa sweethearts in my BAT VK-D5. When I owned my ARC SP9 and SP14 pre's: they were also equipped with the same. The most musical/accurate of the family(if you purchase the 60's version, as mentioned above). The 70'... 
"break-in" period? . . . how to
The CD, 'Irrational But Efficacious' by Ayre Acoustics contains a number of useful tracks, one being uncorrelated, mono, brown noise. This simulates the typical spectrum of music and can be set to repeat for burn-in purposes. I use it, the pink an...