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Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
I'm using PA drivers and horns and cabs (Peavey FH1 bass horn) in my main system, but the difference between a hi-fi setup and a pro PA set-up most often lies in the crossover. If you're after max SPL you probably go with different frequency cross... 
klipsch cornwall iv upgraded crossovers
@perkadin  if you don't like doing mods, fine. But don't consider a single minute that a Klipsch Cornwall uses state of the art components and that they didn't cheap out on parts. If they didn't, the Cornwall would be unaffordable to most of us. ... 
Amp — Leave on or turn off
I'm using class D amps and they usually stay on 24/7, so does the Pass B1 preamp. I only turn them off if I leave for more than 24H. And when I do, it sure takes a little while to fully "bloom" again. Believe it or not, the only device I turn off... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
I find it very amusing to read that apparently, for some, there isn't audible differences between solid state preamps?!?  Come on. Every circuit has a "sound", even when it seems very transparent / neutral, if you compare it with another circuit... 
Preamp Gain issues with high efficiency speakers
You could get something like a Pass B1 preamp, that's what I did on my high sensitivity system. A Pass B1 with Mundorf caps and TKD potentiometer sounds fantastic and is unity gain. Sounds much better at reasonable levels than my previous high gai... 
Class D Amplification Announcement
@kokakolia  I've just ordered a Hifimediy TK2050 amplifier board. Check it out. Tripath sound with power!!! You need to add a power supply, input and output terminals, and of course a box (a piece of wood works). There are huge threads about ... 
Higher-End Class A/B vs. Class A Integrateds
The only reason there are still class AB amplifiers is practical: anything above 50watts pure class A (and that's already A LOT to ask) becomes huge, extremely heavy, extremely hot, probably unreliable, and uses way too much electricity. There's j... 
Perlisten D212 Subs (2) in the house.
So, you basically spent more than 10.000$ on something you didn't need and is now relegated to second system duty? Wow, I wish I had your life!  Please don't take it bad, I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything ;-) enjoy!  
Has anyboyd used this amp, your thoughts on it
If you want something that is cheap, has tubes in it, and has headphone jack, plus plenty of other functions (including bluetooth, optical, coaxial, and phono inputs!), go for Dayton Audio HTA100 (not the "HTA100BT which is the older model) Grant... 
Competitive class D amp suggestions
I’m very fond of the heavily modded Trends TA10.1 I use in my main system. With a nice linear power supply, it sounds marvelous driving the 500 to 20KHz range in my trip-amped, very high sensitivity system. If you don’t need much power, that TA202... 
All Pre 1970 Vintage speakers suck! Prove me wrong
Siemens Klangfilm Euronor is arguably on of the most coherent, organic, transparent and dynamic speaker there is, and it dates back from the 1940's...  
Do you think driver “break in” is real?
@willywonka come on... it's one of the easiest things to verify.  Just put in a brand new tweeter on one side, and keep the old, used tweeter on the other side, and see if you can get any decent center image. I guarantee you won't! And you can do... 
Do you think driver “break in” is real?
Absolutely real. I once had to replace the diaphragm on one of my previous horn tweeters; well the fixed channel was harsh and piercing for a couple days, skewing the stereo image to that side, until it settled down and both channels started playi... 
Fosi Audio V3
@mahgister I have a friend who is using a 125$ tube preamp from Douk Audio in his main system. He swapped a few caps, put better tubes in, and is super happy! I think the model is "Douk Audio P1" :-)  
USB Cable
@tvrgeek I’m surprised of the mediocre results you get from Fosi V3... I know someone who drives Magnepans with it, another guy who drives Martin Logans, and they are both very happy with the performance. I never heard the V3 (not yet) but I bou...