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tube amp and spotify
One minor issue with me and Tidal vs Spotify. The sound level is less with Tidal vs Spotify premium. I guess they do that to accommodate the increased dynamic range. I have inefficient speakers and use room correction which both limit the maximum ... 
How do you tame a Denon DL-S1?
Since my old thread was brought back from the dead I thought I would give a update. I still am using the Dodd with Amperex Orange Globe small halo tubes. A couple of years ago, I got a Piccolo head amp and it is a perfect match with the Dodd. I co... 
Room correction - what device works best?
My new Emotiva XMC-1 has Dirac. I think it sounds better than my TacT 2.2x with Maui mods. My Tact does a fantastic job on sub integration that Dirac doesn't do. I haven't tried integrating my sub yet, but I understand I will have to do a little b... 
Floor Stander with Small Footprint 7K - 15K
The Salk Exotica 3's should be considered. They are an emotional speaker with tight base down to 20 Hz. Can chose any veneer. Hard to beat. Bob 
Salk vs Daedalus Speakers
I thought the KO cost less than the Ulysses?Bob 
Salk vs Daedalus Speakers
Somehow I missed your posts last month. I have Salk SoundScape 10s and was at RMAF 2011 and heard the Athena and the Ulysses. I thought the Athena sounded better than the Ulysses but I am sure that was due to setup. My SoundScapes are very excitin... 
Is Hype About Forthcoming NC400 Based Amps Worthy
Matt Kraemer of Aluminati Sound has said he was through building NCore cases before and did build some more. I am sure if a couple of people wanted him to do a production run he would be happy to oblige. I just wouldn't wait for them to build some... 
Is Hype About Forthcoming NC400 Based Amps Worthy
I have NCore NC400 amps with Aluminati cases. They are the real deal. Heavy cases with shielding do make a difference. They are very neutral and transparent. They will let you hear the quality of the other components in your system better than alm... 
Pre-Amp for Class D Amp
I have a Calypso tube preamp with low noise Mullard 70¬ís input tubes and Amperex Orange Globe output tubes. It sounds sublime with the RCA connections in the low gain mode with my NCore class D amps.Bob 
So you've just heard speakers that blew you away
The Salks are second order, but they have excellent crossovers. The Salks are mail order, but they have sold so many that there are probably people in your area that would let you listen to theirs. You could call Jim Salk if you were interested in... 
So you've just heard speakers that blew you away
Ctsooner, I agree with you about the emotion of the event. Well made speakers based on the Seas Excel midrange woofer prove your point. Joseph Audio and Salk come to mind. In a proper system, they deliver excitement of a performance. There are oth... 
Looking for "realistic" speakers
I had some Salk Veracity HT1 speakers for 8 years and never found them tiring at all. I am retired and listened to TV and music both all day long on them. They had an exciting clean sound as opposed to a warm romantic sound. My girlfriend liked to... 
Need help RCA Interconnects but new Balanced Gear
I also have a fully balanced tube preamp (Calypso). I use the RCA preamp outputs to my amps as it preserves the tube character of my preamp. As said in other thread, the balanced outputs remove the even harmonics of the tubes which make the sound ... 
Looking for "realistic" speakers
I have heard most of the speakers out there and the only speaker that I have ever heard that could fool me into thinking I was listening to live acoustic instruments was a Philharmonic speaker. The Philharmonic 3 speaker is from 3.3k which is clos... 
Setting up a 2 channel listening room
Bass traps and/or quality room correcting preamp for bass issues. Using bass traps is probably the best option. For other issues, I prefer diffusion rather than absorption for the reason Willy just gave.Bob