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Why don't more recordings have soundstage outside of speakers
As others probably have already said, if the ambient cues aren't on the recording, you won't hear it in your room.In my opinion, the only way to get a natural soundstage that extends beyond the edges of the speakers, is to record a live event, wit... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Here is one of my favorite violin concertos, Penderecki’s, Violin Concerto No. 2 (Metamorphosen).This is from the second part of his career, after he became more tonal than he was during the early part of his career.In all honesty, I tend to like ... 
At This Time Can We Recreate Full Range Live Music In The Home?
The answer is no. There is a difference between sound power level and sound pressure level.A good system can easily produce the same sound pressure level as a full orchestra, but cannot reproduce the same power level. 
Has Anyone Ever Run TWO Identical Pairs of Speakers ?
 i’m not a big fan of that GR research guy. Some of his techniques like the one where he used hey antenna meter from an old receiver to show you how radio frequencies affect speaker wires was a little goofy. Here’s a Website that I think the aut... 
Has Anyone Ever Run TWO Identical Pairs of Speakers ?
Here is an informative video by GR Research on why 2 tweeters don't work. This is describing why they won't work in the same enclosure, but the same concepts translate to 2 pair of speakers, stacked. In fact, most of the problems he talks about, g... 
Has Anyone Ever Run TWO Identical Pairs of Speakers ?
It'll be a bit like Tektons. No it won't.Just because Tektons have quite a few drivers in them, does not mean they are in any way similar to have multiple speakers stacked or side by side. Please watch the vids by the designer, Eric Anderson on... 
How do you know if you need to add a sub (without auditioning one, I mean)?
Not only do subs add very low notes that the vast majority of ’full range’ speakers aren’t capable of reproducing, but there is a lot of ambient information in low frequencies. Especially in classical music, recorded in a concert hall.Even if the ... 
Has Anyone Ever Run TWO Identical Pairs of Speakers ?
I will have to reiterate some of the things I have said on another thread about playing multiple speakers stacked, or side by side.I do not recommend it, at all. When multiple drivers, that aren’t specifically designed to play at the same frequenc... 
How eclectic is your taste in music?
I must say that these studies illustrate well the general tendency to stop all interior evolution by the age of 30....Many people are already "dead" or fixated in their evolution by 30 years of age....This is why music is almost all a "nostalgia... 
How eclectic is your taste in music?
This is an interesting subject for me. To begin with, there have been several good studies that show, that the vast majority of people’s tastes in music are set by the time they are 30. People listen to the music that was their favorite when they ... 
Classical music listening... what is a better source High Rez or Vinyl?
 If you want to keep up to any degree with what is happening NOW, you need a good digital source. I absolutely agree!Being a huge fan of contemporary classical music, limiting oneself to vinyl, would eliminate so much incredible music from the ... 
Does anyone play two pairs of speakers at the same time?
Has anyone seen the Tekton "The perfect Set"? It has a few tweeters in each cabinet! But if you read the white paper on the design behind this, it is not just sticking a few tweeters in the cabinet.They are all acting as one driver. In other wo... 
Is carpet on wall behind speakers counter productive?
Just because something is soft, and therefore might seem absorptive to sound, does not mean it is. There is no way, without doing some pretty extensive tests, to see at what frequencies the specific carpet you have, will absorb.And maybe, your par... 
Classical music listening... what is a better source High Rez or Vinyl?
Being a big fan of mid to late 20th century, and contemporary classical music (you know, the 'thorny' sounding stuff), I have a quite a few vinyl recordings on Nonesuch records in their "Spectrum: New American Music" series. These were considered ... 
Classical music listening... what is a better source High Rez or Vinyl?
For me, it’s:DSD and 24/192VinylCDThe main reasons for this order, for me is, that with classical, I care a lot about imaging, soundstage and other spatial cues. And I think DSD, 24/192 and vinyl do those things better than CD (16/44.1). CD create...