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Volti does it again!
Volti certainly has similarities to Klipsch Heritage, previously offered upgrades for Klipschorns. I use his tractrix horns on my Klipschorns, allied with custom build crossovers and aftermarket drivers not much in common with any stock Klipschorn... 
Smaller plug-in AC Purifiers -- Shunyata, iFi, Puron...something else? What do you like?
Some years ago went through many large and small AC conditioners through Cable Company lending library. The best, and not by a small margin, for the smaller or single component conditioners was the Audience Adept  1 or 2.  
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
@bigkidz    Changed out generic Chinese rotary selectors (tvc) for Amtrans, changed out  generic metal film bias resistors for Takman carbon film, Nichicon FG bias caps for Audio Note Seiryu, Kaisei out of stock, probably would have used them if... 
What qualities stand out in really good solid state preamps?
@hilde45  Having long wanting to do comparison of top notch solid state pre to my Coincident Statement (MkII upgrade, along with some of my own mods) I recently purchased Pass XP22. I had a chance to extensively compare the two, and experimented ... 
Aurender Music Server and CD Transport comparison
Both Jays and Pro-ject are commonly cited as top echelon transports.   Having said that one of my earlier, less resolving streaming setups beat the Mark Levinson No. 37 cd transport I was using at the time. ML used Phillips Pro laser/transport m... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Research the Taiko Extreme and diy clones for  technical explanations of factors  impacting  SQ in servers. I have diy server built with enterprise level components using JCAT Optimo S ATX power supply. Combine lowest noise, latency, accurate timi... 
RIP Melanie Safka
Serendipity, hadn't thought of her in years, in perusing youtube few weeks ago came across some live videos, brought back good memories! All these artists of my youth passing, always stay forever young in my memory.  
Ken Fritz article
I suspect only an audiophile could attribute a word like success to what seems like a very sad story of failure in my estimation. Certainly, an audio system can deliver transitory pleasure, but to consider it a great life accomplishment seems biza... 
He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable.
This article has many details left out of youtube videos I've seen. Major cautionary tale in my estimation, seems the cost of this obsession much greater than the benefit. Having a loving psychologically well adjusted and functional family far gre... 
can subwoofers make things worse?
+1 @wolf_garcia Explains what I mentioned as sound stage expansion.   Rel T series don't move air and shake room, roll off bass in lowest registers. As others have mentioned neighbors can be a very real concern, I was the one calling police on a... 
can subwoofers make things worse?
I recently added two Rel T9x, Klipschorns, 13'W x30'Lx9'h room. didn't really add much bass. but expansion in sound staging far surpassed my expectations. I've spent much more on electronics in the past and never experienced this level of expansio... 
Little help with REL subwoofers, please?
Rel S and Ref series are faster on specs, issue is whether one hears T as slow, if not than there is no problem. Same with Maggie's, I've heard them with a variety of medium to high end electronics, always enjoyed the sound qualities of these spea... 
Little help with REL subwoofers, please?
@pennfootball71 I don't hear any sense of these being slow thus far. I suspect Rel subs very difficult to make generalizations about since main speakers and amps have relatively large influence on how subs perform. So far, with my Klipschorns, the... 
Little help with REL subwoofers, please?
Update on my experience with the T9x, last night's listening session relatively large expansion of sound stage, and bass starting to loosen up and gaining in impact. These improvements due to burning in of every single component from 10/2 Romex ti... 
Little help with REL subwoofers, please?
My take on subs is its far more about personal sound quality preferences, room, and main speakers than the subs themselves.   The fact is I've enjoyed the db or low level input type subs with certain recordings and times of day I chose to listen...