springbok10

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Unique problem - one channel silent under different variables
I learned 20 years ago to ┬áturn amp on last, off first. What makes you think I do all these cord exchanges with power on? Did I say that? No, I think you assumed it. With due respect, and I know you are being helpful, if I haven't learned that bas... 
I screwed up
Yes, you can get a good pre - in fact a pretty amazing pre - with tubes, too -The Eastern Electric Avant. It really is a giant killer. Or else one of the earlier Conrad Johnsons. 
Speakers closest to Merlin ?
Chris, I can only recommend speakers that I own and the Joseph Audio Pulsars are certainly fantastic, but do better out in the room and list for $7500. However, the NHT Classic Fours are equally impressive if you consider bang for buck - I have th... 
Speakers closest to Merlin ?
How big is the room, how far from the front wall will they be placed, how many WPC do these amps put out?In my experience of Merlin TSMs, there are many speakers as good and maybe even better:) certainly those that image better close to the wall. 
Speaker Advice?
NHT also work superbly in your situation. I have 4s against the wall, one close to a corner.Yes, I know, I have a few systems:)All have to be against the wall.......same reason as yours 
Speaker Advice?
Chlim, I have never seen Duke in any guise other than unselfish and honest. 
In Memoriam: Bobby Palkovich of Merlin Music
Do the fully paid up buyers have any legal recourse (directed at any lawyers in this forum), other than wait for maybe years for the estate executor to complete his job? (See Bluebulls post) 
Speaker Advice?
I had the same waf issue and solved it in one room with the RevelTors and the other, bigger room, about 5000 cu ft, with von Schweikert VR 35 floor standers. These work exceptionally well against the rear wall and one is in a corner. Give Albert a... 
Speaker Advice?
I have tried so many speakers since the original Allisons, designed to be placed against the rear wall and the ones that work best are North Creek Kitty Kat Revelators. They are designed specially for rear wall placemat and they will fill your roo... 
What's best bookshelf speaker for an 8x10 room?
Echo North Creek kitty Kat Revelators. Always under the radar but superb speakers designed to play again back wall. Can't vault them. My best buy in speakers for a long time 
Worth upgrading from Morrow MA4's?
"simple. I know better" seems to be an apt credo for you, Zd. Patronizing and self righteous posts ruffle my feathers more than subjective posts. But that's just me. Cheers! 
Worth upgrading from Morrow MA4's?
Al is correct. A pair of 15 ft was about $100 a pair. My apologies. Furthermore, if Ralph's theory, proven in my case, that if the amp and preamp match perfectly, the cable expense is irrelevant. So even more evidence that this is all a crap shoot... 
Worth upgrading from Morrow MA4's?
As a post script, Zd542, how do you claim to "know you're making the right choice always" if you cant always test cables?Only buy from The Cable Company? Furthermore, I bought the cables from a friend and am certainly not blaming him nor anyone el... 
Worth upgrading from Morrow MA4's?
Zd542, there is not always the opportunity to test cables. Stealth Indra were not lent out by the Cable Company nor were they on loan by the manufacturer. I made another mistake: I bought Purist Dominus interconnects for my Atmasphere MA 2 and MP-... 
Worth upgrading from Morrow MA4's?
My answer is an emphatic No. I have used Morrow 4s - they are very good but so are others costing half and double. I offer to send you a cable ( on loan) costing half, and if you can have someone change your cables blind, and you can identify sign...