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If the job of a line stage is just to transfer signal and offer control, I don't think you'll find much improvement over the Threshold fet 10 HL. In that role, it is one of the all-time classic neutral devices. And the basic high build quality wit... 
Your experience/thoughts on Meadowlark speakers, esp., Kestrel, 2, hot rod. etc
IMHO, easier to drive but not as good as Thiels. YMMV.  
DHL and the definiton of insanity
Perhaps you can pick it up at DHL?  
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@sdl4 , I’m not completely sure of the following, but I seem to recall reading a discussion where Bruno Putzeys said something to the effect that GaNFETS were indeed superior devices but a their current costs one could just as easily build Class A... 
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It seemed to me that the weakness of the 3.5’s might be due to the paper surrounds of the midrange drivers. The woofers seemed sturdy enough.  
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As has been discussed here many moons ago, I think that crossing a subwoofer over at the 40 Hz setting would be more advantageous.  
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As has been discussed here many moons ago, I think that crossing over at the 40 Hz setting would be more advantageous.  
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@tomthiel, thank you. I’ve always wondered about the phase angle, measurements for which weren’t published back when these were released. I’m in complete agreement, I’ve always thought the area of dynamic range / ultimate loudness was where the 3.... 
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@sdl4, Yes , the amp power output would drop with the impedance rise. But that’s because with that impedance rise, the sensitivity of the speaker will rise. As the eq is demanding more power, the speaker is a actually demanding less work from the ... 
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Ha, must have been typing as @TomThiel was posting.  
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@sdl4, If I may, yes, bridged stereo amps typically don't handle lower impedances well. They are better suited for insensitive, high impedance speakers, where the extra power can be better appreciated, with the added benefit of better stereo separ... 
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^As was posted earlier, one is unlikely to find specs for a very specific load. Standard specs are for 8 / 4/ 2 and sometimes 16 Ohms. "The nature of the audio industry is what it is." Working from a standard 2 Ohm spec will comfortably cover the ... 
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^As is often the case, unless a manufacturer offers a 2 Ohm spec Stereophile doesn't do a complete test at that load. Even then they will often just test one channel of a stereo amp, even knowing that the amp shares its power supply between both c... 
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^Without any regard to power output or at what levels of distortion? Not saying much. Why don’t they provide actual usable specs?  
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@beetlemania , The "random peaks" I was referring to was in regard to your comment regarding my listening levels. I don’t listen at sustained loud listening levels. Almost never at levels that would occur during live concerts. I scale down to room...