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Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene Placement & Break-In?
Derek Hughes, not Huges. Sorry.  
Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene Placement & Break-In?
Gene Rubin is a Graham dealer on the west coast. I got turned onto them by a guy I know in NC who had a pair of LS6’s and had very positive things to say about them. I subsequently bought a pair on USAM. Did the same with the LS5/9’s which were po... 
Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene Placement & Break-In?
I bought the Perspective2’s as the ubiquitous end-game speakers. I didn’t have the subs at the time as I didn’t think I needed them. Aside from the bass node issue that occurred less than 10% of the time (but enough to be irritating, especially gi... 
Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene Placement & Break-In?
It’s not unique to the Perspective2’s. It’s my room which has a pretty prominent bass node issue. Also, I can’t pull them out more than a couple of feet which is limiting. I would not judge the speaker by how they did in my room. The guy I sold th... 
Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene Placement & Break-In?
High passed with built in xover in my Bel Canto E1X integrated amp. Low passed with the SVS. I Currently have the Pulsar2’s and doing the same as noted.              
2nd systems- who’s got one?
Main - Bel Canto E1X integrated amp/dac/streamer Bel Canto CD-3T transport Oppo BDP 105 BluRay player Magnum Dynalab tuner Graham Audio LS5/9 loudspeakers Pair of SVS Micro 3000 Subwoofers   Secondary - Rega Elicit R integrated amp Mofi ... 
I want to move from Rega Planar 6 help me to pick a new turntable
I had the Rega Planar P6 with the Ania MC cartridge that never came to life creating an emotional connection for me in my system. I sold it and bought a VPI Scout with an Ortofon 2M Blue. Sounded okay but again, it never blossomed in my system. So... 
Russian tube supply issues
So much silliness! Folks have all this concern over tubes from Russia and how their availability impacts this or that, rather than the innocent people in harms way who are the real victims.  
CD transports; do they really matter
They absolutely make a difference! I have tried four options and can hear the difference between all four when used as a transport feeding my Bel Canto E1x integrated amp/dac - Bel Canto CD-3T CD transport (best sounding) Marantz SA-K1 Ruby SAC... 
Need speaker recommendations.
Starke Sound Halo series. Designed to be placed close to the wall.  
Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene Placement & Break-In?
I had the same problem with the Perspective2’s and wound up selling what was otherwise a spectacular loudspeaker. Regarding plugging the ports, I tried that too but found the speakers lost some of their magic in the process. I should note my room ... 
What Is So Special About Harbeth?
"That’s a straw man, as I don’t recall anyone raving about the great value of Harbeths, though they certainly can represent good value on the secondary market." Agree wholeheartedly with this comment. Their real value is represented by the price ... 
Buyer Dispute
All interesting discussion, but this is NOT the place to get something like this resolved. Way too much speculation in my opinion. There is always more to a story than meets the eye. The way you see it, the way I see it, and the way it really is. ... 
Best CD player from this list
Have you considered the Marantz SA-K1 Ruby? Great sound with both CD and SACD. Very well built to boot.  
Not manufactured any more.
Fuselier Model 9's w/o grilles