Responses from veroman

Fascinated By GR Research Channel
 I am always amazed at Danny's detractors. OF COURSE he is trying to sell his kits! It is literally his main job. OF COURSE many times it is not worth it to upgrade your speakers... and he tells you so. OF COURSE he is harsh  on speakers sent to h... 
Suggest your most desired MSRP $1,500-$3,000 Stand Mount for a Shootout.
CSS criton 1TDX speakers. take your pick of finished models. I would wager they win in a walk esp w upgrades..  or build a kit for less  
Cheap Amazon Chinese tube pre amps
Update. I ordered an IFi micro tube 2 for 280$ Will review it when broken in. Likely run it just as a buffer. the reviews were all positive and from some trusted sources imo anyway. 
Cheap Amazon Chinese tube pre amps
i loved my appj. finally sold it awhile back. never a problem so there is that. sold my musical paradise tube amp as well $400 new?. it was a giant killer for the money imo. 
Cheap Amazon Chinese tube pre amps
'It's just a "meh" piece of equipment, made with very cheap parts'. thanks. I think i got my answer. a tube buffer maybe but a no on the pre amp.  
Cheap Amazon Chinese tube pre amps
lol. have you tried one tho?  stupid question number 2?.... 
Audio Nirvana Drivers
I have the 12 in ferro's in the 5.6 ported cabs. dont listen to these armchair engineers... the sound is great and the beaming is hardly the problem some here say. i am using a a set amp  w 8wpc and i use a sub crossed over at 45 just becuz i had ... 
Does a ripped cd onto a digital format sound better than the cd played on the cdp
thats was some serious technical slapdown there. i am always impressed with how much knowledge some of the a goners have. as for all of the responses..thanks. i think it is not in my immediate future to convert. seems as if the gains are smaller t... 
In need high-efficency speakers
tekton. at 94 db you will be fine. 
Which material sounds better for speakers construction? Wood, Ply or MDF?
it's like asking what kind of fishing line is best. or what caliber for deer hunting is best. are we this bored? 
adding center speaker to existing stereo system
tls49 is right. it is pointless to add a speaker different in brand etc from side spkrs if you are going for high end sound. i did it, trust me. 
Why do many discussions about sonic performance disintegrate into technical discusions?
I am with Geoffkait. These threads sound like something Woody Allen wrote. The male male egos here can't even agree on the definition of technical. 
Speaker Sensitivity AND Power Requirements
Open Baffle. Why are they mostly limited to DIY?
Another reason not mentioned is the imaging...most prefer what they know and an instruments sound, in stereo world, that seems to not come from a particular point bothers some...or at least i opine. i enjoy my 12" audio nirvana f.r. ob with a sub.... 
Why pay so much for super high end?
the web has sites for diy guys and they are very serious dudes. i am sure they make fantastic spkrs for much less. with software its not like it takes nasa to do this. its just that we dont have the trial and error budgets big companies have. hell...