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Visit to Mike Lavigne's house
Beautiful room and system.  Thanks for a peek at one of the world's best examples of "getting it right."    
Speaker cable length.
There’s a lot going on inside those cables besides just getting electrical energy from Point A to Point B at a fraction of the speed of light. The insulation (dielectric) is not electrically inert, which is to say that it acts as a capacitor absor... 
Cornwall iv
This looks like.a good place to insert my "Frog to Prince" Cornwall story: In 1982, I owned an audio store and had a new out-of-the-area manager infatuated with Klipsch. speakers. The Consumer Electronics Show came around (Chicago) and I agreed t... 
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
The first "real" Hi-Fi system that rocked my audio world was powered by McIntosh. That was 45 years ago. Blue meters were on my bucket list for my home system for the next 40. My interest in audio developed into a career that spanned 40+ years an... 
Kids, Dogs, and Speakers
My dog just can't make it thru the extended (album) versions of Free Bird, Layla, Hey Jude, Whole Lotta Love, etc. without grabbing a chew toy, or my stocking feet. Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibilition earns an instant disqualification.  The g... 
Absorbing traffic noise with Helmholtz resonators (video)
@hilde45  This certainly falls into the "Gee, I never thought of that!" category. Very interesting.  Much more socially and environmenatlly friendly than tire deflation strips to reduce traffic noise. Thanks for sharing.  
Kids, Dogs, and Speakers
Okay, sorry for the smart--- response. Just saw an opportunity and went with it. I love my grandkids and little furry guy. My speakers are 6’-4" tall, so I never worried too much about critters (including the human kind) toppling them over. I did... 
Kids, Dogs, and Speakers
Portable kennels are easy to deploy, and can accommodate children up to 75 pounds.  
Help me pick some new or used speaker cables
Better speaker cables, yes! I may have missed reference(s) to room acoustics on this thread, but certainly worth looking into (if you haven’t already). Congrats on thinking outside the box with the T-7 mods. Typically "mods" will calm down certa... 
on the cheap
If I “streamed” my sister, I’d have to upgrade everything in the chain to get that much data through the pipe.  
on the cheap
Kinda blow away, actually, with how much they can cram into this little boxes for the money. I go back to the day when the price of admission an "entry level" CD player was $700, our best-selling VCR was $679, and 42" plasma televisions were $14,0... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
The King's Singers:  Hard Day's Night Fourplay: Between the Sheets Flim and the BB's: Brekken's Farm Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters: Kansas City Monarch And, popular rock hits that they've heard a gazillion times, but never experienced on a ... 
A valentine poem to tubes
Tubes glow red. Mac meters are blue. If your system has both. Thumbs up to you.  
20 Years?
@chayro  Has an epic and historic ring to it: "One score, and 7 days ago, I ventured forth into an interchange of ideas with a rugged group of individuals with a similar nterest in reproducing high quality music in their homes." I'll be 92 on my... 
Subwoofer speed is in the room, not the box
Good topic. It’s nice to "get the low down" on subwoofers from guys with a lot of experience with the subject. Adding to the small vs large conversation: Its been stated that speaker distortion is directly proportional to the movement (excursion...