yakbob

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Confused with size of speaker to get when placed along long wall in large room
@djwong , my home sounds like a similar layout to yours at a slightly smaller scale. One way to (partially) remove the room from the equation is with a point source design. A more focused presentation in your sweet spot, but you may give up someth... 
Need someone to look at my Dynaco 70
@sparkymaui ,  have you looked into Paradyme? I’m not from the area, but they list Vintage Stereo Repair as one of their services (along with car audio and home automation/installs). They’re on Fulton Ave. in Sacramento. www.paradyme.com The ST-... 
Tekton Open Baffle Speakers
@mofojo, I wouldn’t agree with the opinion that open baffle designs aren’t good for rock/metal. I owned a pair of Spatial Audio open baffles that did rock just fine. You just have to know going in that OBs (generally) don’t do bass. So you’d want ... 
Tube Rolling
I currently use the PrimaLuna Evo 300 power amp in my main system. I’m not aware of any reissue Brimar CV4003 so I assume you’re talking about the NOS variety from the likes of Upscale Audio. I have a pair of those, and while I have had them in my... 
*DAC
@navyachts , I understand your position and wanting to stick with a speaker based solution. While I’ve not heard it, the original Denafrips Terminator or Terminator 2 might be worth researching. It’s still R2R like your Gustard, but most of what ... 
*DAC
What you're looking for are headphones.  
REL .LFE input
@ronboco , most people seem to be happy with the Signal Cable Speakon cable over others and at a much lower cost than the REL Blue. I’m going in that direction for my 212se.  
Better DAC then DA1 module in McIntosh C49 without braking the bank.
Holo Spring 3 L1 or L2 sans pre-amp would fall within your budget, and is touted as being close in performance to the May. GoldenSound has a thorough review here:      
REL .LFE input
Also wanted to share this post from a user on audio aficionado, it could be the speakon connector internal wiring: “I’ve been disappointed with the stock 10m Neutrik cable that came with my REL T-zero sub. It’s a great little sub for a medium/sma... 
Better DAC then DA1 module in McIntosh C49 without braking the bank.
You don’t state at what price level the bank begins to break, but if $700 is within reason, this Musical Paradise MP-D2 dac would probably do the trick. https://www.ebay.com/itm/266565600187 I owned the MKii version and still regret selling... 
REL .LFE input
@last_lemming , did you try disconnecting the ground from the amp end of your speakon wire while using a single RCA between the sub and amp as outlined here? https://relsupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004649588-How-do-I-stop-my-subwoof... 
Does it bother you when you see inflated MSRP’s for used gear on AG?
Sellers listing inflated MSRP is a good indicator of who you may be dealing with. Items are only worth what someone is willing to pay (looking at you Mr. DoYouKnowHowLuckyYouAreImSellingThis) What I have a problem with is deceitful behavior from ... 
Have you seen the new McIntosh poster for $195?
Nice to see so much enthusiasm for this long-time American company, in addition to interest in hand crafted art, at a time when AI is threatening to wipe them all out. If you missed your chance, McIntosh is releasing additional copies of this pri... 
Duelund Tinned Copper Speaker Cables
Given all the variables, it’s not really possible to say what a pair of speaker cables will do in your system, in your room. In my opinion, gear and tube swaps would have greater impact as tone controls than speaker wire. In the case of this tinn... 
Duelund Tinned Copper Speaker Cables
@mdrone , I use a twisted pair of Duelund tinned cables in my home office system.  I believe that cables make a difference, but also don’t personally like the idea of spending a ton of money in that area, especially in a second system. The Duelund...