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Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
Hello koestner!  DBX makes a 2 way stereo/3 way mono electronic crossover (DBX223, be sure get the model with the kind of connectors/in & out plugs you prefer) and is transparent and reasonably priced. I use then in two of my 5 systems. They a... 
Looking for a component for ripping and playing CD's.
Hello EMUAGOGO!  What do you think those fancy devices for ripping CDs are? They are special pourpose computers. There is no reasonn not to you a laptop or desktop computer for the ripping, storage and playing of yyour CDs. I've bee doing it for ... 
If you had to choose...
Hello Bogbeat!  Please, go somewhere to hear the Magnepan LRS+ before you buy your next pair of speakers. Unmodified, they beat almost anything under $10K, for detail and texture. Modified, they just beat nearly anything you can fit in your listen... 
Solid State Power Amps
Hello sgordoxyz!  You have chosen well regarded and well reviewed power amps. My I suggest an less expensive alternative.  Starke Sound makes great amps and low prices. I have 5 of their AD320-4 amps and one of the new replacements, the Fiera4. I ... 
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
Hello rvpiano!  If a recording of a good performance or a well liked song is flawed, I'll keep it for the value of the music. But even the finest recording of an unwanted song isn't worth keeping, even in these days of streaming which I am just ge... 
Great Interview-
Hello All! Musicians are used to being "IN" the music. They are surrounded by other people aling music. Tey concerned with how they are producing the musical performance. They are doers not listeners. They are concerned with structure and shaping ... 
Speaker Slip Covers
Hello allenf1963!  Look for King Sized pillow cases on sale. Glue heavy cardboard or metal plates to the inside front of them so you'll see any damage before it gets through to thr grilles.  Happ alistening!  
My Remote on my preamp has stopped working
Hello jj77!  Clean the contacts, replace the batteries. No go? Disassemble the remote control unit. (Look for hidden screws in the battery compartment.) The buttons ou push are likely a part of a rubbery pad. Clean it completely. There are probabl... 
help! no sound
Hello mcanaday!  Cables are the least reliable things in most sustems. Particularly the ones with phono (RCA) plugs used in most interconnects. You mention you were putting a system back together. Just this evening I was putting a system back into... 
Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
Hello erik_squires!  Just think about how much contact area there is betwen a banana plug and sleeve it goes in compared to a spade lug tightened down on a quality terminas that sandwhiches it in btween two metal surfaces. The idea is to get the s... 
How does bi-wiring work?
Hello jmeyers!  If you already have two sets of wires going to your speakers, you have an intereting option. It requires some bravery and will surely void your warranty. It's easy if you have a seperate preamp & power amp. So far, I have been ... 
Amp upgrade, speaker cables or both
Hello lloyd 1969!  The "in the room" difference in anticipated loudness is very poorly understood. Watch the VU meters on some piece of gear as some favorite music plays. Big jumps are common in Classical music, but much commercial music has a pre... 
Are there any issues with connecting speaker wire in this manner?
Hello jdavis23401.  Your idea of using a double length of 14 gauge solid wire sounds reasonable to me. I use 14 gauge solid from my 300B amp to thier high SLP speakers.  It may be physically awkward, though. The idea of flattening the loop that go... 
Started with $1k speakers … what now?
Hello jdavis23401!  You mentioned "small room" in your triggering message. Consider the Larsen Line. The new Absolute Sound reviews the smallest one in the line. It sells for less than $3K and sit flat against your longest wall. They solve the pla... 
The Sound Quality Of Commercially Pre-Recorded Reel-To-Reel Albums
Hello Mitch4T!  I have many "pre-recorded" commercia tpes from 50-60 years ago, broadway shows, movie soundtracks, etc. They Stil have EXCELLENT sound. The years have added a noticable hiss from sitting inthe earth's magnetic field, however.  I al...