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Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
I just was able to directly compare two different tonearms again, and, again, I am impressed by the difference a tonearm can make!  This time I was able to compare a Schroder CB and a Kuzma 4 point on the same turntable with the same cartridge, an... 
Well Recorded Classical Symphonic Recordings
What format? Tons of great recordings on CD, so many that it’s impossible to even give a top twenty list… …but on LP, the only real great recording that I’ve heard is the Japanese pressing Master Recording 45 of Beethoven’s 5th symphony, conduct... 
Sviatoslav Richter. Greatest pianist of the last century?
Yeah, each pianist has his/her strengths and weaknesses. One performer could maybe excel at interpretations of one composer, but no more. Comparing Richter and Horowitz is like comparing apples and oranges: Richter was an enemy of the Soviet state... 
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
I have the Esoteric K-01X.  I directly compared it to the top of the line Marantz, and the dCS SACD player, which I think was the Puccini, or Rossini.  The Marantz and the dCS were awful by comparison, although I don’t remember exactly in which wa... 
dac recommendations for turntable listener?
From what I’ve read, the WADAX Reference is the closest to vinyl…  
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@mijostyn  Yes, in the theoretical world, adding a passive HPF around 80 Hz would decrease distortion in the rest of the sound frequency for the electrostatic speakers, but the distortion is so low in the electrostatic speakers, that I'm not sure... 
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@rhg3 yes, it looks like the swarm arrangement for subwoofers was a popular topic about 5 years ago: seems like many agreed that 4 subwoofers was ideal, and that using 4 subwoofers even precluded the need for DSP. @mijostyn No crossovers in u... 
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@tcutter  From what ai deduce from a cursory reading of that recommended presentation is that 4 subwoofers are best for most rectangular rooms, in most situations.  Interesting.  Thanks for sharing.  
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@vdotman  What are your impressions about the KEF vs SVS dual opposed subwoofers?  (I realize that you also changed speakers, so a direct comparison may be difficult.) Thanks.  
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@decathlon1991  That sounds like a rather unique solution:  3 high on each side!  One of many possible solutions, as the next post by @mrdecibel went from 2 subs to 1.   It's great to hear the variety of approaches hear to 2 channel music.  I th... 
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@mofojo  Since my first pair is balanced force 12” subs, I was leaning towards the Rythmik G22, which is also a 12” balanced force sub.  I’ve heard many say that they mix and match subs without any untoward effect.  I’m almost more curious to pai... 
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@carlsbad2  Just prefer the natural sound, as I only listen to acoustic music. @james633  The bass in the listening position is great.  Near perfect, although perhaps slightly loose on occasion.  I was just going to daisy chain the two subs off... 
REL vs JL AUDIO
Any experience with other brands, such as Martin Logan vs. Rythmik vs. Velodyne vs. SVS?    
Speaker cable change??
All cables affect your system.  Sometimes you want a cable to hide or diminish a weakness of your system.  Presently, I prefer the Amazon Monolith speaker cables…something like $20, if you can believe it…  
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
@dogberry I suppose it depends on history…why don’t you do a little look through posts on the site, and I think the conclusion is quite apparent…