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Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
Rythmik F12G owner here.  I don't own electrostatics, but have Magnepan MMGs.  The F12G is very fast and musical sub that has a very good array of controls to match your listening preferences, whatever they may be.  Can't go wrong with a Rythmik, ... 
What is the Current Guidance on Stereo and AV Configurations
I have a dual HT/2.2 system running eARC from a Sony Bravia OLED to a Marantz SR8015 AVR, Parasound P5 preamp, B&K Sonata amp (mains) and Adcom GFA6000 for the center and rear Energy surround speakers (Rythmik F12G main sub up front and small ... 
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
1.  Absence of malice. 2.  Protected speech under the 1A. Next.....  
Planar Speakers and Diffusors
I have Maggies on each side of a 65 inch TV, no absorption behind either, but a couple plants as diffusers. For critical listening, I worked up a screen of sorts made of Geo textile fabric that I drape over my television. I had the wife sew a slot... 
The Music Room
Personally, I think all the hyperventilating over the IRS is unnecessary.  
Which Vintage CD Player To Use As A Transport?
I still use a Denon DVD-2900 transport in my main rig and a Pioneer DV-F727 300-disc carousel in my office.  The Denon has digital and 5-channel analog outputs as well.  It's a very substantial, nice unit.  
Maggies and subwoofer integration
I also run my Maggies (MMGs) through a B&K EX-442 Sonata. I’m using a Rythmik F12G sub. After lots of back-and-forth, I settled on 80 Hz for the crossover (it was either 60 or 80 for me). With the room EQ/DSP I run it integrates very well when... 
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
+1 for Dr. John’s "Duke Elegant". +1 for all Warren Haynes/Gov’t Mule +1 for all Tedeschi/Trucks music (or the prequel Derek Trucks Band’s "Songlines") +1 for Marcus King (have seen him twice, most recently last summer; saw him open for T/T a f... 
Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?
This isn't a purchased cable per se, but because it was an inexpensive experiment, so I gave it a go.  This was to connect Maggie MMGs to a modded Hafler DH 220. While not the end all be all by any stretch, I was fairly blown away by the sound th... 
I took Frank Zappa’s advice
Favorite audiophile liner notes, Steely Dan, Katy Lied: Read the booklet that comes with "Jazz At The Pawnshop 30th Anniversary" SACD box.   It could almost be a sound engineer's Master's Thesis.  
Are there any issues with connecting speaker wire in this manner?
make the loop fit tightly on the screw and orient it so that tightening the screw pulls the wire in rather than pushes it out.  if done correctly, this is an excellent connection.   This is what I do with the 12-gauge single-conductor speaker w... 
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
Dude, I run what would most definitely be defined as a "mid-fi" system (as I myself typically describe it): Parasound P5 preamp Oppo BDP-93 Denon DVD-2900 Marantz SR8015 AVR Rythmik F12G (sub 1) Miller & Kreisel K-10 (sub 2) Magnepan MM... 
He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable.
And why the two grandfather clocks? Note the mirror placements of other objects in the room (speakers, tables, lamps, dog figurines, floor rugs, etc).   Anal retentiveness to the Nth degree.  
He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable.
Wow.  I mean..........wow.  What a tale, almost worthy of a Shakespeare byline. I venture to say that, sadly, he suffered from an obsessive disorder that clearly prevented him from maintaining what most would consider "normal" relationships with ... 
Robert Plant
As I get older the acoustic version of Going to California on How the West was Won is stil one of my favorites. Absolutely +1000.  I believe that performance, IIRC, was at Earl's Court.  Probably my favorite Jimmy Page acoustic performance of a...