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jaytor

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Audio / Stereo Rack
I'll also add that it's nice to have configuration flexibility. When I first bought the SolidTech rack, I configured it as a single wide four shelf rack. By purchasing a few additional pieces, I was able to reconfigure it as shown in my previous p... 
Audio / Stereo Rack
I'm not sure if you plan to put more than two components side by side on each shelf, but if not, I can recommend the SolidTech rack. It is very configurable to meet your needs.   
PS Audio Power Plant P3 to P12
@tunefuldude - Thanks for the album recommendation. Nice mellow jazz which I do appreciate. As with most recordings from this timeframe, sound-staging is not as good as with modern recordings, but otherwise it is well recorded and pleasant to list... 
Pre-amp with solid state/passive AND tube modes (Like Schiit Freya+)
@strateahed @mc1969 - Edit - I was wrong with my original post. This does look fully balanced from input to output. The seven DPDT relays per channel are adequate for balanced attenuation.  
horn or line array?
They are DIy based on a design developed by Danny Ritchie (GR-Research). These were originally designed as a commercial product for Serenity Acoustics. Each speaker has six Bohlender-Graebener NEO10 planar-magnetic drivers and sixteen NEO3 drivers... 
Open Baffle Speakers: Question About Materials
Yes, it is just as important for open baffle speakers as box speakers to have a stiff baffle. Spatial uses a thick wood material (I think it is a composite of some kind). PAP uses metal bracing to reinforce their baffle panels. My open baffle spe... 
300b lovers
@lynn_olson - that’s a cool idea Lynn. There are certainly plenty of audiophiles out there with KT88 amps that are running them in triode mode that could benefit from these, not to mention folks with KT88 amps that don’t currently have a way to ru... 
Best place to live for good quality power
@carlsbad2 - I live less than 1/2 mi from our electrical substation which may help explain the more consistent voltage and lower THD. I don't think there are any manufacturing operations (which tend to operate large motors) very close to me. I don... 
Best place to live for good quality power
According to my PS-Audio Power Plant, my incoming AC at my audio system (Portland, OR) is typically119.5-119.7 VAC with 2.2% to 2.3% THD.   
Totem Mani-2 vs Devialet Phantoms Gold
I've owned the Mani-2s for about 15 years. I now use them in my workshop but they were in my main system for a while. The bass from such small enclosures is quite impressive But to achieve this low frequency performance, they are not very sensitiv... 
Denafrips FPGA Firmware Update
@deep_333 - Yes, Alvin provides a link to the original firmware as well as the new updated firmware, so you can switch back if you aren't happy.   
300b lovers
@lynn_olson @donsachs @atmasphere - Thanks for your responses. My system is bi-amped with a SS amp driving the lower three octaves, so I'm primarily concerned about upper bass on up. I'm pretty happy with my current DIY 300B PSET monoblocks, but I... 
300b lovers
@lynn_olson - First, let me state that I've really enjoyed your, Don's and Ralph's discussion of amplifier design and tradeoffs. I've been intrigued by Alan Wright's designs (I'm currently building a line stage preamp inspired by the RTP3D). You'... 
SET Lovers, what's the one solid state amp you love(d)?
I liked my Pass XA60.8s (now gone) but they weren't quite as good as my PSET 300B monoblocks.  
Denafrips FPGA Firmware Update
@liquidsound - I've been using the NOS mode over the last couple weeks. Before the update, I thought NOS was too dull sounding, but I'm liking the way it sounds now. However, I haven't done any critical listening since shortly after doing the upg...