jhills

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Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
@inna If living in the mountains of MT, in the winter time, yes to the Jokla parka (sometimes -40F) and a reliable 4X4 truck and a good set of tire chains. Even though MT is getting ever more crowded, still is a beautiful state, summer and winter,... 
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
@inna And that’s just New England, imagine Montana or Wyoming. Born, raised and lived most of my life in Western Montana. I built a nice home on 24 acres of timbered mountain side, backed by thousands of acres of National Forest Land. Nearest nei... 
I'm going to buy my first tube amp. I need honest blunt opinions
I'm in agreement with soix, atmosphere and others. With the Monitor Gold 300s, for sure, it wouldn't be good to match with a SET amp or even a low to mid powered ultra-linear tube amp If looking for the romance, and warmth of tubes (as nice of a ... 
How serious are you?
Serious? Well I guess on your list of similar meanings, mine would be meaningful, and on a scale of 1-10, would probably be about 5. Centered mostly along the lines of enjoying a large variety of music and having a dedicated area of the house set ... 
Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
Everything by Pink Floyd Everything by Van Morrison Everything by Mark Knopfler/Dire Straights   Oh, have to mention - Everything of what little there was by Amy Winehouse and Eva Cassidy (gone way too young) So many more, I wasn't sure where ... 
What's your experience with snooty HiFi salesmen?
I started my audio journey back in the early 70s. Myself with wife and another couple also interested in exploring good audio, would travel about 90 miles to a college town, new audio store that sold audio gear quite above anything that was availa... 
Just wow…
Very nice, thanks for sharing  
Do I need 10 gauge power cord if I have 10 gauge from panel?
@jumia Oops, sorry mistook ditusa's post showing the Crown amp with dedicated 10AWG cable as yours, so was a bit confused. My thought regarding your original question on aftermarket 10AWG cable for your amps - 12AWG cable would be more than adequ... 
Do I need 10 gauge power cord if I have 10 gauge from panel?
@jumia  What speakers are you driving with the commercial series Crown amps? As per their own recommendations, they were designed to be used in music halls and live performance studios, not for a homes living room. Also these were supplied with a... 
UPS. Friend Or Foe?
In my situation, I was the buyer. I took photos of the crushed boxes and speakers and refused the shipment and they were returned to UPS for inspection. After a couple of weeks of run around with both the seller and myself, UPS confirmed that they... 
UPS. Friend Or Foe?
The problem is: they count on the fact that most will not take action agains them and their refusal to go good for the damage caused by their carless handling of our valuable goods - even when the items shipped are fully insured. Even if one in t... 
UPS. Friend Or Foe?
Many years ago I bought, from a private seller, a used pair of (in excellent condition) B&W Matrix 802 speakers. Since it was before Pay Pal and Zelle and as the seller had an excellent rating with Agon and Ebay, the speakers were paid for plu... 
Speakers with deep/powerful bass
For deep full, impactful bass, as well as overall good sound with a large open stage, I'd have to give a vote to the old PSB Strats Goldi.   
You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
This whole good, better, best thing reminds me of the good better best hype found with some of the junk aftermarket auto parts sold at most auto parts stores. If a manufacture specializes in a certain product, in general, the product is either go... 
Subwoofer boom is too much for me...
@mikeydee If you go to a jazz club and hear a stand-up bass, it's clear, but not boomy.  Same with the double basses in an orchestra.  The low notes resonate, but they don't bowl you over. Wether plucked or bowed the open E of a double bass is ar...