Responses from jim204

speaker guidance for R&R mostly
I had a pair of ATC SCM 40s and loved them but I used to be concerned with the tweeter until I had a demonstration of the Townsend Super Tweeters , job solved. People will argue the they make no difference ( that's because they can't hear more tha... 
Magico's M9
@deep_333   AND  !!! Your point being, I for one have definitely seen worse looking speakers and I am sad I have not heard the M9s .   
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
@barjohn  Thank you so much for a voice of reason !!!  
Magico's M9
I really wish that probably everyone else here does, that I could afford these beautiful speakers and ancillaries to go with them and do them justice. I would certainly be a very happy man and count my blessings but not to be. That means I would l... 
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
I have been watching with growing interest in class D developments and must say I am getting really interested but it would take a very good amp indeed ( class D tubed or otherwise ) to make me give up my Gryphon Diablo 300 !!!!  
3C24 tube amp recently converted to 812 ouput power tubes.
I am glad you have found a way to get much more enjoyment from your system. I also love the Dvorak string quartets and if you enjoy Haydn quartets see if you can look out for The Aurin Quartet playing them, they are superb. Good luck and enjoy yo... 
What happened to all the highend stereo shops
Religion aside can we just please get back on track. I happen to be in a position where my Hi Fi outlet happens to be a person who I befriended 50 years ago now and he is still trading well past his retiral date. He happens to be the only decent H... 
Distance from rear wall for KEF LS50 W2
If at all possible 3 to 4 ft should be the bare minimum. My friend has line arrays  which were a couple of feet from the walls but one day we tried them 6 ft from the rear wall and the difference was incredible the speakers totally disappeared and... 
Magico's M9
Each to their own !!!  
Use of Switch to Improve Streaming Quality
If you wish to really clean up your streaming I would suggest you get yourself the ENO Ethernet filter , I am sure you would notice a huge difference in your signal.  
Are turntables still Hifi in 1990 ?
You're going to be popular!!!    
Replace HDD in Sony HAP Z1ES with an SSD...but wait, there is more!
I hope I can help here I use a program that take a complete copy of your drive and you can the plant it onto a newly formatted solid state drive. The company is O and O Software and the program is Diskimage . They give 30 days grace before you nee... 
How do you like the Headphone Section in your Luxmans?
@fsonicsmith1  I don't think I am being unrealistic as I said what we hear through hi fi systems is definitely an approximation of a sound that has been recorded, I have heard from my friends headphones what he was hearing as the recordist and I s... 
How do you like the Headphone Section in your Luxmans?
@fsonicsmith1 Yes I I do know and understand about SET equiptment as I grew up in an age when at one time everything was valve and to tell the truth I was glad when they started to introduce solid state . Like Compact disc the sound at first left... 
How do you like the Headphone Section in your Luxmans?
@fsonicsmith1  I have been looking at your Nautilus and it certainly looks an impressive beast . Is it both single ended and balanced ? I am probably going to huff a few people here but I'm not a fan of valve equipment so each to their own I suppo...