jimrobie

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Best Music Streamer to pair with Rogue Audio monoblocks and Pre-Amp
I have Maggie 3.1 and i want to echo comment about "please, no subs" .  I have a very large room that needed additional Bass.  I use 2 bass panels.  They match the Maggies quickness and add warmth in the lower musical ranges without the boom and m... 
Is positive reinforcement why things are sounding better?
Remember it's a hobby.  Don't spend more than you can afford or money you will regret spending.  I've made many "upgrades" over the years.  I would say 70% have been an improvements and the other "upgrades" I have sold over time.  I often buy used... 
Dedicated 20 amp circuit. 10/2 or 10/3?
I would run a sub-panel near your equipment with plenty of amps to the sub-panel. If you have high powered amps run them on their own circuits which could be up to 20 amps each. Most likely you can power all your other equipment on one 15 amp circ... 
Bought a system without auditioning, thoughts?
In my opinion, auditing for a few hours in a room that isn't yours, with equipment that isn't yours is no match to listening in your room with your own equipment for a few weeks.  I like buying really good used equipment at a good price.  I change... 
How Do Amps Affect Soundstage?
I have done my own listening test using up to 4 different Amps - using the exact same equipment, locations, music and just switching Amps.  Yes Amps can make a huge difference.  My Brystons 4BSST series produced the tightest most stable  imaging a... 
Air conditioning for audiophiles.
Hi, you can also look into Maestro series by i think Unico.  2) 8"0 holes thru the wall instead of the traditional thru the wall PTAC style.  Inverter Driven Variable Speed, very quiet, fairly expensive when all things are factored. Warning - new... 
Air conditioning for audiophiles.
Hi, i happen to be an HVAC professional and audiophile.  Ductless would be ideal with sound levels in the low to mid 20 dBA when running on low speeds.  We have installed them in recording station studios and especially with near field microphones... 
LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus
Chris Stapleton, Great Woods, Xfinity Center.  I had bought great seats as soon as the event was announced.  Covid came and the concert was delayed to 2 years. In years before I had learned about and bought special "musicians ear plugs".  I had th... 
You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
Yep.  the truth is: we participate in a hobby full of subjective elements.  Even some of the measurable elements may not improve subjective performance.  This is especially true with DAC's where great engineers can optimize a DSP chip to produce g... 
Why does pulling out main speakers from wall improve sound?
In my opinion HENRY53 is offering the best and simplest answer and I am hesitant to try to expound.  God gave us TWO ears on the side of our head and a brain that can detect minute differences in the timing of sound.  A voice arrives a millisecond... 
Why is it that every time, lately, that I'm interested in a thread...
I agree and especially agree with Hilde45. Since we can't read people's minds I prefer to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and not assume covert bad intent.  Recently I mentioned in a comment (a country that maybe we can't mention) and YEP y... 
Ditching Class A Amps due to Heat - Sort of a Poll
I'm not so worried about the heat. Where i live it helps keep the house cozy 6 to 9 months out of the year.  On the other hand, in Massachusetts their crazy "Strategic Electrification" program will mean my next electric bill will show an electric ... 
Why do so many sellers take offense to offers on their listings?
I think the seller, making it clear that he feels no obligation to respond to every low ball offer is just good communication.  if the offer is close enough that he feels it's worth his time to respond then he will.  Nothing personal either way, j... 
Are Their any Tube Preamp with Home Theater Bypass?
Yes, plenty.  Sonic Frontiers for one.  BAT.  I would guess the majority do   
Who is Gonna Buy A New Jeep Grand Wagoneer For the MacIntosh Stereo?
I really do find it amazing. a 30 second ad with 25 seconds dedicated to those blue meters.  Hardly Anything about the car.  Test drove one years ago. just plan for 3 extra seconds if you plan to pass someone as the transmission is downshifting th...