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JTR RS1s (18” sealed subs) vs JL Audio E112s, (JBL 4367)
Good for you using a full 2 way crossover. I would go a little higher if you can. 80 Hz would be perfect. It will lower distortion in the JBLs. Larger or multiple drivers of similar quality are always going to have less distortion because they do ... 
Phono cartridge noises
@skyy75234  Something in your system is acting as an antenna. It usually is connected to ground. Now you have to go by trial and error. Disconnect all the ground wires and put ground cheaters on the phono stage and preamp power cables. See what y... 
Watts! How many do we need?
Digital metering with a peak hold function is more accurate than physical meters. P=I squared R or V squared/R It is hard to get away from the fact that current and power are extremely closely related. You know an amp has an adequate power supply... 
New preamp or up grade my cartridge and or phono amp?
It depends on where you want to go, how far? You are in the process of "evolving" your system. The only wear item is the cartridge. You have to replace them once in a while. If your goal is to build a reference system then make big steps when you ... 
Acoustic with wood panel
It won't be any different than a bare wall behind the speaker. Any effect would be at very high frequencies and would not be discernable.    
An Amp Nobody Talks About, Bricasti Design
@roxy54 Depends how you look at it. Next to products from Boulder, Constellation and others the Bricasti gear is reasonably priced. The M25 is in the same ballpark as Parasound JC 1+ which everyone thinks is a bargain. I destroyed a pair of JC 1s,... 
Do you belong more to souce first or to speakers first school of thought ?
It is not a matter of debate. The room dictates speakers to some degree and the interface between the two makes up 99% of the sound quality the system is capable of. Next is the amp which has to be matched to the loudspeakers. Everything else is t... 
So, a reviewer just said something I need to talk about.
You are talking about two separate issues. I can listen to Maria Caras sing on terrible old recordings and still be brought to tears. The artistry of the musician will shine through terrible sound. Sound quality is a different issue. Saying violi... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
@rauliruegas Raul. you have to be kidding me. The styluses with the largest contact patches by far are the Replicant 100, The Soundlabs MR and the Gyger S. Not far behind are Lyra's Stylus, the MSL stylus and the Soundsmith OLC sylus. These are al... 
An Amp Nobody Talks About, Bricasti Design
@yoyoyaya  They are very proud of that unit. I live 20 minutes from the factory in Shirley, Massachusetts. When I went to pick up my amp I got the factory tour and I saw the M7s being constructed....by hand! In a separate building they have 4 very... 
The Horror
You have to start somewhere and you have to have a target to shoot for. You take evolutionary steps. I'm 70 and just getting there.....I think.  
Your Ultimate Phono Preamp: Which One Would You Choose?
Channel D Seta L20.  
Deqx pre8
@caglioti  You should be able to tailor your curves with the EQ function. I roll the top end off from 1000 Hz amount depending on the volume. I put a corner at 20 kHz. and sweep the Q all the way over as far as it will. Then all I have to do is m... 
Deqx pre8
@forrestc  I was not expecting plug and play at all. However, there are a lot of bugs and idiosyncrasies. The basic functionality is there and you learn your way around the idiosyncrasies. What worries me most is the lack of communication lately.... 
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
Franco Serblin Ketema. Not only the best sounding dynamic speaker I have heard but also the most beautiful. You will love the way these look, Italian design. Serblin was Sonus Faber's chief designer. The Ketemas are also a crazy bargain. They are ...