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Heavy speakers: How to be able to reposition?
@kevn - An ingenious idea! I've considered investing in a set of those hand-jacks as they'd be handy for many things really. But for my purposes here, I think simple furniture sliders will suffice.  @celtic66 - Your post made me laugh for you see... 
Heavy speakers: How to be able to reposition?
@bassdude Those are all good points. The 800s come in five specially built Danish wood cabinets. And I haven’t even started in on the rest of the gear! The thing is here, this gear all belonged to my pop. Would I have chosen it? No, likely not. It... 
Heavy speakers: How to be able to reposition?
Thanks folks! I think those will be just the ticket. The Matrix 800's have spikes so these will be perfect. Bookmarked! Happy listening.  
Component contributions to “sound stage”
@blisshifi Thank you for the kind response. You are likely quite right about the OP's intent behind his/her original question. My response was meant to get them to consider that soundstage is "set" way before the needle hits the vinyl. I suppose t... 
Component contributions to “sound stage”
This is not as simple as just ’the room and speakers’ though they ARE very important in the chain. You see the entire thing from the studio and mic’ing, the sound engineering, the pressing and onwards affects the stage. Let’s say you have a jazz ... 
Improving a stone rack
I'm not a physicist or engineer however, I do read what those experts have to say about things. One of the major keys to damping vibrations is dissimilar materials. If you GTFS "vibration damping material" and check out the images returned you'll ... 
Townshend platform under digital component or amplifier ?
FWIW...  I use these under all my electronics and turntable: https://www.amazon.com/Turntable-Equipment-Tuneful-Cables-Audiophile/dp/B076DGD3X2 To be fair, I'm not sure about the audible impact of the additional isolation by these rubber a... 
Crackle and hiss on some albums
I believe that @mahler123 hit the nail on the head. Vinyl as a medium is prone to physical imperfections. Be it foreign matter like dust or fingerprints (gasp!) or actual damage to the record itself such as scratches or just plain wear.  As a lon... 
Please be gentle with me! 🙏
As others have mentioned, Bluesound makes a good product for one to dip their toe in to streaming. I too had started with a BT transceiver and using my phone or iPad as my source but I quickly learned that was a far from optimal solution. So I go... 
Anthony (Tony) Cordesman has passed away
OMGosh. Like others I remember “AC” from TAS. I also recall seeing and hearing his analysises during interviews on the evening news occasionally. Never did imagine them to be the same individual! I’m saddened by the passing of yet another giant i... 
Buying online, online searches and Scams oh my!
My wife collects Wizard of Oz. She was looking for a particular piece and lo and behold I found one for her. UNfortunately it was one of those sites like the OP mentioned which double unfortunately, I didn't figure out until after she ordered her ... 
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
No question: My Acoustat 1+1s and added later, RHLabs sub. They and my pop's hand me down Linn LP12 are the only constants in my system since '84. Amps and preamps have come and gone but those panels still make me smile after all this time. Happy... 
Help needed to eliminate unwanted noise from tweeter
The OP says: c) DAC - Denafrip Ares II (standby power) - Once I plug in, I could hear the sizzling noise from tweeters when my ear is near speaker. d) Music streamer - Unplug Ares II, and plug in Eversolo DMP A6, similarly I could hear noise fro... 
Is toeing speakers a bad idea?
I have a pair of very tall ESLs. As many planar speakers do, they "beam" meaning that the sound stage is not very dispersed. However, you CAN play with it by using  varying amounts of toe-in.  Counter intuitively, less toe-in creates a very focus... 
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
All of the advice about auditioning speakers before you buy them is valid IMHO. Seems a fool's errand to not do so.  Something else to consider: Why not buy "pre-owned"? Now, think of the speakers you could acquire for your $20K! And as you'd be...