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"I love it when a plan comes together!!!"
Having a dedicated room that is optimized for listening is way more than half the battle, and you've won that. Congratulations and enjoy how special that is.  
Tone arm length
A 12" arm will not resonate more simply because it's longer, it certainly will resonate at a lower frequency. The amount of resonance is far more a function of materials and design. Also a longer arm is easier to set up because it has lower tracin... 
Small footprint subwoofer
The KC62, SVS 3000 Micro, and REL T5x are all excellent mini-subs. I would add the Sunfire - which I have - but they're gone. In your small room I expect the KEF would work best, but if budget is a determining factor, then the T5/X. The SVS offers... 
Watts! How many do we need?
The success of the Pass 25 and other small-bore tube amps Indicates that's plenty for most applications. But remember this - speakers are current driven devices and benefit greatly from amps acknowledging that fact. Most modern speakers are less ... 
Best planar, elctro......budget and room concerns
Anyone with any hope of having true audiophile cred must at some point own a pair of Magneplanars. Until then you simply don't have any idea of what all the fuss is about. The LRS and .7 new fit in your price range, as do a used pair of 1.7s. Olde... 
Balanced vs Unbalanced Digital Cables
You have some great gear. And going balanced will make your voice exactly 3dB louder in the ongoing discussions of how digital cables make deeper zeroes and more spacious ones. Seriously, the advantages of balanced connections are very real consid... 
Seeking advice for speakers for my Family Room
Speaker choice verges on irrelevant until you have addressed the room acoustics. Controlling first reflections is foremost and that includes ceiling and floor as well as sidewalls. Next is reducing the RT60 (overall room reverb time). Regardless o... 
Long time lurker looking for HT opinions
@maxwave "For Home HT , you want fast clear  speakers  : Focal , Monitor Audio ." Totally agree. I have MA's in my main system and JBL in-wall for my HT.  With more and more music and movies being done/redone in Dolby Atmos having a timbre-match... 
Power Cord for Accuphase Amplifier
@jasonbourne71  Ahh, but did the Audio Precision AP-555 have blacker backgrounds and a bigger soundstage?  I think not! 🤔  
Looking for a component for ripping and playing CD's.
As long as you are ripping to a FLAC file, a laptop or PC will be fine. If you want to 'roll your own' I'd recommend using an external NAS (Network Attached Storage) from someonelike Synology. If you want easy, it's hard to beat the Bluesound Vau... 
Do your ears deceive you?
"If you can’t hear it you either have the wrong cables, an insufficient system, an inability to hear those differences or confirmation bias against cables."  Or Door #4, there are no audible differences to be heard. Claiming  'insufficient syste... 
ReL Subs: High Level or Low Level connection
After 50 years selling (beginning with the original M&K subs in 1974), designing, building, and using subwoofers in both home and professional live music here's what I know about connecting subwoofers.  There are no advantages to using high (s... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
A properly dimensioned and treated room. Preferably that could accommodate properly placed Magneplanars. Everything else is pretty small potatoes by comparison.  
VPI to What
My other passion are cars. If you go on bringatrailer.com there are usually several Asto Marin V8 Vantages for sale. Many have only been owned for a year or so. I asked one owner why he was selling and he replied, "The Vantage us the best exotic I... 
All around headphone amp recommendations
Take $200 and get a Topping DX3 Pro+ DAC/HPA if you only want to listen to streaming source material or spend a whopping $60 for a Douk Audio U10 tube HPA with the GE5654 tube upgrade. You will have to supply your own high power USB (>2 Amp / 1...