rlb61

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MoFi Bridge Over Troubled Water - Review
@bbarten ... yes, I ordered it immediately (#409). I, too, loved it as a kid. I think you'll enjoy the MoFi as much as I do.  
Have you noticed as your system improves?
As a musician, I was always cognizant of protecting my hearing. Whether performing live or in the studio, I made sure to wear hearing protection. Lucky for me ... at 63, my hearing is great (according to the audiologist). I listen to my system typ... 
Can a power amp have too much power, risking damage to a speaker?
If you crank up the volume beyond the speaker’s capababilities for an extended period, then you’ll likely blow the speaker. However, typically it’s an underpowered amp that goes into clipping that will destroy the speaker. More power is better, bu... 
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@doni ... Jeff Joseph recommends no toe-in for the Pulsars.    
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@doni ... the speakers are about 7' apart from front baffle to front baffle. I'm driving them with a BAT VK-33 preamp and a BAT VK-225se power amp (150 wpc).  
DCS Sending Legal Notice To Reviewer (Golden Sound) Over an Old Review of Their Bartok DAC
@dogeardeaudio ... I was referring solely to an action or proceeding commenced in the United States.  
DCS Sending Legal Notice To Reviewer (Golden Sound) Over an Old Review of Their Bartok DAC
As an attorney in practice for over 38 years, I offer the following: 1. The First Amendment applies only to government prohibition or regulation of speech. It is inapplicable to disputes between private parties. 2. Defamation claims typically ha... 
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@lonemountain ... Amen to that, brother.  
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@newbee ... nope, never touched the cables and everything is in phase with a strong center image.  
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@lonemountain ... as I said previously, it was a happy accident. I had been so indoctrinated with the concept that all measurements had to be exact. I never thought that an ostensible mistake would be a solution.  
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@immatthewj ... I’ve got the speakers a little over 2.5' from the front wall to the baffle.  
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@soix ... you are correct, as usual. Funny thing is I had them firing straight before futzing with them and there was some directionality. Perhaps the 1/2" is somewhat related to the small room size (10x9x8). In any event, it’s been quite a happy ... 
PREAMPLIFIER UPGRADE QUESTION
I second the recommendation for BAT. Amazing sound, built like a tank, and great customer service.  
Grounded Speaker Cable
@cd45123 ... Given my research on this issue and now having spoken to a couple of electricians, I’m gonna pass on the SP14s. I think there is the potential for real problems with this ground wire, and I’m not convinced that there will be any mater... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
I started out with a BAT VK-3i preamp and then went to a BAT VK-33 a couple of years ago. I pair the VK-33 with a BAT VK-225se power amp, and the sound is simply astonishing. Great air and detail to the music, and built like a tank as well.