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simonmoon

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Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
I have to agree with many so far.  The Borresen x3 are pretty killer in that price range.   
Are your speakers losing air?
You’d be shocked at how many well known and well respected, center channel speakers have horrible off axis speaker performance, and measurements. A good friend and I, spent several weekends measuring every center channel speaker we could beg, bor... 
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
@john1  As I see it, one of the biggest problems with your initial premise: because YG is still using aluminum drivers, therefore they are not innovating, is missing many other pieces of the entire story. How do you know, that just because they ... 
Whats playing on your system today?
This is not from today, but my most recent listening session from last night. Mary Halvorson - Amaryllis / The best jazz release from 2022. This extremely creative guitarist has been on a role lately. This is complex, progressive jazz with great ... 
Whats playing on your system today?
@designsfx    Now Playing: Barock Project- Time Voyager “Excellent new Progressive Rock release from Italy!”   This is a pretty strong release. Probably their best. Even better than 2017's, "Detachment". As a plus, it's got ALESSANDRO BON... 
Usher Mini Dancer 2 or Q Acoustics Concept 500 - Marantz PM Ki Ruby
I am sure they sound great. I used to own some Usher Dancer TD-10, and I always thought they were a bit of a giant killer. Sonically, they competed with speakers at not unsubstantially higher prices.  
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
It is not as if YG is using aluminum drivers manufactured the same as lower end manufacturers of aluminum drivers. Is anyone else producing them from a billet of aluminum? I don’t think so. They are stamped from aluminum sheets. And it’s not as ... 
New In 2024
Tomeka Reid Quartet - 3+3 This is simply fantastic! Complex jazz, with great melodies, great playing. Jazz quartet lead by cellist, Reid. This also has the always exceptional Mary Halvorson on guitar. I only recently discovered Reid from her i... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
@rvpiano  Some people argue that there is no sonic difference with systems being wired out of absolute phase. But, with music like classical (and a lot of acoustic jazz), where: all the musicians are playing at the same time, in the same acousti... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
    To be more clear, it seems like @rvpiano is creating the top state, but the system is actually in the center state. But by reversing each channel, would create the bottom state, the correct one. Unless I am misunderstanding what @rvpiano... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Unless I am misunderstanding what @rvpiano is describing, this does not sound correct to me:   It just so happens that my Conrad-Johnson preamp is phase inverting, which means the cables should be black to black on one speaker and on the other ... 
Can you tell the difference between a $200 and a $200,000 guitar?
@frogman Listeners who because they can’t hear nuances that others can, or are so predisposed to believing it is not possible to do so that they then assume it must all be bs. @noromance Agreed. I cannot fathom how some folks cannot compen... 
Can you tell the difference between a $200 and a $200,000 guitar?
Yes, of course the guitarist is more important than the the guitar. Thanks for the tautology people. It is a no brainer that a brilliant classical guitarist would be much better to listen to on the $200 guitar, than a hack would be on the $20,00... 
Anyone listen to entire albums?
For me, it depends on so much about the album and my mood. Sure, there are times when I want to listen to the entire album, but other when I do not. I often get in the mood to listen to only a song for two off an album. I listen to quite a bit o... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
@unreceivedogma Do these questions seem to generate answers that reply more to the question “what are your favorite LPs”, or is it me?   Not for me. My entire music listening history is rife with: bands, musicians, composers, genres and sub...