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18 inch subwoofer vs multiple 12 inch subwoofers with bookshelf speakers
I have been using two B&W AWS600 Series 8” subs paired with Harbeth SHL5+ Bookshelf monitors and found them more than adequate. 200W x2 offers more than enough power without overfilling the room with a super boom boom bass punch that can move ... 
At what price is one considered an Audiophile.
I guess I figure my Audiofile enthusiasm started back in 1962 when I got my first 2 transistor radio. I’ve been a lost cause ever since. It’s not the investment but rather your state of mind.  
What was your first record?
45….Cream, Crossroad/Sunshine of your love. Still love Clapton  
Whats playing on your system today?
Played the Beatles White Album tonight . Haven’t listened to it for quite some time. Sometimes it’s fun to dust off and listen to some of the old albums in my collection.  
Why would someone feel the need to comment unpleasant things on sale posts
Pay no mind to the simple people out there. Why Some feel the need to gloat or be obnoxious is beyond me. They need to get a life. Keep your chin up, accomplish your goal, and ignore the little people.  
Is audio gear sensitive to static electricity?
Sorry folks but stereo equipment is extremely sensitive to static discharge and is one of the main culprits for component and ultimately system failure. There are safeguards built into modern equipment these days but my no means can they be consid... 
Ultimate stereo nightmare
Electronic components don’t last forever. The reason for the massive heat sinks and fans to cool them down may offer a clue. Your effort to switch cables and determine the source of the malfunction is always first on the list. Sometimes it’s that ... 
A rookie with 10K, seeking advise
Hi Rookie, I have to agree with Ozzy62, tubes are great and will add incredible warmth & depth to your system. Depending on your listening idiosyncrasies, tubes take a while to warm up so the first 10 minutes or so is intrinsic. Personally I ... 
Sub Pairing With Harbeth 40.3 XDs
Bowers & Wilkins DB4S Powered subwoofer   Try a pair of these on for size with your Harbeth 40.3's...Dude, your sound will jump to the next level.  
Sub Pairing With Harbeth 40.3 XDs
I can’t really comment on the 40.3’s but I did sub my SHL5+’s. Two B&W ASW-610 subs directly underneath definitely did the trick. It took a little while to hone them in but it seriously added the punch you so desire. For the 40’s you may want ... 
Can a Amp be "timeless" and compete with todays amps?
David Hafler was designing Amplifiers in the 50’s under Acrosound and then Dynaco The Hafler DH-200 was introduced using mosfet outputs, a feature that was way ahead of the rest of the pack. In the late 80’s Hafler hooked up with the Rockford Corp... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Yo-Yo Ma, Six Evolutions. A Solo Bach Cello Suite where you can hear him breathing as his fingers tap the fretboard. Sit back and listen to obtain a clear understanding of why he is considered one of the best Cello players in the world.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Tonight I listened to a classical masterpiece, "Edmond de Luca’s Conquerors of the ages" London Philharmonic; Linz Reinhard, conductor; Circa 1959. My favorite go to listening Lp. not only in terms of listening enjoyment but when it comes too high... 
Kiseki Purpleheart
Well I have to say that Upscale Audio took care of my PH issue and processed an exchange without question. An excellent company and customer service crew. I decided to go with the Sumiko Celebration 40 as a replacement since the specs were relativ... 
Kiseki Purpleheart
Well a little semi-closure here is in order. I sent the PH cartridge back to Upscale Audio for evaluation and since it has been determined to be defective and is under warranty, I get to pick out a replacement. (Yippie-Ki-Yea!) In all honesty thei...