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  1. Kevin S

    Have You MQA'd?

    As far as I am concerned, how MQA sounds compared to Redbook isn’t the true test, or the point. The real test is, IMO, is it identical to the original master recording, regardless of how well done, or poorly done, the original is.
  2. Kevin S

    Have You MQA'd?

    I am curious. When comparing the original master recording to the MQA recording, wouldn’t the goal be for the MQA recording to sound identical, as opposed to better, different or worse?
  3. Kevin S

    Have You MQA'd?

    I understand virtually none of the technical mumbo jumbo beyond the point that MQA manipulates, changes and oragamis the original source. And all of this is being accepted and applauded by many in the audiophile world who would otherwise proclaim any manipulation of the “absolute sound”, even slightly, by the use of a mere tone control for example, to be blasphemy. For me, this would indicate that there are reasons other than sound quality for MQA to even exist. And it’s acceptance by those otherwise opposed to any manipulation of the source is to be viewed with suspicion and skepticism.
  4. Kevin S

    Integated Amps

  5. Don’t go rushing to spend your money. Adjust the placement, including the toe in, of your speakers to your taste. Utilize the tone controls of your receiver. Those two things will fix the majority of issues and don’t cost a dime. And are immediately reversible. Don’t look for the most difficult to implement solutions. Keep it simple.
  6. So, if I pour my Maker's Mark into a Pappy Van Winkle bottle, I then have Pappy Van Winkle?
  7. Kevin S

    Heresy placement

    Well, they were designed as floor standing speakers with an optional base that tilted them back a bit. No stands necessary.
  8. Kevin S

    Preamps - purist or full featured

    Tone controls. Variable loudness control for low level/late night listening.
  9. Yes, but slightly different. Every time I have left Klipsch Heritage, and I have owned all of the originals except the Belle's, I returned, realizing that the Klipsch's were more right for me (squawkers and all) and the others were not. My Klipsch lessons would need to have been applied to the others, not the other way around.
  10. Kevin S

    How do I get the highest quality from iTunes?

    I use BitPerfect. I like the idea of playing back the songs in their native format, which BitPerfect switches to automatically. With iTunes, you have to choose a sampling rate and leave it fixed at that. Plus, i like iTunes user interface, and with BitPerfect you aren't paying for a new interface and other "equalization" tools you may not want.
  11. Kevin S

    Home cinema with Heritage Line ?

    IMO, If you plan on crossing over to your Cornwall at 80hz or higher, you could save a few dollars and use a Heresy for the center, as they both have the same mid and high frequency horns and drivers. Neither the Heresy or the Cornwall can match the LaScala for maximum output, but the maximum output of a Heresy is plenty loud in my opinion, so should not be a limiting factor when crossed over at 80hz or higher. Naturally, the set up as you have already chosen it will sound phenomenal! Congratulations and good luck!
  12. Kevin S

    Now that I'm retired....

    I am an advocate of placing Heresy's (or any speaker for that matter) as close as possible to the way the designer intended. So my Heresy's are on the floor, against the wall, spread as far apart as I can get them, and toed in. In my room, their bass reaches to between 40 and 50hz. Because I find the Heresy's bass to be "tighter" and more "tuneful" than my subs on music, which is mostly what I use them for, I cross the subs over quite low at either 40 or 50hz. 50 measures better, but sometimes 40 sounds better. Keep in mind that for movie watching, by design, my Onkyo receiver (and most others?) sends all of the deep bass in movies below 120hz to the sub via the .1 LFE channel regardless of your other crossover settings, so the Heresy's aren't dealing with that anyway. With all of that said, I also advocate experimenting with everyone else's suggestions and doing what you like best. You are the only person you have to answer to regarding your setup! Congratulations on the new man cave and have fun with the process!
  13. Kevin S

    New Heresy III's

    Except that they are great speakers in and of themselves and about 45% less money.
  14. IMO, If you have muddy bass from a LaScala, there is some problem other than cabinet resonance. Otherwise, brand new, people would have complained of muddy bass, and they didn't. Unless the cabinets are somehow falling apart.
  15. Kevin S

    Klipschorn Wings

    The corners you describe, if they extend out uninterrupted for about 48"on both sides, is all you need for your Klipschorns to perform properly, as long as they fit tight into the corners with no gaps.