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Racer X

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  1. Note to rotate my woofers....
  2. Believe it is very important to match your speaker size to your room. But everyone has a different idea what is optimum for both. As for speaker wire, I noticed there is more wire after my crossovers to my 3 ways than before crossover to amps. So I change all wires if when I make a change.
  3. Fascinating. Back to basics, and I really appreciate a simple approach to the stereo, er music. I noticed I am continually adjusting the balance with my volume as my source material changes, some recordings are offset compared to others, no idea why. I often use my mono switch to center my system, and still have to tweak the balance.
  4. The longer I go between listens to my room stereo, the better it sounds. Avoiding listening to the earbuds too much while surfing the net helps also. Listening first thing in the morning on Sundays is very enjoyable, but the best is at night in a dark room.
  5. Well, I gave the Animals 2018 Remix a listen today, and still not a fan of remasterings or remixes of the classic Floyd or Zeppelin I listened to ad infinitum back in the day when I first started listening to music on the stereo. Animals is perhaps the darkest of all Pink Floyd albums (save Meddle Side 2 Echoes) and for me a lot of that feeling is lost on this 2018 Remix. Sure, it sounds brighter, deeper bass in parts, but the delays and reverbs are all different now, greatly altering the sound. For me, the best climatic part of the album is the weeping guitar solo in Dogs. It is just perfection on the original and demands to be played at the loudest volume one can stand. The drama of this is totally lost on the 2018 Remix. I can certainly appreciate the slightly different sound of the original analog on various phono cartridges or pressings, but this is just too different, fresh.
  6. Using the internet to complain about the internet kind of ironic. But glad to be free of the fb. Hard to look away from the internet now for any length of time. But very thankful for the YouTube and all the music I find there delivered instantly for free. Without a chance YouTube video I would have never found that the Hard Rock genre has been resurrected by a group of beautiful Japanese women.
  7. The juicy part of the video is 3:45 to 5:45, his target trace or curve, which has relatively flat downward tilt, about 1.5 db hinged on 1 K, with a prominent bass bump at 300 downward. Thanks, Schu, for posting yet another video of interest....
  8. Relatively flat downward tilt with a bass bump...?
  9. Per Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions: Travis had an interesting relation of this last year: Also, the wikipedia entry has a lot of detail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trinity_Session
  10. ^^^ What he said ^^^ Out of the roughly 1,000 albums I collected over the years, only two very early pressings (purchased first hand) really stand out as exceptional. Japanese pressings were usually very nice. Not really missing the records now....
  11. I've found the old glass insulators are very cool looking and also make good door stops as well as cable risers. Plus they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, I favor the classic clear squat round ones, also some neat looking green ones. Not suggesting my system is so well resolved that cable risers make any difference, but one can hope.
  12. Spoiler Alert: Danny of GR Research suggests the color of the insulation also has an effect.
  13. Perhaps an allocation of resources towards very large firecrackers pointed towards the moon ?
  14. Probably more for self identification purposes....
  15. Second all comments above. My tube amps sound pretty nice just turned on and believe after 10 minutes or 3 songs they are pretty much fully warmed up. Not much experience with the transistor amps these days, but they seem to take much, much longer to warm up. Like hours. Johnson's Floor Wax was all the maintenance I provided to my self stained LaScalas, very easy and durable.
  16. My computer fears nothing. The external link is a review of the Forte III.
  17. Heard it's much easier to pop a tweeter, you have to work at blowing a woofer
  18. Yes. Call it sour grapes if you want.... I hope I've been clear just my experience with a few transistor Class A amps ( Pioneer M22, Krell at the store ). Anxious to try a low powered SET amp on my Heresy.
  19. Boy, for a moderator, you sure do ask a lot of questions. Believe your answer is in your excellent Mark Levinson example: In Audio, one likes to have it both ways, sometimes at the same time. One would think there are examples of components with few active devices in the signal path with more distortion than others with more....
  20. Appreciate your relation of impressions of the speakers cycled through, very interesting. No idea why Klipsch was not well considered in the audiophile press (ad revenue feedback cycle ?), but things seem to be slowly coming around.
  21. I've always found the Altec A7 to be a speaker system of interest simply because it was contemporary of Klipsch and because of their niche: Theater ( Voice of the Theater....) and PA, one would see these often in the garage band. The Altec A7 has a very enthusiastic following and adherents just as the Klipsch Heritage do. I found this article to be a good read: https://audioxpress.com/article/altec-lansing-s-voice-of-the-theatre-speakers-what-you-need-to-know
  22. Yes, there is a compromise between imaging and bass response dependent upon distance from the walls. In my room, about 4 feet from the front wall, toed in 45 degrees provides the balance I seek.
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