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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   03-14-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By mhardyman
By and large, I would have to agree with all of...

By and large, I would have to agree with all of the above. I have never personally heard a difference using power conditioners with my gear. I am running an APC S-15 right now on my main system and...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-26-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By mhardyman
Absolutely! I use a pair of Hsu HB1-Mk2 horn...

Absolutely! I use a pair of Hsu HB1-Mk2 horn loaded speakers as well as the Hsu VTF-3 MK4 subs. The sub is self powered so I use a pair of Bottlehead Paramount 300B monoblocks driven by a...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-05-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By mhardyman
I've used the Hsu HB1-Mk2 pair for years as...

I've used the Hsu HB1-Mk2 pair for years as computer speakers. Very revealing, accurate and detailed. Hooked up to a small MiniWatt N3 (one 12AX7 driving a pair of EL84 power tubes) which generates...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by audiodummy2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426752/bose-acustomas-only-have-speakers#post_22352551)

Buying a lived in home,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-25-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,552
Posted By mhardyman
Have not had any problems downloading or playing...

Have not had any problems downloading or playing back any file from HDTracks. As for all the commentary about recordings that just sound 'meh', well, they probably sounded meh before but our...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-18-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By mhardyman
I have several tube amps like the Bob Latino...

I have several tube amps like the Bob Latino ST-70, a Transcendent Sound T-16 OTL, a pair of Bottlehead Paramount 300Bs and a pair of the Audio Note Kit "Legend" Parallel SE 300B monoblocks. The...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-30-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,981
Posted By mhardyman
The mini Toslink to Toslink cable is sweet with...

The mini Toslink to Toslink cable is sweet with a mac.

http://www.amazon.com/Optical-Toslink-Fiber-Plated-Digital/dp/B001VJ680U/ref=pd_sim_e_8...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-29-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By mhardyman
I would add that out in the field there is a...

I would add that out in the field there is a product known as "Monster" cable, not affiliated with the company. The technicians called it that since it is rather large. Inside the cable are a pair...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-09-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,719
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by garthvader86...

Quote:Originally Posted by garthvader86 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21999421)

Hi guys and gals

Sorry if this has been posted before but...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   12-13-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,547
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by burts...

Quote:Originally Posted by burts http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21340225)

Why do people prefer two ch audio? Isnt 7 channel audio much better,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   12-11-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,350
Posted By mhardyman
Hsu Bookshelf speakers - HB1-Mk2 and a sub! They...

Hsu Bookshelf speakers - HB1-Mk2 and a sub! They will couple nicely with that little puppy! I would also look into a bit of tube rolling. Looks like you have pairs of Electro Harmonix 12AX7s and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-01-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,762
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by kitabata...

Quote:Originally Posted by kitabata http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21284003)

Hi,

I will be hooking up a new 5.1 system soon using banana...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-29-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By mhardyman
Scroll down to the locking banana plug section....

Scroll down to the locking banana plug section. I have used these for several years and I am constantly tearing stuff down and setting it all up again with different configs. These are a great...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-21-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by callas01...

Quote:Originally Posted by callas01 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21239323)

You can try out the Klispch RB series or Hsu Research bookshelfs....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   11-06-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By mhardyman
That was Yamaha's top of the line for the day....

That was Yamaha's top of the line for the day. It should sound very good. A functioning unit still sells for two bills on eBay so that says something.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-31-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,617
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by jdcrox...

Quote:Originally Posted by jdcrox http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21148007)

This is the "2 channel Audio" subforum. What do you expect?


It...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-26-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by torontodude...

Quote:Originally Posted by torontodude http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21122391)

Hi There,

We have a Sonos system in our office connected to...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-20-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by Nsnoey...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nsnoey http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21103151)

Hey guys so I could use a little help.

At the moment I have a...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-19-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,439
Posted By mhardyman
Have been using a pair as desktop monitors with...

Have been using a pair as desktop monitors with great success. Coupled with tube amps, their sound-staging and depth are amazing.

What with Dr. Hsu's 30 day try out period it is a hard thing to...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-25-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,374
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by arftech...

Quote:Originally Posted by arftech http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20997588)

My Mac Mini has an HDMI connection and I am using that to connect...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-25-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,374
Posted By mhardyman
How are you getting the signal from the iMac to...

How are you getting the signal from the iMac to the Denon? USB or Toslink or RCA digital?
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-01-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,718
Posted By mhardyman
That one. The two optical inputs are great and...

That one. The two optical inputs are great and you can tube roll the 6922 tube to your hearts desire. The stock Chinese 6922 is probably fine but there are others out there, new and old, that will...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-23-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,565
Posted By mhardyman
I've found that a 2.1 setup can be very nice to...

I've found that a 2.1 setup can be very nice to music and that the placement of the bookshelf speakers becomes very flexible. Far more flexible than full sized towers can be. The sub placement can...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-20-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,685
Posted By mhardyman
Sonos is simply too easy to set up and I think...

Sonos is simply too easy to set up and I think it has an advantage in that it will work with most any NAS (Network Attached Storage). You don't have to have a computer running for tunes to live...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-13-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By mhardyman
Quote:Originally Posted by Kumar Kanetkar...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kumar Kanetkar http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20687275)

Looks to be perfect, but it has mixed reviews on Amazon. One...
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