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Forum: Speakers   09-13-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 282
Posted By commsysman
The first thing I would get is a pair of KEF Q900...

The first thing I would get is a pair of KEF Q900 speakers.

Amazon sells them for $900 each. They put out so much bass that when Stereophile tested them, they concluded that you really did not...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-13-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By commsysman
Please clarify something; are you using the tube...

Please clarify something; are you using the tube buffer between the source and your X-PRE V3 preamp, or between the preamp and power amplifier?

Well-designed tube amplifier circuits have been...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-13-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By commsysman
[QUOTE=rchunter;46759145]So you've actually heard...

[QUOTE=rchunter;46759145]So you've actually heard MQA and you're thinking its that revolutionary? What titles do you own? You obviously aren't streaming it on Tidal yet.

I'm fine with it if it's...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-13-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By commsysman
[QUOTE=ve3fnd;46748601] "Purpose of a 'tube...

[QUOTE=ve3fnd;46748601]
"Purpose of a 'tube buffer' is to help match the high output impedance of a source such as a cd player or preamp to the low input impedance of an amplifier, especially solid...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-13-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By commsysman
This reminds me of when stereo was introduced and...

This reminds me of when stereo was introduced and the nay-sayers said it was never going to amount to anything; just a fad.

Monaural forever.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-09-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By commsysman
MQA music is currently available from Tidal, and...

MQA music is currently available from Tidal, and several other sources.

The MQA-enabled personal portables that are now available from Onkyo and Pioneer are probably not aimed at classical...
Forum: Speakers   09-08-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 448
Posted By commsysman
When you set it for 40, that means that its...

When you set it for 40, that means that its output will be rolled off above 40 hertz.

This would be the correct setting if your main speakers are rated to go down to 40 hertz.

If your main...
Forum: Speakers   09-08-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 163
Posted By commsysman
Get the Sanus Steel Foundations center speaker...

Get the Sanus Steel Foundations center speaker stand.

It is 18 inches high.

If the speaker needs to be higher than that, put a wood block 1 or 2 or 3 inches thick under the speaker.

Paint it...
Forum: Speakers   09-08-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By commsysman
If you get the Pioneer speakers for your front...

If you get the Pioneer speakers for your front pair, you should also get the SP-C22 center speaker.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-08-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 741
Posted By commsysman
Clipping produces a waveform that is clipped. ...

Clipping produces a waveform that is clipped.

It may be a sinewave with the peaks clipped, or if the signal input to the power amplifier stage is high enough, it can be essentially a square wave....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-08-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By commsysman
The dramatic improvement in streaming sound...

The dramatic improvement in streaming sound quality is coming in due to MQA.

My advice is to make sure your streamer is enabled for MQA.

You might want to look at the Bluesound Node 2 and other...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-08-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 741
Posted By commsysman
That is an incorrect statement; an amp which is...

That is an incorrect statement; an amp which is driven into clipping will deliver approximately 50% more power than the unclipped maximum output of the amplifier.

So, for example, if you take an...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-08-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 741
Posted By commsysman
When I get a response that clearly indicates...

When I get a response that clearly indicates complete ignorance of a subject, I see no reason to say anything further; it is a waste of my time and the other person's.

That may help you to...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-07-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 741
Posted By commsysman
I know people who are happy as a clam with their...

I know people who are happy as a clam with their 15-year-old Honda Civic. It would not satisfy me; I prefer my Corvette.

Some people are blessed with the ability to be pleased with the cheap and...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-07-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 741
Posted By commsysman
If you want to go by specs alone, you will...

If you want to go by specs alone, you will frequently be disappointed in the results.

Crown amps are fine for a garage band or a baseball stadium, but they don't cut it for listening to music.
...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-07-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 741
Posted By commsysman
Sending that much power to them would be...

Sending that much power to them would be guaranteed to burn them to a crisp; the smoke will fill the house.

B and W rates them for for an absolute maximum power of 150 watts.

All you have to do...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-07-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 741
Posted By commsysman
You have high-quality speakers there. Using...

You have high-quality speakers there.

Using a Crown amplifier with them is sort of like spending $150,000 for a Ferrari, and then going to Pep Boys and telling them to put the cheapest tires they...
Forum: Speakers   09-03-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 385
Posted By commsysman
I suggest that you look at the Harman-Kardon...

I suggest that you look at the Harman-Kardon AVR2700 receiver, which has everything you want and more and is only $249 from Amazon right now.

I don't think you can buy a better one for under $400....
Forum: Speakers   09-03-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By commsysman
I think the Elac speakers are excellent, and a...

I think the Elac speakers are excellent, and a real bargain at their price.

You are on the right path there. If you haven't already, you should read the Stereophile review of the B6.

The...
Forum: Speakers   09-03-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 235
Posted By commsysman
KEF speakers are very good; you will like the...

KEF speakers are very good; you will like the improvement, I think.

To work well with your speakers you want rigid steel stands.

The Sanus Steel Foundations are very good and affordable.

For...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-02-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 305
Posted By commsysman
It sounds like it might take a good $3000 or...

It sounds like it might take a good $3000 or $5000 setup to satisfy you.

Some speakers have a "sweet spot" where they sound good that is very small in size; especially electrostatics. They are not...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-02-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 714
Posted By commsysman
A hybrid CD has two layers of data in there. The...

A hybrid CD has two layers of data in there. The data of the CD layer is read by a laser mechanism with one frequency, focused at the proper depth, and the SACD layer is read by a higher-frequency...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-02-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By commsysman
The PSB Alpha PS1 speakers are better overall; if...

The PSB Alpha PS1 speakers are better overall; if you want to spend $299.

I think they are better than the A5, and about the same price.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-01-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By commsysman
I use the Audioengine A2 powered speakers which...

I use the Audioengine A2 powered speakers which are excellent-sounding.

I think they would be usable in your space, as they are only 4 inches wide and 6 inches tall.

They only go down to about...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   09-01-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 683
Posted By commsysman
According to industry figures, most turntables...

According to industry figures, most turntables sold in the last year were in the Range of $500-2000.

Some are available at $200-400, but of lesser quality.

There are also many many turntables...
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