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  1. tomlinmgt

    Who here has experience with Aerial Acoustic 7b?

    Getting remarried soon and bride to be mentioned she preferred the aesthetic of the veneered Chorus II's I once had in my living room system (for TV and background music) over the current JBL Studio 590's (too black). A set of the Aerials in question has become available somewhat locally (about...
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    ifi iDSD Micro DAC/headphone amp...$270

    Unit has been out of the box but never used and is in as new condition with all original packaging and accessories. Shipping to lower 48 included if you pay asking price. Paypal, Venmo and cash (local sale) gladly accepted. Buyer pays any transaction fees.
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    Anybody heard any model from Tannoy's Revolution series?

    These have intrigued me for a while now and I'm thinking of trying a pair. Most everyone who has heard them seems to have high praise for them...anybody here able to offer some insight? Michael
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    Budget friendly giant killer system (vintage, new vintage and modern mix)

    I ran across these JBL Studio 590s last year buried in a FB marketplace ad for "home theater stuff for sale". The asking price was undeniably enticing and JBL's recent Studio series had been creating a bit of a fuss, so I snagged them up just to see for myself what they could do. I first set...
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    Muzishare x7 (Line Magnetic?) on the way...

    One of these popped up for sale near me so I decided to take it for a spin based on the unanimously (very) favorable reviews it’s received. There isn’t a ton of info out there about it...a YouTube review from a popular audio gear review channel as well as half a dozen or so Amazon reviews...
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    Ready to dip my toes in the water...gettin' a table

    Actually, I'll be borrowing my friend's Project Debut III (which he's pretty much stopped using after giving vinyl a try last year) to get me started. I've been holding out on vinyl ever since I got in the hobby some five years ago for a variety of reasons...I already had a good number of cd's...
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    Yes darlin', of course you can have a new puppy...

    ...if she keeps this up I'll be defenseless.
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    Diffusion junkie strikes again...2D QRD skyline DIY

    My first skyline. 109 "pegs", 2'x2', 10" wells. Very broad diffusion range (616-3080 Hz). This is just a mockup to see how this would go but it wasn't too bad making all the cuts. A little messy, but the shop vac attached to the discharge of the table saw kept if from being a blizzard of...
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    Ready to try some different 300B tubes....have ?

    My Golden Tube Audio 300B monos came with Shuguangs and I'd like to try something else. David and others have said good things about the Sophia Princess mesh plates and I see two different types and I don't know which is the best bet or right for my amps. One has a black base and the other a...
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    I could sure use a good tube anatomy/ID reference....

    D-getter, triple mica, horseshoe, halo, gray plate, black plate...am I the only one who's been hearing these terms for years but doesn't know exactly what they mean or how to ID them? And the tube equivalents thing...12xx7 = ECCxx. Anybody have a good reference for this info? Anybody want to...
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    Taking Roon/Tidal for a test drive....

    Last night I signed up for Roon's 14-day trial. I didn't get to spend a whole lot of time listening and comparing to Tidal via Chrome browser as it was late when I got around to doing this, but I did get to listen to a few tracks from I'm trollingI'm trollingI'm trollingI'm trollingI'm trolling...
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    Phase splitter/driver tube ?

    I have one of these in my Tube Audio Design TAD-60. What is the function of the tube in this position?
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    Floye Toole's "Sound Reproduction...Loudspeakers and Rooms" in pdf form

    A treasure of room tuning info at your fingertips. http://www.pearl-hifi.com/06_Lit_Arc..._and_Rooms.pdf
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    Don't know where to start/need a "quick start guide" to room tuning? Let's talk...

    So you know you need to look into acoustics and room/gear set-up but don't know where to start and/or don't have time to do all the homework yourself and put the pieces of the puzzle together...show us what you have and let's get the ball rolling in the right direction. Or maybe you did a...
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    Intimidating for some, misunderstood by most, critical for all...room acoustics

    If there had to be one single component of this hobby that ruthlessly punishes those who neglect it, room acoustics and speaker/listening spot placement would almost certainly top the list (ok, so that's two things...but they're so closely interrelated they could be considered one). No doubt...
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    Pure Audio Project Trio clones (DIY OB)

    After reading several glowing reviews for the Pure Audio Project Trio I decided to cook up a clone (since I have a half dozen Tang Band W8-1808's sittin' around doin' nothin' and Alpha 15a's are dirt cheap and OB's are ridiculously quick and easy to slap together). I started on these last night...
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