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    I don't feel this answers the question asked....

    I don't feel this answers the question asked. nominal impedence and efficiency are not the same thing.

    And while nominal impedence while not likely change, band specific impedence will, and very...
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    ^ yes And it's one of those effects that people...

    ^ yes
    And it's one of those effects that people do not realize until they experience it. My 2-channel system is flat within 2db from 20-22kHz, yet the addition of external support within the 15-25Hz...
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    Most Ultra High End speaker manufacturers build...

    Most Ultra High End speaker manufacturers build subwoofers for their statement systems. There have been several threads where I've outlined examples.
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    First of all, I never even remotely said that I...

    First of all, I never even remotely said that I know what they sound like. However, I can intuit what they don't sound like. And my opinion is an educated assumption based on the aggregate of my...
  5. Thread: Seasick Steve

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    I have a couple albums. last one from 2009, I...

    I have a couple albums. last one from 2009, I think? I'd forgotten about him, thanks for the reminder! I love how simplisticaly and unabashedly rough his music is. Always reminds me of my nights in...
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    Additionally, many speakers employ super tweeter...

    Additionally, many speakers employ super tweeter or have an extended frequency range far above human hearing for the theory that it impacts tonal quality. Afterall we can perceive their harmonics, if...
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    You're at least half right :) And likewise! I...

    You're at least half right :) And likewise! I would have been almost disappointed were you not banging the silly categorical "SRS's don't need subs" drum anymore.
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    And to your point, Tony, I think a person could...

    And to your point, Tony, I think a person could be content with their listening situation, i.e. no perceptible faults, but still imagine a more acurate (subjectively "better") set-up. I think half of...
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    To the OP, I think it's obvious that there are...

    To the OP, I think it's obvious that there are going to be those that obstinately hold to a position based on pride or personal preference then promote it as gospel. As with all things, your...
  10. For Sale Your price is crazy low, good luck with the sale....

    Your price is crazy low, good luck with the sale. I don't think that people realize the rt3000p fronts alone are worth every penny of the $1000 you're asking (originally~$3600) and throw in Polk's...
  11. For Sale The subs are real rosewood, by the way, and not...

    The subs are real rosewood, by the way, and not cherry ;) much nicer
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    Enjoy your speakers! As for the difference...

    Enjoy your speakers!
    As for the difference moving up the RT line of that series, I can say from experience the RT3000p are much better speakers. Essentially RT55s with external subs. They're really...
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    To defrag get something like DiskTools Pro. If...

    To defrag get something like DiskTools Pro. If you have a solid state, do not defrag it. The way data is arrayed is completely different, and defragging shortens the lifespan. MBPs have a program...
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    Nice Lik photo. His prints are gorgeous. I have...

    Nice Lik photo. His prints are gorgeous. I have one at the office and one in storage for the new house. I could sit and stare at them for hours.
  15. I recall reading something about a Grant...

    I recall reading something about a Grant amplifier that was highly praised, although I do not remember the model. paper/oil caps are not that difficult to come by if you needed to go that route. If...
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    I would not recommend a Dual however. A...

    I would not recommend a Dual however.

    A shameles plug: I do have an Empire Troubador 598 wit all kinds of original goodies that is passively for sale here in the fleamarket. Probably $200 less...
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    I would take bills experience over mine :)

    I would take bills experience over mine :)
  18. Emotivas are warmer sounding amps with rolled off...

    Emotivas are warmer sounding amps with rolled off highs. Krells are very dark. I like B&W for a warm sound. Odysseys offerings are warmer but nicely detailed and nicely priced. Dayens, and Class D...
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    If it is in good condition, it is worth the...

    If it is in good condition, it is worth the price. You don't have to go MC cart on this TT MM is just fine, I just always recommend it if someone already has a nice SUT. You could look at even...
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    I like these TTs a lot. Great bang for the buck...

    I like these TTs a lot. Great bang for the buck in my opinion.
    Super solid, and a nice damp platter IIRC. I might recommend a Denon DL-103r if you've got a nice SUT or pre-amp that can handle MC...
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    Yeah, I don't know what you're talking about....

    Yeah, I don't know what you're talking about. There are plenty of threads like this.

    OP, carry on. Not sure what got into ET's britches to trash your thread.
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    Very nice centers, but these would be a poor...

    Very nice centers, but these would be a poor match due to timbral imbalance
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    I used the Monitor 10b with the SDA surround...

    I used the Monitor 10b with the SDA surround system I had.
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    So your reasoning is that because you don't like...

    So your reasoning is that because you don't like the results, they can't be reliable? funny

    I've heard several SS components that sound like tube components, and vice versa.
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    May I ask why? I think this will cause more...

    May I ask why?

    I think this will cause more issues than anything. Unless you are utilizing one of those inner-ear type mics within one of those heads , I don't see why that would be helpful at...
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