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    Running Audyssey when biamping speakers

    Please beware that the difference between the amplifiers' topologies may result in misleading results even though Audyssey is working properly. The power supply and the amplifier circuitry in the receiver may not be as robustly designed as the Aragon. I am suspecting that the bass from the...
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    Amp Recommendations for ESL 15

    I would not make such a generalized blanket statement like this. From the hardware, electronic perspective, the goal is to keep the number of components in series with the signal path down to the minimum in order to preserve as close to the original signal as possible. We know that amplifying...
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    Amp Recommendations for ESL 15

    Classic Krell vs Levinson, I had similar experience, but with opposite result when I went amp-hunting a few years back. I was considering the between the Krell KSA-100 vs the Levinson 331. The Krell was too harsh in the midrange when directly compared to the Levinson on my system. For my ears...
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    Question about Bi Amping

    Theoretically, YES active bi-amping is the ultimate solution. But only if your system is designed with bi-amping capability from the start, like the Monolith, or the one from Sanders Sound Systems. Otherwise, I am still on the fence with inserting DSP crossover in between pre-amp and amp. Why...
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    Question about Bi Amping

    Comparing specs between the Aragon vs Marantz for the specific item of producing 1W (2.8V output), we have the following calculated gain factors: Amplifier Input sensitivity for 2.8V output Gain factor Aragon 120 mV 27.44 db Marantz 200 mV 23.01 db Base on the above mentioned figures...
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    Question about Bi Amping

    In my case where I am bi-amping with a 50-watt tube amp on the panel, and 100-watter on the bass, I had to look at the gain factor for both amps. 23db gain for the tube amp, and 26.8 for the Levinson ML331. In this case, I need to reduce the gain at the woofers by 3db. I am currently using a...
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    Question about Bi Amping

    The Prodigy can go deeper than my ReQuest. I am running my ReQuests without subs and don't feel that I am missing any bass. I would try your Prodigies without the subs first to understand their limits before integrating with the subs. I am suspecting phase cancellation between the subs and...
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    Question about Bi Amping

    Assuming that the Marantz send out speaker level signals to drive the woofer, I think you will get worse sound quality than going with the Aragon driving full range. The reason being the Aragon is a much better amplifier than the Marantz's amplifier section. The Aragon 8008 is a very capable...
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    Peter Soderberg has left ML...sad news , great guy !

    Peter, glad to hear you're OK. Wow, "Paradyme", that's the name I have not heard since '83 when I bought a pair of Infinity RS bookshelf speakers for my college apartment at Davis. I later sold that pair to a co-worker and got hooked on...Magnepan, but that's another story.
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    Thinking of Purchasing a Turntable; Any and All Advice Welcome!

    Congratulations on the Gold Note PH10 which solved your volume mismatch problem. The drop from 0.5mV to 0.2mV explains the volume difference between the Ortofon vs the ART9XA. But something is still a mystery to me with regards to the Decade vs Gold Note. Assuming the Decade is working properly...
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    Thinking of Purchasing a Turntable; Any and All Advice Welcome!

    The Lehman Decade has more than enough gain for the ART-9. The impedance setting will not account for the "20 levels" of volume. It sounds like you might have accidentally bumped the "high gain" or "MC" switch. Please check those switches to make sure they are set properly.
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    Thinking of Purchasing a Turntable; Any and All Advice Welcome!

    Looking over the specs of Ortofon vs ART-9, I don't see much difference in the output voltage. The ART9 should give you roughly the same output volume as the Ortofon. The only thing I can think of is the load impedance setting on the Lehman Decade. For the ART9, you should have the dip switches...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    Sorry, I am not familiar with Mac, but I see that you've already sorted out the Audio Midi issue. With regards to the volume level needed to be turned up, it could be that you're experiencing the effect of "The Loudness War". There has been lots of write-ups on this topic and google will give...
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    System #238 (Renaissance ESL 15A, Focus ESL C18, Script I, Motion 35XT, Motion 4i)

    Dwarfing the Montis is an under-statement!!! In my previous post, when I say "slow down and enjoy your system", I meant for you to enjoy your whole system! I did not mean to slow down on the analogue (pre-amp) front, only to have you go full-steam with upgrading your speakers! Anyways, congrats...
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    Revisiting the topic of ReQuests woofer replacement

    JonFo, I am aware of the full active route where I can adjust the gain at the active crossover. Perhaps I did not word my question clearly... If I want (in the future) to simplify my system to using an integrated amp, I will need the ReQuests to be balanced between the panels and (new) Eminence...
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    reQuest Crossover capacitor upgrade

    Bump... The pictures in this thread have disappeared. Does anyone know how to recover these lost pictures? They are very helpful for such an involved project. Thanks in advance, Spike
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    Revisiting the topic of ReQuests woofer replacement

    Being an...enginerd, I adhere to the "keep it simple" and "do it once, do it right" principles when I put together my system. I just went through re-capping my amps & preamps and now, the ReQuests are next on the list. For me, the biggest difference between the newer models vs the ReQuests is...
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    Revisiting the topic of ReQuests woofer replacement

    Given that my ReQuests are approaching 25 years old, I am contemplating to "refresh" the ReQuests by: replacing with new panels. recapping the PSU and crossover boards. replacing the woofers. The woofers with the closest specs to the original ones are Eminence Lab 12C, but these are 89db...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    At the level of these 3 DACs mentioned, and given the reputations of these companies, all are excellent choices. It will come down to which one is the best fit with your preference. Some might nit-pick about the underlying DAC (chip) technology, or the analogue circuitry, but in the end, it...
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    Any good media streamers coming out, or just released lately?

    Internet stability sucks in what ways? Are you using it hard-wired or via WiFI. If the problem is with WiFi stability, couldn't you solve it by adding an WiFi extender?
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