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    Which will be your next purchase?

    Having gone from hard core analog two-channel to hard core digital multi-channel, my next purchase will be a “complete” two channel system (albeit digital only source) in a new room. I’m trying to sort out whether that’ll be tubes driving ribbons (or similar), or, solid state driving Accutons...
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    Listening rooms and doors

    Ditto! Zero International has great products. There’s tremendous leakage if you don’t get it properly sealed all the way around.
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    What Did Your System Look Like 20 Years Ago???

    The LAT speakers were terrific in their day, particularly if you had enough power to really drive them.
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    Dedicated audio room build thread aka The Big Dig

    Beautiful speakers, and even more so in Arena!
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    What Did Your System Look Like 20 Years Ago???

    Converted two car garage with no bathroom but plenty of RPG 4” absorbers and skyline diffusers Genesis ribbons (forgot the model … “line source” wi/ built in “sub”woofers) ARC Ref 2 VTL 750s in triode mode Basis vacuum, Graham arm, Aesthetix with dual power supplies, Koetsu Rosewood Signature...
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    What Brands of Headphones and Headphone Amplifiers do Fans of High Efficiency Speakers and SET Amps Enjoy?

    Decwared Taboo amp has all the 300B magic you could hope for. It's tube rolling friendly and has plenty of power to drive just about any headphones. https://www.decware.com/newsite/TABOO.htm HifiMan HE100V2 headphones and Dan Clark Audio Stealth are my current favorites. Focal Utopias are...
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    A little help with choosing headphones

    I don’t think the automated noise control headphones will block what you want blocked. They are good for background ambient noise like airplane hum or subway noise, but less so for episodic noise. Instead, you might try in-ear monitors. I’ve had good results with Ultimate Ears custom fit units...
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    What is your ambient room spl level?

    25db A 34db C Both via Decibel X on an iPhone It helps that all the equipment except for the projector is in an adjacent isolated room, and, that the projector is in a well engineered hush box.
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    What is the Sound of Front Wall Diffusion?

    Gunnar, I have had three areas not dissimilar from the window bay behind your right speaker and they decorative insert closer to your left speaker. For two I had a trim carpenter create a two piece unit that I could “insert” or “stand up” inside the opening to create a temporary (only visible...
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    Dialing in your Subwoofer Crossover with your Main Speakers

    Dialing in placement, phase, level and crossover point with REW is an order of magnitude easier and more reliable than dialing in by ear alone. The process of measurement with a broad array of crossover points and phases helps me to understand why the mains and subs are behaving and sounding the...
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    Equipment Rack Location

    Exactly my experience. (Similar step up when I then added diffusion and absorption to the front wall)
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    The Stealth - Dan Clark Audio's endgame headphones

    More similar to the 1000’s than the Utopias. The Utopias are “high precision” and analytical (not bad, just ”is”). The 1000‘s are more “liquid” like they have a touch of a higher end Koetsu cartridge or a 300B in them.
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    The Stealth - Dan Clark Audio's endgame headphones

    I’ve greatly enjoyed these new cans via both solid state and tube amps.

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