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  1. brad225

    Ron's Speaker, Turntable, Power and Room Treatment Upgrades

    That is clearly a tweak you won't see in anyone else music room. Wonderful carving. When there is an impending problem does an arm stretch out and point a finger at the issue?
  2. brad225

    Ron's Speaker, Turntable, Power and Room Treatment Upgrades

    I thought the same thing Peter. Sounded like the water was coming from top of the wall running down the siding. So glad to hear it was running down the side of the house at the landscaping. I spent most of my life remodeling or restoring many historic buildings. Renovations and additions to...
  3. brad225

    Full range speakers or not and how loud

    Not offended and not surprised. I have an old Radio Shack meter laying around somewhere. I have really never been interested in the db level but I found the thread fascinating so I checked with something I didn't need to get up out of my listening chair. :-) I know I don't listen very loud as...
  4. brad225

    Full range speakers or not and how loud

    Solypsa, I really have no clue. I whipped out my iPhone 12 with Decibel X app on it and that is what it read.
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    Full range speakers or not and how loud

    I checked my normal listening level and it ran 65-75db. I checked to see what 85-90 db was and for me is was painful and no longer relaxing. That said there is no doubt at the right moment I had possibly gone to the 85-90 bd for a very short period. I am unable to attend many of the local...
  6. brad225

    Thoughts on Paypal as a "seller"

    I'm with you Gordon. I had used PayPal for years. Last year I sold a piece of electronics to someone in California. He paid via PayPal that I had never had a problem with previously. PayPal immediately froze my account saying the $8,000 transaction was larger than any I had recently had. They...
  7. brad225

    The marvellous Martin Logan CLX ART – is definitely a work of “ART”

    Still solidly in CLX camp. Been traveling and didn't see resent posts. Internet is very sketchy. As far as replacement panels. I'm 68 now with CLX being 3 years old. Short of a catastrophe I would think the panels will out live further deterioration of my hearing. Given that, I would replace...
  8. brad225

    Cable Lifts thread

    My little interstate interchange of cables. I like them for organization, able to lift cables to different levels around each other. These are from scrap mahogany.
  9. brad225

    MPD-5 play 4x DSD?

    Hello Veto, In and of itself there was some improvement with the Stream IF. The ability to upsample to 256 and run fiber via the PLINK connections was for me substantial improvement in.
  10. brad225

    A small upgrade in speakers... The CLXArt a true masterpiece!

    Thanks RJ I don't see myself spending the $'s that they would require though, I have always been curious how Dartzeels would sound on CLX's. I too like what tubes do with midrange especially on the CLX. Thanks for the response and information BD Brad
  11. brad225

    A small upgrade in speakers... The CLXArt a true masterpiece!

    RJ, which Dartzeel amps are you listening to? I would love to hear them sometime especially on CLX's. How do they compare to other amps you have listened to?
  12. brad225

    A small upgrade in speakers... The CLXArt a true masterpiece!

    You received a response you didn't care for due to your down grade of others audio choices. Please don't be offended but how does your disability make the Mac turntable a better product for you? Yes, I am a happy owner of CLX's Regards Brad
  13. brad225

    Looking For The Perfect Listening Chair

    I never go into my listening room with the intention of falling asleep. I often drift off into the music and it just happens. That was one of the main reasons I wanted a head rest that didn't interfere with the music. At least when I'm awake.
  14. brad225

    My end-game speakers

    Leo, For me you are spending a substantial amount of money on audio equipment to let it be in 2nd position. If the "L" is 12' wide the pool table would fit there comfortable. You MAY have an issue if you need to shoot directly side to side on the table with the que ball stuck to the rail. Not...
  15. brad225

    Speaker placement on carpet

    My opinion is based on my speakers. Without having spikes to the floor below the carpet the speakers will rock in all directions. That will never provide a solid sound and image.
  16. brad225

    Solar Cell electricity effect on Audio???

    Sorry King I forgot to confirm it is a 10" x 10" box.
  17. brad225

    Solar Cell electricity effect on Audio???

    The Stromtank are a pleasure to look at. All I could think of was a Momentum Amp. They are seriously expensive though but what quality electronics aren't?
  18. brad225

    Solar Cell electricity effect on Audio???

    Just for FYI. This is a pic of the 6th and latest version of the DC Blocker he built for me. Today he changed a small paper & oil cap for the large silver Teflon cap in the upper right corner of the box. I have not listened to it in my system yet but in his it further opened up the lower mid...
  19. brad225

    Looking For The Perfect Listening Chair

    This is a chair I rebuilt the back to not have the head rest full width. I also built the foot stool to match the chair. The chair is by Vanguard and is called the Woodley Recliner. There are more pics on my members page. It is entitled "My Happy Place"
  20. brad225

    Solar Cell electricity effect on Audio???

    I spoke with him briefly today and he said that the main change was using 80 volt caps rather than the 35 volt caps he started with. He spoke about micro spikes that would be larger than the 35 volt caps could deal with. I agree with you about the symptoms and the cure. At this time it is only...
  21. brad225

    Solar Cell electricity effect on Audio???

    The first DC blockers that my friend built did that same thing we noticed. His newest design has eliminated that from what we can hear.
  22. brad225

    Solar Cell electricity effect on Audio???

    I have almost no technical clue of how solar power systems are put together. If what I am saying doesn't make scene it is just my interpretation of what my audio friend that is an EE.says, not necessarily reality. He rebuilds every piece of equipment that comes into his home. His home is...
  23. brad225

    Dedicated audio room build thread aka The Big Dig

    Your room looks spectacular, Hugh. I'm sure it sounds amazing.
  24. brad225

    Cable Elevators

    I'm not sure I would go as far as to say that cable risers don't do anything for anyone. It's possible mine don't work well enough or I can't hear it. The speaker cables are DIY. I have used Shunyata Andromeda speaker cables for 10+ years. My EE friend gave me a pair he made to try and the...
  25. brad225

    Cable Elevators

    Ron, I just eyeball them and drill the hole for the screw for the vertical. A measurement and pencil mark would be easy if one is not comfortable with guessing. The advantage of this design is you can make different heights to run one cable under another. Relating to the Furutech NCF Boosters...
  26. brad225

    Cable Elevators

    I was killing time in my shop this last weekend while repairing a rocker for my grand nephew. In between waiting for glue to dry on the rocker I decided to finish make cable lifters I started a while ago. They are very simple. Scraps of mahogany and a screw to hold the base to the vertical...
  27. brad225

    A small upgrade in speakers... The CLXArt a true masterpiece!

    I don't know how I missed this RJ. Congratulation on the CLXs. I'm sure they have given you hours of enjoyment.
  28. brad225

    MPD-5 play 4x DSD?

    I am using the Stream -IF with my MPS-5. I upsample to DSD x 4 using Room on a i9 Sonic Transporter. It works flawlessly and the difference between X2 to X4 is huge in my system. I realize this was not your question but just information. My understanding is USB XIII is as Steve said.
  29. brad225

    Dedicated circuit for each outlet pair?

    I think it would be easier for younger hands and back. Ibuprofen and a couple of glasses of wine took care of my stiffness. The other concern I had was the force of twisting the receptacles loosen the wires and I would need to re-check them anyway.

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