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    Worst measuring loudspeaker?

    Yeah, I guess he became set in his ways decades ago when speakers had crazy uneven dispersion and it was a total crapshoot how any given speaker would sound in any given room. I feel bad for those people. They're missing out on a lot of fun. One wonders if they even believe their own BS... or...
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    Parts Express DIY C-Note Speaker Review

    That's great to hear! I'm glad they turned out so well and even more importantly: I'm glad your health is better.
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    Topping G5 Review (Portable DAC & HP Amp)

    Is the battery replaceable in any way? I try not to buy equipment that will become useless after a certain number of charge cycles.
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    Crown XLS2502 Stereo Amplifier Review

    What music are you listening to in surround mode, exactly? Music recorded in 5.1/7.1? Or are you just running 2.0 music through something that attempts to upmix it to 5.1/7.1? I've found "surround mode" for 2.0 music on AVRs to be a gimmicky joke at best and it's not for me. But, that's...
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    dbx 1231 Graphic EQ Review

    I have the "little brother" EQ of this unit, and I really like it. I like it because of the physical sliders. Not because I have some kind of fetish for these particular sliders -- they're a bit cheap feeling on mine, honestly, though they get the job done. No, I like it better than digital...
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    dbx 223xs Crossover Review

    I own a similar model from dBX and have always looked forward to (and feared) the day that somebody might objectively measure it. All ASR readers know that feeling, right? :) I enjoy it and it sounds good to me but I know enough not to trust my own ears. I used to accomplish the exact same...
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    GR Research Klipsch RP-600M Upgrade Review (speaker)

    I would have paid a few dollars to see his face when somebody told him he got a nice review on ASR. If anybody here owns a time machine and you've already seen all the interesting events in history, would you mind going back a few hours and getting some pics of this moment?
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    JBL A180 Tower Speaker Review

    I think if you show up to a dorm in 2022 with anything besides a Bluetooth speaker they're not even going to know what they're looking at!
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    GR Research LGK 2.0 Speaker Review (A Joke)

    For nearfield use these (no longer available) ultrabudget Micca Club3s were actually really credible (with bass down to ~40hz!) if you added your own DSP corrections. Linked article has uncorrected and DSP-corrected measurements. Owning these was a bit of an eye (ear?) opener for me with regards...
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    Polk Signature Elite ES20 Review (Bookshelf Speaker)

    Definitely a lot of people love it. I think a lot of people also don't care too much and find it gimmicky. Not sure if the ratio is 90/10, 10/90, or 50/50. For my part, I can count the number of times I've been wow'd by it and that number is in single digits, lol. Individual tastes vary of...
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    Polk Signature Elite ES20 Review (Bookshelf Speaker)

    1. Aside from the general characteristics of any good speaker (accurate FR, low distortion) home theaters should be able to handle a fair bit of power if you want theater-like output levels. Additionally, wide and even dispersion matters because you would like them to sound good from various...
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    Legacy Wavelet Attempted Review (Speaker Processor)

    As a Yank, I would be completely in favor of this. We'll go metric and you guys work on the comma thing. Everybody wins!
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    Legacy Wavelet Attempted Review (Speaker Processor)

    Wow, this is absolutely insane. Well, not "insane", more like evil. So this unit becomes a $5K brick when this company goes out of business or decides to stop supporting this product? As a child I was so excited about technology in general and the internet in particular. But this is what it...
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    Topping LA90 Review (Integrated Amplifier)

    @JohnYang1997, your engineering talent is appreciated. Thank you for helping to push the industry forward.
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    Full Noob seeks guidance - Which Amp?

    @LilSizzle This is a long topic but two things about "watts" 1. Manufacturers play very loose with these specs. They may say "160W" but it might mean the amp can only output 160W for a fraction of a second, at very high distortion. Class D amps' power output is routinely overstated by 2x or...
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