I had lived in Bay Area for 6 and 1/2 years during 1980's.
It was not that hot during summer except few days of Indian summer.
It also rained often during winter.
I had enjoyed living there.
The only problem is that the cost of housing and electricity is pretty high now.
My take of worst region for audiophile is Southern California.
Electricity and housing costs are expensive over there.
Property tax and state income tax also make living there expensive.
There is also high danger of earthquake which can ruin your audio system.
It is also pretty hot during...
The most safe area in US immune to natural disaster is Arizona.
Little risk of earthquake, hurricane or tornado.
It also has a decent high end shops around Phoenix.
But it is too hot during summer to enjoy music.
Thus it is not the best state for audiophile although it is good to live for...
It is a paradise in Pacific Northwest from May to Oct with mild and dry weather.
But it could be wet during the half of year.
Some people living in Pacific Northwest have winter residence in Arizona or Nevada to have sunshine during winter time.
As I get older, I do not want to take a risk...
My community of 25 houses take more than 2 acres lot each.
Thus I can play music loud even during midnight as long as I close the windows.
I am happy about it.
Unless I develop serious health issues, I will stay put at my current house in Northwest of Washington State.
In addition, my house...
I will say "Washington State", especially Northwest of Washington State.
1. The home electricity cost is low so you can play A class power amplifier with less cost.
2, It is not very hot during summer on West...
I am staying in Korea for dental work.
Can I visit your shop to listen to some DAC and music server?
I can speak Korean.
It will be nice if we can schedule the meeting on 14th or 15th.
thanks in advance
Not sure whether MSB Discrete is a definite improvement over QX 20.
You had better have home audition of it before pulling the trigger.
I had been using EMMlab Dac2 for almost 10 years now.
But it is not easy to make decision on changing Dac since new Dac can come out in a year or two with...
This appears to be good value.
There are several users of Evolution Accoustics in WBF including Mike Langevine.
You may want to get their input on this.
Above video appears to give good background about the sound of LRS.
I had used Apogee Duetta Signature driven by Krell KSA 150 from 1989 to 1999.
But I had never used Magnepan in my listening room although I heard them in the stores.
My impression was Magnepan had softer bass than Apogee...
I pulled the trigger for LRS.
It will take 5-6 weeks before I get it.
I expect to run it with Lyngdorf 2170 (170w at 4 ohm) possibly with PSB subwoofer ( 2 12 inch driver and active 500w)
I had never used Magnepan but I had used Apogee Duetta Sig from 1989 to 1999.
I am staying Korea for 3 weeks to have dental work during this May.
I bought the earphone after reading rave review on it.
The review is spot on...
It must be 110db peak.
Otherwise something will blow up.
I should have separate posting about isolation transformers and ferrite cores.
About one hour ago, I got another delivery of 1KW isolation transformers.
With 4 isolation transformers and 40 ferrite cores on the cables, the sound had...
My listening room on third floor is 18 ft wide 24 feet deep and 20ft high but open to the second floor.
I also have lot of acoustic panels and diffusor in it.
With open space, I could play loud without congestion.
The only thing matter is digital noise or sheen.
It got reduced substantially...
I bought the above Sound level meter which give out peak reading.
It tuned out that peak db is around 85 db at my listening chair.
From time to time I got over 90db but I found the sound to be too...