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03/03/15 at 16:44:48


1  AUDIO FORUMS / Classifieds / Re: Ziggy-built WO32s, Arizona only
 on: Today at 16:41:29 
Started by Matchstikman | Post by Matchstikman
By the way, not pictured are two, nearly new, Parts Express subwoofer amps with some decent  wattage so that these can be wired in stereo.  I never got to do that but I bet it wouldn't sound bad.

2  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Herbies Product help needed...isocups, tenderfeet
 on: Today at 16:39:40 
Started by mark58 | Post by Lon
I hear you Mark, sounds like a good plan. Though I think it's more accurate to say "reveal" than "provide" when talking about the Iso-Cups. They aren't providing that brightness, it's coming from elsewhere.  I went further with cabling and isolation and power treatment etc. and I won't deny that at times, sometimes long stretches, it took away from the musical enjoyment. Luckily it also (at great expense) took me deeper into the reproduction and to a different level of interaction and enjoyment.

3  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Herbies Product help needed...isocups, tenderfeet
 on: Today at 16:28:55 
Started by mark58 | Post by mark58
Thanks Lon, tonight I'll move the isocups to the four corners of the Torii and see what happens. Then I may put the tenderfeet back under the Torii, we'll see what happens.  But I can assure you I am not prepared to replace all the Decware Silver Reference interconnects or speaker wire that I've got.  I can see that the tenderfeet were giving me less clarity but this may be more to my liking than the extended high end and less impactful low end the isocups provide.  I wish this whole process was easier so I could get on with my listening without having to concentrate on what I'm hearing...I don't like the distraction.  Mark.

4  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Becoming Isolated
 on: Today at 16:15:41 
Started by Palomino | Post by mark58
OK,  a question for you knowledgeable folks on this thread.  My listening room is small and cluttered with the only wall suitable for treatment being the one behind the speakers.  This wall also has a door to the right when sitting in the listening position. The room is 11 feet by 11 feet with an eight foot ceiling with the popcorn texture on it as was popular in the 80's and a carpeted concrete floor. So my question is what could I expect with diffusers on this wall and how many should be used?  If you've read any of my recent posts, you know I've been struggling with the treble in my main system...a bit more Bass volume would be welcomed.  Thanks,  Mark.

5  AUDIO FORUMS / Classifieds / Re: Ziggy-built WO32s, Arizona only
 on: Today at 15:40:36 
Started by Matchstikman | Post by Chris K
Sorry Match! That is a tasty offer but I'm in Ohio. Supposed to make a trip to Bob's in NC and barely gonna get that done. Maybe Bob knows someone that would pallet them. FedEx freight will pick them up. Don't give up yet. They just cant go in the dumpster or the fire pit!!

6  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Becoming Isolated
 on: Today at 15:07:49 
Started by Palomino | Post by Lonely Raven

The Mad Scientist at work!


7  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Herbies Product help needed...isocups, tenderfeet
 on: Today at 15:05:40 
Started by mark58 | Post by Lon
Mark, here is the page on the site for the Gemstones; I think his descriptions are accurate. The Jasper may also work well, I may have some of those in my toolbox too, I'll check this afternoon if you're interested in trying some.

http://herbiesaudiolab.net/isoball.htm

There were several other types, he's running out of these over the years.

I can see that this can be daunting. . . . It does change the sound and very noticeably and it will spark the urge to make adjustments if it reveals a signature you're not enjoying. In my case I think it revealed to me that the Decware interconnects were not the best fit for my system.
So you may wish to go back to Tenderfeet and avoid further changes. . . . . Though those further changes will bring you benefits in dynamics and soundstage I think.

What I mean about the location of the balls is. . . having them at the farthest corners seems to bring out the most low frequency sound, full and deep.

8  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 15:02:39 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon

9  AUDIO FORUMS / Classifieds / Re: Ziggy-built WO32s, Arizona only
 on: Today at 14:46:58 
Started by Matchstikman | Post by Matchstikman
Chris, I remember when I picked them up at Ziggy's house.  It took some muscle to load them in my car.  To take them out was just as bad.  
I don't know anything about shipping or what it would take to have it done.  I have not gone down that route, yet.

They do, however, make nice end-tables...ha!!

Chris, I don't have a set price.  If you were in front of my house who knows what I would take on any given day.

10  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 14:37:03 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon
Mark, here is the page on the site for the Gemstones; I think his descriptions are accurate. The Jasper may also work well, I may have some of those in my toolbox too, I'll check this afternoon if you're interested in trying some.

http://herbiesaudiolab.net/isoball.htm

There were several other types, he's running out of these over the years.

I can see that this can be daunting. . . . It does change the sound and very noticeably and it will spark the urge to make adjustments if it reveals a signature you're not enjoying. In my case I think it revealed to me that the Decware interconnects were not the best fit for my system.
So you may wish to go back to Tenderfeet and avoid further changes. . . . . Though those further changes will bring you benefits in dynamics and soundstage I think.

What I mean about the location of the balls is. . . having them at the farthest corners seems to bring out the most low frequency sound, full and deep.