I’ve bought a pair of Harman Kardon Citation 1 Duo speakers a few weeks ago. I’ve paired them in the Google Home app as a stereo pair. And Roon uses the Chromecast connection to stream music to them in the living room. They sound really nice. I only have a small apartment, so they are doing a fine job.
One major improvement (cosmetic/visual more than anything else), I installed curtains on the front window, and removed both of those ugly garish homemade hillbilly looking things the previous owners threw up over the windows. Man I’m glad those are gone. I honestly don’t know why I waited nearly a year to remove them. Geeze, the 1st of next month it’ll be a full year!
Anyway, the curtains… I really don’t notice any difference in sound that I can tell yet, which I suppose is a good thing. They just make the room look a lot better, and the ceiling a bit taller. And of course the main goal, to make the window look centered on the wall instead of 7 inches to the right.
(Torben - A Dane living in Hamburg - Roon Lifer)
there was this guy in my neighborhood building a house. He had 1 concrete pile sticking up through the Livingroom floor to hold his turntable. What could be more stable, right? Every time heavy traffic passed by the needle jumped. There was a busstop on the block… So the massive concrete now holds a decorative chess set and the turntable is wall mounted on a bracket
Here in Albany, NY in the 1980’s, we had an oriental rug dealer named Peter Kermani who also ran a hi fi and record store. I was once told the rug in a listening room was worth more than the Quad/Conrad Johnson system I was listening to (don’t remember the high end CD player but it was the Inbal/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Mahler 7 I had brought in that I was listening to).
Not surprising. I was shocked when I went shopping for rugs from India, Pakistan, Persia, etc. at “Aref’s Oriental Rugs” near me. They are amazing works of art. And once you understand the differences in material, knots, thickness and how they are made it is understandable. I’ve been 3 or 4 times and each trip it has been educational, fun…and expensive!
Cracks me up that we moved into a house with carpet. Paid to have the carpet removed and hard wood put in its place. Then we “needed” an area rug to cover the wood. And the rug cost more than the entire flooring project.
Hi-Fi and Rug dealer in one location. Man, that’s a license to print money if both the wife and husband are together on the shopping trip.