allenf1963

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Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
@erikt   Here is a fantastic Cary SLI-80 for sale.   https://www.facebook.com/share/9WXq2VHhPitW2y3m/?mibextid=kL3p88  
Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
I have two suggestions, and they are on both ends of the spectrum.   Before my thoughts, I second Cary Audio.  I live about 90 miles from Cary, and I've always been impressed with their gear.  On that note, my first suggestion is to contact Denn... 
DCS Sending Legal Notice To Reviewer (Golden Sound) Over an Old Review of Their Bartok DAC
This whole fiasco is mind boggling.  The fact that DCS shut down any comments as soon as they posted the two comments that are highlighted in this thread tells me all I need to know about them.  Amazing watching business owners use social media to... 
Ebay selling my missing amplifier
This is one of the most confusing and puzzling posts I've ever followed on Audiogon.    
Problem: DAC or streamer San Francisco east bay help
@g9taylor  @bander  My pleasure.   I hope you get the issue figured out.  Very nice of you, g9, to offer assistance.  That made my day seeing the offer of help.  
Problem: DAC or streamer San Francisco east bay help
@g9taylor -- Just a heads up.  Be prepared for the Audigon Moderators to pounce on any Direct Message between Members that has ANY information that the Mods deem as personal "Contact Data", i.e., home addresses, telephone numbers, etc.  I've had m... 
Tube preamp topologies and music
@tubes4good -- Thank you very much.  Kind of you.  
Tube preamp topologies and music
@immatthewj -- Thanks for the info.  I was able to wade through the posts and glean some insight.   @dogearedaudio -- I plan on doing that, but I'm recovering from a Bone Fusion surgery on my left foot and surgery to remove plates and screws fro... 
Tube preamp topologies and music
@jasonbourne71 -- You have provided some very good information.  I would like to pick your brain a bit.  A couple of years ago, I acquired a beautiful Dennis Had Inspire 45 amp and a Dennis Had LP 3.1 preamp.  The seller included a set of brand ne... 
YouTube star Jay loves McIntosh MC 901 amplifier
@ditusa -- No, I disagree.  Used Car Salesmen at least have some ethics.   I hope I live long enough to see YouTube "Stars" and "Influencers" (which in my humble opinion is the most worthless, brain-dead, narcissistic non-job title ever created ... 
Speaker Slip Covers
I would like to thank each and every one of you who have responded -- you have given me some GREAT ideas and companies to look at.   @wharfy -- Yes, Dobby and Kossa have given my wife and I MANY hours of entertainment since we found them abandon... 
A Better Way to Buy Gear - Help Needed
Unfortunately, there is a ‘snag’ -- the seller insists on receiving the money before I get to see the item.   To me, that is a "RUN, DON'T WALK, AWAY" red flag if I ever saw one.  
12 wire compared to Nordost Blue Heaven Speaker Cable?
@macg19 -- I'm glad I wasn't the only reader confused by that statement.  The OP said he was getting the Denon soon, and the wording leads you to believe he already had the Polk 8-T's hooked up using 12 gauge wire...but says nothing about his curr... 
12 wire compared to Nordost Blue Heaven Speaker Cable?
I can't tell if the original post is a well played and thought out trolling adventure...or if @ristrettox6 actually spent $700 on speaker cables for gear that can be found for less than $250.   If a sly rib-tickler about the hilarious prices peo... 
Favorite moment with music in your car.
The year was 1977, and my buddy and I were in his 1968 VW Microbus nicknamed "Old Blue" driving down Black Mountain in Kentucky, after leaving a gig in Cumberland.  He was the drummer in our pretty successful regional rock band, and "Old Blue" was...