Responses from bernard246

What speaker could safely be ordered without hearing it first?
The room acoustics, speaker position, how they sound with your amp and burn in are to be considered.  I’ve taken speakers back because they didn’t sound like they did in the show room.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus
If I've been going to loud concerts since the ’60s and considering my advanced age it's no wonder I can't tell the difference between live or Memorex  
LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus
Frank Zappa at an old skating rink in Honolulu was the loudest for me. Now I can’t tell the difference between 320kbps and wav!  
If there was only ONE album/cd/release you can listen to, over and over.............
Shot Of Love - Bob Dylan   
RIP Christine McVie
Christine wrote some good songs too. RIP  
Digital is far better than vinyl
Raised on records and reading all the hype I couldn’t wait for digital to get here, but when I heard it I was disappointed with the cd sound and digital recordings on records. Many years later I returned to the Cd format with vastly satisfying res... 
I need help choosing a budget phono stage gift
I would definitely recommend a phono preamp, especially on the old receivers. I do most of my record playing in my “listening room” with a Schiit Mani/Technics turntable/AT100E cartridge and old Pioneer SX-1500T receiver I bought when I was still... 
For auld lang syne, ..high-end companies you really liked that are gone....
Analog Lp
Thanks for the input guys