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Speaker candidates/suggestions
Thanks @mesch -- that's good to know. I saw on another post that Davis Belles also likes Fritz speakers. The Sugden class A is sublime.  
Speaker candidates/suggestions
Thanks @hilde45 --- I'll check it out. I've seen really good reviews for the Carbons. The Totems get great reviews as well but apparently they love power so I'm not so sure my amps (particularly the Sugden) will be enough? On Totem's website the r... 
All Hail the meek --yet mighty – NODE 2i
Totally agree here. I have a Bluesound Node in my second system and it works flawlessly every time. Easy to use, affordable, sounds great and takes up very little real estate. I've been curious though to hear the new-ish Bluesound Node X.   
New In 2024
Pet Shop Boys - Nonetheless. With special edition double CD ’Furthermore' which includes 4 reworked mixes of older songs.  
What gear do you want to demo?
Good post! My demo wish list: 1. Totem Bison towers 2. Some Ls3/5a speakers (Falcon, Rogers or a few others) 3. Pass Labs INT-25 4. Accuphase E-280  
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Pet Shop Boys - Nonetheless  
How often, and how, do you clean your stylus?
I clean before and after a listening session---I use the Mofi cleaning fluid and a little brush. Works well---no problems.  
Morrow Audio Speaker Cables
Agree with the other posts here. I have the SP-4 as well and they are really nice. And I got them on one of their big sales---hope this helps.  
I listen to such a variety of different music, it's hard to pick a few songs to listen to at audio shows. I never hear any of the genres I like so I gave up a long time ago---so I just walk around and see which system appeals to me. I generally do... 
Are You a Swifty?
I think she's talented and has a good voice---but I probably wouldn't go see her in concert. I streamed part of her Eras concert and have a couple of her songs on Spotify. That being said, I think he songs are just mediocre at best. After trying t... 
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
How ridiculous would this sound if we were talking about a food review at a restaurant? The chef going online and arguing with food reviewers about how he makes his apple pie. We’ve all seen negative restaurant reviews before and sometimes the res... 
Yello - Reel to Reel
Wow! Thanks for posting this--Yello is indeed underrated. Boris Blank's production is incredible. Toy and Flag are two of my fav albums. I hope more groups from the 80s/90s continue to remaster and re-release back catalogs. I'm also looking forwar... 
The receiver was my intro to HiFi! What say you?
I've had various Radio Shack all-in-one systems in my teens. Then I got a JC Penny MCS component system in the early 80s. Then once I found the local hifi shops, I started experimenting with various receivers and tape decks then CD players. I've h... 
Should Amps be plugged into a power conditioner?
@immatthewj Not really.   
Should Amps be plugged into a power conditioner?
Does this apply to integrated amps as well? I've done both--plugged them into the wall and conditioners. I've never had any hum issues with current int amps or vintage.