Responses from cns1946

I'm thinking about a low watt tube amplifier?
We run the Luxman SQ N-150 Integrated tube amp to power the Altec A7-8 VOT speakers. Amp is rated at 10wpc and the speakers are 97db efficientcy. Room is 25 X25 with an 10ft pitched ceiling which gives us 87 db volume at 1/4 power. Great little am... 
45 Singles You Just Had to Buy
 "Poison Ivy" by the Coasters  
Tune of the Day
From the Beginning 2015 Remaster, Emerson Lake and Palmer.  
What is the VERY BEST CD album you've ever heard?
Looking for a CD or Album with the song 'Like Young" by Amdre Previn on it. Found the song on the CD, KTEL Jazz classics. Turns out all the songs are great  jazz hits.  
Why do we stop listening to new music as we get older?
 Just turned 77, with the Daily Discoveries streamed on Tidal, and through posts of music here on Audiogon a whole new worlld of tunes has opened up for our listening. When we find a new song we like tend to play it to death, so a constant stream ... 
How long do speakers last?
Purchased the Altec Lansing A7-8 VOT speakers in 1974, outside of refreshing the cabinets the drivers, crossovers and horns have never been touched. Kept out of direct sunlight and never abused.   
Why are so many people spending so much money to build “perfect” streaming system?
Being an older person (76) simplifying life where possible is important to me and one of the reasons for streaming my music. Music streamer, dedicated DAC, integrated amp, CD burner, and a pair of speakers are all that is needed. No record or CD c... 
Hi-end audio is a big zero
@kota1 +1 @thespeakerdude  +1 If you spend the time and do your homework, on what to buy, where to buy, you eliminate many of the problems. Forums like this one is a good starting point. Of course the pocketbook helps in making the decision also.  
RIP Christine McVie
Christy McVie songs make you feel good and lifts your spirits.. Being very close to her age makes one think about how precious life is!  
Combination streamer and music server…without DAC
Agree with benzman, When we bought the Luxman integrated amp we learned about Melco music streamers, which is imported by Luxman America. As mentioned they are big in Europe and Asia, and made in Japan with Japanese sourced components. We have  th... 
Why do so many sellers take offense to offers on their listings?
Knowledge is king, do your due diligence on the item you are either buying or selling both technically and financially. When it comes time to list or buy you have confidence in making a good transaction. One lesson I learned the hard way, is when ... 
Sonus Faber Lumina 5 vs Klipsch Forte IV
Since the Lumina 5 has a sensitivity of 89 db, the Forte IV have a sensitivity of 99 db, the size of the room and the electronics used to power them will make a difference on how they sound.       
The one time you want to pull out but she says no.
+1 for gearbear, gave me a chuckle!  
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
+1 for gardeners501   
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
"The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" Gordon Lightfoot.