effischer

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Rebuilding vintage Rogers Studio 1 monitors
@ticat Dude, you got a loud laugh when I read your reply!  Thank you, and thank you.  While more bass is always better, no Millstreet in my area and no Moosehead in cans.  Besides, half the fun is the improvisation!  The Molson was there and cold.... 
Rebuilding vintage Rogers Studio 1 monitors
Thank you @elliottbnewcombjr - your advice worked like a charm and here’s the full story with pictures!  If there are any issues for anyone, the pics are on my system page as you suggested.   Like many of you, I often lust after new gear and spe... 
Are You a Swifty?
The main takeaway for me about Taylor Swift is that she learned a very hard lesson early on in the music biz about record deals.  I believe it was FZ who called it the international hum job. She's really taken the lesson to heart, too.  To the po... 
Mcintosh customer support
Interestingly, I just had an experience this week with their product support folks on a digital device, specifically an MVP881BR. For background, I purchased it as B stock from Audio Classics back in 2011 and after taking nearly a year to complet... 
Advice and recommendations needed for a turntable rig...
Give Sota a hard look in the second-hand or refurbished market. A Sapphire is a simply excellent table that can be had in the ~$1K range in good condition for table only and in the ~$2.5K range with tonearm and cartridge in very good to excellent ... 
My New Year’s Wish for my fellow audiophiles.
@thecarpathian, that would be Scranton, 18504.  Kind of a fluke we ended up in that spot.  My spouse got a Cadillac relocation from her new employer and after 17 months of looking, finally found a place that met our needs there.  It was also a bit... 
My New Year’s Wish for my fellow audiophiles.
Thank you for the genuinely nicest post I've seen here in quite some time, @2psyop! My New Year brings a new location (now in Northeastern PA), a new house with new listening area and many new revisions to my system for accommodating it all.  A r... 
System advice
I happen to like some of the "crooner" style easy listening stuff myself, and I’d suggest a totally different direction. How about a McIntosh MAC1700 with a pair of 80’s era Klipsch Heresys and something like a Sota Comet or Thorens TD209? No DAC,... 
Goodbye Everyone
Your observations about how folks tend to communicate apply beyond AgoN.  Online conversation in general often isn't and hasn't been for a decade or longer. I've often thought that I should start sending thank-you notes to people I admire or who ... 
Investigating if ultrasound is harming LPs
@lewm @tomic601 @czarivey ​​​​@fuzztone are all correct. I’m the guy that usually signs off with "happy listening" because sounds that make us happy are what the audio hobby is all about. This thread touches on my professional world of metrology ... 
Looking for a McIntosh amp that gives a great example of the “McIntosh Sound”
I've got an MC302 and two MC7100 units.  Both models have the "McIntosh" sound to my ears.  A 9 point 302 might be a bit rare at your price point, but you could easily get two 7+ point 7100s and use them as dual mono units for ~300 WPC.  They have... 
A suitable cart and possible practical tweaks for a Rega Planar 3...
Another vote for the DV; I used the 23RS with great success for many years.  One task you should do that's extremely inexpensive and definitely overdue if you haven't done it yet:  Change the bearing oil, clean the pulley, clean the sub-platter an... 
klipshorn speakers
We have contributed to each other's posts in the past, and this combination is one I know something about having owned several pairs of Klipsch speakers along with a variety of McIntosh tube and SS gear. Comments regarding the less-than-desirable... 
Another “How to choose an arm” question
Another long-term Sapphire owner here, and I'm not sure why @rauliruegas is universally down on uni-pivot tonearms.  My Graham Phantom is certainly an ideal match for my rig and has been bullet-proof reliable as well as easily repeatable for VTA o... 
Decisive moments your your audio journey
For me, it was a Sansui 1000X my sister gave my parents as a Christmas present in 1971.  I spent hours listening to the radio with headphones I'd saved my allowance months for (I was 10).  I've been on the "how do I get the music to sound better" ...