Responses from elevick

Question on Denon DL-103 retipping options and preferences
I was scared to death about sending my Clearaudio to Andy.  After his amazing service, I would send him another without hesitation.  Andy likes to discuss what he is doing and won't just take your money unless he is sure he will help.  I did upgra... 
What audio expos are worth going to?
The Capital Audiofest is still on for 2021!With all of the moving parts in our industry, CAF is still moving forward and will continue to keep you up to date!COVID-19 Update: The State of Maryland is fully open but requires that ALL participants... 
Good Audio Shops!
Saturday Audio in Chicago.Echo hifi in Portland 
An ideal (minimal) 2.1 setup
What amp/processor?  Or, are you just using the digital out from the tv?  Also, with only 2 channel it will make a difference regarding speaker placement.  You need the speakers tighter to the screen for movies but probably pulled out into the roo... 
Listen room Insulation only
Don't use fiberglass.  Roxul is awesome stuff.  I totally agree with artemus and cover the walls with Tyvek.  Not only will it stop fibres, it will keep everything cleaner and look finished.  You do realize the sound will really bleed outside...? 
Help with multi-room streaming with Bluesound
I think Guy has the impedance backwards.  You will be halving the impedance and can cook your amp.  It all depends on  parallel vs series.I currently have a Node 2i into an amp.  The outputs of the amp go to a Niles impedance matching unit which a... 
How to make an older stereo receiver bluetooth compatible?
Audioengine makes some really nice little units.  The quality is decent.  I've got a spare if interested.  I moved up and got a bluesound node.  The audioengine is so simple to find from your phone and a basic cable connects it to your receiver. 
Do you care about car audio?
My infiniti came with a bose system that was horrific.  I can drive 25k a year and appreciate good sound.  A friend who is an expert delved into it with me.  $60k car but not a single tweeter in the whole system.  We then pulled the amp, which mus... 
PP amp + High sensivity speakers dilemma
Stop overthinking things. This is about simplicity.  Buy a small el84 based amp and sit back for a couple of months. 
1958 Magnavox "stereo" hi fi
If it works well, it might sell.  However, shipping those things is a nightmare.  Many times, people strip the amps out and sell just them.  My opinion on the speakers is pretty negative. Hook it up with more modern speakers and hear the differenc... 
Low gain dac!
Why not a DAC with a volume?  My Chord Hugo has a great volume control and sounds awesome. 
One piece cd/amplifier?
There's two:  Arcam solo and Music Hall Trio.   
Anyone drive Verity Audio Parsifal Encores with tubes?
I just spent the afternoon listening to Gregs Cary V12 with his Veritys.  They are a great match and sound unbelievably natural and clean.   
Anyone drive Verity Audio Parsifal Encores with tubes?
They like big tube amps.  I will be with my buddy listening with a huge cary tube amp.  They sound tremendous. 
Saved by a Bose Wave radio
Update:  I bought another Sumo pre amp and will never get rid of it.