fleschler

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That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
I did it this year with the purchase of my Von Schweikert VR9 SE Mk2 upgraded sub-amps, etc., my Westminster Lab REI amps, my Jay's Audio CDt3 Mk3 and Lampizator Poseidon DAC/Pre-amp.   In 2006, I upgraded to a VPI TNT VI+ with a Townshend Seismi... 
dac recommendations for turntable listener?
I have immense experience in analog (several friends are also remastering engineers).  We use the same cartridge (mine is low output-I love this cartridge for my mono and stereo LPs, 31,100 of them). I went through tube CD players and hated CD so... 
Do You Have to Play a Component to Warm it Up?
@ozzy62 +1.  I do not bring up politics with my very good and close audio friends who only vote for Democrats.  I talk politics to all others.  As to my Westminster Lab REI amps, I'm too much in a hurry to wait 30 to 45 minutes for full warm up. ... 
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
@unreceivedogma I did basically the same, from a 25X23X11.5 dedicated less expensive room to a very expensive, near SOTA 20X15X10 room where it was extremely easy to locate speakers correctly without DSP.  It has 16-17" thick multi-layered and sea... 
The Horror
@jji666 I agree.  I began my higher end audio system at 13 with a Sony TC366 tape recorder.  Through the years, I accumulated and replaced equipment without regard to room acoustics until my late 30s.  Then I decided to concentrate on at least mak... 
Help me understand the current amp market
@8th-note Power amps that double their power with halving their impedance do NOT have to be hot and heavy. My Class A Westminster Labs REIs are small, 35 lbs., top case runs at room temperature except for the small indented metal screen, goes from... 
My new B Stock speakers
I just read an easier way to break in speakers, especially where one doesn’t want too much interference with their living quarters. Install a solid state integrated amp or stream or CD player on continuous repeat as a source and here’s the differe... 
Back to the DAC
@navyachts Sorry to hear that.  My Poseidon will be on the top shelf of a tall rack.   I was able to place my Jay's Audio transport in a 10" high rack shelf.  There's still 5" to slide the drawer open and place the CD with puck above it in one sm... 
Insurance for system
@dhite71 Thank you very much!  I will contact them this week.  
Insurance for system
@dhite71 I am currently checking with Lloyds of London as my Nationwide carrier cancelled my 22 commercial property fire/liability/earthquake insurance policies (no claims 18 years) last year and I have 9 months left after cancelling/non-renewal o... 
Back to the DAC
@hysteve When I installed my Jay Audio transport, even poorly mastered/recorded CDs took on life whereby I am keeping them (I have 15,900 CDs). Where I thought there was distortion is now just bad miking or has poor quality digital transfers. The ... 
Back to the DAC
For reproduction of CDs, I extremely recommend the Jay's Audio CDt3 Mk3.  I've tried over a dozen cheap to expensive (PS Audio) transports over the past 5 years (recent change to separates).  It is vastly superior and beautifully built.   As to D... 
Insurance for system
@garebear Yes, I can replace my equipment but not 50% of my record and CD collection.  I cannot replace my 7,000 78s, of which half are ethnic music.  I cannot replace my limited edition CD collection of classical vocal, piano and string on labels... 
Insurance for system
The cost is under $1,500 for almost $300,000 coverage.    
Insurance for system
I have added all my audio equipment to my scheduled personal items policy in my homeowner's insurance policy (HO5+).  It includes jewelry, furniture, art works and audio equipment.  The reason I added the audio equipment is because I live in Los A...