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Another Music Direct Catalog observation
Anyone who has attempted to learn how to read music and play an instrument (or sing in a choir) knows what it takes to produce a good sound whether or not they pursue it or quit after awhile. After that you can think whatever you want, but give it... 
VTL 7.5 S3 vs Jeff Rowland Corus with PSU
I ALREADY have a JRDG Corus, but how much are Rowland dealers charging for the new Power Storage Unit that's supposed to be such a significant improvement? The only price I could find was 29,000 Euros for both the preamp AND the PSU together as a ... 
Please Make Audiogon Cool
OK, I'VE GOT something to contribute here, and "I" think it's cool in a weird way. I have a big, heavy, and very good-sounding system in the living room. It's pretty expensive gear, but I built it up over many years, upgrading a little at a time.B... 
Matching Gear matter to you?
I USUALLY BELIEVE that matching the amp and preamp is a good idea.But sources should be a more personalized decision. As for the introduction of tubes in any system, you need to understand quite a bit more about the technology to get the most bene... 
Ric Ocasek found dead.
Normally I wouldn't have been interested in their style of music. But after listening more carefully I realized just how together they were as a group.Their sense of rhythm and blending each part to complement every other part was really excellent... 
How much discount typically for a new MC275 to expect from a dealer?
I ALWAYS like to buy a demo piece when available. You still get the Warrantee, which you occasionally need to use. But that can happen with sealed-in-box components. The most common issue could be used speakers with very small cosmetic flaws. If t... 
What amp is best with Wilson Sasha DAW speakers
I would refrain from recommending a specific amplifier, especially without knowing about the room the speakers are going to be in, the source components, etc. But regarding Wilson Audio, their speakers are VERY revealing of everything in a recordi... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
I HAVE A FEW Reel to Reel prosumer decks, but I would make two points here. #1- I listen with great pleasure to VERY old 78's played on the radio here on WLRN Sunday nights from 8-12MN. The sound quality is terrible but the music is captivating an... 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
SPEAKER OF THE CENTURY? ┬áThat's like saying who made the best automobile in the last 100 years! ┬áBut I would say that some of the mostSIGNIFICANT achievements in sound reproduction belong in two categories. 1.definitely Magaplanars.-astonishingly ... 
DIFFICULT PROBLEM WITH A REPAIR SERVICE-
I'm done whining about my "little problem"- life is too short anyway. But just so you know, this "technically proficient" guy had TWO outboard preamps to work with since the deck comes with a separate transport unit. It was designed to be a semi-p... 
DIFFICULT PROBLEM WITH A REPAIR SERVICE-
(Sam Palermo) who apparently has a lot of time commenting on TapeHeads.net (Under SkyWave). He knows his stuff, or at least has a lot to say about repairing and adjusting decks. But his actual business model is "you'll get your machine back after ... 
speaker repair
If the speakers used foam surrounds, they deteriorate and dry out. Rubber surrounds do last much longer. 25 years IS a long time in any case, and the X-1's are an older design as well. I am not defending Wilson, but if you were listening to them o... 
Favorite band or artist of all time?
"the Beatles Changed The World"- Netflix Documentary. I wholeheartedly agree,but unfortunately they were unable to stay together.The Rolling Stones OTOH just kept on rolling, and any band that could write a great song like "Sympathy for the Devil"... 
Why are you into hi end audio?
Oh, also the car thing- I love exotic cars, Bentley's, too, you know what I'm talking about. But honestly, they (IMHO) look best in the showroom at the dealership, buffed and new, with all the latest options, etc. Behind the wheel driving along, y... 
Why are you into hi end audio?
"BASS" - and all that it implies. (as in good, clean, deep)