jl35

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Experienced Maggie Lovers Please Advise
Agree that bigger is better, as long as your room is big enough...otherwise smaller can be better...LRS+ in a small room is awesome...agree that the 1.7i might be the best value...  
Have you noticed as your system improves?
I also probably listen less loud typically as time goes on, but with my system so improved over the years, loud sounds better than ever before...  
What’s your opinion about Dali speakers?
Long time Dali for stereo owner...MS4 - MS5 - Epicon 8...all outstanding...  
A DAC for the Oppo 105
I thought the 105 was a great DVD Player, never really liked it as a CD Player or Transport...sold mine and found a used Primare CD35 which I like very much...  
Totem Forrest - old but still good
According to Totem, the Forest has undergone "evolutionary changes and updates" over 15 years...while the Totem Signature is more revolutionary...  
The joys of mid-fi
currently listening to my favorite jazz on iPod Classic attached to just returned to me Onkyo ipod dock/cd receiver, and quite enjoying it...kind of opposite of your thread about poorly recorded music on good system, this is very well recorded mus... 
Speaker candidates/suggestions
I'm very much liking the match of Belles Aria Signature and Totem Sky Towers...  
Butcher Block Acoustics Product Differences
Check out the Mapleshade maple boards (they are solid, not butcher block), I essentially use them under everything...  
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
I think the high end is generally doing fine...but the days of many/most homes having a decent/good stereo are mostly over..,  
Audiogon web site is slow for me......
this site is slow on a good day...  
Looking for a tube preamp that has xlr outputs.
Friend just bought a BAT VK-31SE, under your price, and it is terrific...Freya+ is a great bargain...  
Audiogon web site is slow for me......
Happens regularly for me, much worse past few days...  
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
I find many poorly recorded albums are more enjoyable on secondary systems or in the car...  
Free Tip for Jumpers
The Nordost website says to avoid internal bi-wire cables, and not to use a cheaper double run...they say use the best single cable you can afford and equivalent jumpers...until you can afford a double run of their good cables !!!  
Interconnect priority
When I used Transparent Audio cables a few years ago, their hierarchy was source to pre most important, then speaker cables, then pre to amp...