Responses from jnovak

Ebay selling my missing amplifier
There is a chance that it is a legitimate sale. If the box was destroyed, it could have gone to claims. The damaged or "lost" goods get sold at auction and the new owner can do what they want with it. Don't approach the situation with an accusator... 
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
This is the difference between an Audiophile and a music lover. Music first for me. Now I can't take most bootlegs shows that used to be at so many record shows. Anyone who refuses to listen to a concert because it's subpar quality is more in love... 
Solid State Power Amps
Benchmark AHB2. They will shock you. Read the reviews and check it out! Good luck. Joe 
Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address
It sounds like you have a love hate relationship with YG. Get a divorce.  
Help me understand the current amp market
I love my Benchmark AHB2 monoblocks. You'll never get a hernia lifting them either!  
Still the demons of GAS pursue me
popular thinking in the 70's was "the more gear you can feed the signal though, the better". Guys used to drool over the rack mounted components. Some of that equipment still commands a fair dollar. I see the Pioneer SX1250 with an asking price of... 
I need a recommendation on Class D amp
The Benchmark AHB2 isn't a Class D amp BUT, it gives you everything you want in a class D and more. I just bought two of them. Very impressive. Check it out!  
Marantz SA10 sacd player
There are many treads about Esoteric players having this problem. The thing with Esoteric is, they need to go back to Japan for service. They have an alignment jig that only the factory has. Maybe Marantz is in the same boat????  
Benchmark Media Systems. Right or wrong
I've said for years "Someone needs to build great electronics at reasonable prices". Benchmark has joined that small group of achievers.  It makes a lot of sense to me that they are primarily a pro audio manufacturer. I own a AHB2. I am smitten wi... 
Axpona 2024 who is going and why?
I'm going because my girlfriends brother lives in Chicago. It'll be two birds with one stone  
Meeting up with members even where there is no sale
Anyone going to Axpona could wear a tag with their user name. I will  
Kids, Dogs, and Speakers
No joking but how about the idea of large bubble wrap covers that you could slip onto the speakers when not in use. If the cat took a liking to them (scratching), the breaking bubbles would be a deterrent. The kids would have to be taught to stay ... 
Annoying newbie CD/SACD player question
Two things; You are not annoying! This forum belongs to all who play by the rules. Secondly, CD and SACD players are now a buyers marketplace as not so many people want them as they once did. A DAC that used to sell for $6000.00 I think just sold ... 
20 Years?
Times fun when you're having flies! I joined early on. Before that it was the newsgroups and another site I can't remember the name of. Before that it was classified ads in Stereophile and two different bulletins that used to get mailed monthly. O... 
Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
If you go to thrift shops, Readers Digest has made some compilation sets that are highly regarded. If you're lucky, you will find some sets un played.