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How Long Should a First Watt SIT3 Last ?
Any shop that works on guitar amps will be able to diagnose and repair the QS if you decide to have them checked out. What I didn't mention before so as not to throw shade on Mike Sanders, is I initially shipped him the amp that wasn't working.Wha... 
How Long Should a First Watt SIT3 Last ?
One of the pair of QS Mid Monos was acting up. I took both in to be serviced and it was a capacitor that needed replaced.The tech replaced the cap on both and they're still going strong several years later at my brother's house. The repair was $85.  
Looking for comparisons between CD transports
I bought a Jay's Audio transport around a year ago, second hand from The Music Room as a replacement for the CXC that I was happy with until the drawer began acting up.I did not expect the leap in sound quality that ensued.The hype turned out to b... 
Subwoofer Suggestions
Everyone has their favorite brand. SVS are fine subs.The equalizer has an app that you can install on your phone or tablet and do all the adjustments from your listening seat.I'm very happy with mine.  
Tube amps under $7500
Late to the party..... but here's another recommendation for the Aric Audio Transcend. I've owned mine for a little over six years now with nary a problem. The bass is excellent,which is really important to me with the types of music I love. It ac... 
Need some treble
The Schiit units are returnable if you want to try one.You'll be able to tell immediately if it does what you need. I had the mid priced Lokius for a few weeks but ultimately felt my older less than stellar recordings needed a bit more fine tuning... 
Looking at a Mcintosh 275vi with upgraded gold lion tubes
It's just a personal preference of how they sound. Both tubes are reliable and neither brand will sound bad,just slightly different from one another.After you've lived with the amp for a while I imagine you'll be trying other brands out of curiosi... 
Please recommend a coax SPDIF cable similar to the Nordost Tyr 2
Whichever brand you choose stick with copper and avoid silver or silver coated.This will go a long way towards relieving the harshness. My personal preference for whatever it's worth is I like solid silver on the source, then some copper and some ... 
Best for Classic/Progressive Rock and Blues
I listen to the same type of music you do.JBLs would be great also Zu DW6 is worth checking out.  
RIP Paul Messenger
R.I.P. Paul  
Wall Art For Music Room
Blankets and tapestries help with high frequency reflections only.If you just want to cover the TV a remote controlled accordion shade installed on the ceiling with your choice of fabric is an option. There are a multitude of colors and styles of ... 
Speakers, speaker cables or I’m getting old…
OP it's hyperacusis and I also suffer from it.Well made copper cabling throughout will help smooth out the sound,but ultimately can't undo bad or less than stellar recordings. Room treatments,DSP,and power conditioning help also.I love rock and bl... 
Audio envy - dang!
I contacted Captain to ask about an XLR to RCA cable to go out from my new API equalizer to my preamp.He said he could make one to my specifications when I was ready. After some experiments with adapters and cables with different wiring configurat... 
Searching for a little more warmth
OP I own ZUs also and love their sound enough to make decisions that bring out the best in them.As others have mentioned a dac known for it's warm characteristics, a couple of subs (SVS with equalizer is a good option),and experimenting with room ...