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I’m confused. Please explain.
+1 @secretguy to me, it’s just about a reproduction of the music that is enjoyable, relaxing and makes me forget about the cares of the day because I’m into the music. why should it be more complicated than that?  
I’m confused. Please explain.
I think the goal is to achieve a reproduction of the music that you find the most enjoyable and relaxing for the resources you are willing and able to devote for building a system. Do that and you've put together a system that works for you. Its n... 
Discount on Internet order
Doesn't the new law apply to income, not sales tax? Sales tax is levied by states at a rate set by individual states. The "new" law, at least as I understand it, is not a new tax, its a mechanism to better collect taxes on items sold at a profit w... 
Ebay selling my missing amplifier
There is no harm in reporting this to federal authorities, but I wouldn’t count on A lot of help as a result. United States attorneys offices, generally have a threshold amount of loss in a Matter like this before they will open and prosecute a ca... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
@vthokie83   I agree 100%-much bigger thrill in unboxing a shiny new gizmo and reading the congratulatory message from the manufacturer complimenting my intelligence for making such a profoundly wise choice. I love that. @lalitk I have a local ... 
That Transformational piece of Gear We All Wish For
I finally got a plan to treat my room done by people who know what they are doing- I don’t- and about 25% of the installation is done. Significant improvement- more than I expected. Better everything. I’ve tested several tweaks- high end switches,... 
Can we create a consensus list of the TONALITY of different amps/preamps/brands?
I have heard both of those amps in the same system. Michi delivers a lot for the money. I think some people who have never heard a Michi amp will "knowingly" relegate Michi to a lower status because it is a Rotel product. I'm always amazed at how ... 
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
I don't believe the demand for high quality audio equipment will go to zero, but like horse racing, another passion of mine, it seems to have less appeal for younger generations. Some of this relates to financial matters obviously, but I think it ... 
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
@soix  I agree. Lots of musicians know very little about quality home audio. Audiophiles comprise a very small fraction of consumers of music. Most are casual listeners. My friends think I’m nuts for spending a significant amount of money on a sys... 
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
Unless the music has some special meaning for me l focus very heavily on music that is recorded at high-quality. One of the great things about this era is that the streaming services make an almost unlimited supply of music available at your finge... 
Auditioning Used Equipment - Am I crazy ?
I don’t blame you for wanting the audition and I wouldn’t buy the amp without having a chance to hear it in my system. On the other hand, it’s business, and the dealer has made a business decision that it’s not in his interest to unbox the amp and... 
Sonus Faber Question
My first SF speakers were the Serafinos and I moved up to Il Cremonese which was a substantial step up over everything below it in the line. I’ve had a chance to listen to a lot of their speakers and it seems that that is the norm, each move up in... 
Quandary
It’s telling that you were satisfied with your system, and he made the suggestion of an audition, not you. My dealer would never charge a fee for me to hear a component that he is trying to sell. Even if you can get by that, you are still not goin... 
When Was The Audio Golden Age?
The 50s and 60s stand out for the quality of recordings. If we define “the best era in audio” as the greatest opportunity to maximize the enjoyment of music it is now. The technology continues to advance and for those willing and able to invest in... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
I’m always amazed at how emotional these discussions become. This seems simple. If you don’t hear a difference, be happy that spending the money is unnecessary for your experience. Trust what you hear. I don’t understand why that would be upsettin...