loomisjohnson

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Meeting up with members even where there is no sale
i'm also in chicago and would enjoy the option of troubleshooting/meeting up with local fellow obsessives....  
Anthem MRX 740 8K as an upgrade to my Denon AVR-X3700H
@carlsbad2 i've owned the 740 for about a year now, and tbh once the honeymoon period was over i miss the old pioneer elite it replaced--the anthem has alot of power and sounds more audiophile-accurate and less digitally tweaked than the mass mark... 
Kind of Blue
i recently listened to the entire kob album for the first time in many years and i was struck by how mellow/laid back it sounded--except for "so what" it wouldn't be out of place at a wedding or hotel lobby. which doesn't mean it isn't great for w... 
I don't get it...Exile on main Street-Blue
i've always admired blue (as well as joni) from a distance--it's very well done, but except for the ethereal "river" always sounded a bit precious for my philistine tastes. otoh "exile" is fantastic--one of the few classic albums i've never gotten... 
Are You a Swifty?
If nothing else she's very triggering to the maga folks. as this thread demonstrates.  
Are You a Swifty?
i have no strong feelings on swift's music, which seems competent but unremarkable. her ungodly popularity, however is fascinating. last time she was in town for a concert we asked a bunch of her fans what her big appeal was and they all answered ... 
Eric Carmen
@bdp24 i just checked out "this whole world" and the chords do fly by, but there's only 7 or so different ones--"let's pretend" has something like 20. "if i fell" by the beatles (13 chords) is another one that changes in a flash. i personally stru... 
SEEKING ADVICE: Which component would you upgrade first?
@lukasread you seem to enjoy your vintage system, so (esp. given your budget) i'd stick with vintagey gear. I don't think i've heard the sx-680, but i owned the sx-780 and it was a really good sounding piece. also consider a kyocera receiver, whic... 
Eric Carmen
my condolences to his family. the rasberries were pretty great and "let's pretend" and "go all the way" are power pop classics. that said, he stuck in more chords per stanza than anyone i've ever heard and (especially considering my muscial inepti... 
Why did this 1975 amp sound so good?
imo tandberg is the best-sounding of all the 70s receivers. i briefly owned the 2045 and a 2055, both of which outclassed the yamaha/sansui/pioneer that preceded it, although the latter were more durable. @i3eyond55 you could try adding a tandberg... 
DAC suggestions for a reasonably modest system
@pickindoug i use the smsl su9 in my most-listened to system and i really like it--i will admit that my buddy's chord hugo 2 (which you can find used for around a grand) was better--i also heard a topping d90 in the same system and it was really g... 
Recommendations for good WiFi speakers
sonos and marshall do what you seek  
recommend PRAT Integrated amplifiers (not Naim)
for whatever reason, whenever i hear the term PRaT i think of british integrateds like rega, creek or musical fidelity, which are generally not the most powerful or best-spec'd, but have that certain jump factor...  
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
i haven't listened critically to mac gear since the 2010s, and i do recall it sounding warmish/mellow at the high end--i can't opine as to sq of their current stuff. i will say, per @glennewdick above, that its resale value is off the charts--i do... 
on the cheap
+5 on the wiim pro