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Should we care if a piece of equipment comes from a pet-free, kid-free, smoke-free home?
grislybutter  My attempt at rhyming humor.  I wrote: ”I think ending future ads with this might draw some extra interest?  What do you think? “Stereo equipment in a Smoke free, Woke Free, Hot Trophy-wife home,” :)   I figured people might wan... 
Would like to try a tube preamp after years of solid state and hybrid
I heard both the SP-6B and the SP8 at different times and on different systems.  The person who owned the 6B had also said it was the best of the SP6’s (SP6A - SP6E).  I also read from the later Roger Modjewski (Music Reference) in his tech days b... 
Would like to try a tube preamp after years of solid state and hybrid
Charley Horse - I like what you’ve accumulated in terms of audio gear. It’s all of a certain vintage and all very good sounding, without that next level price tag and performance. All good bang for the buck gear, which is where I usually have alwa... 
Would like to try a tube preamp after years of solid state and hybrid
Charlie Horse - What I have not seen anyone ask here is this - What ICs do you use between amp and preamp?  A most critical question to ask, IMHO. With over 40 years in this hobby, (including a few selling audio gear at retail), I have found that... 
Should we care if a piece of equipment comes from a pet-free, kid-free, smoke-free home?
I think ending future ads with this might draw some extra interest?  What do you think? “Stereo equipment in a Smoke free, Woke Free, Hot Trophy-wife home,” :)  
Qobuz vs. Tidal
Anyone using QoBuz or Tidal with a Bluesound Node 2i?   Just curious because that’s what I’m using with an Audio-gd NFS-1C DAC.  I have Spotify Premium, which to my ears, doesn’t sound too bad at all.  Wondering how much better QoBuz will sound? ... 
20 Years?
@coltrane1  Ha!  rec.audio.high.end, rec.audio.marketplace Audio Trading Times and Audiomart before that  I’ve been here since 2001 :)  
Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
I’ve owned several Fleawatts over the years and have loved them all.  I was surprised several years ago to hear Derek say that several of his friends traded in their 300B & 2a3 amps for Fleawatts and never looked back.     A few months later ... 
What do you think is the best integrated amplifier under 1000
A Tandberg 3012 or 3012A is also a great 100 watt integrated too that will run you $4-500.  Also a Creek 5350 SE supposed to be a great sounding unit too.  I had the Creek 4330 many years back and it was a very nice sounding unit.    
Determining compatibility with amps
Single Ended Triode tube amp with high efficiency speakers is a great way to go.  You’d be very surprised just how loud a 3 wpc 2A3 amp can get with very efficient speakers > 100 db. But depends on the kind of music you listen too…    
BEST little know Jazz Album that you ever heard?
These lists give me lots of stuff to listen to.  Thanks 🙏  Heres a few more: Rodney Franklin / You’ll Never Know Al Jarreau / Look to the Rainbow Live Sea Level / Debut LP Bob James & Earl Klugh / One on One Grover Washington Jr / Paradi... 
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
Usually anything silver I like best between electronics, although an interconnect manufacturer told me that copper was best between a preamp and subwoofer as copper does better with bass than does silver. A friend in NorthCentral PA made his own ... 
Does Anyone Else Member the Golden Age of Audio Insults and Product Degradation?
Seems that Schiit Audio has the perfect name to participate in this thread Douk is a close second if you add a ‘Y’  (Douky)  
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
@davetheoilguy  Thank you for the support and unity.  Fortunately, geographically I live in a very safe part of Israel.  I’m in the North, but as they say here in Caesarea, we are South of the North and North of the South.  Too far from the rocke... 
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
@davetheoilguy  Just wanted to make sure you’ve got plenty of food and water on hand at your disposal in case of a real emergency.  That should be priority No. 1, then get your audio system set up.     I live in Israel in a very safe area away f...