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ltmandella

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Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
PROAC  
why expensive streamers
I guess the digital transmission theory states that the bitstream from a high quality PC USB stream vs. an RPI4, both feeding the same DAC, would be identical, therefore sounding the same. Boy was I surprised how much better the RPI feed sounded.... 
Reel to Reel
If you buy a fully rebuilt deck, calibrated  and specs documented from an expert tech, you should be plug and play, just need tapes.  But vintage prerecorded tapes often have the shedding problem due to age deterioration. Buying used decks from a... 
High sensitivity (99) with mid powered (50 to 100 wpc/tube) amps?
tube amp hiss/hum has been a common complaint of tube afficiandos running super efficient speakers..  
When Was The Audio Golden Age?
A case could be made that it was when there were VERY affordable heathkits, hafler kits, and dynaco kits, to introduce people to the experience of HIFI. Of cvourse there has been great technical progress since those times, but much progress has b... 
Favorite moment with music in your car.
In mid 80's finally decided to make the big move to leave Boston.  Checked a U.S, map to see how far away it was possible to get from Boston.  On the map it was clear, San Diego was the furthest away.  Quit my job, bought a new car,and John Mellen... 
Tube amps under $7500
Check out Transcendent Sound OTL tube amps.  They are sold only as kits but there are pros on the Transcendent forum that will assemble and test for a reasonable fee.  
Is it okay to run two amplifiers for two speakers
No, and if you did that in my presence I would feel compelled to make a citizen's arrest. 🤣  
Looking for advise and recommendations on a nice record cleaner.
@dogberry   From their spec sheet:. Drying is also handled safely with blowers  
Looking for advise and recommendations on a nice record cleaner.
I own and have used two record cleaning devices, and I use them to clean both brand new, and LPs I have purchased used. The record doctor vacuum, and a generic ultrasound bath that has a record "rotator" device clamped onto it. The ultrasound de... 
Top Audiophile companies over the last 60, or so, years..your choices?
PROAC ATC    
Buying Used Speakers
@elliot. I would not buy used toilet paper from the Russkies.  You can't be serious.    
Buying Used Speakers
@paulcreed I watched the UNITED PULVERIZING SERVICE guy free drop my brand new Wharfedale 12.4 speakers off the truck onto the driveway, then flip them end-over-end up my second floor stairs... Lucky all that was broken was one of the floor stand... 
Buying Used Speakers
Buying any used hifi generally has more risk than buying new unless there is an ironclad money back return policy.. One exception might be buying new from shady foreign dealers...  
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
I expect ASR will have more protection from manufacturer/distributor lawsuits than most since so much - and sometimes all - of his content is emperical measurements. Now a litigant can always claim ASR's measurement technique is flawed and theref...