Responses from michaela

I love sad music
If you are a fan of Leonard Cohen then I suggest you give a good listen to two Jackson Browne albums. The first being For Everyman and the next being Late For The Sky. Both contain achingly beautiful sad music. In many ways I think the first side ... 
Think fast: What would you take?
Good luck to you and your family. I hope the losses are minimal, if any and good luck to all of those impacted by these terrible fires.  
Member Almarg passed away last night
That is sad news indeed! My condolences to Al's family, It is an incredible loss for all of us here, I can only imagine how bad it is for you. May he Rest in Peace and thank you for allowing him to be a part of us for so many years.Mike 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
I never had the pleasure of meeting or speaking to Al In person but over all the long years I’ve been on this forum, I was always impressed and inspired by Al’s depth of knowledge and his never ending willingness to help a fellow audiophile. He wa... 
Insurance - your experiences
Lol @ Aewarren! Thanks for the laugh! 
McIntosh MC2152 power amp technical question
McIntosh is clear about it, the warranty is not transferable, the OP didn’t do his homework so he’s just a little surprised. If he had sent it to them like they suggested, and if it was clearly a manufacturing defect, they may have fixed it no cha... 
OPPO 105 as a streaming source/transport only
Thanks everyone. I wanted to be done upgrading for awhile but I guess that’s not going to be possible now as my head is thinking of a new DAC lol 
OPPO 105 as a streaming source/transport only
Thanks Mizike that’s about what I expected. We always have to ask ourselves how much we are willing to pay to achieve gains. I have a Modwright Oppo 105 so the sound quality is very good for now lol 
What Percentage Off Would You Expect to Discount For Open Box Amp with Blemish
I am guessing the OP doesn’t want to reveal information about the amp for fear someone will use the info to buy it out from under him. That is fair but only my guess. One thing I always consider when buying equipment is its resale. In this hobby, ... 
OPPO 105 as a streaming source/transport only
I am curious if running your Oppo to a separate DAC resulted in significant improvement in sound compared to the onboard DAC in the Oppo. I’m in a similar situation. Thanks,Mike 
Another streaming newbie
@big_greg  Thank you so much! 
Transparent Balanced Interconnects and their generations
Transparent is/was a perfect match for me when I had my Wilson Sophia 2's. I thought the ultra mm2 or ultra gen 5 matched great with Wilson speakers. 
New RSD (Record Store Day) 2020 Info:
Thanks for the link! 
Silver is the appropriate color for everything but speakers.
Nope, it's wood plus black or wood plus silver. 
Another streaming newbie
Hi.  I am in no way trying to steer this thread in another direction but am new to streaming also and on a tighter budget right now. I have an modwright oppo 105d which I will booking up into my newly downsized system. I understand there is an app...