Responses from nicholsr

Starting Over and I need your help
+1 on Audio Advice in Raleigh (they're in Charlotte too). Good people to deal with and a wide range of brands to choose from. They have specials and open box deals regularly on their website. They can put something great together for you with your... 
Subwoofer Suggestions
Would the B&W 608 be a good option? Fits in my price range. It’s a powered sub…don’t know if that causes any compatibility issues with a vintage receiver.  I’m way out in left field with this particular thing.  
Tracks that bring out the best of YOUR digital system
The Cranberries - Animal Instinct Bruce Cockburn - No Footprints New Order - Let's Go (Nothing For Me) Jellyfish - Russian Hill Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - From The Beginning Alan Parsons Project - Mammagamma  
Vinyl Only
Not even close for me (although I don’t have it on vinyl)…..”Kiss” by Prince, makes my ear skin crawl. Whenever, and by whatever source it comes on, I’m reaching for something to remove it from my life. When he screams, “AINT NO PARTICULAR SIGN…”!... 
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
Tracey Thorn - A Distant Shore Everything But The Girl - Amplified Heart New Order - Republiic Killing Joke - Brighter Than A Thousand Suns Ryan Adams - Prisoner Rosanne Cash - Interiors  
Record Store Day 2024?
I haven’t been to every RSD but I’ve been to several. Been to large stores that go all out and a small store that participates grudgingly. One year, at the small store, I was there to get an obscure record I was sure no one would want. There were ... 
Does Every Track Sound Great on Your System?
There are so many factors that determine how well a particular song sounds, especially the room dynamics. The song for me that"s always strange in its sound in my room is "At Last" by Etta James.  The standup bass in that song always makes my ceil... 
Picture Discs
Cleeds knows there's a huge difference in picture discs and colored vinyl.  Thanks, Larsman, for pointing this out. There just can't be a thread on here without some knowitallphile chiming in with "you've answered your own question".    
Picture Discs
I have many colored discs that sound perfectly fine. The picture disc I bought should come with a disclaimer, "not to be played, only viewed".   
Best Covers
Mark Kozelek's album of Bon Scott-era, AC/DC covers, "What's Next To The Moon".  
Review : Emerson ER-7001 Am/Fm radio. Return of the radio king!
I listen to two local NPR stations (WNCW,, WSGE) in the car. Only place to go to hear eclectic new music.  Can't tell you how many great obscure vinyl albums I've purchased due to this. And also, the "World Cafe" show is outstanding.   
Does a particular musician’s songwriting and artistry speak to you above all others?
A lot of what has already been mentioned for me (Dylan stands out), but I'm partial to Elvis Costello.  A lot of songs he's written, I can't imagine how someone can think up lyrics like that. "Wish that i could push a button, and talk in the past... 
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
Purchased Wilson Sophia 1s about 4 years ago.  They're fabulous and I'll always have them, but i don't think my room gets the best out of them.  Would love to work with a sound/room consultant to see what can be done to help (if such a person exis... 
What To Do?
Alls well that ends well. The referrer got in touch with the tech, who then called me. Equipment pickup this weekend (and it's repaired, I'm assured). He's a good guy, was very apologetic. Just too much going on in his life.  i appreciate all the... 
What To Do?
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