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Auditioning Used Equipment - Am I crazy ?
When you say auditioning the amp, are you asking the dealer to ship the amp to you for an audition? Or is it a local brick and mortar store where you can pick up the amp for auditioin?  
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
I think most all of us prefer listening to a good recording but if the music that I love is only available on a poor recording I will still listen to it.   
Unplugging power cords from amps/ pre amps
Preventive measures a worth a pound of cure. If your plugs are not accessible, then take time out to make them  accessible. Consider this, that some components have circuits active even if their power button is in off position.   
Electric bill any high
I'm more inclined to believe that your electric rates have gone up. Anyway as soon as this economic down-turn hit they have raised food prices, insurance rates on both cars and homes and many other goods and services. This is their way of helping ... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
Power cords can make a huge difference. This difference can be on par with buying a new amp (component upgrade). But unfortunately, cost does not aways dictate compatibility or performance with your gear. You just have to go with trial and error. ... 
Could Class D really be that good?
Eddnog, that pretty much leaves Class A amps. Not many "Dyed In The Wool" audiophile is going to get rid of their expensive, heavy, Class A monoblocks and replace them with them light-weight, cheaper Class D amps even if they sound better!   Or wi... 
Could Class D really be that good?
Do you not know that within each class of amplification there are good and not so good designs. This also holds true in Class D amps.  
Am I right for this forum?
Remember, this stuff is all subjective and many of the members like the one you mentioned either have left or passed away, don't have any statistics just an educated guess. Email them to see what you can find out. Maybe the ones that left some hav... 
Meeting up with members even where there is no sale
They (Audiogon) don't want to be held responsible for a person's demise because they decided to meet up with a stranger from Audiogon. I used to meet up with people to make purchases years ago and was heavily criticized but not anymore. Consider t... 
My Final System Build in Words & Pictures
Very interesting and an enjoyable read. Again thanks for sharing!  
Example of a piece o’ crap, useless review
Nowdays truth is in short supply, just keep an open mind and use common sense if you have that.  
Dog pissed on speaker
Seriously here's what you need to do. Get a bowl of warm water and add a tablespoon of Arm & Hammer baking soda, stir it good then dampen a cloth with this solution, ring it out then gently wipe the area where the pee is. This will neutralize ... 
Rogue Audio hard to resell, has it fallen out of favor ?
jhw9, you're really fortunate & lucky to own a Rogue Metis because they are not put up for sale very often, in fact I can't find even one for sale on the internet. I removed mine for sale after I got my senses.back. Purchased some new 6SN7s (S... 
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
antigruge2, that is very interesting recommendation about trying a set amp. This has been recommended before and I look forward into to getting one to try in the near future.  
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
lewn, well if you do buy into that, you really do have one more thing to worry about!