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Useless Things
That's why I only order new gear from vendors that have 30 day return policies. It only becomes useless when it can't be returned.  
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SYSTEM IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS
  thecarpathian Lots of 'no longer middle age' readers on this site! Myself included.  
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SYSTEM IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS
Although not everyone's cup of tea, I've always thought Wang Chung's albums had consistently good mastering. Their album "To Live And Die In LA" is one of my bench mark players when testing new gear.  
No Output from Hegel H390
Not familiar with the Hegel, but on my Eversolo DMP-A8 you have to select both the inputs and outputs you intend to use in the setup program to enable them.  
A nightmare regarding streaming?
baylinor I use the same game plan with Qobuz as my main portal. So far I haven't lost any favorite lists. I recently upgraded to the Eversolo DMP-A8 and was happy to see my favorites list still intact. One thing I avoid as much as possible concern... 
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
  stuartk A very astute observation. Is it live or is it Memorex? Before long, partaking of music could be like the sex in the Stallone movie 'Demolition Man! simao No offense meant and certainly none taken. We're just having what has turned out... 
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
moto_man  To parody my own statement, my grandparents hated my rock music! In their minds, the only music worth listening to came from 'real' musicians like Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. Truth be told, I can actually listen to and enjoy music fr... 
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
Reading through this very interesting post, the theme seems to be that audiophiles are not a dying breed. The dynamics of listening and the equipment used to facilitate it have changed dramatically from our (boomers) days. I recently read an artic... 
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
macg19 What can I say? I'm a grumpy old man and getting grumpier every day!   
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
Audiophile listening isn't dying.  The music worth listening to is old, just like the audiophiles who listen to it. We are a dying breed of connoisseurs, soon to be extinct. Equipment designers see that and are exploiting their dwindling market be... 
Summer Power Issues
Besides summer demand droops, my grid has a bad habit of blinking off and on all year round on perfectly sunny days. I have used a Square D 1 kva isolation transformer at my distribution panel with a dedicated 20 amp circuit to feed a Furman SPR-2... 
Ethernet cables
I just finished replacing all my cat 6 cables, including a 50' run from my router to my setup with cat 8 cables from Amazon. The quality seemed to be excellent and they are very pliable. Both feeds to my net connected gear terminate with iFi LAN S... 
Hearing aid question
  I'm in the same boat with many other members, having reached that stage in life where my hearing is not as good as it once was. Whether it's hearing aids or in ear monitors, one common thread always crops up. People either love the sound or they... 
Unplugging power cords from amps/ pre amps
My system is on a dedicated 20 amp circuit that runs from the breaker panel through an isolation transformer and then up to the wall outlet where it feeds through a line conditioner/voltage regulator before going to each component. If a spike gets... 
why expensive streamers
I guess I lucked out. In my first foray into music streaming, I chose the Cambridge Audio CXNV2, and it had the exact sound I was looking for. Or, perhaps it sounded the way I wanted it to sound because I had already achieved the sound I was looki...