Responses from sdavies2720

Am I missing anything?
I've never sold here but do occasionally read the "I got scammed selling" posts.  You might take a few minutes to find & read some of those.  They often seem to have good advice about how to protect yourself as a seller.  
Advice on Speaker upgrade vs System Component Upgrade
For a very long time I had dynaudio speakers that I loved, and when I went to upgrade my system I was seriously looking at Sonos Faber. When I listened, they were very musical, but I didn't feel they had enough energy/drive for rock.  I ended up g... 
So many YouTube clips to evaluate sound quality. Why???
I suspect that it's similar to the reason that people post jpg files of master paintings.  You can't see the colors, or the detail, or really much of what makes it a master.  But viewers' brains fill in a lot, giving pleasure, and it might inspire... 
What is the Best Sounding Stand Mount Speaker in the world?
When I was looking for myself a couple of years ago (and price was definitely part of the consideration), I ended up with the Piega Coax 311s.  I expected to go with smaller Harbeths but they ended up sounding too laid back for my taste and listen... 
Piega loudspeakers
I have a pair of Piega Coax 311s that I bought a couple of years ago to replace ~20 year-old Dynaudio Contour 1.8s (something about raising two kids leaves little time, money or energy for new stereo equipment).    My plan was to move to a stand ... 
Why did my amp just crash and burn ?
Now's the time to get another replacement fuse and put it where the other one was!  
Where do you buy your vinyl?
Another vote for your local record store -- I always go there first, ask if they can get things I want in, then go elsewhere if I have to.  I end up paying a little more (store rent in my town is expensive) but it's worth it to have a knowledgeabl... 
Best cable for record cleaner, ever
@roadwhorerecords I have mine in a cleanroom.  It's a little bit of a bother to put on the bunny suit when I go in, but my records have never sounded better.  
Audio Desk Systeme - Vinyl Cleaner – Repair of Water Pump Failure
@decibell If you're willing to send pictures I'd appreciate it -- I used my cleaner over the weekend and now (Monday) it's no longer pumping water.  I'm hoping a couple of pictures will help me with confidence to tackle this.sdavies2720 (at) yahoo... 
Amplification: what are the biggest advances of the last 40 years?
bobbydd (OP) later said:I inquired as to why the new amplifier we were listening to was so expensive? Ok, so that's a different question than the original (after all, computer technology has improved massively but home computers aren't more exp... 
Stratospheric audio gear prices
ghdprentice said: What is stratospheric pricing to you? $150K? Most companies have flagship products that advance the art and have lots of top electrical designers time invested in it... few are sold. So costs are high when you load with the R&... 
Schiit Urd CD Transport vs Marantz CD6007 Player
It's built from expectations unconstrained by anything physical. 
Best way to Select Multiple Sources
@almarg: Both options look promising.  Do you have any experience with the Decware?   
Best way to Select Multiple Sources
@yogiboy thanks for pointing me to the Schiit. It seems a little odd to put a second preamp into the pathway, but I'm assuming that in passive mode it basically works as a switch.  Clearly I'll have to do some research.Steve