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Review on Linear Tube Audio Aero DAC
Thanks for the heads up, Terry. I'll be upgrading my DAC in the next year or so and this seems like a real contender due to its tonality as you've described it, the return option and the price.  It's a shame you have to deal with the same tedious... 
Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
 I'm fairly sensitive to "bright" or "edgy" speakers,  Yeah. I can relate. I'm very sensitive in this regard. I recently tried a speaker that many others praise for its non-fatiguing highs. Boy, was I surprised and not in  a good way.   RE: ba... 
John Mayall has passed away
Clapton's playing on that album is indeed some of the best of his career. I can't say it's my favorite. Forced to choose just one album, I'd pick Layla, mostly because I prefer its more melodically and harmonically sophisticated song structures, b... 
John Mayall has passed away
I was never deeply into his catalog, but the live Jazz Blues Fusion disc is not only a favorite, but it is one of the best recorded discs that I own live or studio. Great music and great players It’s a good one. One of my favorite Mayall record... 
Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
@big_greg Thanks for your input. The Compact 7’s might be worth checking out.  I'm curious. How would you rate their bass extension in your room?     
The (never ending) Quest For “More”
@bolong: people with enough money to upgrade have let this take over their ability to just focus on the music. I didn’t say that. What I did say: It’s easy to lose track of the music if you’re constantly obsessed with upgrading ... which ... 
Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
@arifiq Thanks for your response.    
Freedom by Beyoncé
Can't answer your question but you may be hearing it often as Beyonce reportedly granted permission for its use by the Harris campaign.  
The (never ending) Quest For “More”
@bolong "Sincerest apologies"? I have absolutely no idea where you’re coming from with that snarky comment. Perhaps you assumed I’m poor and you just had to let me (and everyone else) know that you’re not?              
Jazz for aficionados
Sitting back in the big mission rocker with an iced coffee in my hand and the ceiling fan spinning overhead, listening to what is my idea of perfect summer music: "Sweet Rain" by Stan Getz, with Chick Corea on piano. . .    
Aftermarket fuse to tame a bright system?
This is why, over time, I’ve gravitated to using the Cable Company’s lending library. The cables are already run in. Also, I’ve learned to never make a cable buying decision without comparing at least three different cables. My last cable purchas... 
The (never ending) Quest For “More”
It's easy to lose track of the music if you're constantly obsessed with upgrading.  Those of us who 1) are first and foremost music lovers and 2) do not have unlimited funds to devote to the hobby can aim for "good enough" and be satisfied.       
Happy Friday gents
... let's not forget physical exercise!    
Happy Friday gents
I envy you, I don’t know if I will be able to relax until November and then maybe not again for the following four years You’re not alone. It’s vital in such times to find activities that bring your focus into the present moment. I find writing... 
Jazz for aficionados
I prefer my Soul and Jazz neat, rather than blended into a cocktail but agree that V. Herring is a terrific player.  One of my favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn03wa67zKw&list=OLAK5uy_n2S-VDqt5glXBqlg6cVlLra0XN1zkYIo8&index=2 ...