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How cheap can you go and still be happy with the sound?
For me: A balmy, early summer’s eve, My favorite chair on the back deck, A Sony Walkman CD player (used) - about $20, A pair of 30 yr. old Bose headphones - $100 (back in 1990), A six-pack of beer - about $8 including tax    
Qualities Of An End-game System
“End game is when you no longer feel the need to upgrade.” +1. With a dozen words you managed to drill to the very core. Congrats!    
Transport Recommendations
If anyone seriously wants to buy an excellent, used Jay’s CDT2 MK3 I know where you can probably get a nice deal.  It used to be my CDT2 MK3 but I sold it last Oct/Nov and purchased a new CDT3 MK3.   It started as CDT2 MK2.  After a year I purchas... 
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
For me,  a pair of Magnepan 3.7i speakers for the front channels, a pair of Magnepan 3.5R speakers with custom-built, outboard crossovers for the rear channels, and a pair of custom-built subs (4+ cu.ft. enclosures with 15” woofers).  I have no de... 
Can you live with your current speaker until you die?
In the later half of the 1960s I had a large, portable stereo with two detachable speakers . In the early 70s ((while I was a music major with no money) the detachable speakers crapped out on me and without a great deal of funds or tools I constru... 
HAVE YOU ARRIVED AT YOUR FINAL SYSTEM AND WHAT’S IN IT? WHAT ARTIST IS YOUR GO TO?
@Bigtwim “ My first "system" was a crystal radio with an ear plug at age 8. 60 years later I’ve learned a couple things. I’ve owned a few pieces of equipment. I went 20 years without changing a thing. In the past few years I’ve put together the s... 
CEC CD Transports on eBay: Are they fake?
If there is no Warranty mentioned in the ad copy, it’s almost always a “Grey market product”, meaning it’s either used, reconditioned, or a fake. If it is an authentic, brand new product from CEC there will be a Warranty. Why not shoot the questio... 
Tony Bennett has passed away
Wow. Tony Bennett and Count Basie go together like bacon and eggs.  Not that I dislike Elvis, but how did he fit in?  
Why Don’t You Post Your System on Your Profile?
I’m definitely going to post pictures of my setup, just as soon as I complete this next upgrade.  I’ve been saying that for the past ten years. Toolbox149  
Why Do Cables Matter?
  femoore12 630 posts 06-20-2023 at 09:10pm  @recklesskelly Thanks. There’s always someone that shows up here and decides to educate us about our “bad” choices. I thought this was a hobby and we were allowed to spend our own money however we... 
Magnepan LRS+ which amps do you use ? * 100 watts or less **
Mfm22 In addition to searching Audiogon, google “Magnepan Users Group”. In the top left corner you”ll see “Planer Asylum Message Board”.  Click on that and you”ll find a ton of info on everything Magnepan. Tim  
Spikes on tower speakers
Sorry I’m so late to the discussion. I just saw this. If I were in the same boat, the first thing I would do is go to s store that sells bricks/patio pavers/ blocks and look for the concrete formed, big, patio blocks. They usually have designs on... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
Thanks Steve, I gotta say, of all the things/tweaks I have ever tried, these cables, run shotgun style with another cable, have surpassed everything else I’ve done; including upgrades to some of my components.  I didn’t think my setup had enough ... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
Steve, One question.  When I was almost finished with my solid copper interconnect project (I have 9 interconnect pairs), you tried OOC5N silver wire and pronounced the results as even better than the copper.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 😀 So, I made one... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
Lemonhaze, Sorry to take this long to post. I haven’t been back to this thread in a while. I experimented with different size solid wire for the live wires of my interconnects. When I first made my wires with two solid 18g wires in separate tubes...