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A Sanely Priced Power Conditioner That Actually Works - OnFilter PDU
I use a Furman.  I got it on sale. About $700 I think.  It is fine.   
Equalizer in a Hi Fi system
It’s whatever works for you.    I used to rely on a DBX back in the 1970s - 1980s. It was among the best in its day. It helped me kill the shoutiness of my Altecs. Today I no longer need nor use it.  if you would like to try it out before you sp... 
Why are high efficiency speakers preferred for low volume listening?
I have been using 16 ohm 101db speakers driven by 35 watt and 130 watt amps for 47 years.  During that time, I have noticed that the aging of the components matters a great deal. I recone and demagnetize the drivers regularly. Capacitors start to... 
VPI to What
I bought a VPI HW MK II with a Sumiko MMT arm and a Koetsu Black in 1985. About 15 years ago, I was thinking of upgrading to a classic for $5K. However, I noticed that the classic had a decidedly different design philosophy - no more lead ring imb... 
Hearing aid question
I have pretty bad tinnitus, caused by cervical stenosis and arthritis in my jaw, but the severity comes and goes. At the same time, I have only very mild hearing loss, somewhat better hearing than normal level for my age. So for now, I just dial u... 
Watts! How many do we need?
Two Futtermans at 135 watts each. Altecs are 101 db efficiency, 16 ohms. The can play twice as loud as I could ever tolerate. see theaudioatticvinylsundays.com  
Would you still pay $10k or more for a turntable not full analog front end these days ?
I’ve been collecting since I was 11, in 1965.  I have 6,000 LPs. its all I can do to find time to listen to them, never mind streaming.   
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
@fleschler My room is far simpler but accomplishes what rooms many times their cost do. The walls are 6” deep, the ceiling 14”, filled with rock wool, and covered with fire resistant burlap. The rock wool is there for the thermal barrier, the a... 
How Long Should a First Watt SIT3 Last ?
I have two Futterman OTL3s with 10 tubes each.  I have a Beard P505 preamp. with 9 tubes.  I have been using them for 39 years.  I have a Pro-ject tube box D2 with 2 tubes. 39 days.    Jon Specter keeps them going. The Futtermans were dicey for t... 
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
I moved to a smaller house and got a dedicated listening room.    theaudioatticvinylsundays.com  
Are your speakers losing air?
I eliminated my center channel problem decades ago. I got rid of the center channel. Simplicity.  I know that’s probably not the answer you were looking for. 😬  
Your Most Prominent Audio Component
There may be little variability in the bio-electrical-chemistry of the brain, but there is tremendous variability in the discipline of listening. Thats one reason why why one cartridge can sound genuinely great to 100 people but can sound just as ... 
When Was The Audio Golden Age?
@phusis    Well said. 👍  
Futterman. Jump in? Or, not so fast...
I really don’t understand why @atmasphere seems to start out with anything he has to say about Futtermans by trashing NYAL. Or is he not? Is it me? It sounds that way. I have been planning on writing a short - or maybe not so short - memoir of my... 
For city apartment dweller audiophiles. Have you ever had neighbors banging on your walls?
Uhm, yeah, sure! Decades ago, I had a sociopathic neighbor who got angry with our Seven Days Magazine neighbors downstairs from us whose staff worked at all hours of the morning to meet publishing deadlines. One night, they are at it again, he g...