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Well Recorded Classical Symphonic Recordings
@jomace mentioned Solti and The CSO. @polkalover (really?) mentioned Ludwig van’s 9th.  Beethoven’s 9th has always been a fave.  I have an old MoFi I was lucky enough to find right here on A-gon for $35 (after seeing it my local music shop for a c... 
A nightmare regarding streaming?
I got into streaming precisely because it enables the use of playlists, as well as discovering new artists.  I have what most folks here would consider two entry-level systems that each use a Bluesound Node to stream files from Tidal or an attache... 
So, a reviewer just said something I need to talk about.
This is beginning to sound like a circular argument.    I care about music.  And I care about sound, as a path to creating a more connected, more enjoyable listening experience.  That’s always been the case, even before I had the knowledge or wher... 
I am looking to upgrade - looking for advice
TJ, you have received a lot of good advice here so I’m just going to emphasize some of those things I heard that I mostly agree with. For starters, I owned a Debut Carbon (my brother has it now) and it’s a great entry level table. I would recommen... 
Heavy Vinyl
@grossman616  Great quote from Boris The Blade.  👍     
Tune of the Day
What Was It You Wanted  Betty LaVette   
Tune of the Day
Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)  Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings   also by Ms. Jones  - Midnight Rider   
Used vs. new
I have been fortunate with my used equipment purchases, especially here on A-gon where I found a power amp and blueray player in great shape for reasonable $$$. In the past I always bought new and came around slowly to the idea of used gear. Alt... 
Ripping CD's to hard drive
+1 FLAC  +1 dbPoweramp  I tried all sorts of formats and ripping tools before I finally settled on these and they made the entire process so much better and faster.  For someone like me that placed a lot of emphasis on accuracy when ripping, dbP... 
Why does pulling out main speakers from wall improve sound?
This has been an excellent thread; any and all newbies should take heed and probably read it twice. To all these comments I would only add that listening is a skill, developed over time and learning to identify the small changes in sound that hap... 
Upgrade from martin 40i
I have to say I’m very curious as to what the final result has been with your ML 40is.   Did you get your new tweeter installed?  Did that solve your problem?  Thanks.     
Are There Improvements that Can Be Easily and Quickly Made Without Buying More Stuff?
+1 for earwax removal.  Sounds silly but once you try it, you’ll understand. Avoid q-tips whenever possible.  Just use something like Debrox and then shower. Almost free.     
Favourite Guitarists
I’ve been fortunate enough to see some of these folks live so let me give an additional thumbs up to Robben Ford and Tommy Emmanuel.   Peter Green is another all time fave, though I’ve never heard him in person.   Mark Knopfler is often passed o... 
Vinyl - One Word - WOW!!
I always find these analog vs digital debates entertaining. Many good points on both sides here, but they are unlikely to convince the many folks that are heavily invested in either, or confused about which path to follow. In some fundamental way... 
Improve sound
You would have to do something very bad to blow a tweeter.  And chances are you heard it when it happened, if that is what happened.  If this is not the case and you are just not getting the sound you are looking for from one speaker, consider tro...