A $150 NAD belt drive table taking out a $1200 Denon table with blacker background, better soundstage and open detailed reproduction. Ouch!!
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Switching from an SS based digital system to a tube based digital system. This opened my eyes / ears to the fact that digital could indeed sound like music and not just a "facsimile" of music. Switching from a tubed digital system to a higher grade SS digital system took this a few steps further and put me solidly back in the "SS can be as good or better than tubes" camp. Sean
Only a couple of days ago I removed a pair of stillpoint bearings ($275.00) from under my amp, and replaced them with a pair of BBC brass cones. My mouth dropped open when I heard how much better the brass cones sounded. It wasn't due to the significant $$$ savings, but the sound was fantastic!!!
Brian, looking forward to meeting you some day!
That budweiser is horrible beer. College was a steady diet of genesee, piels and red,white&blue (16oz of course). On the rare occasion, when we could afford it, we'd sit back and enjoy/savor some budweiser. I thought it was the best until a friend started working at Holmes&Watson in Troy, NY. A great little bar with a fantastic selection. Our first night there he served us Bass, New Castle, Sam Smiths, Ass Bock, MacEwen's, Mackeson Stout...
My god, my god, what have I done? I'd been drinking piss.
In high school during the bus ride going to a state playoff game in baseball.I KNEW it was going to be a big day for me.I don`t remember the 45 minute bus ride because I was defintely in another zone or place.We were facing one of the best pitching prospects on the East coast (who later was drafted in the first round)and I was the lead-off batter.The very first pich was a fast ball down the middle and it looked like the size of a grapefruit.I hit this ball dead center field,well over the 400 feet sign that was on the fence.The next time I came to bat,he threw me a first pitch curve ball that I promptly hit 350 feet over the right field wall.The third time up,he threw a fast ball right at my head just missing me but dropping me to the ground.I got up,dusted myself off,then turned to the catcher and dared him to call for another fast ball.Well it came,and it was hit over the right field wall for my third home-run of the day.To make a long story short...I went 5 for 5 with 3 homeruns,a triple and a double,with 5 runs scored,and 9 runs batted in.I knew beforehand that something special was going to happen that day.People still to this day,27 years later,come up to me and say,"That ball you hit over the center field wall was the longest home-run they have ever seen a high-school player hit".I consider my day a blessing from an outside source because at this time in high school..I stood 5'3 and weighed 120 LBS.
When I first heard a real transparent highs and liquid mid. When I first heard it, I was pleasantly surprised to find this world of beauty I had not known before.
Made me so happy to learn that I can turn on happiness at will with a good hifi system. Needless to say, I've been hooked ever since.
Most people react positively to hifi - they just don't want to pay for it. Since we know good midfi components like parasound and arcam, we can share this joy with all who will listen.