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Is there a Peter Principle of Audio…
Ejr, Bingo! You hit the nail on the head! I was beginning to think that no one was getting what I was trying to say. You are an audiophile if you are capable of connecting with music on an emotional level. It is what I call the "E" factor and it i... 
Is there a Peter Principle of Audio…
"We all have good ears.."Um, no we don't all have good ears. And lots of "audiophiles" put their time and focus on gear rather than music. They are gear-ophiles rather than audiophiles.  
Is the main reason audio equipment depreciates so much is
"the main reason audio equipment depreciates so much is"Any question of this nature about ANYTHING can be answered with Supply vs Demand.There is more used audio gear than used audio gear buyers.I would like to take this opportunity to thank all o... 
KUDOS to Music Direct
Another way of looking at this is what a sad state of service folks are used to when all a company has to do is the very minimum one would expect and yet it warrants a post extolling their virtues of exceptional service. 
New Jazz Releases
"Do NOT post any smooth jazz here."Someone should start a worst smooth jazz thread.I love all the old sax jazz players but one of the newer modern tenor sax player that I am very impressed with is Joshua Redman. I like his Moodswing album a lot.  
Solid state power + tube pre or visa versa?
Here is a read you might find interesting:http://www.soundstage.com/noisy04.htm 
Crown XLS 2500 - the best amp value per dollar?
Thanks for the tip on the gain settings. My Y connection cables came in today so I will be setting up the 2500 XLS as I originally planned, horizontally bi-amped on the woofers with my Adcom on the uppers. The dual channel gain controls on the XLS... 
Crown XLS 2500 - the best amp value per dollar?
Raymonda: I leave both gain dials at 100% because I have a preamp with a volume control and I hear no hum or noise of any kind. 
Crown XLS 2500 - the best amp value per dollar?
One correction. Crown calls there amps Class I amps not Class D. Class I is a proprietary patent they hold. 
How an audio rack can enhance your amp/pre
Some of the posts in response to the OP really suck. When someone posts their impressions that they have personally perceived and they do so in an honest, sincere manner, it is wrong to call what they are experiencing "garbage". He was not miss-re... 
Red Dragon's new S500 Class D Amp
Mechans - "I tend to think of power as high current power, I am not sure if the new amp modules fill that general requirement." I agree with your power is high current premise and have to keep repeating to myself that "it's not the watts it's the ... 
Red Dragon's new S500 Class D Amp
Since my last post on this I acquired a pair of Infinity Kappa 9's. The Kappa 9's require lots of current from amps capable of delivering high current into very low impedance as it has an impedance curve that drops below 1 ohms resistance at two f... 
Red Dragon's new S500 Class D Amp
My current speakers are Infinity Kappa 8's.I am powering them with an Adcom GFA-565SE (250w @ 8ohms)I have a DAC / Preamp combined in an Emotiva Stealth DC-1.All my source is streaming.I also would like to introduce a tube preamp into the chain. M... 
Preamp/ amp repair recommendations in S. Fla?
You might want to investigate HIGH PERFORMANCE STEREO, PHONE (888)850-4366 in Hallandale, FL. They are resellers of very high end vintage audio and also offer repair services. I have never used them but know they do a lot of high-end audio equipme...