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Audio Connection/Johnny Rutan
There is something about this guy that is different than the garden variety hifi sales dude. He has a ton of experience and he genuinely treats his customers like their satisfaction is a high priority. He's a cool cat with a sharp wit and an even ... 
Radio Days..............and you?
I also started with an AM radio - a "kit" that my parents bought me back in the mid ’60s. You had to tinker with it, piece it together, slap a battery in it and it was ready to go. I loved listening to it, and have been a fan of radio ever since. ... 
My Harbeth C7ES-3 story...
I had a pair of Vanderteens - 1Ci's - and John Rutan played the Belles Aria, I loved it, I bought it and I still marvel at this amp every time I hit the power button. I had speaker cable trepidation, but John advised some decent AQ's and I have no... 
BEST FEMALE VOCAL EVER
A lot of great choices here, but the best female vocalist in my opinion was the absolutely brilliant Eydie Gorme. I would try to describe her voice, but words simply do not suffice. A voice sent from heaven - even that is an understatement! Anothe... 
Calling all Vandersteen Fans
JohnnyR at Audio Connection will provide clarity about anything Vandersteen. He hooked me up with AQ GO-4 with my 1Ci's... a great match - sounds really nice and spades fit perfect. 
What’s wrong with Diana Krall?
@Garebear - Tommy might not be  answering  any phone calls for a while; HE'S DEAD!  
BEST MALE VOCAL EVER
In his prime, Ray Charles was amazing. Nat King Cole, who early in his career was known more for his piano chops, is and always will be an iconic vocalist. Bobby Darin was a hell of a singer, with a swagger that has rarely been matched since his a... 
BEST FEMALE VOCAL EVER
Eydie Gorme', Linda Eder. These are the two best female singers that I have ever heard sing live. Gorme' had a voice that was awe inspiring, and the magnificent Linda Eder has been around for years - she should be a national treasure, but doesn't ... 
Rega Brio R or Alex R for new Klipsch Heresy III's.
Or... perhaps the Belles Aria integrated. Basic, no bells and whistles, sounds like music. A flat out bargain at 2K. 
This is juvenile...
This is such a juvenile post, and I'm reluctant to get involved with such a vapid, absurd topic.After much soul searching and truly following my deepest desires and my never ending lust for the perfect female artist/lifetime mate, these are my top... 
Just got ruined by a pair of Treo CTs
tomic601It's possible to get close to 90% of the the best out there for 90% less money, more or less, but anywhere close to that figure is amazing when you consider the stratospheric prices a lot of this audio gear costs.  My goal was to discover ... 
Just got ruined by a pair of Treo CTs
Hifiman5 - "Gestalt" aptly describes the nature of the Vandersteen 1; the sound emanating from the speakers belies the no frills exterior, as well as the affordable price. John Rutan demoed the Belles Aria with the Treo's (non CT version if I reco... 
Just got ruined by a pair of Treo CTs
tomic60.... I agree with you about the Vandersteen 1's. Have had the 1Ci's for a couple of years now with a Belles Aria integrated amp and every time I listen I hate to turn the damn thing off! I have to call BS on all the idiots out there that in... 
Oppo Ceasing production
We live in a junk culture that has no appreciation for quality, for history, for patience, for common sense, tradition, individuality and distinctiveness. Most of the crap that people buy these days is made to last a very short time, manufactured ... 
Diana Krall
@lalitk... Yes, she has a sultry voice and a come hither quality that grabs my attention when she sticks to Jazz/American Song Book recordings. I think The Girl In The Other Room, one of the first times she ventured away from her comfort zone, was...