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Bi-wiring speakers
Megasam: Speaker manufacturers put dual sets of posts on their products for two reasons: 1) It permits biamping, which really can make a difference; and 2) It makes their products palatable to those who think biwiring makes a difference. After all... 
SACD vs ANALOG
Whatever its sonic merits, SACD stands little chance of becoming a mass-market technology, and without that the major labels aren't going to release on it. That means program material on a par with what's out on vinyl today (but without all the ol... 
Cable Costs Relative to System
People who are willing and able to assemble audio systems worth five digits can spend whatever they want on wires. What always worries me is that there's some young guy lurking out there who reads that he should be devoting 20% of his budget to wi... 
High-Bit CD s JVC XRCD worth if...
What XRCD comes down to is just a really, really well-mastered CD. A comparison of an XRCD and a standard CD of the same recording, therefore, is nothing more (or less) than a comparison of two different masterings. It won't tell you anything abou... 
Bi-wiring speakers
Myep: There is no technical advantage to biwiring. The same current is reaching the crossover whether you biwire or not. The only value to the second set of terminals on speakers is that it allows bi-amping, which can be worthwhile in some cases. 
DIGITAL vs. ANALOG
Jorge: As you can see, this is really a matter of taste. Some people like the sound of vinyl, others prefer the greater (technical) accuracy of CD. So saying that $X on a TT equals $Y on a CD player is meaningless. The value all depends on your pe... 
Favorite "Top Ten" Comedies?
Harold & Maude, Tootsie, Dr. Strangelove, The Philadelphia Story, MASH, The Thin Man. 
Running bi-wire cables backwards OK?
Don: Directionality in speaker wire is another of those myths dreamed up by the cable guys to differentiate their products. Electricity flows in both directions; always has, always will. As for length, extra feet of length don't make a difference,... 
Why Don't More People Love Audio?
What's the audiophile gold standard? Perfect reproduction of live, unamplified acoustic music. Well, the last time most Americans heard live, unamplified acoustic music it was their high school marching band. With no standard to compare it to, how... 
Is it safe to run cheap wires?
Perfectimage: This is just a guess, but I'd say Rosebud was pulling your leg. (Btw, so are the cable manufacturers!) 
Cheap SACD Player or wait for DVD Audio?
Some people have no fear about buying into a new technology that may or may not make it, but the fact that you've posted this question suggests that you are not one of them. In that case, my advice would be this: Do not buy into any new technology... 
Home Cinema Poisoning my System?
Cwlondon: Yes, the ideal would be to use 3 identical speakers up front. And one the these days, we may get a substantial quantity of well-recorded multichannel sound that makes good use of that center channel. The trouble, of course, is that a cen... 
The Beatles
The quality of the Beatles' music was a secondary factor in their initial popularity. They were funny, cute (girls), loud (boys), and they hit an exploding demographic starved for something fresh. But their early albums were half covers. The amazi... 
"Burn in" Are you serious?
Brulee: You ask a very fair question, and the answer is, No. If I had experienced the same change that Perfectimage experienced, I would not conclude that burn-in was a real phenomenon. The reason I wouldn't should be obvious from my previous post... 
"Burn in" Are you serious?
Perfectimage: Yes, people who firmly believe that two things will sound the same are more likely to hear no difference between them. But I'm not saying," It can't be true because I can't hear it." What I'm saying is, the most plausible explanation...