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How important is it for you to attain a holographic image?
I had to think way back when I was a kid and got my first record player. What a piece of crap. I listened to Vivaldi, and some Mozart to start with. At the time, the record player, with built in speaker, was housed in a cabinet with a door on it. ... 
Some components too old now?
I am really all for getting older equipment that sounds good, BUT no matter how you slice it, wherever there are electrolytic capacitors, their days are numbered. Mostly, at the 20+ year mark, they may not be living up to their specifications. May... 
Most favored hearing aid for audiophiles
Slaw, Oh I totally agree with your thinking... Actually to the point that Every Agon user should be required to get a hearing evaluation before their first post. After all, many have hearing and don't realize it. Then there are the mentally ill. T... 
(Jolida) Black Ice Audio Foz SS-X Sound Enhancement
Comments/advice greatly appreciated. I like to own ANYTHING that is quality first. Audio has never been an exception.Jim Fosgate has the kind of reputation that holds up to my expectations. Eventually, I will buy one of these. 
What amps/preamps/integrateds to use with a particular speaker?
There won't be much trouble about lots of choices, BUT first, you should give an idea of your budget. 
Still Audio EL84 Integrated Amplifier - my initial impressions
 I appreciate your particular attention to detail concerning the aesthetic features of this unit. The speaker post tightening may be due to the the thread pitch, as it is tightened a certain pitch of the thread will hold, much as in the pitch of p... 
Which one is the best INTEGRATED!!
 Well, I see that it is not going to stop. This is best, no, no this is best, no, no.... Sure there are a ton of good choices, but with the lack more needed information, we are all just shooting in the dark, with silver bullets, of course. 
Most favored hearing aid for audiophiles
jbuhl, Do you recall the leather looking ear cups sold back maybe in the 80’s? I don’t recall the name, and it was basically the same idea for listening to music. Thing is, I doubt that they did more than your hands cupped, i.e. slightly concentra... 
(Jolida) Black Ice Audio Foz SS-X Sound Enhancement
I too, have a sort of interest in this product just to audition it, or more. I forgot whether the unit would have an effect on treble. What have you found there?  
What's the longest you've done without listening?
I can't bring myself to admit to the super long time, but it was because there were 5 kids in the house, and the 'living room' was where the audio equipment was. What was the point? 
How important is it for you to attain a holographic image?
Well, I am again, late to a thread that has intense meaning to me. I am actually not overstating this, since the idea of getting musicians in my room was a long process, and not one that was continuous, even when complete. I mean to say that recor... 
adcom equipment.....
 Guys, both of you make good points. Mostly, I know that what I am hearing is really due more to the combination with my speakers than the amp itself. I am referring to the single driver speakers that I am using from Decware Audio. So many things ... 
Which area of components to spend the most $ on? Boy I was wrong all my life!
Good thread, to be sure. My experience has changed for a few reasons. I bet reason number one is a change in my hearing. The highs were so important to me at one time. If I could hear them, they still would be. So, that aspect changed my considera... 
The Future of Audio Amplification
Whether better or not, it is always of interest to me to get a chance to listen to new technology. I should pull back a bit though, as 'everything' uses the word technology in order to market it. Still, whether old or new, I get some ideas to pond... 
Most favored hearing aid for audiophiles
  Thank God the regulation wall is finally coming down! It wasn't that I wouldn't spend dear cash on a product that would actually do a decent job for me. It is more about the idea that hearing loss is one of those things that insurance companies ...