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Help in putting together my system with used equipment on Audiogon and eBay.
Man, imagine the fun you could have with an 8K budget and buying used equipment as well! I will offer little advice that hasn't already been given, but just say I am envious and don't worry so much about mistakes that you might make. A lot of the ... 
What is "break in" and what difference does it make? In amps? Preamps? Speakers? More?
  You drive into a new town, stop and ask for directions, and a small crowd gathers, each with their fingers pointing in a different direction.  
Hidden Gems in Pre-Owned Solid State Power Amplifiers?
Fortunately for me, there were several amps that had a special sound and did not break the bank. One of the used pieces that became a favorite was a Forte' model 3. As luck would have it there was a defective chip that started to produce trouble a... 
What is "break in" and what difference does it make? In amps? Preamps? Speakers? More?
There is no short answer here, as I have heard varying amounts of difference depending the the product and even the application. As mentioned above, there is an endless amount of opinion about this topic in many other threads. Good reading. 
WD-40 for electronics
It is really something when I have re-read posts sometimes to determine if they are a joke or being written seriously. As always, there is an abundance of talk about a product that has been richly advertised over the decades (yes the often misunde... 
WD-40 for electronics
+1 for De-Oxit. Why would anyone use a product that is not intended for the application in the first place? I am anti WD40 except for its intended purpose, but usually don't even try to persuade others that believe it is good for just about anythi... 
Who else here is frugal?
Long ago, a friend of mine advised for me to wait a day, maybe more before I bought something. As you can already tell, I was willing to spend money faster than I could think. I have gotten better, but quick decisions for spending, well it is more... 
Most favored hearing aid for audiophiles
Well, it's been a good while since my last post on this issue, and i am trying to get used to the Widex (top model) for music. I must agree that there may be more that I don't like than I do. There are many music programs though that may help with... 
BEST SPEAKERS AT A REASONABLE PRICE
 It IS a tough question. I am, right now auditioning a set of rear loaded horns that I built. Should be plug and play, right? I know better and have several drivers to try out in the enclosures. Even though I like the sound of the horn in general,... 
Audio System Donation
  Similar dilemmas occur in many corners. My mother had trouble giving her silverware to anyone. I believe that the world has changed when we are unable to hand down what would have been beloved treasures in the past.  Once in a rare while, I find... 
Why no speakers with remote control tone controls?
I have not seen one with a remote that would include bass, treble, and other functions from the listening chair. It sounds as though the active units have all that, and probably a lot more. 
DIY speaker isolation base for a wood floor
I have always found this to be a fascinating subject. Partway agreeing with some of the ideas here, I tried something a bit different. First of all, the speakers that built have very heavy duty outriggers. I did this because the speakers that I bu... 
Speakers or room
I would have try for speaker placement first, and don't give too soon. OTOH, you can't change physics, and maybe the room is too tough of a situation to be handled speaker placement alone. Like many of us here, I have owned a number of speakers ov... 
Why no speakers with remote control tone controls?
 Now THAT is a great idea, at least for convenience. The tone, loudness, and even balance would best be controlled right at the listening position.  
Velodyne is...
 I still think about and miss my Velodyne ULD15. Before that, I had never heard bass that accurate except from a bass horn.