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Power Conditioners
Which power conditioner?   
Who still listens to their First Generation Cd Players?
Way back when, I bought a Sony CD-1. I didn't want to like it at all, but it sounded just fine to me. I was surprised. Been through a few since then, and am stubbornly holding on to an older Cayin CD22 with tubed output. Whatever it does right, I ... 
Books!
It's funny to me really. Robert Harleys book IS excellent, but what the Hell were they thinking by putting such corny cover right on the front? A cartoonish playboy on the couch with his girl and a drink. Well, I guess you would have to see it. I ... 
Herbie’s Super Black Hole
Yah, I kinda had the same reaction. LS50's? Pushed into the stratosphere, would they make the floor shake? Maybe it depends on the condition of the brownstone.  
Buyer Dispute
It is obvious to most of us that the tweeters were Damaged Before Shipping. How that might have happened doesn't matter. Defective, non-working equipment is just that. Please keep this community informed as this proceeds.   
How does solo piano help you evaluate audio gear?
There has always been a bit of uncertainty for me about which piano manufacturer I prefer. No, I am not a pianist, but my father was. He also tuned pianos. I only accompanied him while tuning a few times. Most of them by my taste were a fair examp... 
Affordable vs. ultra expensive speakers - what's the difference?
 I am so impressed by the build quality/performance of some manufacturers out there. Once in a while, I build a project for myself or for sale. I have to make decisions about what I am aiming for, or the extent of performance that a product has by... 
Selecting Analog Gear Based on Music Preference?
This may be similar to what you are saying, but here goes. My hearing is changing. Ok, so what I am trying to do to compensate is to use gear that supports the sound that I need to hear. For example, horn loaded speakers may be more forward soundi... 
DIY Active Ground Box
I like that you are thinking this way to begin with. It may not be the best approach, yet there is merit in the thinking. I agree with the previous poster as to what might be tried out. Even in a star grounding scheme, it wouldn't hurt to ground c... 
your first system-
 Probably about in 1961 I got a Kenner plug and play type of record player. I was fascinated by the steel needle and horn type design. Plus, you could put little army men on it and they would fall off when you started it up! My next set up wasn't ... 
Off the Grid Listening-HELP!
You have a great idea going. You have isolated the listening room entirely, and have been very good at planning this whole idea. Having had some experience with batteries and converters, I would say that as long as you have what you need in batter... 
Lifespan of components?
Electrolytic capacitors have shelf life, used or not. No doubt heat plays a role in their demise, but even sitting new on a shelf will eventually make a difference. It is the gel used inside of them that will eventually change with time. Just phys... 
An old Forte' model 3 made new
I can't argue with the look of the Nakamichi. Beautiful. The Stasis design is very high biased, but not class A. When I did own a PA-5 at 100wpc, I found that it ran out of gas right after it's 100 wpc rating.   It was years later that I owned a ... 
Anyone Seen a Feb 2022 Stereophile Issue??
Got mine yesterday. Good article by Mr. Fremer about cartridge set up. Ongoing challenge for me.  
At a given price point, better to go late vintage or modern?
There have been so many great speakers made in the past, and it is tempting to go that route. I do know that if I were in your situation, a good quality kit would also make an impression. I have built many speakers over the decades and damned glad...