Responses from aewarren

Given an Onkyo Integra M 504 today. Worth keeping?
@ibmjunkman That was my thought as well. Isn’t that what we all would want to happen to us? At the very least, give him a call.  
un-becoming an audiophile
I enjoy music. I enjoy it even more on my audio system.  
Selling on Audiogon
Unfortunately, hearing problems start just about the time you can finally afford the stereo system you have always wanted, or even worse just after you spent the money.  
Brand New Vinyl Static and Pops
I often find new records that are dirty right out the jacket especially if they have paper sleeves. Always clean a new record as most have a film on them that cleaning will remove. Never blow the visible debris off your record with air from your m... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
How go you find the time not to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?  
Some more modern jazz piano trios
Without trying to be obvious, The Oscar Peterson Trio (Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen).  
Female vocalist recommendations
Samara Joy  
Beatles vs. Stones
White wine vs red wine.  
Did the Old Receivers Sound Good?
Good?     Yes. Great?     No.  
Spikes on tower speakers
I think the first thing I would do is contact the previous owner of the speakers and ask why the spikes were glued on and what type of adhesive was used. This could give you a clue as how to remove them. It sounds like, more than anything else, yo... 
Do You Play Or Save Your Best Cartridges
I have a $250K stereo system that I never play because I don't want it to wear out. I just look at it admiringly while listening to my Bose Wave radio.  
I prefer to buy from sellers who have the original boxes. Buying used equipment is always a gamble and having the original shipping container eliminates at least one of many concerns for me. Others may or may not agree, but I'm only concerned with... 
It was 61 years ago today...
I had heard all the fuss about this British rock band coming on the Ed Sullivan show. But I had to go out and collect for my paper route because my bill was coming due, so I solicited some help from a couple of buddies. We split up my route and th... 
What is the current retail cost of your reference system?
My mother told me it is impolite to ask someone that question. We have the same last name, but obviously not the same mother.  
Tube or solid state
I read the question four times and I still don't understand it.