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Any opinions on PS Audio Power Plants
Best bang for the buck in my system (PS 300 MW II for the front end). 
Cassette Recorder replacement?
If you did this for the sake of your original treasures - well, you might go ahead these days and burn a CD. When I get home with new CDs, I throw them into my Mac, import them to iTunes, and/or my iPod and sometimes burn a CD for my brother in la... 
When to replace drivers?
>>When to replace drivers? When they're broken! 
Do speakers sound better on wood floor or concrete
The floor should not be part of the sound at all - at least not directly from the speakers' bodies! That's why you use spikes, antispikes and the like! 
What is your latest "rediscovery"?
Moody Blues - "The Days Of Future Passed" and Brahms - Second Piano Concerto with Svjatoslav Richter and Chicago SO under Erich Leinsdorf.Both on Vinyl and CD - CD wins! 
Roger Waters BACK with Pink Floyd??
Yes he is back with the others. Concert in London's Hyde Park July 2.(Others planned in Paris, here in Berlin, Rom and one in the US.)I don't know if this is a thing to rejoice now - thank God the Beatles never got together after 69!On the other h... 
Reading Vs Listening to Learn Piano
Thanks Rockethouse to point out my view in better words. Otherwise this topic would be getting too much on the light side - to say it in a nice way. 
Reading Vs Listening to Learn Piano
First of all you have to be musically gifted in order to be able picking "something up". Then, still, you need technical skills to put down to a keyboard what you just heard. If you can play a tune after having heard it just once or twice you're d... 
It's funny how records are still best.
One of those statements I cannot follow anymore. I stilll have my Transrotor/SME and Thorens TD 124 turntables along with about 2000 LPs but I think that when it comes to pure diving into the music they have no chance against my CD setup. All this... 
AAC or AppleLossless
For serious listening Apple Lossless ONLY! Also see J. Atkinson in Stereophile on that matter. 
What makes a $20,000 cd player cost 20,000?
Oh - all these "reliable sources" - give me a break. Your question about the price is easy to answer. Part of it is research, part of it is development, part of it is cost no object design, which means material, hand selected electronical parts et... 
What makes a $20,000 cd player cost 20,000?
Oh - all these "reliable sources" - give me a break. Your question about the price is easy to answer. Part of it is research, part of it is development, part of it is cost no object design, which means material, hand selected electronical parts et... 
How Big is Your Music Collection
Around 6000 CDs, 1200 LPs (I sold about 4000 of them over the years), around 200 DAT tapes, 180 open reel REVOX tapes, 0 SACDs and 24 music-DVDs. 
ps audio powerplant benefits
MW 2 was the expected great step after just the normal board. MW 1 didn't do a lot (for me). I run the PS 300 (MW2) feeding the Wadia 270/27ix combo. All I can say is that even with the extreme power supplies Wadia has in their designs (or maybe j... 
What are the Best Sounding FM Tuners
You should look for RESTEK - definitely!