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Need copper speaker cable recommendations $300 ish
Anticables 3.1. Solid cooper core . 8 gage double strand. 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
@mdalton Ty but I just can't take on anymore lol. Almost 60 different speaker recommendations all claiming to meet the stated objectives.  Im shocked there hasn't been much consolidation in the industry.  
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
@helomechFunny you should ask. Actually yesterday I visited Dave, the Audio Doctor in Jersey city at his crazy modern museum of audiophile systems. He had been shut down since March and just recently reopened. I listened to the top of the line Gol... 
Vienna Acoustics 'The Music'
I really wanted to hear these speakers. I live just outside NYC and there are some major highend audiophile dealers especially in Manhattan that can carry any brand.  Also in Brooklyn, Long Island, parts of New Jersey and CT, but none of them carr... 
Are MULLARD NOS EL34s and LTA ZOTL40 REF worth the price of admission?
I just bought the LTA z40 integrated with the NOS Mullard EF2 tubes. Will let you know my impressions shortly.   
Very best sounding Vinyl
So I dropped in today on Generation Records on Thompson Street, West Village NYC. I used to pass by that place all the time but not this time. Only had an hour but could have spent 3-4 hrs going through their two huge floors of vintage used record... 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
@jhills. Thanks I hope one day to acquire a top of the line pair of Maggies or Quads for my man cave. Right now there are way too many variables to make it happen in our main living room, but I appreciate your candor. I did get to hear the 1.7s ea... 
Very best sounding Vinyl
@millercarbonCan’t see how there are doubters. I have zero hidden agenda other than trying to build a vinyl collection about 35-40 years too late. Lol. And its capitalism supply vs. demand at its most exaggerated level. Now Im sure there are duds ... 
Very best sounding Vinyl
@tablejockey Yup. Kinda like baseball cards at a garage sale (years ago).   
Very best sounding Vinyl
So in my role as the OP, I took the Better Reords plunge and tried out A Night at the Opera, Super Hot Stamper A++ both sides. Original 1975 pressing. $150. All I can say is Wow! Dynamic, raw, clean. Freddie came alive in my living room. Loud. I c... 
Very best sounding Vinyl
Never heard of Better Records and their grading system. Is the happy medium just to buy those recordings on Ebay ? I assume people resell them there.  
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
@twoleftears Yes glue plus some other quirks is what I was told. Some California 3rd party is fixing those under warranty and supposedly the UK fixed the issues in the China manufacturing plant.  Time will tell.... 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
@roberjerman  For some reason the admin deleted my response maybe because I cursed slightly but whatever.  So while Quads were at the top of my list, there are 3 reasons why they won't work for me.1.  The Quads would be placed no more than 2-3 fee... 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
@limomangusIt is crazy how discounted used speakers generally are, similar to a car once you drive it off the lot and then when start to add miles, especially when newer models come out. Case in point, Raidho speakers. People who can afford Raidho... 
Seeking advice on Speakers that create an intimate 2 channel listening experience
@yuvalg9 Thx Yuval. I should have been more specific but I do currently own the Navis ARF51 which is an active but all analog designed tower for $4600 pair. You cited the ARB51 which is the smaller bookshelf at $2,300 a pair not $16,000 lol. I eve...