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Help selecting Pioneer Elite used receiver
@riley804    you betcha sir! You already nailed it ! I quoted your post to emphasize it with some more specific detail on to support that it is (I) lock to fail, (II) impossible to fix, and (iii) a poor purchase and no L-T investment.  
Help selecting Pioneer Elite used receiver
@riley804 the thing would stop me from buying any of these is that if something was to happen to one of them, can it still be repaired as they are getting old and parts might not be available.   They are impossible to repair. The pro techs won... 
Fraud Ads Have Been Posted Lately
AGON survival credo : ” …. In God we trust …. Everyone else pays cash! ….”  
How accurate are cable descriptions for your system?
QUESTION: To what degree can his descriptions be taken as "likely true" for any given (sufficiently resolving) system ANSWER TO HOW “LIKELY TRUE?” For all the good and valid reasons already laid out, it is a minimal to nil assurance that a blind... 
Counterfeit Chinese Cables
ODINS EXPLAINED AND REVIEWED. I don’t own them , I have never owned them, but I see them frequently used as the reference cable of choice in the lion’s share of systems featured at the audio expos.In the high 6-figure systems I’ve auditioned ther... 
Question about speaker angle
Different speakers = different speaker designs and components = different sonic signatures = different results  = There is no silver bullet answer. There are three rules to follow. (1) Hands-on Experimentation  (2) Read the speaker manual  (3)... 
Is there a DAC ranking list?
@tcotruvo “ … I’ve read several times a 2121 Audiogon thread “DAC That Punches Above Its Price Point”. …”   When you get more experienced, you will recognize this metaphor in bold popping up all-too-frequently. It is lame hyperbole pushing mark... 
which is a better speaker
(1) Your quest for a speaker brand and model is for a receiver upstream. Any choice instead for an Integrated amp, with clearly superior audio performance capability and bespoke sonic signature, might drum up a potential contender versus a pretend... 
Is there a DAC ranking list?
We as audiophiles often seek ’giant killer’ components. Though the phrase is loosely used, rarely, if ever do we find such elusive equipment. I can’t see any worthy ranking below about a $3,000 price point. That’s the approximate starting thresho... 
$5K KUZMA TONEARM FOR ONLY $690! Gryphon Diablo for Only $699!
Audiogon is being infested by scammers! These are obviously fake ads designed to steal your hard-earned dollars. The thing that really irks me is that they were allowed to be posted. They all come from new members with zero feedback. @aisip has a... 
Spendor SP 100 R2 or Harbeth 40.2
  BTW- Most of my gear is Pass Labs- 250.8 amp,,XP 22 preamp....XP-17 Phono looks like you are good here without any need to budget for upstream electronics upgrades as you start your journey Have fun, sir! a couple more reviews FWIW .In t... 
Spendor SP 100 R2 or Harbeth 40.2
I’ve audioned both HARBETH and SPENDOR as both fine contenders. I can supply personal experiences with HARBETH that I selected as the best-of-breed in MY SYSTEM ( emphasis added) May I suggest that you incorporate the following bits in your own ... 
Desktop Speakers
Best active speakers 2022: budget to premium https://www.whathifi.com/us/best-buys/best-active-speakers-floorstanders-desktop-budget-and-premium    
Desktop Speakers
REGA SYSTEM ONE or KEF LSX?   https://www.whathifi.com/us/best-buys/all-in-one-systems/best-hi-fi-systems    
Desktop Speakers