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In the middle of a pandemic, Stereophile reviews ~ $30K equipment
No big deal ....the well-heeled top tier purchasers of luxury goods are unaffected by COVID-19 or any other economic fallout shock.Since they are are largely similarly marooned at home like the rest of the nation’s plebes, they have the time to ac... 
Help! Connect IpadPro to Marantz AV7005
Go buy the APPLE Lightning Digital AV Adaptor Ipad - plug in the Lightning AV Digital Adaptor , Plug in the HDMI cable Into the adaptor and the HDMI cable out to AVR  
Why do you think Bi-Wiring improves the sound ?
Short answer: There is no silver bullet answer.(1) it depends on your bespoke system entirely , AND , (2) improvements from bi-amping rather than bi-wiring is another different animal entirely.NORDOST has a brief commentary: http://info.nordost.co... 
RCA outputs to COAX input - is there only a splitter or is a extra device needed
Get a quality build multi-strand real glass fibre toslink cable, and bypass the cheap crap plastic ones. The audio quality step up is big and top-shelf. I have bought two brands that I use: WIRE-WORLD TOSLINK SUPER NOVA 7 and DH Labs GLASS MASTER ... 
Balanced Interconnect Recommendations
Real life experiences ...I have the REGA OSIRIS integrated amp and the REGA ISIS VALVE cdp/ dac.(1) REGA itself recommends balanced XLR interconnects between them . I stress-tested their manual Recommendations with shoot-outs between high-end RCAs... 
Rega, Totem, or KEF bookshelf speakers?
I have the REGA R1s and the RX1s in my “C” and “B” systems respectively . both are great , with the RX1s rising on top.REVIEWSThe Rega R1 Loudspeaker - A New Budget Referencehttp://v2.stereotimes.com/post/the-rega-r1-loudspeaker“ ....  The RR125 i... 
Integrated amplifier help
REGA OSIRIS 
What are you streaming tonight?
Big-GregDire Straits - Brothers in Arms, Qobuz“...Why don't they have this in Hi-Res? It sounds fantastic at CD quality, but...”well, there is an easy step-up from “ordinary” red book CD .... it is also available in XRCD2 recording that is an app... 
does MacBook Pro need a DAC?
An external DAC is a step-up in audio performance that is not subtleE.G AQ COBALT ( latest model); RED, or BLACK REVIEWShttps://www.whathifi.com/us/reviews/audioquest-dragonfly-cobalthttps://www.wifihifi.ca/LatestNewsHeadlines/Hands-OnReview:Audio... 
What other Hobbies or Interests Do You Have?
(1) Cruising in my JAGUAR XK8 ragtop with my fave tunes on .... so I can “boogie while I buggy “..Great relaxer for me with the top down, the sun on my face, the wind in my hair, (... bugs in my teeth ?)(2) GOLF .... a hobby name that is an acrony... 
It looks like a debate to me.
In brief: nothing more than another regurgitated no decision inconsequential editorial quickly forgotten both past and present. Simply put, It’s just an anniversary revisit bake-off / shootout no “winner” decision between two selected amps,In deta... 
Selling on Audiogon
(1) OTHER DECENT SELL OPTIONS TO AUDIOGON ( both free ) CANUCKAUDIOMART https://www.canuckaudiomart.comUSAUDIOMART. https://www.usaudiomart.com(2) Regardless, some arguable new market issues for ‘Goner sellers to navelgaze are two-fold:- (i) this ... 
Best speaker upgrade to pair with a 25 year old Mark Levinson 23.5 power amp/ 28 preamp
I have friends with WILSON MAXX’s driven by their MARK LEVINSON front-end and all-TRANSPARENT cable array.Simply put, it’s a rare joy to behold that leaves me mesmerized , the system is that good.  
Usless but interesting ....how many of you old timers started with original Large Advents?
Nope ....back in the Jurassic age of this hobby .... (early 70’s)...Bookshelves sequentially in first system:DYNACO A25s...then EPIs.....then finally the JBL L100’sNostalgia has its appeal in certain circles for sure . They were  fine for their ti... 
Why are Trolls not blocked
WIKIPEDIAINTERNET TROLLIn Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such a...