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Interconnect recomendations, ~$500 new or used, RCA...
I’ve test driven a very lengthy list of contenders and pretenders over the years in your price strata , I have them in my B and C systems although I have an all NORDOST FREY cables array in my A system. My take (1) without prejudice to any other c... 
Surprising subjective feeling of iPhone DAC sound quality
The internal DAC in your iPhone and it’s audio performance is cheap and crummy in both build and audio performance comparatively to what you can get with a couple of add-ons. If it’s HD content your looking for ( .... bye bye MP3 ....) (1) Plug in... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
d2girls734 posts08-14-2019 12:00amthis is probably the dumbest thread i've ever seen+1+++++++++ 
Dragonfly DAC
GLENNEWDICK nailed it.https://www.wifihifi.ca/LatestNewsHeadlines/Hands-OnReview:AudioQuestDragonFlyBlack1.5/Red.htmlI use them on both: (1) with my desktop PC to bypass the crap sound card output for my desktop stereo, and(2) in conjunction with ... 
What was your first system? When was that?
My bachelor program university days circa 1971-1975 ( ...the Jurassic Era in consumer audio....) JBL L100 speakersMARANTZ 2245 receiverELAC MIRACORD turntable SHURE V15 cartridgeKOSS Pro-4 headphonesThis was considered the cat’s a$$ college dorm s... 
Cd disc changers.
There are no “high-end” changers.As highlighted in the prior posts, they are discontinued legacy products found in the very low budget price point strata arenas found generally in thrift stores, on CRAIGSLIST and it’s equivalents, and popping up i... 
BookShelf or Floor Standing Speakers
Any suggestion that stand-mounts are superior to floorstanders, or vice versa, IN ISOLATION TO CONTRIBUTING FACTORS  is a misguided fallacy. Everybody’s listening arena and personal bias will trump any off the cuff suggestions here.CONTRIBUTING FA... 
Bi-Wire Jumpers
Without prejudice to the effects that the absolute benefits are always system dependent, a chunk of the high-end quality build speaker cable brands are moving away from bi-wiring in favour of shotgunned speaker cable runs and jumpers.... ... Bi-am... 
What speakers work well with Arcam Solo 5.1 amp
I have the ARCAM SOLO NEO as a 2.1 channel rig as my “C” system.My speakers for it.... both highly recommended.TANNOY REVOLUTION DC6 stand-mountsREGA RX1 stand-mounts ( current fave...) In either option, I added a quality build subwoofer through i... 
Kimber KCAG versus Nordost, newer Kimber interconnects, etc
I had NORDOST LEIF series PURPLE FLARE cables in my “B” system.I continue to have NORDOST NORSE 2 series FREY full cables array in my “A” system. In brief, (1) there is a BIG difference in audio performance as you move up in their product line, an... 
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
McIntosh still makes fine audio products, but the landscape for its competition has changed dramatically. There are now a buzzillion new brand options every bit the formidable contenders (and no pretenders) that can equal or better the audio perfo... 
martin logan speakers
Your post already provides the pathway to the ultimate litmus test ...... simply drive out to Whittier to your beloved  McIntosh / Martin Logan dealer for an ez-peezy onsite personal audition and let your own ears make the assessment. 
Better Subwoofer for 2 channel Music: Focal Utopia Sub or JL Fathom f113
.“[email protected]_ca , what a great synopsis of the subwoofer and quite truthful in many ways.............................all the way to the blatent plug or advertising for Vandersteen, I stopped reading at that point.Are Vandersteen good? Probably. Are ... 
Better Subwoofer for 2 channel Music: Focal Utopia Sub or JL Fathom f113
Read this prior thread firsthttps://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/what-are-considered-to-be-the-best-subwoofers-for-2-channel-m...A repost and good summation of the conflicting strengths and warts in setting one up properly and more importantly ,... 
Top Notch Desktop System
TANNOY AUTOGRAPH MINISPECS. https://www.tannoy.com/Categories/Tannoy/PRESTIGE/AUTOGRAPH-MINI-OW/p/P0DEK#googtrans(en|en)REVIEWShttps://6moons.com/audioreviews/tannoy4/autographmini.htmlhttps://hometheaterreview.com/tannoy-autogrpah-mini-loudspeake...