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Looking for small monitor for small room
PSB Imagine XB Bookshelf Loudspeaker  
Russian Tube Preamp, No Return, Here I go again
PER HILDE’.... Just think of those famous Russians who said, ""There’s a sucker born every minute" and "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people." Clearly Americans are the honest ones and Russians are all sca... 
What is your favorite ''slow dance'' song of all time?
Anne Murray and Kenny Loggins ...... Nobody Loves Me Like You Dohttps://youtu.be/1fCQQQSD2wU 
What is your favorite ''slow dance'' song of all time?
Never My Love .... The Association (1967)in 1999 the music publishing rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) announced it was the second most-played song on radio and television of the 20th century..https://youtu.be/UzgpB9xpyT8 
Vinyl Blinds
Never heard of common cheap window blinds utilized as cheap substitutes having any positive impact as diffusers.With reference to the following link - as just one sampler among the many - explaining the science and “do’s and don’ts of treating fir... 
Killer used integrated for
REGA BRIOCreek Evolution 100A Cyrus 6vs Exposure 3010S2D 
looking for a Integrated amp $6,000 range
REGA OSIRIS integrated amp ( pre-owned to fit in your budget ) This thing is a brick. It’s crafted from aluminum and has a very industrial look. It cranks out 160W into 8 ohms, increasing to 250W into 4 ohms.Each channel has its own dedicated cust... 
6000 dollars CD player
REGA ISIS Valve cdp / dacit comes in two versions ... all s/s and the upgraded valve model.At $6K , look for a pre-owned model.Built like a tank ... 55 lb unit From one of the reviews below: “ .... It has a pair of balanced XLR jacks on the back p... 
How do you see your system in five years from now ?
As an aging Boomer, I’ll expand it out to 10 years as a more probable projection. It will be a flatline for 3-5 years and then on a probable downsizing pathway with culling of the herd at either end of the spectrum below.I have multiple 2-channel ... 
Stereo Times list of the " 2020 MOST WANTED COMPONENTS"
+1 for ebm’s sweet reply that kinda nails it  ....”... most wanted to THEM (emphasis added) .... not me...”A quick pass for me on any further in-depth read for many esoteric, and uber-expensive offerings that simply bypasses the experiences and bu... 
Uneven soundstage help, please.
Impossible to ascertain DIY and especially remotely. A professional tech look-over and analysis required on your source AND/ OR integrated ampBefore you do that, eliminate the other variables wherever possible (1) swap in your other speakers .... ... 
“Marks on the underside”
Regrettably, your stated description of as “...having only slight almost invisible blemishes...” conflicts with buyer complaint of “marks on the underside.”my take ....(1) Buyer has a point that seller’s description was materially incomplete on th... 
For auld lang syne, ..high-end companies you really liked that are gone....
ROYD speakershttps://www.roydaudio.org“... “The best loudspeakers you’ve never heard of…”As went the infamous tag line of Royd Audio, whose loudspeakers were an underrated gem of the British Hi-Fi industry. Each pair was hand built by Joe Akroyd i... 
Best bookshelf speaker?
“Best” in any audio equipment category is a very subjective unicorn Invariably, what gets posted here are the latest far-too-many options current biased faves. All are worthy options, but regrettably have no assurance of synergy with the OP’s unde... 
Who makes super quiet XLRs around $1k?
Two things with NORDOST in my experience (1) I upgraded to the FREY in their NORSE 2 model series and dumped the lower LEIF series models. Their upgraded models are a BIG STEP-UP in audio performance (... I’ve had both ....) (2) I experimented wit...