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What are we objectivists missing?
@asctim Why the straw man argument when I never made an argument against machines & science? Apparently my point went straight over your head. Sometimes airplane crashes mare due to faulty equipment, NOT human error, excerpt in trusting the ... 
What are we objectivists missing?
@bruce19  So the problem here for those trained in science is that we have learned early on that our senses cannot perceive things that are there and conversely can also perceive things that are not there. SCIENTISM IS NOT SCIENCE. you are ful... 
Help…looking to buy turntable
As good as the previous  posts are I must agree with @chayro on this if you are new to vinyl playback. Setup is essential and a dealer can help with that or at least check it out of the box. If you are familiar with setup, then everyone here has g... 
What are we objectivists missing?
If a device or cable or whatever measures exactly the same it should sound exactly the same. So what are your opinions on what those differences might be and what are we NOT measuring that would define those differences? Dark Matter, Dark Energ... 
Politics and Music
@sns Yep, that was an early impression on a young mind, always equated that with the ’rule of man’, the rule of law is delusion. Observe the present Supreme Court as they ignore Stare Decisis for evidence of this. Stare Decisis is like the pe... 
Politics and Music
"Remember, our business doesn't draw the most stable minded of individuals", is what my bass player said while conversing about a good player who was quite flaky and undependable. Considering that music is generally an emotional exercise, I don't ... 
I wasn’t sure where to classify this…
@builder3 ET AL A good alternative to the Honda is the Predator inverter generator at a lot lesser price. They are sold by Harbor Freight. But I must say that HF has greatly improved the quality of their tools with their store brand higher price... 
What's on your Dac tonight?
Dust............       😀  
Why Is Hi Fi Gear So Darn Expensive?
@thyname  The beauty of simplicity. Excellent @ghdprentice  Many years back on Audio Asylum, there was a thread about the cars audiophiles drive. Most were transportation and little more. None were new. @gdnrbob  Good post.  I always came in ... 
Can anyone recommend someone who recap crossovers
I have these guys bookmarked. And I remember someone advertising for custom crossover &  repair but I cannot find that. I believe it was at USAM (Mart) Audio Exchange, LLC HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-8pm, Saturday, 12-5pm Phone: ... 
Has Anyone Tried Nobsound Springs Or Other Isolation Devices Below REL Subwoofers?
Rels are not designed to be isolated. They are meant to be integrated. This is on the Rel site. It goes against my thinking but they sound good and integrate very easily.  
How old is too old (for SS gear)?
IME. 15-20 years. Caps start to dry up. They can be replaced if you know what you are doing. Living in fly over country, it is hard to find techs which will work on "stereo" equipment. We live in a throw away society now. most buy les expensive ge... 
Top Songs You Can Sing Along with When Highly Intoxicated (or Other Compromised State)
  Didn't need to be drunk but this one came easily when I was Primed up. Funny thing, I never liked country in the 70's but I had this album  
Does remote control degrade the sound of tube preamps?
It would not surprise me if it remotes do alter the sound. But IMO the convenience outweighs the tiny fraction which it may cause. I might think different at 35 yrs old. But at 71, I won't buy a preamp without remote. Besides that is that Conrad J... 
Buying from Canada!
I bought a used amp from Canada in 2019 (?) from a private individual. I got an $84 customs charge. $69 of that was to UPS for brokerage fees. Then afterwards, I got slapped with a Use Tax from the state of TN which was another $260. I now try to ...