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Budget amp that will give Magnepan 3.6Rs better depth of soundstage
OP, I have been running Maggie 1.7i's with a Parasound A21+ , and a PrimaLuna Evo 300 preamp in a open plan room of 20 x 30ft., 9ft ceiling. The right side of the room is open to the front of the house, with only a staircase in-between the two lar... 
The difference between an Audiophile and a Stereophile?
Ultimately, whatever we call ourselves, both stereo and audio-philes need a medium to trip their respective dopamine drop. That's music. And no, its not,  with all due respect, just "sound". That's just not enough.  Like, no way the great gear I o... 
Who is Gonna Buy A New Jeep Grand Wagoneer For the MacIntosh Stereo?
So, the same folks who buy Skullcandy earbuds and use Alexa for home music are going to jump to Jeep's marketing Macintosh?  They haven't a clue, (not that the marketers don't know that it won't stop some from buying anyway..."oooh, the blue light... 
Who is Gonna Buy A New Jeep Grand Wagoneer For the MacIntosh Stereo?
Geez, does it never end here? It’s not enough that we are constantly exposed to hi-end dick measuring on this forum that we also have to also endure suggestions of who might  be afflicted with vehicle music shrinkage too? I drive a VW Passat, it h... 
BluSound Node and Node 2
I've been using 2 Bluesound Node 2i's for a couple of years now.  One in my whole house system with an ethernet connection (BS + OSD MI5 Amp+ Russound x5 Distribution amp) which feeds the multi-room speakers and outdoor music  and the other wirele... 
A perfect song? What are your choices?
It was easier to list "the good songs" before I got my system to where it is today. Now, almost everything I stream, spin or put in a CD tray sounds at least very interesting, if not incredible. I never thought I'd be in revery over any country so... 
Is Rap a valid musical form?
I’ll say, of course Rap/Hip-Hop is music, because what is "music" anyway? Well, ultimately, whatever I believe it is. It’s interesting for me to see someone else's "list", or hear them discuss their choices for "music". They do not have to validat... 
Audiophile virtues
I have only recently begun my audiophiliac journey with many miles to go before I sleep, I hope.  However, I am really enjoying the trip now,  as I slowly build my system, trying to place the musical performances before me and my listeners as to b... 
Does Heavy Metal music benefit from a high end audio system?
@mikelavigne "large scale systems, such as mine, in a purpose built, dedicated, 21’ x 29’ x 11’ room with plenty of driver surface, power grid and amplification headroom"That's no room...(say it with me..) that's a space station! 
Does Heavy Metal music benefit from a high end audio system?
"you will never know how heavy metal recordings are suppose to sound unless you hear them on a good large scale system."Yes, like, when we scale-up to stadium seating.  I question how it is we expect to experience rock concert reproduction at home... 
Does Heavy Metal music benefit from a high end audio system?
My good friend loves heavy rock guitar, screaming riffs from Prince or orgasmic mashups from classic Springsteen or Bowie.  We'd jam those vinyls and CDs all night long.  No problem.  Then I moved in 1.7i Maggies into my rig.  Whoa.  What went wro... 
Record Cleaning Machines
I am waiting for my shipment of a Humminguru Ultrasonic Vinyl Cleaning Machine that was launched by a Kickstarter campaign at the end of 2020: https://humminguru.com/    The tech/specs look good (40 KHz) and the machine also appears solidly built.... 
To Stream or Not to Stream
sns850, I haven’t looked into yet, but I’ll wager that like today, people in the 30’s and 40’s received radio and its broadcasts of music as a godsend of convenience and economy, compared with having to physically go to concerts or buy music to pl... 
To Stream or Not to Stream
Wow, how the mighty have fallen.  Streaming, or rental music as I call it, has won the day here at last.  Well, you stream, I stream...we all...you get it.  It's convenient.  Its cheap. It sounds as good or better than whatever that was we were do... 
I feel bad for GenX'ers that missed out on the 60s and 70s.
I’m listening now to a stream of the Temptations’ "My Girl". It was "new music" when I first heard it in 1965, I was 13 years old. It meant little more to me then than a good dance/party tune. Cool tune, but, eh, no big deal. That is definitely NO...