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Speaker upgrade for classical music
You should be considering a three way floor standing speaker of some type if you are playing classical music. I still have in storage a pair of Focal Electra Be speakers I used to have in myTV and listening room in my last home. I had a larger lis... 
Anyone Hear the New JBL L100 Speakers?
Many thanks for the feedback guys. I'm looking for a local dealer here in the Phoenix area to get a pair of L100s to audition.  
New upper trim level Corvette or seven year old used amps?
Well I still have a 1966 show winning Red-on-red Corvette convertible in my garage as well as a 1969 Shelby GT350 Mustang and I get to drive each car at least once a week. And both cars have upgraded audio systems, so I can listen to CDs from my e... 
Does anyone still miss the old Audiogon format?
Well as a member since the mid-1990s, I can easily say that the "old" format was a lot more user friendly. And there were no "Comissions" on sales either. And the "transition" period was painful and made use of the site difficult at best. 
McIntosh MC2002 any good?
You will enjoy the extra power in your system. I've had my MC2002 for about five years and it's performed flawlessly. I have it mated with a McIntosh C712 Preamp and Focal-JMlab927 BE speakers. 
digital vs vinyl thoughts
I'm recently retired after running a commercial media duplication and video editing studio for 22 years. I had access to the best commercial audio and video equipment as well as test equipment. Never really "got" the vinyl bug, even after buying a... 
Best finds at garage sale or similar establishment
Bought the second model of the Sony Betamax VCR at a thrift shop on the Oregon coast. It was dusty, but otherwise in perfect condition. Gave it a good cleaning; and since I was in the professional video editing and distribution business, I was als... 
TV/Audio Stands
I've had good results with Salamander stands. Lots of options for shelves, front panels and wood finishes. Lots of dealers and if noone is available locally, you can get their products from most of the major audio dealers that advertise here and i... 
RE: Shipment Stopped by US Customs
Interesting post. I just bought a McIntosh Tuner from an Audiogon member in Ottowa. It took nearly 12 days to arrive here by UPS ground. And worst of all, it appears the package was opened and loosly replaced in the box with some of the alleged pa... 
Armoire between speakers
Why do you even have an armoire in your home? Unless it's an antique or some sort of family heirloom, it needs to be dumped. Those relics are being sold at used furniture stores for under $40.00 and noone is buying. And if you have a TV inside th... 
How to clean speaker grilles
Try one of those sticky rollers to remove pet hair. They clean the speaker grills perfectly and easily. 
Top 10 Snafus to avoid when building a good rig
One issue that hasn't been mentioned is components that have been "upgraded" - especially lower cost (i.e. under $500.00) items. If the original item is lacking, why aren't you looking at a higher end component, rather than something you will like... 
A tale of WAF
I'ma lucky guy. I finally have my own listening/TV room and she has a dream kitchen and family room that is the envy of all of our family and friends. Best of all, we live in a large enough house (2900 square feet); where our respective areas are ... 
Entry Speakers for McIntosh MC240/C22
If you can find a pair of used JM Lab speakers get them. The smaller models won't have room shaking bass; but the dynamics will be great. The higher end JM Lab Monitors are increasingly being used in professional recording studios all over the wo... 
What time do you wear?
Stainless steel Omega Seamaster which I usually wear, a TAG Heuer Formula 1 with a red dial I wear to auto events in my 1966 Corvette, a stainless steel Mickey Mouse watch and several others cheapies that mostly sit in a drawer..