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Top 5 Hamburgers
I haven't had a real White Castle burger in thirty plus years! I'm thinking of going to the Chicago show just so I can do a dedicated feeding.I'm in Phoenix; but went to Big Bear in Ca to ski and Superbowl. As I did last year, I went out of my way... 
Suggestions for phono cable
The Cable Company sent me a pair of Synergistic Research Tricon Analogue phono RCA's from their library to feed my TNT into an Audion Quattro. I immediately ordered my own pair. After half a day hooked to my cooker, the new ones sounded better tha... 
Stingray II vs Cary SLi80 vs Jumbo Shrimp + Mahis
One just listed today.. 
Stingray II vs Cary SLi80 vs Jumbo Shrimp + Mahis
The Cary is too lush sounding in triode for those speakers. You wouldn't like it in utralinnear, either. The Stingray (with those speakers) is a better match.The seps would be an improvement; but you really need to find a way to get an Ars Sonum G... 
Advantages of upgrading from magnepan mg12 to 1.7?
In Vegas. Just heard the .7's with optional bass panels. You may want an audition. To my ears (and of course the system they were using), they sounded better than the 1.7's. I didn't take pics or notes because I'm an SET buff; but shouldn't be har... 
last night a dj deck saved my life
No guys..I think he just got off on a tangent before he got started with the story. I think he's just still reeling (BTW.. Why don't DJ's use reel to reels more often? Oh. sorry. Got off on a tangent of my own there for a second..) from his near d... 
Lego turntable
Don't expect a positive review without a half page ad!! 
The Biggest Album Release of All Time...
Sgt. Pepper was highly anticipated, and lived up to the hype, to say the least. 
Rockwell: audiophile term "just like a pedophile"
The guy isn't very erudite. The word "pedophile" has no judgement infused into it whatsoever. To say that the word "pedophile" refers to something "unnatural" is silly. It's just a word; so it follows that neither does the word "audiophile" carry ... 
What is a good entry level turntable?
Buy a used VPI with arm. They seem to disappear off "the shelves" pretty quickly, and that's what you're going to want. Gateway drug stuff, to be sure. Save and buy the SDS before you upgrade, though. It's a keeper, no matter which direction you t... 
Album of the year
I keep going to the David Byrne/St. Vincent album "Love This Giant"; but the Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Made Up Mind" gets a lot of play also. 
Restauration of idler drives
Heard two Nantais decks. Impressive. Then I heard an Oswalds Mill deck (Also L-75, I think), and I was blown away. It's subjective of course; but I haven't heard a better rig. 
Cary 306 Pro or Esoteric X-01 LE or DCS P8i MKII
Esoteric is the only low-fatigue digital I've owned. I own an XO3SE, and it easily bettered the Cary Pro it replaced, as well as the AA Prestige and ARC CD7. The only way up is more Esoteric (and money!), or back to vinyl... 
Am I totally nuts or just a bit off?
I was in Jeff Catalano's room a few shows back, and he pulled out an old mono recording and played it. It was one of those moments in my audiophile existence that definitely stands out.When it was over, he casually mentioned that we were hearing i... 
best snack for listening?
Gummi Bears..