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Too terminate or not
I don't like terminating speaker cables, it simply means you're adding another junction (another point of failure).  As an avionics tech working on jet aircraft while in the service I can tell you that most (not all) of your problems will either o... 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
Of course there many, but a real standout isWest Side Story/Prologue (from the original)  
Whats your favourite track to play to the non hi-fi visitor?
I usually ask what they would like to listen to, if no preference then in no particular order.Casino by Acoustic Alchemy (on Arcanum CD)AJA by Steely Dan.  (The whistle sounds like its outside and across the                                      st... 
This is not a discussion of whether Digital is better than Analog or vice-versa
@ djones51 "Listen to a digital file that's ready for release to the vinyl for release."Compliments compadre. You are right. I was answering the question in an extreme set of circumstances, most people don't get anywhere near that type of exposu... 
This is not a discussion of whether Digital is better than Analog or vice-versa
Not that long ago I was at Masterdisk NYC talking with my buddy Scott Hull (owner and chief engineer).  He knows that I'm a Steely Dan fan and he says "hey I have something you'll really like".  We go into the mastering studio and he has me sit in... 
This is not a discussion of whether Digital is better than Analog or vice-versa
One flew EastOne flew WestAnd one flew over the cuckoo's nest........ 
Bought some 14/2 “speaker wire” from Home Depot
I switched to 10 gauge speaker wire around 1984, it was spec'd out by anelectrical engineer friend of mine and avid audiophile.  He needed to purchase at least 1000ft (I believe) to have it custom made. So I went in for 300 feet.  Been using it ev... 
Sean Connery has passed away :-(
James Bond...too cool for school!Saw all the early movies at the drive-in as my dad would only watch Bond on the big screen.  Very fond memories.  Also it's easy to forget how "racy" those movies were at the time. R.I.P. Sean 
As much as I try, I just don't get it........
MrD,I can't agree more.  There are persons who legitimately believe theycan discern differences in audio equipment over the telephone. This is as bizarre as it gets for me.  YT is no better, how many variables and how many times has this been bise... 
As much as I try, I just don't get it........
+1 isochronism   
What are your thoughts on the "Edsels" of the audio history?
+1 mijostyn I had the distinct displeasure of listening to a pair Plasmatronics at a "high-end" store.  The salesman was so pleased with himself when the few people in the room slammed their hands over their ears. OMG like ice picks in your brain... 
As much as I try, I just don't get it........
@mijostyn +1 
Negotiate good price
Although the salesperson acted poorly...seems to me that you put on such a demonstration in actions and words that he just gave up. Hey it happens. If you have so much "coin" to throw around then why not negotiate a fair price?  Or is that not a "... 
Are there any tube amps that don't give off any---
Consider cooling your body instead:https://www.polarproducts.com/polarshop/pc/Cool-Flow-Industrial-Cooling-Seat-System-p2014.htm 
Tweaks you got rid of because they were not effective (enough)?
I can't describe hard-core pornography to you, but I know it when I see it... Justice Potter StewartRegards,barts