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Great musicians who should have been famous except....
I've never been a huge Moody Blues fan, but I saw them two or three years ago (maybe longer) in Portland (OR) and they put on a great show. They rocked a lot harder than they do on their records.  
Your favorite Small Apartment Speakers
I like the Cantons in a bigger space.  Great bass and imaging. I'm using the Focal in my computer room which is pretty small, almost near field. Both are great speakers.  
Your favorite Small Apartment Speakers
"I recently purchased a pair of the Canton 9.2 and am thoroughly impressed by them. I have owned Tekton Impact Monitors, Focal 1008 BE, Philharmonitors, Odyssey Kismets, Evoke Eddies, and a few more. These Cantons are staying with me..."I have the... 
Need help finding a new phono stage.
You might be able to find a used Nova Phonomena within your budget. Excellent phono stage. If you prefer new, check out the Parks Puffin. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
 The MOFI I Robot sounds fantastic!  
Bookshelf Bake Off
If you like the Aria, perhaps consider the Electra. I picked up a nice used pair of Electra 1008 BE and they sound great. I haven't heard the Aria so can't compare, but everything I've read indicates the Electra is a step up. I'd also give strong ... 
The low frequency response is Bass, not Base.
That claim is bassless. 
Looking for advice on buying new discontinued music server - would you do it?
I bought discounted Node 2 devices when the Node 2i came out.  I also have a couple of their speakers.  The software is the same for all their devices as far as I know and there is a lot of information in their forums if you need help.  How good a... 
Great musicians who should have been famous except....
Van Halen was pretty famous and I think most people that were the least bit familiar with them knew there was more than one person with a last name of Van Halen in the band.If you want to check out an under-appreciated drummer, try Billy Cobham.  ... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - S/TLindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie - S/T 
Need help. Music server and streaming. Newbie.
I don't use iTunes, or any Apple products, other than an old iPod that I never use anymore, thanks to my phone.I use Foobar 2000 for ripping CD's.  There are other formats you can use as mentioned.  The key thing is to use a format that doesn't em... 
Neil Young’s Lonely Quest to Save Music
At home I listen to Qobuz more than anything else, unless I can't find something, then I go to Tidal.  I can use it in my car too, but Spotify is a little more user friendly.  It's integrated with Waze, which I use all the time and it's also on th... 
Neil Young’s Lonely Quest to Save Music
Spotify does a nice job of building playlists, better than Tidal, and Qobuz doesn't really offer anything customized to your listening habits.  I listen to it in the car.  I don't have a killer car stereo and it's fine there.  I also listen to Pan... 
Need help. Music server and streaming. Newbie.
Try ripping a couple of CDs to the hard drive as FLAC files, share it on your network, then stream through the Oppo and see how you like it.  Or connect it directly vis the USB port. 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
I think about going through my collection (close to 2000 LPs?) and selling off some of the stuff I never listen to or have more than one copy of, but I'm always too busy listening to new additions to the collection!  I have a hard time picturing l...