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marantz model 9 service
I can do the service - repair  I'm in New Jersey 
Supratek vs Allnic phono stages
IS the Allnic a DHT design?  If so go with a DHT design. 
Does vinyl have a sound?
To answer your question - YES.  I was at a presentation by the owner of Genesis Speakers - Gary Leonard Koh owner brought six records to listen to all made out of different material.  Each had a sound.  Very easy to hear the differences.  He is a ... 
Problem with one of my Gershman Avant Garde RX-20s... HELP!
contact Bill Legal at Miller Sound in PA.  Call him and then email photos of the driver(s).  He can usually repair anything so ask him first.  Then like mentioned above - see if a newer driver can be used in it's place. 
Funny how streaming/digital still chases that analog benchmark.
Everyone hears differently.  We build a DHT DAC and a excellent phono stage.  Our DAC typically sounds better than most TT set-ups we compare it to.  I love to see the expression on a persons face when there analog set-up just does not sound as go... 
Magico Customer service
Here is my one cent worth - is you are buying at the MSRP you are a complete fool.  My customer owns two pairs of Magico speakers and he did not pay list price for either.  The most recent pair was lit MSRP $175 or something like that and he paid ... 
Paying with a cashiers check? Need advice!
A Bank check is automatically debited from your bank account by the teller so the bank has no liability in the transaction once you walk away with the check.  Your account is debited period.  You can only place a stop payment on the check usually ... 
My ears are ready to retire!
Get the Vinnie Rossi integrated amp with built in DAC is you need that.  Not cheap but one of the best built and sounding components I have heard and I build audio components.  I just don't build integrated (at least not yet)!Lower priced would be... 
What makes speaker's sound big?
A small room!OK lots of good answers and some not so good.  There are a number of key factors making speakers sound bigger:1 - Design - many speakers that sound big have cabinets that are narrow allowing the music to flow around them.  Flat faced ... 
Speaker Upgrade Recommendation for Current Analog System - under $10,000 Budget
You can pick up a pair of used Vandersteen model 5As for way under $10K and build around them. That is where I would look. IMO most of the recommended speakers mentioned above are not there with the 5As. My experience comes from listening to so ma... 
Would you Upgrade?
You have to know what makes sound good.  If you don't understand what component in your system makes the sound they way it is, you basically are just trading one type of sound for another.  Brightness comes more from your components than the speak... 
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
Interesting comments from each of you.  I do not stream still spinning CDs.  My buddy just purchased the Rockna (looking forward to hearing it).  I have also heard an older MSB at his home that was upgraded to the newest software.  It was like a $... 
If you hopped into your time machine and brought back audio gear- what would it be?
@jshulerjr48 you can do that today!Simple ask, simple response - another Lafayette KT-550 power amp as a back-up.  This beast of an amplifier crushes almost anything out here today.  Other than that gas, home and car prices!Happy Listening. 
Upgrading phono stage
IMO I would use that money to upgrade the current product with the phono stage.  Simple upgrade with be caps, resistors and adding an AC filter choke.Happy Listening. 
Best sounding resistors
You can see the components I build on my system page.From my eperience:Amtrans are very niceCaddock - OK not my preference although used to be at one timeRiken good for the moneyTakman good carbon is musicalTakman - not a fan of metal resistorsVis...