bigkidz

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The CD vs Server argument, the merits of streaming
I’m not convinced that this sounds better than a transport and a dac yet. I’ll have to visit with Troy soon but so far close but no cigar from what I have. Convinience yes but not the sound yet. 
Audiolab 6000 CDT transport
The Nano CD Transport and it sounded very good for the $500-$600 unit.  Not as good as my Audiomeca Mephisto II but it was not embarrassed either.  Other good transports would be to use a Rea Apollo or Saturn.  They are very nice sounding used as ... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
The OP stated that you cannot compare every speaker out there.  Well that may be true but IMO you want to compare different types of speakers to see what your preference is.  You need to learn why one sounds one way and the other sounds different.... 
Upgrade McCormack or...
I could build you a nice stereo amplifier 6SN7 tube hybrid design with point to point wiring so no circuit boards and ship it to you for a trial period.  Plitron transformer and choke would increase the cost though.  See my stuff here on Agon.Happ... 
Pulling myself out of old, broken equipment, one hesitant step at a time...
$400 is an outrage.  Bill Legall in PA at Miler sound charges much less or go to Vandersteen.I am in New Jersey and can repair your gear if you want tot ship.  I can repair or modify anything.  It is not my main employment so I don't charge fellow... 
Recommendations for Vintage Speakers
I have a friend of mine who I call "Vintage Joe".  He has had all of the above mentioned speakers.  Depending on your price range and room size the best speakers I heard from his system was the IMF 50s and up.  Large box style floor standers.  I a... 
How to replace hardwired stock power cord ?
I did not read all of this but are you looking to cut out a hole and install an IEC outlet so you can use after market power cords? If you are int eh NYC area I can do that for you for a minimum fee.  Or is you buy there wire I can also swap out t... 
Buyer is claiming damage that was done by him!
Since I manufacturer audio components, this stuff does happen.  I had tubes in original boxes wrapped in bubble wrap that were placed within the audio chassis so not much room to bounce around.  One tube was shattered and the other was blown (look... 
WAF Speaker suggestions
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Please Help Me!!
You guys suck.  I have an all BoseO system now and it sounds better that whatever you have or can buy anytime or any place!  It was a big part of the GOLDEN AGE of audio.  Reviewed in Stereophilefool!  Hope you all are not jealous!I am listening n... 
JAY'S Audio CDT-3-MK2 or PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player
Here goes my 2 cents worth. I posted my response in another thread regarding the Jay’s Audio transport and my old Metronome C1A transport. My ears I found the Metronome more musical with a deeper soundstage. The owner of the Jays transport felt it... 
Speaker Recommendations - from Vandersteen 5As
@MR_M I don't have a miles card so I cannot help you but hey maybe some others here can help you out?  Come-on folks help out Mr_M get to Audio Connection.  Can we set up a GO Fund Miles website? 
1973
@jtcf Strawberry Alarm Clock the incents and peppermints song was the guy from Lynyrd Skynyrd who wrote the Sweet Home Alabama riff.  he wanted to play in a psychedelic band back then.  A friend of the band visited with them and that guy sand the ... 
Replacement for Vandersteen 2ce
I own a pair of Vandersteen 5As and I had some issues with them.  I use a 100wpc stereo amp as I felt that I only technically needed to power the top half of the speaker since they already have powered sub-woofers in each speaker.  I was playing a... 
Speaker Recommendations - from Vandersteen 5As
@mr_m come on, just book a fight now with all the rewards miles you have been hoarding!