|Anyone (everyone) care to throw a dart?|
$100...for my wife. I way way past diminished, and not quite the OP's age... Whatever is fun!
|Help Me Choose or Confuse Me More|
You are close enough to take advantage of studio monitors which are well suited to near field listening. I have a powered set of Adam Audio A5x's on my desk. My musician son has the prior version with the matching sub. The A7 is a little larger...
|The Absolute Sound vs Pleasing Sound|
Amplified live music is very colored in itself. The 'sound guy' helps create the sound, and some equipment and people do a better job than others. That being said, acoustic live, no amplification, is my gold standard. From voice to violin!
|Can't believe I let myself get sucked in again.|
Welcome! Your gear sounds familiar... I have, among other things, a:A Bluesound Node 2i, A Bluesound Powernode 2i A Bluesound Mini 2i And a happy wife!Who doesn't mind my cave gear, ranging from vintage Marantz and IMF to modern Parasound and...
|What are you streaming tonight?|
Streaming Tidal high resolution into Bluesound node 2i... Listening to Linda Ronstadt Duets at the moment! The available variety is awesome, fun to get a new take on something familiar!
|Killer used integrated for |
'Killer' is a matter of perspective!For a good value in new, how about the Yamaha integrated amps in the price range?
|Tidal vs Quobuz|
As much as we spend on gear, from speakers to cables, a few dollars for one service or the other, or both, really is in the noise level. (pun taken). Enjoy them both!
|Late Night Jazz|
Irish whiskey, neat...:)
|Does Age Matter?|
60 something...and digital. A mix of Tidal and CD's.Vinyl up until my 30's or so (that technology thing), but I still have our vinyl collection.
|Anyone ditch the sub after large speaker purchase? |
I've never felt the need for a sub with my IMF TLS-80's, which I got in the ...80's..., and still have. Anything newer seems to want a sub. This seems very much correlated to cabinet size! WAF and home theater seem to favor subs, and the low fr...
|Is Not Responding To An Offer Just Plain Rude?|
As a buyer, I will almost always ask a question or two regarding a 'classified' style ad. This gets a conversation going, where I can get a feel for the seller. Love the ads I reply to, and months later the item is still for sale. Makes you wond...
|BlueSound Stinks(!), anyone?|
Your story is so much different than ours.We started with a Node 2i, hooked up to my (ahem) Marantz AV receiver. Control was great through my PC, my Android phone, and my wife's ipad. My wife, not as much of a techie, really liked it. Then we adde...
|Think fast: What would you take?|
A friend here in north bay San Francisco lost his home a few years ago. He said he wished he'd taken Christmas ornaments with him. I had original family artwork and heirlooms packed up, but we were fine. So scary, so hard to figure things out on...
|Built a DIY butcher block and iron pipe rack over the weekend|
Home Depot has butcher blocks at reasonable prices. I did something similar for a garage workbench. My wife thought it overkill, I thought it awesome. And easy.
|Need helpful recommendations for next two purchases |
I recently jumped into streaming with a Node 2i and a Tidal prescription. Got my wife on board when we figured out the Node can 'tune' (stream) local radio stations as well. The learning curve was pretty easy - I'm controlling with a computer, or ...