bob540

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Best debut album
Some really good debut albums noted.I like Joan Osborne, "Relish" 
What Do You Think . . . and How Does It Work?
Jerry, I think we enjoy finding kindred spirits here.  I don’t have the means to approach “perfect”, if there is such a thing, but I look forward to enjoying some of the flavors of imperfect.  As others have stated, it’s about the music and enjoyi... 
What Do You Think . . . and How Does It Work?
@glupson, I know your question wasn't addressed to me per se, but I think people would be interested in DIY equipment for a few reasons:  a) you hope to end up with better equipment than you could afford to purchase from the manufacturer.  b) You ... 
What Do You Think . . . and How Does It Work?
I wish I could hear them — I don’t really need more speakers, but if these things are as good as you say, plus very affordable, that’s an opportunity that needs to be seized!    
What Do You Think of This Device: Parasound Zphono-USB
Yeah . . too bad we aren’t cousins!  😝 
What Do You Think . . . and How Does It Work?
Those Pluto’s would be handy, being able to move them about as you want (unlike the Martin Logan’s I have that weigh 60-some lbs. each and have spikes that I have to pull up from the carpet.  Who was it that posted that their speakers each weigh 1... 
What Do You Think of This Device: Parasound Zphono-USB
Hi John.  Is that something you would do with a new device?  I understand replacing parts on an older device, but upgrading a new device . . . first, I would probably at least wait until the warranty expired . . is that something that a lot of peo... 
What Do You Think . . . and How Does It Work?
@darkstar, More realistic that Magico?  But I thought those were supposed to be near-best? 
Anyone considering not buying Chinese products anymore?
People that can spend $10,000 on amps and $20,000 on loudspeakers should be able to buy their equipment from companies and countries anywhere they want.  Same with other products — if you are willing to pay more then you can buy American-made prod... 
What Do You Think of This Device: Parasound Zphono-USB
@johnss I was interested in flac because that is the file type my Bluesound Vault 2i saves my CDs to. Wav would be fine also, as I have read that is a quality file [email protected],  I assume that listings on Audiogon will be for very nice equipment ... 
What Do You Think . . . and How Does It Work?
@mickeyb, I was going to suggest those inexpensive Crown amps — you could buy 3 of those and not have too much money in it.  The 12 amps alymere mentioned would be interesting too.  Maybe one of you guys with plenty of room and some loose change c... 
What Do You Think . . . and How Does It Work?
@gregm:  I’m don’t really have the room for them, especially since they need space to sound their best.  But for the price, they are interesting.  If my patio were covered or enclosed, that might be an application worth considering.I wondered what... 
New TT or upgrade cartridge/platter on Project DC
I’ve just recently gotten into higher-end equipment and wasn’t sure if I would have much interest in listening to vinyl again.  But after reading the lofty assessments of people here who claimed that vinyl has been the best source of their listeni... 
Just confused
Lol . . You guys are a trip!I have a concrete slab with foam pad and medium pile carpet over it.  When I got my towers speakers, I tried them with just the tiny rubbery-button feet they came with, but the speakers would be too easy to tip and fall... 
What Do You Think of This Device: Parasound Zphono-USB
Thank you Erik for your response.  I plan to order the Zphono-USB, as most reviews of the product and your comments have been positive.  The cost isn’t that much and it gives me something else to play with.  Happy Listening!