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Black Ash.....
Black ash can look great. In fact, I'd choose it over most finishes. 
Spendor D7, D9 but no love Classic 100?
Listening to Kenny Barron through my beloved SP 1/2E's now (circa 1997)...will never EVER sell them, as they soundly stomp on everything I've heard in the last 30 years. I thank the heavens I bought them when I did because at today's prices, forge... 
any speakers using all Scanspeak Classic drivers?
Odyssey Audio’ premier 2-way used the Scans cut paper driver and 1.5” tweet. 
Your Forever Pieces? What and Why?
Spendor SP 1/2’s...will be buried with them! Simply the best. 
If You Like Funk: Check Out Vulfpeck
Inauthentic ripoff of Jackson 5 and meaningless lyrics; and someone needs to tell that guy he dances like my 11 year-old niece (i.e. like a girl)...BAD music! 
New KEF Reference 5 speakers
Approx 25 years in this hobby has taught me that one should not have to work so hard to enjoy a new purchase. If a component is going to work, you will know it quickly and instinctively, and without having to ditch 1/2 your CD collection...what a ... 
First Watt vs McIntosh vs Ampzilla
The M2 has been my only amp for the past 3 years, and paired with my Spendor 1/2s and AI Modulus 3B (or Quicksilver Pre), it is an astonishingly good sounding component. It does everything well, imo, and will reflect accurately what is upstream, w... 
Bybee Active Room Neutralizers
My thoughts are that Bybee products are rubbish and quackery. 
Audible Illusions M3B with Aragon amp?
Will probably make many mad here, but I ordered an MB3  recently, and it was on my doorstep in 10 days. When I saw the box, I think I scared my neighbor when I exclaimed, "NO WAY!" Apparently, AA is pretty unpredictable in their delivery, but boy ... 
Pest Inspection
I had very good success by playing Kanye West. Apparently, the 'auto-tune' frequencies disorient the bugs, making them walk in circles and hold their little feet up to their ears. 
Bybee Audio tweeks. IQSE
For those who are gullible (and brainless) enough to purchase these products, I suppose they deserve to lose their money...someone else is laughing all the way to the bank. 
Stay away from the nad
It depends on which NAD era we're talking about. My 7225PE I bought in 1991 has been used, abused, played at beer parties outside in the freezing cold, and left powered continuously on for one 10-year stretch...not one hiccup and it still rocks. H... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
"Anyone tried the fuses filled with bees wax? $175 per fuse."Have not tried these, but I tried the version filled with s*&t. Sounded great until my amp took a dump on my floor. 
Anyone Using Crystals?
When I added crystals to my system, I totally noticed that its energy senators aligned (I am talking instantly here, man), and everything sounded so amazing and rad in tune with my energy centers, too. Crystals are right on with me...totally, real... 
Is the sound of ATL plug performing the best?
I would certainly think so. I am a big fan of the ATL 100% conductive plugs (not so much the ones that are lower in the model chain and thus less conductive). I actually transferred the ETP-M16RH ETP-F16RH plug to my coffee maker (Transvold Extrem...