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NJ Audio Society?
The New Jersey Audio Society is back with live meetings!  Please see our web site for details...www.njaudiosociety.org 
DAC That Punches Above Its Price Point
@jerrybj.... interesting post.  I am using a modded older Beresford that is around 10-15 years old.  No USB, but I haven't needed one so far.  Planning to upgrade server, so will likely need USB.  This old DAC sounds really good.  The modder, a lo... 
Are the new Ohm Walsh speakers Audiophile quality?
@audionacious.... I did the same thing in the fall of 2009 with the same speakers, which were a new model at the time.  After reading through hundreds of posts here in several threads from Ohm owners, a pattern emerged which, IME, accurately chara... 
Ohm Speakers and Services prices to increase September 1st
@audiothesis... You're too late for Ohm.  My speakers increased $1000 to $3800 pr.  The price was steady for over 10 years.Two points... 1. IMHO, the Walsh 2000, my awesome speakers since 2009, is still a great value at the new price.  2.  It spea... 
Are the new Ohm Walsh speakers Audiophile quality?
@cdrat...  I don't know what the woofer surround material is.  However, the current line of Ohm Walsh speakers are expected to have about a 50 year lifespan, according to John at Ohm.  John is all too aware of the wear and tear issues with earlier... 
I'm looking for a pair of interconnects that won't shatter the bank....
My system is mostly wired with Morrow, series 3 and 5 interconnects.  They are a good value, IMHO.  I needed a short length of RCA cable due to the addition of a transformer, and just as a placeholder, I ordered the house-assembled Audio Quest RCA... 
Vandersteen 1C to 3A Signature
@gdnrbob and o.p....That's exactly what I did in my quest to improve my 1Cs, along with upgrading most of my electronics. It helped to add one, then a second 2Wq, then a pair of MHP-5 crossovers.  But after all of that I felt I had taken the 1Cs a... 
Advice on a streamer
No love for the Marantz NA6006?  I have heard it, thought it sounded really good, and seems like a good value. 
Vandersteen 1C to 3A Signature
@patrickdowns...I have read those reviews. The placement requirements for Larsens are a deal breaker for me, and others, who can't provide the wall space.  But if you have a place for them, certainly worth an audition, IMHO. 
Vandersteen 1C to 3A Signature
I would suggest something, um, outside the box.  10 years ago, I decided to replace my 1Cs.  The 2Ces were a little too large, physically, for my room.  I ended up with a pair of Ohm Walsh 2000s, and 10 years later, I haven't regretted it for a mi... 
How many dealers do you use?
I have been involved with a local audio society for a dozen or so years.  Many of our meetings are hosted by B&M dealers.  While I don't make many audio related purchases, I try to patronize those dealers when I can.  That said, there is one d... 
Best sub for music,
I believe cone material is only one small piece of the puzzle.  Speaker design is as much an art as a science.  My pair of Vandersteen 2Wq subs, now discontinued, have never been anything less than super musical, powerful and of a piece with my ma... 
How long can preamp tubes last?
Tubes in my Mcintosh C220 have been in place for almost ten years, used on average about 15-20 hours per week.  When I had the preamp serviced this past fall, I had the tubes tested.  They tested like new.  So, the answer is, a very long time. 
Are the new Ohm Walsh speakers Audiophile quality?
@uncleang... Yup, that's our JS!  I have met him numerous times, and called him on occasion, and JS is BS-free.  12 years and counting with my Walsh 2000s.  Loving them more and more.  Wish I could say that about my wife! 
Qobuz or Tidal?
So, I recently tried and subscribed to Qobuz.  I can easily stump it with what I thought should have been titles in the Qobuz library.  But there is a lot of there there.  The one HUGE, GLARING OMISSION, however is the lack of a radio-style option...