Responses from bondmanp

Streamers under $1500
Check out Small Green Computer and their selection of Sonare streamers.  Excellent sound at reasonable prices, IMHO.  
Speakers On Wheels?
If your floor is perfectly level, four wheels should be fine.  If not, three gives you a better shot at your speakers being stable.  
Speakers On Wheels?
Two things to consider: Hire a piano mover to hoist the speakers up through a window.  Also, if you're not a DIY type of guy, Sound Anchors will custom make just about anything you want at a fair price.  I am very happy with the custom cradle base... 
Ohm Speakers Status Update
@tksteingraber Your 2000s have a tweeter attenuation switch? That used to be available only in the 5000s, IIRC. My 2000s are an early production pair, and lack any controls. When did you buy yours?  
Ohm Speakers Status Update
@oldaudiophile Interesting. When I worked briefly at Sixth Avenue Electronics in NJ, we sold Bose and a few decent brands, like NHT and Paradigm.  The Bose were on display only in a separate alcove.  They were not allowed to be displayed where the... 
Ohm Speakers Status Update
@audionoobie  Interesting.  I also bought a pair of Vandy 1Cs from a local Jersey dealer.  This was in 2000.  I since added a pair of 2Wq subs.  I upgraded my electronics until I felt that I had taken the 1Cs as far as they could go.  The natural ... 
Andrew Singer Of "Sound by Singer" passed away yesterday
I was in the 15th Street store years ago for a manufacturer's rep night.  Can't recall the speakers, but I think it was VAC gear. After the demos, Andy asked me what I thought of the sound. I sheepishly replied that I could never afford the speake... 
Napping while listening
I often nod off while listening in the evening after work. I nap on Saturday and usually have a great Saturday night listening session. Sunday evenings are pretty good, too. Just under 2 years to retirement... can’t wait to ramp up my needle drop... 
resonance at 500 Hz using headphones - maybe need a different DAC?
I am quite familiar with the technician you used. Unfortunately, he is retired, otherwise, I would suggest that you have him investigate. I owned the same Beringer DAC that he modified. It was an excellent DAC, and I only replaced it because I wan... 
Solar Eclipse Music
I can't believe I got to this first:   The Sky's Gone Out by Bauhaus  
what's a good Gan / Class D option under 3k? Nilai or Ncorex500?
I don't know what chips it uses, but the Arion Audio S500 amp fits what you want in every regard.  I have had it for 5 years now, and I couldn't be happier.  
Where was the best reproduced sound you ever heard?
This one was unexpected.  At a Stereophile show in Manhattan in 2005(?), Roman Audio Centurions powered by Krell gear.  We put on a Brad Mehldau JVC XRCD, a sampler, "In the Wee Small Hours of the Night".  About a dozen people in the room, and nob... 
Is There a New Record Pressing Machine Out There?
Not sure any record presses are new.  I visited one plant that had bought a couple of old ones from a sneaker manufacturer who had repurposed some record presses to make sneakers.  He converted them back to press LPs.  
Tubes Recommendation for McIntosh Preamp
FWIW, I replaced the stock 12AX7 tubes in my C220 preamp with Mullard reissues.  I got a lower noise floor, smoother highs without losing detail, and slightly expanded soundstage.  A great low cost upgrade.  
My end game speaks.
I hate to throw more speakers into the audition list, but check out German Physic and MBL speakers. If I was going well into 5 figures for speakers, those two would be high up on the audition list. If you really like it loud, consider a horn-based...