Responses from bpoletti

Don't sell your tube amps
I don't really care about tube life as long as it's longer than mine.  The tube equipment I use operates tubes very conservatively to extend tube life as much as possible.  My doctor does the same thing with me.  
Bass only when I stand up…
Those that suggest it's speaker position are correct.  It's a common problem when the speakers and listening position are both 1/3 into the room.   I suggest researching Dave Wilson's process of positioning speakers and listening positions.  It w... 
Infinity Kappa 9 S EMIT not functioning or Hearing Loss?
Download a frequency measurement app like Spectroid onto your phone and check the suspect speaker using a classical music selection that has a lot of high frequency. Maybe Rhespighi’s first movement of "The Pines." Test the speakers against each o... 
Digital Dilemma
LOL at all the excuses.  Has anybody actually LISTENED at length to a C-7030 CD player?  It is a true hidden gem. Bottom line is that the Onkyo C-7030 is a very good transport with an outstanding  built-in DAC.  It will be hard to beat that unit ... 
Audio Research equipment for sale.
Maybe you have a defective search engine.  Or bad typing skills.  
the big one: how do you choose speakers? By what features, data?
I use two criteria for speakers - My left ear and my right ear.    
A Different "Analog" Question
I wear a Seiko hybrid.  "Self-wind" to the extent that the "winding" mechanism is actually a battery charger.  It runs off of a quartz movement (digital) but displays on an analog face.  
How To Keep Cat Off Stereo Equipment?
The best way to keep a cat off of audio equipment is a 9mm.  
Is it possible for a high end manufacturer to overprice their goods?
There is such a thing as a 1" fine extra large brushed brass faceplate in front of a mediocre piece of electronics.  
Axpona 2023
OP -  Which vendor do you work for?  
Premium Power Cable Survey: The Results Are IN
In a blind A/B/X test, conducted by Keith Herron, it was determined and RESULTS REPEATED that a 3 MILLIBEL difference in tonal response was consistently detectible. With that in mind, it’s quite conceivable that minor power supply differences, inc... 
Real world Loudspeakers what does very good cost ?
$20k to $25K is a pretty good starting point for good speakers.  There are some decent performers in that range.  Much less and the deficiencies are more audible..    
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Handel.  Guess which choral composition.  
Vibration isolation or absorption?
The ideal setup is for absolutely NO vibration on the turntable, especially turntable motor vibration / noise. Isolation and vibration reduction required on the mounting platform (air suspension and / or large mass platform to concrete slab).  Mos... 
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
Just find a used Herron VTPH-2A, get a spare set of tubes and stop worrying about a future upgrade.  There isn't anything better.