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Mapleshade...where's the love?
I bought a handful of the Mapleshade CDs and not single one is worth listening to. There are a great many amazing CDs available (out there) which absolutely puts Mapleshade to shame. I have used several of there products such as brass spikes, heav... 
Dunlavy resurrection?
I'm probably one of the biggest fans ever of the Dunlavy speaker line up. I own almost every model that was produced. I've had to do some maintenance on some of the units, but for the most part they have given me years of nothing but listening ple... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
I think that a lot of the enthusiastic audiophiles are getting a little older as I am and are pretty happy with the systems they have. Maybe try a few of the tweaks as they come along, but mostly enjoy the music. 
Happy 4th of July
Not ashamed to ask for God's blessings on our nation! 
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
I have listened to numerous McIntosh products through the years. I've also had 'heart-to-heart' talks with McIntosh dealers. Bottom line is that McIntosh tube products tend to sound much better than their solid state counterparts. Overall, if a co... 
Good Product or Nonsense?
I have used Optrix and/or other products for years and have found that in most cases an improvement in audio/video performance can be predictably achieved. Getting the right combination of 'tweaks' for a given system takes some time and patience, ... 
To Sell or Keep?
Remember Net Present Value from Finance Class? Sell and keep moving forward. 
CD no more produced?
Best source for CD(s) and virtually all digital media can be found at https://www.secondspin.com/.I most definitely agree that commercial CD(s) are much better than any streaming option that I've experienced, especially given all the very effectiv... 
The Truth about Modern Class D
Bought the Rowland 501 monos when they first came out and have had absolutely no regrets. Class D is just a technology which can be used or misused. Really unfair to relegate it to some inferior status or to make generalizations. Tubes versus soli... 
Speakers under $5000 maintained a reputation for quality sound over the last 15 years.
Dunlavy...by a fairly wide margin. 
SACD
I am a person who has tried a lot of tweaks over the years. Some didn't help or made things worse; and yet most have found a place as a permanent part of my system(s). I have a fair number of SACDs and they sound really good, but not necessarily b... 
Infinity RS1B ? Buy or runaway
I had the RS1-B(s) for a number of years. They were interesting with respect to their sonic and visual impact in a room. I used both solid state and/or tube electronics. I did some tweaking which made a positive difference. Since then I have had a... 
Crazy to buy a 17 year old CD Player?
I had an ARC CD-2 for several years and enjoyed it the entire time. I have auditioned the subsequent ARC models and have observed the improvement in performance at each level. The ARC CD-2 unit, however, is still relevant in as much as it has a ve... 
Losing Touch
Can only speak for myself and observations of others over time. I enjoy putting mixers/playlists together and sharing with friends and family. There's some excellent music being recorded from Christian artists and I feel the heartfelt dedication c... 
Losing Touch
Well, I've been audiophile for about 50 years now. I'm 'losing touch' with a lot of music I've listened to at various points along the way. As a Christian my interest in music follows along the lines that if Christ was there in the listening room ...