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Do you listen to equipment or music.
O-ops - Hit the button twice.  Sorry - must be past my bed time! 
Do you listen to equipment or music.
s2000crI got "Bitten" in 1952, just before Stereo entered. I can recall my firstexperience at Audio House (Detroit) in 1954, listening to an RCA tapeof Alzo Sprach Zarathustra on Berlant Concertone deck, 2 Mc 50wmonoblocks, an two Stentorian (west... 
Do you listen to equipment or music.
s2000crI got "Bitten" in 1952, just before Stereo entered. I can recall my firstexperience at Audio House (Detroit) in 1954, listening to an RCA tapeof Alzo Sprach Zarathustra on Berlant Concertone deck, 2 Mc 50wmonoblocks, an two Stentorian (west... 
Why the facination with integrated amps?
When "Hi-FI" gained popularity at the dawn of the "50's, the affordable amps were Integrated - Bell, Brook, Bogen,Grommes, etc.  No frills. Then Mac, H.H.Scott, Marantz, Fisher, Quad brought increasing levels ofsophistication and fidelity - at a c... 
Electrostatic pros and cons.
Wow! All this talk of measurements and tech issues, and little or noacknowledgment of another critical component - YOUR ROOM!Yes - you can sit nearfield 8 feet from a pair of "Studio"-qualityMonitors and detect minutia. The minute we enlarge the l... 
i am starting to think Audiogon profits off the spam...
Ought to be careful here.  Love audio, but I don't visit this site daily.I'm not alone. Require oversight of every one of my infrequent postsand my interest wanes - don't need this.Some of the threads suggest a move toward a semi-private club!Bo 
Need speaker suggestion for a larger room!
Once again - my thanks to all who have offered suggestions.I'm filing this thread for reference.Spencer's and sbank's comments seem logical as to my environment. If they're correct, looks like I'm best off with bi-polars, and if the later powered ... 
Which area of components to spend the most $ on? Boy I was wrong all my life!
What a Thread...!First thought: it's generally conceded that speakers have thetoughest job - transducing electronic energy to physical. It followsthat here is where the "soundpath"is more likely to degrade. The source starts the journey at 100% (?... 
Need speaker suggestion for a larger room!
Pardon the tardy response. My thanks to all that have responded. I'm at a loss which way to turn, as there were so many differentsuggestions. The most intriguing was from sbank. Does a fairly live room devalue cone or horn speakers? I would think ... 
Need speaker suggestion for a larger room!
Holy mackerel!  I've no idea where to begin. Looks like I've opened Pandora's Box! I'll "do diligence" and seek out opinions on as many of these as I'mable. Can't personally audition even a few of them.No comments on my preamp/ amp combo? I'm acqu... 
Need speaker suggestion for a larger room!
Thanks, but couldn't pull up the Acoustic Camels. Have I got the name right?Also, what about the Camel's sound? What sets these above others at this price point?Bo 
Need speaker suggestion for a larger room!
Two reasons, M-db: 1. Most will be stretched gettingto the 350 hz crossover in the Ascents, and 2. a space problem,believe it or not (I'm still married!)Bo 
full-scale orchestral music—best test of speakers’ potential?
You all are underscoring an issue that is seldom considered:YOUR acoustics (hearing). It's unrealistic to assume that everyone's hearing transmits audio nuance EXACTLY the same - from our tympani's, our Cochlear complex, our auditory nerve canal a... 
Audio tech stylus replacement source - any help?
Raul; Thanks for your input!As earlier recommended, I'm sending the cartridge to Sound Smith for their assessment of the stylus - and identification of the cartridge.Thanks to you all for your interest and feedback!Bo 
Audio tech stylus replacement source - any help?
Chakster??  No Comprende. Nicht verstehe.Mofi: I think I'm better off sending the cartridge in it's shell to Sound Smith or Needle Doctor and let them deal with it.Thanks to all who responded. That's what makes the Audiogonsite special! Best,Bo