Responses from bsmg

Tube Vs. SS Preamps
In one of the old Vacuum Tube Valley magazines I remember reading an article about the supposed advantages of tubes vs solid state audio. Among several listed reasons for tube gear "sounding" better was that tubes emphasize even order harmonics, w... 
Decision: keep the Project Classic or buy into a Linn Axis?
I would keep the ProJect and just get a better cartridge.  
The best $99 system upgrade ever!
Huh? What? 
Best best ballads that refer to a US State
Kentucky Woman - Neil Diamond 
Dallas or Texas-based audio companies
I guess they don't have the internet on that separate freedom power grid they have in Texas. And it may get worse since the fatbellies are not likely to get their extra billions. Sounds like trouble. 
Best remote control?
My Jolida amplifier remote control is all metal, weighs about a pound, has four "buttons" that are actually small ball bearings. It also says "remote control" on it. The CD remote is of the same characteristics but weighs more and has three rows o... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Having never heard a Hot Stamper, I would say that, yes, this is excessive. However, I may change my mind once I do hear one.  
Why wont speaker companies publish their measurements?
Well, I just hope that this speaker "war" doesn't escalate to the nuclear level.....this could result in the virtual destruction of ALL speakers. Then we would be in trouble. Meanwhile, all of us can take comfort in the fact that any of us can eas... 
What if any, is the difference between a band or a group?
The Jeff Beck Group......isn't The Jeff Beck Band.The Band....isn't The Group.Hendrix' Band of Gypsies......isn't Group of Gypsies.The Allman Brothers Band....isn't The Allman Brothers Group.Looks to me like names are chosen by how they sound when... 
Capped off?
I use them as well....more to repel dust than for any sonic benefit. I really have no idea if they have any effect on sound quality.....but as you say, they do look good. 
Oppression within the speaker industry and how it can be stopped?
The fact that one can audition as many different speakers as one cares to seek out and listen to is, in the act itself, "custom tuning" the speakers to your ears. The eyeglasses analogy is only partly relevant; just as no two people have identical... 
At wits' end with radio through the speakers!
I once had this and used a handful of "rf coils" that snapped onto the rca cables. The things were a little less than an inch long and I just put them at random places on the phono cables. It fixed my issue 
Your favorite 'concept' album
The Who; "Quadrophenia" and  "Tommy" 
SONUS Faber Musica Power Source Internal 230v to 115V Switch Assistance
You have the unit's manual. Nobody here is better than that. Do what it says. 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
I'd say my old favorite was when I got the NAD 2020 integrated amplifier about 45 years ago. I wish I still had it but changed to an Adcom 5400 amp about ten years later. Current favorite piece is Watkins Generation 4 speakers (prototypes labeled ...