|Suggest budget CDP to use as transport|
Look for a used Sony 595. This is a SACD deck so the pickup is excellent and it has an optical output which should work with most DAC's. I have two of these and they often sound better then my Sony 777. Some of the chips in the unit went into most...
Harry is a marketing fox, taken old components and re-purposing them for a 'new' machine. Beware of 'printed' tone arms, as they are inferior to those made of high quality machined parts. Harry knows that but needed to provide and excuse for a $15...
|High End Speaker Prices|
Better sound is in the ear of the beholder. Generally the cost of goods for any high end speaker is about 15% of its MSRP. After that, costs can go anywhere. Some high end speakers are embedded with about 40% of marketing and distribution costs. C...
|Laser recommendation for Spkr set-up?|
Best to check in with Jim Smith's 'Getting Better Sound'. Jim does it all.
|Wall Street Journal Magazine turntable|
Outrageous priced eye candy for audiophiles. The Soulines model at only $4K looks like a buy until you add an arm, cartridge, cover etc. Given Soulines is located in eastern Europe, with only wire transfers accepted, could not but be a very risky ...
|Diminishing hearing ability?|
As someone who has been hearing impaired for over fifty years, I strongly suggest you find a experienced audiologist who works with musicians. Yes, wax removal is a must, but you also need to know what you are capable of hearing. An initial full s...
|Diving back into analog...which turntable to buy|
Go to the web firm "U-Turn Audion". Great gear, value priced, great sound. If you don't agree they will refund your money. Things have changed.
|What drives your music and live show preference?|
A live show is a social event, not one for serious listening to music. All live shows provide high decibel amplified sound, which is a health hazard. So, if you are tying to replicate such music, it is best you consider if you are serious about mu...
|How to calculate freight class for speaker shippin|
Try the eBay uShip service, and make the buyer do a pick up via his using that service. The insurance issue still exists. I was recently quoted blanket service for two speakers weighting about a total of 100 pounds for a 850 mile trip for $225, in...
One of Auto's competitors suggests you always add Kodak PhotoFlow liquid to your brew. PhotoFlow is a compound that makes the water 'wetter', in that it breaks the surface tension of water. Contact lens drops can also be used to get 'wetter' water...
|Help: Burning High Res Audio to DVD|
Capacity wise you need a Blu Ray.
|Clear audio professional or klaudio record cleaner|
Sadly, these machines, while very effective at cleaning, are way over priced. You can land a very effective ultrasonic cleaning machine in the US for about $1300, shipped from Hong Kong, all shipping, transaction, processing fees and bank fees inc...
|Good Tech in North Jersey to upgrade caps.in myamp|
I've used Ben. Great service. Ben is an expert in hi-ed work. Yes, Ben is in Brooklyn. Worth the trip.
|A sad tale of tube problems...|
As some joker recently said, what attracts us to the hobby is the expense and inconvenience. Feel free to depart.
|which 2.1 audio system for the PC.|
Look at the Yamaha 1000, which I have. It does 2.1 and 5.1. I use it as a 2.1 system without the sub. Pricey new, used it goes for about $200. Tons of inputs. Enjoy.