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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... 
VPI Avenger
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... 
audio desk
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.