chayro

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Need McIntosh service advice
Unfortunately, there are very few good techs around.  I remember when I was using a lot of electronic musical instruments, there was only one guy who could really fix them so they stayed fixed.  I think you're only option is to call the dealer and... 
Review - Don Grusin Out of Thin Air - PS Audio
This is funny - My entire review above was lifted and published in Jazz/Blues News. No credit of course. Pretty lazy journalism on their part. Unless that's what they regularly do - just find others' comments on the net and publish them.   http... 
Honesty is the best policy...I think.
You could sell it to The Music Room.  They are connected with PS Audio.  You won't get much for it, but they are familiar with the unit and know about this if it's as common as you say.    
Vinyl Newbie - So Many Questions!
Call your dealer and have them help you. That’s what they get paid for. I don’t think the problem is with your equipment. Dealers get a nice margin and part of that goes to customer service after the sale. Use what you paid for. As an example, I ... 
I'm confused - Different music...different speakers?
I’ve owned the Hawks, Forests and Model 1’s and never found them bright. I think the "metal tweeter = harsh" thing that so many throw around is not always true. Harbeth, Spendor and Chartwell all use metal tweeters and are not harsh. I think it ha... 
Want to make sure I have the correct settings for my phono pre-amp
I just purchased a phono preamp which said to use the high-gain setting, but the distributor recommended the low-gain setting and turning up the volume.  He said this eliminated one gain stage and made the preamp sound quieter and more transparent... 
turntable for daughter
How old is she and does she have any experience using a tt?  I think that's important to know.   
Looking for Advice of Speaker Cables
Personally, as you are experimenting with speaker placement, I would just buy some 10 or 12 gauge Belden from Blue Jeans and see how the placement works out before investing in expensive new cables.  You might even end up liking them.  They do nic... 
It's Great Having So Many Choices (?)
@SNS - you make some good points.  And as far as truth goes, nobody wants to hear the truth.  Whenever somebody starts a sentence with "To tell you the truth...", good news is NEVER coming.  Nobody says" To tell you the truth, you just won the lot... 
It's Great Having So Many Choices (?)
The point I was trying to make was to show the relationship between choices and stress.  Obviously, I'm not subscribing to the Animal Farm "Slavery is Freedom" model, but there is a principle in there.  That's why you see these prison movies where... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6 - I definitely hear what you are saying and I have a lot of experience with acoustic music as I play(ed) several instruments and have my degree in music. And I assure you there is no sarcasm intended in my comments to come.  First, I don't... 
Grado Headphone hack
I own the 1000's and some of the users recommend changing the big pads over to the small ones.  I've not tried it, but it just shows that everyone is different.  I happen to like the large pads myself, although I almost never listen to headphones.    
Where/what is the best place to sell used components
Selling low-dollar stuff is a pain.  Good packing materials and shipping are very expensive, not to mention the commissions on the auction sites. Then, people get it and they have buyers' remorse and want to return it, as if they bought from a sto... 
Then and Now
And, to keep things politically correct, potential partners look more alike after enough alcohol, but how do you feel the next morning?  Nothing against alcohol (far from it, unfortunately), but it rarely fosters the best decisions.  Although it d... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hi Jay - I’ve posted maybe twice before to your thread. Big solid-state amps and inefficient speakers aren’t my thing really, but I have enjoyed following your journey from an intellectual standpoint. A long time ago when I was trying to build a r...