chayro

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Take up drums at age 56?
That's great to hear.  It's important that we have interests that take our minds off all the bad stuff going on in the world.  If you have any interest, you should check out some of the videos of orchestral snare drum playing.  Really amazing cont... 
Help! Spakers damaged during shipping?Paid insurance (with proof)being told not Insured?
I am very sorry you have to go through this.  This is why I will not ship speakers or any heavy items.  Period.  If there is an out-of-town buyer, I will work with them on defraying the travel costs to some extent.  I would rather take less for my... 
What to do with a collection of sealed audiophile vinyl? MFSL Telarc Sheffield Nautilus
It's fun selling on Ebay.  You sell something and then the buyer backs out because "they didn't really need it" and you still get slapped with a fee because the item sold and there is nobody on this earth that can help you out.  Enjoy yourself.   
Purist interconnect cables
Why would you think anyone here would have more information about the PAD line than a long-time PAD dealer?  Well, let's wait and see. Perhaps you're correct.  
Should I Sell My Oppo 203?
Oppos are selling for good prices and there's no sense keeping something you don't use when so many others seem to want it.  I sold my Oppo 205 and have no intentions of ever watching a DVD again.  I do miss the ability to play my HDAD (DVD audio)... 
Basic 12g copper speaker cables to $$$ cables.
It's a reasonable question, but IMO it's impossible to answer.  It all depends on system synergy and your taste.  I have two different sets of speakers.  With one speaker - same room and system, I prefer my $100 Belden cables to a set of $1500 cab... 
Purist interconnect cables
I think you should email Purist dealer Albert Porter on this site.  I'm sure he can answer your question.  Very responsive person.  BTW, I have recent experience with both the Venusta and Neptune and they are both great cables at their price points. 
Does it annoy you when companies don't show the internals of electronics ?
If you google the product and then hit "images" you can find internal shots of many products.  It works well for other images too, but that's for another forum.  
Amplifier tips
Just try to relax and set up your new speakers before you think of upgrading other things.  Evaluate your new speakers and see if you think anything is lacking. IMO, you should listen to any new item for at least 2 weeks minimum before making any ... 
Inexpensive CD Transport...
If you're talking inexpensive, try to track Ebay for factory refurbished CXCs which show up at $300-350.  IMO, the best deal for the money. Works very well and I don't think it can be bettered at the refurbished price.  If I had to pay full price,... 
Review of the SMARTractor and SMARTstylus
The question I have about this is that if you don’t have an arm with a perfect dimple to set the arm to pivot distance, can you ever really achieve maximum accuracy just eyeballing the pivot? I have an old Dennison Soundtractor that also requires ... 
Excessive Static
There are many threads on this subject. I highly recommend Gruv Glide. It will completely end your static problems. Some dislike spraying anything on their records and employ other methods, i.e., Zerostat, stop using your heat, get a humidifier, a... 
Nain Audio
Not many Naim owners here. You're better off at the Naim forum, although I doubt there are many Statement owners in the world at all.  But that said, playing at the level you are at, I can't imagine that any Naim statement dealer would not gladly ... 
Cambridge Audio CXC Transport Question
Of course there is no way to tell but to try, but I would not spend $600 on a CXC to find out.  Supposedly the transports in the CXC and the 651 are substantially similar, so I would doubt it.  But if you can score a refurbished unit on Ebay for $... 
The anachronistic CD Transport? And do I really need one.
@jbhiller - a solid choice. IMO, better than waiting for the new Schitt transport to come out, which has been in the wings for a long time but hasn't yet materialized. Give us a review of your impressions when you get going. BTW, if you need ...