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I just bought the new McIntosh MB20 and discovered that it's made in freakin' CHINA!!!
Check the VIN on your American cars.  If it does not begin with a 1, it is made from a lot of foreign parts.  A 4 used to indicate at it was assembled from at least 75% American parts, but now it means a similar percentage from North American part... 
I just bought the new McIntosh MB20 and discovered that it's made in freakin' CHINA!!!
Some of you seem to have a grudge about Chinese made products.  Just in case any of you own a MAGA hat, or any clothing from Ivanka's lines, you need to know it is all made in China.So are my Biden flags. 
My experience with bi-wiring
I am not a bi-wire person, but do admit that it is possible that two different wires might have different characteristics for bass vs everything else.  Bi-wiring with identicle wires does no more than maybe make up for wires being to small to begi... 
I just bought the new McIntosh MB20 and discovered that it's made in freakin' CHINA!!!
Listen to it.  Go to a big Best Buy with a Magnolia AND McIntosh to see of theirs are made in China.  Since the same Japanese company owns Denon, Marantz, and McIntosh (And has for quite some time), if the Best Buy unit is not made in China, then ... 
Violin Moves All Over the Sound Stage
Since Stern was 81 when he died in 2001, I wonder if the recording is digital, or if you just have a digitized copy.  BUT!  He might be moving around the Microphone. 
So how can a great system solve less than great recordings
Nothing to do with "great systems", but I have a double pole, double throw switch to bypass my sub crossover.  This allows a lot of harmonics to be added to make up for how horrible many old LP's sound.  
What’s the relationship between gain (dB) and power (watts)?
That Bryston gain switch would be to match the volume of two disparate amps on the same preamp. 
Can someone explain, in lay terms, why I should pay more for a Coaxial Interconnect?
Isn't the placebo effect of spending a lot of money just wonderful? 
Boy, Oh Boy! Towshend!
I had a customer who made me some Harleyish floorboard inserts out of medium-hard rubber.  They work perfectly on my tile over concrete floor.  All equipment is next door in the ex-laundry room, with its two 110 volt 30 amp (10 gauge) outlets, con... 
Stratospheric audio gear prices
One benefit of high prices is to keep the time wasters away from showrooms.  My local Audio/Video installation specialist is a Linn dealer, with a Plain Jane $25000 turntable that looks like its predecessor Ariston. The sticker shock will keep any... 
So you think wire conductors in cables are directional? Think again...
jasonbourne52  As Martin Luther said a half milenea ago, Reason is the enemy of faith (in cables?).  
Inheritance ($100K) with a caveat
A second A/C system for the giant Audio Research monoblocks on sale at West Palm Beach's Audio Advisors would be a start. Add the preamp and actual B&W Nautilus speakers, not the 800 series.    Whoops, I am out of money for the required extra ... 
Uber expensive repair at United Radio
arcticdeth  I agree about these cars, but not just the expense.  My BMW's and Alfa's were beyond spending a fortune to keep them functioning properly.  They were just too much trouble to bother with.  I had the best audio repairman ever.  He desig... 
Mega dollar systems. 200k on up. What are their professions?
Having moved from Tennessee to Boca Raton for college tennis, I was often invited to the Boca Hotel and Club to play.  It did not take very long to realize that asking the club members, especilly our northern Palm Beach friends,  what they did was... 
Is D for Dry? Class D...
I recently auditioned a 100wpc Rotel integrated amp, with a Rotel CD player, with some $10,000 speakers that are a much newer version, but one model down from my own.  By its size, the amp must have been a Class D.  It also sounded very electronic...