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Perfect Pop Songs
@dayglow I think Michael Jackson was the biggest pop sound of the early 80s who was not new wave. “Don’t Stop till you get enough” is just a perfectly crafted pop tune that holds up better than anything later except maybe Man in the Mirror..Unlike... 
Perfect Pop Songs
I think of the early to mid 1970s as a key time for pop. With the Beatles no more, it opened up the doors for a myriad of artists and influences. Singer songwriters, arrangers, R&B and Soul and gospel influences, so much pop goodness.Heck, Al ... 
Perfect Pop Songs
Pre disco BeeGees released some pretty iconic pop songs, any of which would fall into the category of perfect pop:To Love SomebodyHow Can You Mend a Broken HeartLonely DaysOther of my fav 60s/ 70s pop songs that get close to perfect pop:Diamond Gi... 
BlueSound Stinks(!), anyone?
I have two Powernode’s, the amplified version. They are grouped and run my in-wall speakers for the house. I control with Roon and it’s simple and easy, and the sound is decent.I tested one on my main hifi, which at the time had Devore Super 8s. P... 
What are the items/models that you have owned more than once? And loaning "software".
Owned Merlin TSM MM, then later a set of MMe’s. Lovely speaker, and decent man was Bobby Palkovic. RIP.Owned two different pairs of Devore Super 8’s. Recently sold the 8’s to get the Nines. Much more enjoyable, and one I will probably keep a long ... 
State of current production (2020-21) top flight 300b tubes
I would stay away from Gold Lion/Genelex 300bs - 2 out of 3 have gone south for me. 
I love sad music
Sorry all but Sufjan Steven’s Casimir Pulaski Day is head and shoulders the saddest song - about the singer’s girlfriend dying of bone cancer. The lyrics are amazing.Why on earth would you ever want to hear this? Because it’s beautifully sung, wel... 
Hana Cartridge for MMF-7 ?
I installed the SL recently (on a VPI Prime) I really enjoy it. On the gain issue, I would be looking to see what your phono stage provides for gain and loading options. On a EAR 834p (with fixed settings for gain and 400ohm loading) and a Sutherl... 
For the Audiophile with a taste for good design(looks)....a question.
Leben AirTightVAC PA90WAVAC(pretty much a tube thing)DevoreAvantgarde hornsAuditorium horns@snilf I was a college kid selling hifi when Mke Mahoney showed up with the Tesla’s. They looked great, but man did the top end just sizzle. Mated with warm... 
Best integrated for my needs????
You owe it to yourself to listen to a few tube integrated, especially given your music choices. I would try Devore or Harbeth coupled with Leben or Line Magnetic integrateds. For digital, get a streamer like a Lumin D2 or T2 and a Roon setup.  
Beginning of a new journey...
@arafiq You might try Massdrop. They have a deal on the Violectric V280 which is a wonderful and warm sounding amp with power galore. It’s what I’d buy if a WA22 could not be cheaply had.  
Sutherland 20/20 v Manley Chinook
Helpful thread. I tried a Sutherland KC Vibe and it was decent but too tame. My EAR 834p had much better depth and soundstage. I just popped the Chinook into my system and so far I am impressed. It is very dynamic and detailed, but musical. I need... 
Recommendations for a network streamer for my system playing Tidal Masters
What kind of sonic signature are you wanting? The Auralic and SimAudio tend toward cooler sound. The Aurender, Lumin, and Mytek tend toward the warmer end. I’ve not heard the Esoteric.Of those, my choice would be the Lumin T2. Plays well with Roon... 
Beginning of a new journey...
The HDXX is a very high impedance headphone- like nearly 600 ohms. It needs a slug of power to come truly alive. Paired with a powerful headphone amp, it outpunches its weight.For me, the Woo WA22 is ideal with the HDXX, when running in balanced m... 
Headphone Amp for Focal Utopias?
I have Focal Clears, as well as LCD3’s. My favorite amp is the Woo WA5 - it is magic with every headphone. I also have a Woo WA22 which does great on the Focal  but prefers balanced sources. I am not a fan of pairing the Utopia with Sim - you need...