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What's your favorite boutique speaker maker
+ Whatever it is, for Lou at Daedalus. His speakers are hand made furniture and sound pretty good too. My Da-Ramas are over 10 years old and ain't going nowhere.My son has a pair of Fritz speakers too, another very helpful company. 
How many AudiogoNers are amateur chefs?
Amature, AMATURE, how dare you! Seriously, I do enjoy cooking, but it's tough if I don't, my wife and mother in law, who lives with us, are diabolical. The latter was a Professor in a catering school and she is just awful. A case of, if you can't ... 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
Just a thought, which might explain the dealers reasons. How has the current economic situation and Covid, affected Hi fi retailers viability? I don't know the answer, but I suspect it isn't good. In theory, spending more time at home, you might l... 
Classical LP & CD Collection - How do You Sell When Record Stores Don't Want?
In the UK at least, there are a number of on line dealers for classical LPs, not CDs. They will buy large numbers. Inevitably, if you let them choose what they want, you'll get more than if you insist they take everything. 
Which USB Re Clocker
I think expensive addons like the Phoenix, need a careful audition, more than a DAC or phono stage say. Presumably you were convinced by a trial in your system, to keep the Phoenix. That is what I'll have to do, when it is possible. I live in the ... 
3 Albums To Be Stranded With On A Desert Island
Roxy54, Sorry, yes, of course John Martyn. Put it down to an elderly memory lapse. 
3 Albums To Be Stranded With On A Desert Island
Joni Mitchell, yes of course, but it would have to be "Blue", got me through my teenage angst years, more or less in one piece.Blue Nile, but "I walk across the rooftops"Puccini La Boheme, only if it's the Beecham Version with Jossi Bjorling and V... 
Which USB Re Clocker
I am not sold on a re clocker and I am happy with my set up. The Zenith is very good to my ageing ears and so is the metrum. Certainly neither are current state of the art, I know. Perhaps I should have asked a clearer question, would I hear a sig... 
Which USB Re Clocker
The Metrum does use asynchronous USB and has a lot of good reports about it. It isn't the latest model and there are obviously better DAC's around. The answer may well be to borrow a Phoenix when I can in the current climate and borrow a better DA... 
Which USB Re Clocker
I use a Metrum Acoustics Octave Mk 2, which I like, but realise it is not state of the art. I also have an Ayre QB9, but that had the ridiculous problem with the Innuos, that the USB cable had to be pulled out and reconnected, to trigger the DAC o... 
Innuos Zenith Mk3 vs Zen Mk3 + Phoenix
I have compared the Zen to the Zenith and there is a big difference. Unlike some manufacturers I know, you can clearly hear gradations of improvement, Zen to Zenith to Zenith SE, to Statement. In each case, you can hear the difference, in a few ba... 
I'm here for the enthusiasts, not the snobbery
I don't know how we got on to motorbikes, but I'm afraid I hate and loathe them. As many will know, surgeons call them donor cycles. Doesn'tmatter how great a cyclist you are, just how many other dopes are driving around you.I stopped to help a la... 
Can you live with your current speaker until you die?
Yes, I'm off the treadmill for all new equipment, now I've retired. I travelled to RMAF in the depths of the last depression, in 2009, when flights were dirt cheap, from the UK. What a beautiful state Colorado is, particularly the Rocky Mountain N... 
Does anyone collect something else other than music.
Vinyl&tubes I expect, in fact I'm sure you know the origin of India Pale Ale, I didn't until recently. Evidently in the 19th Century, the Indian army got through a lot of beer, like any army I suppose. The local brew only lasted 5 to 7 days, b... 
Does anyone collect something else other than music.
The variety is fascinating. I feel men are more likely to be obsessional about collecting, perhaps that's why a high percentage of audiophiles are men. But it seems a percentage of men are collectors and of a number of different things. No whisky ...