dawgfish

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Wilson Audio for a 1600 sq ft space
I wonder if Avantgarde horns might be an option.  They certainly make a visual statement -- and many people seem to love the sound they make.   You could also probably save some on amplification because they're extremely efficient.  Just a thought. 
Forever speakers around $5000
Another vote for Vandy 5A's, which you can get for around $6k used.  They frankly don't meet your requirement of being easy to move, but they are still worth it.  For one thing, because they have built-in powered subs, they're easier to drive and ... 
Wait- OMG! The song is really about...?
Billie Holiday's classic "Strange Fruit" is about lynchings in the South.  Lyrics are very obvious but the title isn't:  Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze ... 
Advice on amp to pair with new Revel speakers
While I haven't heard your speakers themselves, over the years I have heard a number of Revel speakers paired to great effect with Mark Levinson gear -- think there was at least a time when they had some corporate affiliation, though not sure that... 
Best Analog for $10K
Well, you asked … so here are some recommendations worth exactly what you paid for them.Turntable:  VPI Prime ($4k-4.5k)  Full disclosure:  I have a different VPI 'table (Classic, which is no longer made as far as I know) in large part because, on... 
Who remembers audio from the time when ...
Caught the audio bug from my surrogate big brother, who came back from Vietnam with Dynaco, Garrard, Teac RtoR, and honkin' Pioneer (15" woofer!) speakers, not to mention a ton of classic rock.  When your friends are listening to The Archies and y... 
BAT REX VS ARC Reference 10
I love the 7's -- wish I could make that jump up from my 5a's.  My only comment would be that Richard often demos his speakers with ARC gear, but I don't recall ever seeing him demo them with BAT kit.  Food for thought.Either way, I'm sure your sy... 
Phono stage for my system?
If you're still open to suggestions, I'm a big believer in tubes in the vinyl signal path and would note that you could get a used Audio Research PH-1 for about $500 and a used PH-3 for around $1000.  ARC gear is built like tanks and the company s... 
VPI Classic quirk
My classic is getting to about that age, and it thankfully has never had that quirk! 
What I’ve learned, so far
One thing I believe (I guess that's the same as something I've learned) is that, while everything in your system (including the room in which it is located) matters, your bigger investments should be focused on the components that translate physic... 
Speaker Recommendations - from Vandersteen 5As
Full disclosure:  I have and truly enjoy Vandy 5A's.  I'm just wondering if you've (a) gone through the process of tuning the bass equalization to your room, and (b) looked at whether the batteries in your crossovers and filters are getting a litt... 
Your Top Five Blues LPs, SQ-wise...
In addition to Muddy Waters' "Folk Singer" mentioned by a number of folks, I'd recommend Buddy Guy and Junior Wells "Alone and Acoustic."  Happy Listening. 
Interesting/unusual concert pairings.
In the 1970's, I saw Journey open for Emerson, Lake and Palmer -- Journey was not well-received.  Also saw Little Feat open for Electric Light Orchestra -- another odd combination but not nearly as poorly received. 
worst cover songs.....
It's hard to believe that it's been two days without mention of William Shatner's cover of "Rocket Man"I also once heard a bastardized version of "Stairway to Heaven" that featured the lyrics from the "Gilligan's Island" theme song. Pretty sure th... 
Your Wish List for Reissue on Vinyl
How about a box set of the Johnny Cash "American Recordings" series?