dhite71

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Audiophile frame of mind
@audioquest4life  I just checked out those AMG grills.  That seems to be in the reasonable zone of really investing in a lifelong grill.  If I had a poolside kitchen that was covered and a big family that I spent lots and lots of time that would ... 
Audiophile frame of mind
@grislybutter While Weber seemed like the default and safe move, I did a little research and settled on the Napoleon Prestige PRO 500.  It is no Kalamazoo but I think I will get many years of enjoyment.  Thinking back a few months ago, I bought a ... 
Audiophile frame of mind
@kennymacc  Very well said!  I know you are right that the idea of those power cables may be pushed to the side but will never be silenced forever.  This goes back to my moderation mindset.  It feels good, it's summer time so spend some money on t... 
Audiophile frame of mind
Life is all about moderation.  Not quite sure we can honestly use that in our hobby but for now I have decided to focus on other home improvements.  Believe me that I have dropped some serious coin over the past few years and get great enjoyment f... 
Insurance for system
I looked up the quote I got for my record collection.  $30,000 value had an annual premium of $180.  It is from American Collectors Insurance out of Cherry Hill, NJ.  The premium scales consistently with the value you choose.  It was likely $60 fo... 
Insurance for system
I have Farm Bureau home insurance and recently spoke to my agent about this.  He said take a good video of all the equipment showing model and serial numbers and email it to yourself so you have that record to be accessed anywhere.  All the stereo... 
Audio Research Pre-Amp advice
@romad I think you are on the right track for an LS27.  I had an LS26 before I got my LS27 and that was a significant improvement in SQ as well as much better aesthetics.   I took quite a journey in the ARC line stage lineup and really liked the ... 
Electric Recording Company?
I have been quite curious about these records so am bumping this thread.  I signed up for their mailing list so have had the opportunity to pre-order a couple.  Over $500 so I have not yet pulled the trigger.  In some ways it seem like a sure thin... 
How Is This Possible? Must be Counterfeits
A couple years ago I had some Cardas Cygnus speaker cables that I bought from a dealer new.  I wanted my interconnects to match but wasn't ready to shell out the cash so bought them from Ali.  I knew they were fake but thought why not try.  Part o... 
A GOOD dry record cleaning device
The RECORD RESCUE lint roller is a nice size and works well.  I got mine on Amazon.  
Aurender n200, talk me out of signing on the dotted line
@wlutke  Do you use HiFishark to monitor the market and past sales?  You don't know for sure what things sell for but you see what they were last listed at.  There were two on USAM a couple weeks ago for $4600 & $4000.  Hopefully your discoun... 
The Music Room
TMR is a class A outfit that would offer you a fair price for selling a used car to a used car dealer....don't go in expecting to get anywhere close to what you want for the sale from an ad.  I have gotten quotes from them and Paragon and they wer... 
power cord for pass 250.8
@pinwa good to know...I will check them out as well Another seemingly good option is Shunyata's latest releases.  I spoke to them back in December and they were very excited about the Gamma and Theta lines in that they are their best cost to perf... 
power cord for pass 250.8
I am always intrigued by the small companies that could very well be turning out great products at a fraction of the cost of the big-name products.  I don't see where anyone has acknowledged piebaldpython's post about NRGCustomCables I went to th... 
dCS Bartok vs Aurender A20
@tcbrinkley Did you ever get any more info?  I ended up with an A20 and it is great but still want to try a Bartok APEX.  Let us know if you get the chance to compare or get any intel