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Best Speaker for a reflective room ?
@peter_s I agree.  With such a large room, try to arrange some furniture so that you have a smaller listening area where you sit closer to the speakers and have an open space behind your listening position.    
Micca 14 Gauge Pure Copper Speaker Wire
I saw Huff's review, so I bought a 4-meter pair of Miccas just for yuks. I have an old pair of Transparent Plus BiCables in my main system, and Anticable 2.1 in a smaller system.  I'd echo @mceljo with regard to how they sound; very musical and sm... 
How long does it take a decent quality speaker to "wear out"?
I have the same question regarding my now almost 25-year-old Platinum Audio Solo speakers.  For several years I've been thinking of replacing them with something new, but only because of their age.  They still sound terrific. The speakers were de... 
DAC recommendations
I wouldn't buy anything until you get your streaming service sorted out.  I use Tidal and Qobuz, but also have Apple Music as part of my cell phone plan.  No matter what I do, streaming Apple Music via AirPlay 2 just doesn't sound right to my ears... 
Music Servers/External Drives
No matter what drive solution you pick, make sure you have adequate backups. You can get a NAS unit with multiple drives, but even with that you should have an external drive backup that is not connected to your computer or network, in case of a v... 
Pontus ii and Hi Res
The Node should do the first unfold of MQA files.  I have a Node 2i connected to an Ares II via coax and I'll see 24/96 when playing Tidal MQA files.  Maybe try another cable?  
Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
Thanks for all the responses. I am thinking about trying Anti Cables speaker wire. It's very thin wire and unless they made the reviews up themselves, they are highly thought of by different users. Any thoughts on Anti Cables ?      I have a mo... 
New transport or repair CD player
I sold my 508.24 earlier this year primarily because of its age and my fear that if it broke, it would be expensive to fix or impossible to fix due to the lack of parts. I spoke to my local Meridian dealer, and he advised against spending any mone... 
Integrated for Streaming
How about an NAD M33?    
Nearly all manufacturers do not advertise/exhibit their product measurements? Why?
I bought a nice bottle of cabernet sauvignon and poured a glass for me and my friend.  I took a sip and declared the wine delicious. My friend took a sip and immediately spit it out and said it tasted like $#*t! But both glasses of wine yielded t... 
Thoughts about the "Cheapaudioman" on YouTube
He created a large enough YouTube following to allow him to quit his day job and play with audio equipment all day.  He is smarter than all of us.   
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
First system in 1973 - I was 16 years old and drove from PA to East Orange NJ to some "wholesale" audio warehouse.  I found it through an ad in Stereo Review.  I had a pocket full of cash and this place was in a pretty bad section of town.  I park... 
Warming up digital in my setup
I wonder how much of an improvement you can get with a dedicated streamer vs connecting your iPhone via USB.  Is there any way you can borrow something like a Node or a Zen Stream just to test?  Or maybe buy a Wiim Mini for $100 and use the digita... 
Where do you want your system to go when you go?
Find a friend or relative who would be willing to sell your system, either at retail or at wholesale to someplace like The Music Room or a local hi-end dealer. Add a codicil to your will, give the friend a commission on the sale, and the balance o... 
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
I bought a pair of Magnepan MG-1's in 1976 or 1977 that I thought were absolutely amazing. Sadly, I had to sell them when I moved into a small apartment. I have a lot more money invested in audio today, but I still miss the magic that I got out of...