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Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
Didn’t Stereophile lose its credibility when JA became editor in chief over 20 years ago? Lol, how many class A and class A+ components can you have? Perhaps the advertiser’s wallet is the limit. J/k ;) 
Why do most phono preamps lack XLR input even thought cartridges are naturally balanced?
@clearthinker, contrary to your statement of 6dB reduction with true balanced which I’m not sure applies to cartridges, the designer of BAT phono has claimed that RCA offer 6dB reduction in noise over XLR with cartridges. Don’t kill the messenger. 
Why do most phono preamps lack XLR input even thought cartridges are naturally balanced?
Hmm. Did I just open Pandoras box? Btw, some phono preamp designers prefer to refer to cartridges as a “floating differential” rather than balanced.  
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
@ct0517 Thanks. I didn’t realize Toneimports was the distributor. 
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
@ledoux1238 I tried contacting the company directly but so far no reply.  Does anyone know the retail price of the Verdier La Platine? 
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
@ledoux1238 Thank you.  Is he a dealer/distributor?  I'm actually looking for the US distributor.   
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
Hi, does anyone know the US distributor for JC Verdier turn table?  Hard to find on their website.  Thanks 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Klh007, just a point of correction about alsyvox “ribbon” speakers.  Alsyvox uses true ribbon divers for the midrange and tweeters. The bass driver is actually planar magnetic.  All confirmed by the designer himself.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
mrdecibel, I agree with you.  I find any dealer, who comes on a forum without being forthright about his conflict of interest and start trashing another competitor's product, worthy of being banned.  I have not heard the GT Audio works yet, but I ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Am I the only one who finds it unethical and distasteful when a dealer shills his speaker (GT Audio Works) with underhanded comments over another similar speaker (Alsyvox)? #Faxer 
Mac Mini as a music server
I’d recommend you contact Eric Hider at dB Audiolabs. I have his modified Mac mini server which has significant changes in the Mac OS for audio playback, latest hardware upgrades, with option for battery power supply.  It’s a night and day differe... 
DC Offset Blocker/Killer - where to buy in the USA
“Sounds like they are jerking you off with no happy ending.”  Stereo5Sounds like you’re speaking from experience. Lol! 
DC Offset Blocker/Killer - where to buy in the USA
I had same problem with my amps due to DC offset in the AC.  I tried AVA DC blocker. It did work, but the bass dynamics became restricted, and sound was lifeless.  I couldn’t live with those compromises.  Van Alstine tried to convince me it was al... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6,I almost completely agree with you about Apogees sounding too smooth and rolled off. Unfortunately, 99% of the time they’re not set up correctly. IMO the only person who knew how to setup Apogees was the late Jason Bloom who owned the comp... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@viber6,yes, I have auditioned the Wisdom Audio Adrenaline several times. Its sound is majestic, but I’ve always heard a subtle coloration or veiling that made it less transparent compared to the best electrostatics and ribbon speakers.  You may a...