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Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
Yes - 100% the do make a difference but they are system dependent as well as dependent on how you hear and perceive things. What works for me in my system may not be the best for you.  If just trying things out for the first time, try out a few d... 
Why is everyone so down on MQA?
Is MQA still a thing? Have not heard much about it in several years. Like most, bandwidth for streaming is not an issue and if one downloads "hi-res" tracks then transmission is not an issue either.  Agree it tries to sole a problem than does not... 
If there was only ONE album/cd/release you can listen to, over and over.............
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene It really never gets old to me. Loved it since the guy behind the counter at local head shop / record store / CD shop in a converted garage said "Hey kid, take this home. If you like it, come back and pay me or just br... 
Where does "MidFi" differ from "HiFi" or "LOFI"?
@audiotroy - 100% agree that a DACs sound is almost entirely derived from it's analog stage, however, the philosophy of the digital-to-analog conversion does play an important part and the execution of the philosophy is very important. As far as ... 
Transparent interconnect Cable, Super versus ultra
I am a 22+ year owner of various Transparent cable levels. I concur the jump from Super to Ultra is quite noticeable, especially when going to Gen 6. What I noticed immediately what appears to be more bottom end, and better overall separation acr... 
Are solo efforts ever better?
I will through my vote in for Peter Gabriel. While I like his time with Genesis, I feel he had more room to be himself on his solo work. A good deal of excellent material to discover. . I also prefer Genesis with Phil out front, even on material ... 
Digital is far better than vinyl
@arafig While re-reading the OP post, I tend to think it may be satire but will answer as if it is not. This topic will always be controversial but I agree with others that this is not a fair apples to apples comparison. I also agree to get very... 
Roger Waters Live Last Night in Glendale,AZ
@idigmusic64 - Animals is actually a good album, and perhaps in some ways a transition or bridge album from Wish You Where Here to The Wall. While everyone has their favorites it is hard to go wrong with the Meddle to The Wall period and the last ... 
Roger Waters Live Last Night in Glendale,AZ
Rodger Waters has definitely gone off the rails and seems to go out of his way to bite the hands the feed him. As he grows older, he goes on rants and makes statements that not only piss of fans, but he also starts to tarnish the name Pink Floyd i... 
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
Genesis - Fading Lights Phil Collins - I Don't Care Anymore Rush - Losing It Interstellar Soundtrack - Stay The Fountain Soundtrack - Stay With Me      
What Gear is Universally Adored?
I can think of a few. The items in bold are the ones I own today. McIntosh Labs Wilson Audio Speakers Linn Magnepan Mark Levinson (especially when he was with the company) Sota Quad Audio Research MIT / Transparent / Kimber Martin Loga... 
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
I had a hand me down system from the parents called a Zenith Mini Wedge. They saw I really liked music and ended up supporting my interest. This lead to the purchase of the following as a complete set: JVC R-X80 Receiver JVC KD-D40 Cassette De... 
My take on subjective vs. objective
@asctim I definitely feel your example of objective is a very good and valid one.  
My take on subjective vs. objective
Subjective audiophiles tend to be happy with their systems. They will from time to time make adjustments to various pieces of gear, but it is all based on how it sounds to them and what makes their system enjoyable to them.  Objective audiophiles... 
Bladerunner Film Soundtrack
Most of the releases have the bit of dialog in it with the most but it is not distracting. The "Tears in the Rain" dialog is important IMHO so I like it in this case. The version you should seek out is the Audio Fidelity CD/SACD or the Audio Fide...