edcyn

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How do you share the sweet spot?
I always order the guest (or guests) to sit in the sweet spot.  Hey, I'm always in the sweet spot.  I can easily live with my system's patently miserable off-center sound (I joke!)  so that guests might get a clue as to how wonderful the high-end ... 
Black vs. Colored Vinyl
I've always figured that because colored vinyl is usually used in special/limited editions, chances are that they might undergo a bit more post-pressing inspection.  And yes, I've found this to be true.  Then again, it all inevitably comes down to... 
Strange Rivers
Did any of you read my post where I mention being on American Bandstand?  Well, one of the cassette tapes I got from the rating-the-record segment was John Stewart's California Bloodlines.  I didn't like it on first listen, as his rolling baritone... 
Does this translate?
daveyf -- As thread topics often do, the topic of the thread diverged from your original post.  I was just going with the flow.  And yeah, it's terrible.  Trying to control the direction of a thread is like...as the cliche goes...trying to herd cats. 
Does this translate?
I'm much more forgiving when it comes to the audio rags.   Even though Atkinson himself is too dry and data-driven for me, he has collected an entertaining, erudite staff.  I just love the pictures of the hardware, whether they're in the articles ... 
What is it you do?
I cruise this demnible website. 
Are manufacturer AC cables good enough?
Stop worrying about crunching data.  Stop worrying about whether you've been peddled snake oil.  It's okay to go goo-goo-eyed over a price but if the price is comfortable to you after you calm down a little, why the heck not?  Over the years I've ... 
Sharing some of your favorite Music FM stations that are now online?...
I now longer listen to radio, but for many years KUSC was my go-to classical station.  I subscribed to it for many years.  Sound was not quite to the level of LP or even CD but it was still plenty good enough for the car.  The DJs all had personal... 
Worth upgrading from Mytek Brooklyn to Mytek Brooklyn Bridge?
When I finally decided to go truly digital after years with only a CD/SACD player and a turntable in my system, I essentially skipped all intermediate steps and bought a Brooklyn Bridge.  Previous to that, my only non-Compact Disc digital came via... 
What kind of listener are you?
fusian -- Thanks for the article.  And yeah, it seems that dude knew what he was talking about.... 
I Think I Am Becoming An Audiophile
artemus -- excellent! 
Strange Rivers
Listening to it now.  I thought I was the world's biggest John Stewart fan (I've seen him live several times) but I never heard this one.  Xlnt. 
stand-mount speakers for classical music
I haven't gone stereo auditioning lately, but I have to say I still love my Nola Boxers.  I have no idea what version they are, but I've had them for several years.  I run them through a Primaluna Integrated and no matter what the source may be, I... 
What the heck do these terms mean?
How is it that quality science fiction or historical fiction is able to magically come alive, this despite a more than decent chance the writer wasn't on the scene, vid-cam or notepad in hand to accurately crunch the details?  Why are aesthetics s... 
Love the gear (or listening to it) as much or more than the music? Sacrilege!
My Primaluna integrated looks like I stole it from a 1950's doctor's office.  My Sony SACD player is the veritable epitome of the anonymous, rectangular electronics box.  My NOLA speakers are gorgeously finished but they still look as if I purchas...