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Should people with no turntable or reel to reel be considered audiophiles?
Yes.  Yeah, it certainly helps if you've got a fat wallet, but audiophilia is ultimately one more  search for what your ears tell you is the truth. 
Qobuz or Tidal?
They're essentially neck and neck.  I choose Qobuz because I like the warmer frequency balance and its pretty good selection of classical music but your mileage may vary.  Try 'em both.  Putting it another way, I'm glad Qobuz exists, but if it did... 
Go Buy Some Music You Deadbeat Streamers!
Sorry to report, streaming is now essentially the only way I seek out new material.  Whatever tiny royalty the players or composers now get from my streams will have to do.  At least it's something.  You got to remember, too, that buying used viny... 
Why no Virtual System pics??
I posted a picture of my system but I haven't the faintest idea how to access the photo or create a link to it.  It's edcyn's system, btw. 
Best fan for cooling your music room
I live in a tropical climate with only ceiling fans.  They're one meter in diameter.  I have them in several rooms.  They are utterly silent.  They are much quieter than any air conditioner I've lived with over my lifetime...including the various ... 
Qobuz vs Tidal
I pitted Qobuz and Tidal to a lengthy side-by-side audition and wound up choosing Qobuz, this despite the fact I've got full MQA capability.  As excellent as the sound from Tidal may be, Qobuz has a slightly warmer, more lifelike tonal balance and... 
Strange Rivers
deadhead -- thanks for bridging a chasm that now stretches back over forty(!) years.  I gotta say, too, that though I was never a certified Dead fan like my rock-and-roll friends, I went to several Dead concerts.  And yes my mind expanded when the... 
Are CD players goig the way of the 8 track,and the cassette?
Right now I'm totally enjoying an EMI CD of the Puccini opera La Rondine.  Beautiful tone. Clear and distortion free -- issues that can be iffy in opera recordings, especially on vinyl.  Fine if not quite world class imaging. I fished the multi-CD... 
Why no Virtual System pics??
I'll say it again.  This website is hilariously glitchy and difficult to navigate.  There's apparently nobody in the office to offer gentle tutorials on how to post pictures or just generally keep things on an even keel.  Who came up with the term... 
WHat did Audiophiles hear during Tape deck era?
I taped AM stations on my reel-to-reel in the mid 1960's, waiting for that Stones or Beatles or Supremes song to show up on KFWB and KHJ.  I'd always wait for the weekly Top 40 Countdown (or was it Top 30?) and press the pause button whenever ther... 
Camp designations
Class A StudentsThe Single Ended DefendantsTriode Troglodytes  
3 Albums To Be Stranded With On A Desert Island
DeKay -- You are an audiophile extraordinaire.  I doff my hat!   
3 Albums To Be Stranded With On A Desert Island
Schubert Symphonies 5 and 8.  Otto Klemperer.  Philharmonia Orchestra. On Angel.David Bowie.  Ziggy Stardust.Mahler.  Des Knaben Wunderhorn.  Felix Prohaska.  On Vanguard.  
I can prove your room is bad
The two foot away position unfortunately flattened the three-dimensionality of my Harmonia Mundi Villancicos LP even if it did make the images larger.  As for frequency balance, the moves haven't done a bloody thing.  In any case, I guess I'm goin... 
I can prove your room is bad
I just put my Deutsche Grammophon Placido Domingo Carmen on the turntable. Sitting at 2 feet, soundstage is bigger and wider (as it should be).  It's like I've just gotten a seat closer to the stage.  Amazingly, I still get convincing center fill ...