ejr1953

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Usless but interesting ....how many of you old timers started with original Large Advents?
My first "real" system had a pair of Dynaco A25 bookshelf speakers, driven by a modest Kenwood integrated amp.  That combination sounded pretty good...but not as good as my large Advents driven by a McIntosh MC225 with a Dynaco PAT4 preamp.Both sy... 
What Possessed Me to Do This?
noble100,I know I'll get killed for saying this, but I am smitten with my Focal Sopra No2 speakers, have heard them driven by a few different amplifiers, but for my hearing, the McIntosh MC452 I own seems to drive them best.  That puppy is 110# ou... 
What Possessed Me to Do This?
paulburnett,The paints that are available now don't seem to give off fumes.  Having said that, if I were you, I'd just keep the door to the audio room closed for a bit, if you are concerned about voc, sounds reasonable to me. 
$3000 stand mounted speakers?
If you'd be open to purchasing a pre-owned speaker, I'd recommend you look at the Totem Fire monitors. 
Your memory of Audio Marketing, esp. B.S.
How about that photo of the "blown away man"? https://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/blown-away-man/  
What Possessed Me to Do This?
paulburnett,I'm fastidious about my equipment, save all the original cartons.  IMO, yes, it was 100% necessary to pack up my equipment.  We are selling our house, listing it in April and the real estate agent has told us what we need to do to "sta... 
What Possessed Me to Do This?
bob540,...and yes, I have a car from a company headquartered in Munich, with a six cylinder engine, with twin turbos...though I mostly drive it in "eco mode". 
What Possessed Me to Do This?
bob540,Good ideas.  In my case, after upgrading this, changing that, for a few years, I have components that have a great "synergy".  I love the way my system sounds on all the types of music I enjoy!Yes, I am "60-something". 
What Possessed Me to Do This?
aewarren & asvjerry,We are having a house built in the Biltmore Lake community, one with a "bonus room" above the garage.When we sell our house in Maryland, we'll move in with our daughter, who has lived in Asheville over 10 years now.  We've ... 
Chemically Altered Audio
I found an elixir from Scottland that makes my system sound better... 
What Possessed Me to Do This?
I'm all "boxed up" with my son and his friend's help.  I'll be taking my boxed up system to a local "climate controlled" storage unit, so the room is empty enough for the painters to come in and do their magic.I'm confident that we'll have the hou... 
Greenville, SC
waltersalas,We are in the early stages of having a new home built in the Biltmore Lake community, near Asheville.  I suspect the new home won't be ready until the end of 2020, maybe into 2021.  And yes, I am having a "bonus room" above the garage,... 
Considering going back to Solid State
I had a McIntosh C50 (solid state preamp) paired with my McIntosh MC452 (solid state power amp), and had the opportunity to audition a McIntosh C2500 tube preamp, and found that it had a slightly more "musical" tone, especially with acoustic instr... 
The Modern DAC killed High Resolution Music - has Stereophile proven it?
For those who have posted: “Remember how much money Wadia commanded for their upsampling DACs?.” I have a PS Audio DirectStream DAC, which upsamples as well.  Maybe that's one of the pieces of the puzzle, why so many 44.1/16 sources sound just a... 
The Modern DAC killed High Resolution Music - has Stereophile proven it?
Erik,I think you are "spot on".Someone in my audio club who knows more about the "nuts and bolts" of DAC design than I'll ever know once said that the reason why hi-res files sounded better several years ago was that the DACs of the day had "quant...