ejr1953

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What did your system look like 30 years ago?
Tandberg TR2080 receiver, Tandberg (?) cassette deck, B&O 4002 turntable, Canton LE900 speakers. 
Amazon Music HD..... Not For Audiophiles
From what I've read elsewhere, for Roon to integrate with a streaming service, the streaming service must regularly (daily?) run a custom interface to dump the metadata for all the content in their library, so Roon can make the required updates on... 
Amp to drive Focal Kanta 3
I received one of the first pairs of Focal Sopra No2's that arrived in the U.S. and have been enjoying them, with no plans to change.  They are driven by a McIntosh MC452 power amp; I mention that not to recommend McIntosh to you, but since I've o... 
Luxman - Shindo - Mcintosh ?
I tend to be partial to McIntosh equipment, and in the early 1970's had the original MC275, which I'd recommend over the MC240, as there are many more of these available for purchase, and you can get a newer model. 
Message from the Past: We were never against tone controls
I must admit, I do sleep at night, though my preamp is set to "bypass" the tone controls. 
Does Anyone Think CD is Better Than Vinyl/Analog?
elliottbnewcombjr,I never thought of trading my former tobacco dollars for audio dollars, good thought.  I used to smoke a pack of Marlboro's each day, quit on October 1, 1982, 13,968 days ago.  At today's prices I may have substituted my cigarett... 
Equipment that has made you 'stop' looking?
I think I'm "done" for now, though I might upgrade my disk transport to the new one from PS Audio in the future:My system, with all digital sources, has a P15 power regenerator, DirectStream CD/SACD disk transport & DirectStream DAC from PS Au... 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
My McIntosh MC452, because it pairs so well with my Focal Sopra No2 speakers, which can sound "thin" and have too much treble, if driven by an amp that does not have a "relaxed" sound quality. 
Warm romantic & detailed
I was lucky enough to snag one of the first pairs of Focal Sopra No2s that arrived in the U.S. and have been smitten with them ever since.Having said that, part of the reason the highs aren't harsh is the electronics I'm driving them with, a McInt... 
Opportunity
Congrats on owning a superb integrated amp.  I bought one for my son-in-law before it was discontinued by Yamaha.As for the B&Ws, over the years I've owned a few of their speakers and have been satisfied with the results, but as a few people h... 
What's my ideal music server? Read and recommend please
I have enjoyed using a Roon Nucleus Plus server for a while now, I've used Roon for several years (at first on a Dell laptop/PS Audio DirectStream DAC), and the Roon server sounds significantly better.For my purchased music I purchased a pair of W... 
How old are you?
67, and after having moved this year, definitely "no spring chicken"... 
Earplugs at concerts back in the day
A few years ago, while attending the Montreal Jazz Festival, my wife & I joined our son at a Trombone Shorty concert in one of the clubs, and the music was so loud, you couldn't hear anything.  You could see that the singer was singing into th... 
Please help: best streaming solution for McIntosh Stack.
I've had really great luck with my Roon Nucleus Plus server, which feeds an external DAC, then into my McIntosh preamp.I see the Roon Nucleus is $1459 and you could snag a decent DAC, like a Mytek Liberty DAC for $995 and that would give you quite... 
Experiences Selling Stuff On Audiogon?
I have had good experiences buying and selling on Audiogon, probably about 20 or so transactions.I have only had one purchase on US Audiomart, and that went well too.One thing I'd recommend is that, when someone communicates with you via the Audio...