ejr1953

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Serious Question About Silver vs Copper Conductivity for Power
One of my nearly lifelong friends is a retired engineer at NASA and let me know that the electrons that pass through a cable, interconnects and power cables, pass along the outer surfaces of those cables, so if you'll spring for silver, no need to... 
OMG. What now?
@ideal8592 Congrats!  Glad you joined the "done stressing over the gear club".  I've been a member of that club for a while now, though I did purchase a new CD-SACD transport in December (as PS Audio offered a new model, and a key part of the one ... 
NEWS FLASH!! Listening to Music is NOT a "Distraction."
@waytoomuchstuff  Thanks for offering up the topic in the original posting! I retired from a long career in IT about 13 months ago.  Before that I definitely used my listening sessions to "decompress" from the work grind.  Now I'm certainly much... 
Washington Post article on MoFi vs. Fremer vs. Esposito
@oldaudiophile  My aunt used to head up the accounting department at London Records and I once asked her who owned the master tapes, she said that varies from artist to artist, even contract by contract for an individual artist.  She also said th... 
Turn down the Volume!
One of my "pet peeves" is when we go to a venue and the sound reinforcement engineers have the volume so high, that the room won't accommodate it.  You see someone singing into a mike, but can't hear them, you see someone playing a horn into a mik... 
Should I trust movers with my equipment?
We moved about 500 miles two years ago.  The moving industry is one with a lot of "bad actors" and ripoff artists.  First of all, I'd get three quotes and insist on a "not to exceed" estimate, and reject an open ended, or fixed price estimate.  I ... 
Streaming vs Physical Media
I have both an SACD/CD transport and Roon Nucleus Plus streaming server and I'd say, in terms of SQ it might be a "toss up".  They both are connected to the same DAC.  One thing that might be a plus for streaming is that, sometimes the CD I own is... 
Macintosh delays
@stereo5 I hear you about the McIntosh haters...my McIntosh amp and preamp match up really well with the rest of my system, never fails to put a smile on my face!  
MacIntosh Power Amp: What Power Conditioner Can Handle Peaks?
I have been using a PS Audio P15 "power regenerator" since it first came on the market, and very highly recommend it.  I have my entire audio system plugged into the P15 (McIntosh MC452/McIntosh C2500/PS Audio DAC & transport/Roon server and a... 
Macintosh delays
Months ago I read that McIntosh was so slammed with orders that they were starting the process of building a new building to add to the factory in Binghamton.  It's a nice problem to have, especially since the McIntosh company has been purchased b... 
Subwoofer with Floorstanding Speakers?
I have a pair of "overkill" subs with a pair of floorstanding speakers and was fortunate that, in my new house, my dedicated listening room is much better suited to the integration of the subs with the side speakers, compared to the last house we ... 
Old guy needs recommendation request for old CD players / DAC
I'm not sure I'd go for an "old" CD player, unless the price was the main driver for the purchase.  An "old" unit would not only have hours on the parts that fail, it would also have an old DAC, something that's been greatly improved over time. I... 
McIntosh LB200?
I've wondered who buys stuff like that light box, the light box they previously sold and the clock?  At least with the clock, it had some sort of "function".  
McIntosh Group purchased by PE firm
One of the three companies I worked for that was bought out by PE went bankrupt a few years earlier and was bought in bankruptcy by one investment company, who sold their interest to another a few years later, etc.  The guy who I worked with had 2... 
Dynaudio - Made in China vs Denmark
I recommend not buying "floor models", especially with speakers, as they typically have had a "hard life" and a lot of hours on them for their age. For the last 20+ years, components for all sorts of products have been "globally sourced", so it's...