ethiessen1

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Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
Sony Elcaset? Far more obsolete than RtR!"The system was technically excellent, but a total failure in the marketplace..""No pre-recorded Elcaset tapes were produced and the machines were withdrawn from the market after only a few years.When Sony ... 
What a sad world we now live in.......
My 30-40 year old adult children and step children all love listening to music. Two are pretty fair musicians. But their entire peer group doesn't own a decent piece of audio gear at all. They download individual songs and maybe most of an album o... 
"You cannot handle the truth"
Any number of reasons - someone loses their job unexpectedly, or put together a system for a significant other who suddenly isn't significant anymore, piece of equipment doesn't play well in a system even though all reviews and preliminary auditio... 
Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?
Once I retired at the end of 2011, giving me more time to actually play the full sized system instead of listening mostly through my Grados, I got restless and upgraded my cd player and speakers a year later to an Oppo 93 and a pair of Maggies. My... 
A very good ENGINEERING explanation of why analog can not be as good as digital..
This many years after the cd was forced upon us, I have yet to hear a "normal" cd of solo piano that gave me as complete an aural image as many recordings have on vinyl, clicks and pops notwithstanding. That said, the SACD version of Keith Jarrett... 
The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
Two thoughts: if the difference in retail prices between Tokyo and the US is truly as stated, there's plenty of margin to offer, on a selected basis, a loaner or two to qualified potential buyers, most probably previous clients of the establishmen... 
Seller is responsible to get item to you, intact. yes? or no?
As I read through these, it becomes obvious that, whenever possible, meeting the seller to pick up the item yourself reduces a lot of potential headaches and actually reduces expenses. I drove from Newport News to just south of Philly to meet the ... 
Stillpoints - snake oil?
A somewhat obvious thought (to me at least) is that the dealer should be willing to demo identical systems with and without Stillpoints to give prospective purchasers a chance to hear any differences without having to take them home first. I under... 
Items for sale here and on ebay without remotes....
Stolen stuff gets fenced or pawned quickly. For cash. No grab and run thief is going to take the time to open an E-bay account, tied to a credit card through Paypal, pay to ship an item and wait for payment... seriously... 
Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
My comment in the NY Times on the passing of Anthony Bourdain:If we're lucky, once or twice in our lifetimes we are exposed to the words and ideas of someone who, for whatever reason, speaks to our souls. For me, one of those few voices was that o... 
Vinyl - Hearing The Beginning of the Song One Revolution Earler
Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert on several different vinyl versions and the original ECM cd version had that issue. The Tower Records/ECM SACD version does not. 
A Millennial recounts their journey from low-end to high-end audio.
Thanks for your post - anyone selling or manufacturing audio equipment should use your points as critical information in understanding the current marketplace.For example, some things that doesn't happen so much anymore are scenarios where you mig... 
Oppo Ceasing production
It would seem that on one hand, the parent company makes more on other lines than on these and has shifted resources, on the other, for whatever reason, they were not willing to raise their prices enough to make continued production feasible. The ... 
Curious How These Nordost Speaker Cables Do What They Do
@jmcgrogan2 +1, squared.  Tone control is a very apt description of cabling, along with your statement about choosing components or cables to do so, more or less. Systems with no onboard tone controls in my experience, have seemed to be more respo... 
Quincy Jones Interview
Clickbaits from interviews are very popular these days and I’m sure Quincy said fairly innocuous things for most of this one but the 3 or 4 that would elicit OMGs were pushed forward as being the most important ones he said. Sort of like sitting a...