|My NAD 3020 D proves your Class D tropes are wrong|
Everything I think I don't like sucks (even if I've never heard it). The End.
|A strange business model for audio|
You think huge conglomerates like Technics/Panasonic give a s**t about what any of us think, or care whether we can reach their corporate offices (to do what?)? Think again!
|Has anyone had a laser replaced in a Audio Research CD-3 MKII|
I just purchased a replacement laser assembly for my CD-1 from Audio Research for $75.00 plus shipping. Plan on doing the work myself; not an expensive way to give my old player a few years more life!
|Is It Time To Sell My Vinyl Rig?|
Wow, dude. 200 whole records. You've really gone all in. I think I passed that by 1975. Go ahead and sell.
|Should I sell my Oppo 205? |
Other than its performance, the primary reason for the high prices is that at the time Oppo discontinued production, the demand for this unit was just ramping up; it was nowhere near its market saturation point, and there were a lot of people who ...
|Straight out of the box doesn't work.|
|Vibrating speaker cables|
Don't forget the squid ink; that's the key. But the real key to perfect, undistorted silence is to just unplug everything. Of course if you've got tinnitus, that's a larger form of distortion and noise than anything fixable with gadgets or magic...
|Vinyl cleaning - Ultrasonic vs. Walker products|
If you've only got 200 to do, I'd strongly recommend BORROWING a cleaner (either vacuum or ultrasonic), paying the lender a few bucks for its use, and call it a day after you do the cleaning. Since these are inherited and not a collection you've ...
Trust me; they sound much better after the recommended 10,000 hour burn-in.
|CD player reliability.... good and bad.|
My Pioneer Elite BDP-05 has been in service for many years; I leave it on 24/7, as the boot time was always maddeningly slow, but rarely (if ever) with a disc loaded if I'm not playing it. I have an Audio Research CD-1 in storage that no longer r...
|Salk Sound vs Legacy Audio|
I've had a pair of Veracity monitors for a number of years, paired with a Dehavilland tube pre and Edge G8 amp. Having never used these with a SS pre I can't comment on this combination, but these have always floated my boat and not been fatiguin...
|Recommendations for modern integrated with tone & balance controls other than Mcintosh|
Leak Stereo 30
|I nominate this company as building best speakers!|
The problem with a lot of speakers that are "exciting" in a dealer's showroom is that they eventually grind on your ears in a long-term home setting, and you gravitate toward something that may not be exciting, but listenable long-term.
|Looking for a black brushed mental bookshelf speaker|
Looks like you're either goth or into "heavy mental". But perhaps that's just being sentimental.
|The indisputable benefit of fiber for music|
Fiber is especially important when listening to tunes like "All Things Must Pass".