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Is The FM tuner obsolete?
WHEN WE HAD a classical station and two decent jazz stations I considered a good tuner with an outdoor. antenna. Then Mozart  went off the air from lack of support (in spite of a huge regional population). You can guess my thoughts about all the "... 
Wilson Audio Specialties Chronosonic XVX loudspeaker!! only $300,000.oo
I love the way the McLaren Speedtail looks. It probably costs 1.5 million, so I won't buy it- no big deal. As for very (VERY) rich people (and wealthy corporations), many do NOT pay their fair share of taxes like they should- this has been well do... 
DIFFICULT PROBLEM WITH A REPAIR SERVICE-
THAT'S THE GUY- SAM PALERMO. He is a big effing problem.There is a discussion group called "Tape Heads" that he regularly participates on, and I was going to relate my experience with him on their site after talking to the site-manager.  He appear... 
Would you Upgrade?
MY 1st hi-end speaker was a B&W 801 matrix (series-3) on sound-anchor stands. I also heard the 802's and they sounded fantastic on Bruckner #9- not an easy task. You have 802-diamonds which are even better as long as they're properly anchored ... 
Anything SS sounds better than D'Agostino ?
I haven't heard DAG's, but I did have a Krell FPB300 for several yearsand it was a fine amp in every way. But DAG is quite fancy looking and certain reviewers think they're wonderful. I later upgraded to a pair of Levinson 33H's and they were some... 
Finally found THE SPEAKER!!!
drewde- I get your (voluminous) arguments/observations, etc. I have heard good things about Wisdom Audio myself so I have no problem with a successful technology that you want to discuss. I know classical music has dynamic shifts etc. My only obse... 
Finally found THE SPEAKER!!!
After getting Lord of the Rings on DVD and Blu Ray, I would have to crank up the volume to hear soft conversations by the actors, and then reduce the volume rapidly to save my hearing  during "action" sequences of any kind. Same for Avatar, Indepe... 
Mágico M6 vs Big Wilson speakers
I WOULD approach this question from a different perspective. I have heard the Wilson Alexandrias and they sounded incredible. For a few days afterwards I kept thinking about what I had heard them do. I have also had the pleasure of hearing Sonus F... 
Article: "Spin Me Round: Why Vinyl is Better Than Digital"
I didn't read the article, so I can't comment on it. But once upon a time there was really only ONE format, and turntables and cartridges were easy enough to use, adjust, and replace as necessary. Records and record stores were everywhere. So you ... 
An audio rack that really does make a difference.
I BOUGHT a pair of 4-shelf Michael Green Deluxe Justaracks in blackyears ago. Like Salamander racks of today, they are infinitely adjustableusing simple nuts and bolt design. The shelves are two inches thick, and come with spiked feet. Salamander ... 
How I'd spend money given no limits
There's no system that's more outstanding than a great recording regardless of format. The most difficult problem is finding great performances that are recorded that well. That can really wake up almost any system I can think of. But yes, as much... 
Thinking about the good old days...
MY "SYSTEM" consisted of a Concord 220 reel to reel connected by alligator clips to the 4x6 speaker of my Dad's Blaupunkt tube radio. There was classical and jazz shows on public radio, phone-in request stations for pop-tunes, and late at night wh... 
Think fast: What would you take?
Buy a radio and (generously) support Local Stations that offer good music programs. That's how it all began for me, and in those days there were numerous choices available from several non-commercial stations. I still look forward to tuning in, al... 
One of the Best Stereo System in the World!
I didn't notice the stereo system as much as the pride he felt and the love for his beautiful family. I wish he could have shown us a little bit more footage of his elaborate workshop. I know he will face a daunting future with the disease he has ... 
D'agostino amplifiers: where's the beef?
I HAVE followed the changes over the years at Krell and one simple fact remains like it or not: I have seen more cosmetic redesigns of their equipment than just about anyone else, sound quality aside.  I even owned an FPB300 Amp and it threw a big...