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Ric Ocasek found dead.
Normally I wouldn't have been interested in their style of music. But after listening more carefully I realized just how together they were as a group.Their sense of rhythm and blending each part to complement every other part was really excellent... 
How much discount typically for a new MC275 to expect from a dealer?
I ALWAYS like to buy a demo piece when available. You still get the Warrantee, which you occasionally need to use. But that can happen with sealed-in-box components. The most common issue could be used speakers with very small cosmetic flaws. If t... 
What amp is best with Wilson Sasha DAW speakers
I would refrain from recommending a specific amplifier, especially without knowing about the room the speakers are going to be in, the source components, etc. But regarding Wilson Audio, their speakers are VERY revealing of everything in a recordi... 
Can we finally put Reel to Reel out of its misery? Put it to rest people.
I HAVE A FEW Reel to Reel prosumer decks, but I would make two points here. #1- I listen with great pleasure to VERY old 78's played on the radio here on WLRN Sunday nights from 8-12MN. The sound quality is terrible but the music is captivating an... 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
SPEAKER OF THE CENTURY? ┬áThat's like saying who made the best automobile in the last 100 years! ┬áBut I would say that some of the mostSIGNIFICANT achievements in sound reproduction belong in two categories. 1.definitely Magaplanars.-astonishingly ... 
DIFFICULT PROBLEM WITH A REPAIR SERVICE-
I'm done whining about my "little problem"- life is too short anyway. But just so you know, this "technically proficient" guy had TWO outboard preamps to work with since the deck comes with a separate transport unit. It was designed to be a semi-p... 
DIFFICULT PROBLEM WITH A REPAIR SERVICE-
(Sam Palermo) who apparently has a lot of time commenting on TapeHeads.net (Under SkyWave). He knows his stuff, or at least has a lot to say about repairing and adjusting decks. But his actual business model is "you'll get your machine back after ... 
speaker repair
If the speakers used foam surrounds, they deteriorate and dry out. Rubber surrounds do last much longer. 25 years IS a long time in any case, and the X-1's are an older design as well. I am not defending Wilson, but if you were listening to them o... 
Favorite band or artist of all time?
"the Beatles Changed The World"- Netflix Documentary. I wholeheartedly agree,but unfortunately they were unable to stay together.The Rolling Stones OTOH just kept on rolling, and any band that could write a great song like "Sympathy for the Devil"... 
Why are you into hi end audio?
Oh, also the car thing- I love exotic cars, Bentley's, too, you know what I'm talking about. But honestly, they (IMHO) look best in the showroom at the dealership, buffed and new, with all the latest options, etc. Behind the wheel driving along, y... 
Why are you into hi end audio?
"BASS" - and all that it implies. (as in good, clean, deep) 
Going to try a tube integrated.
This comment probably will not be much help, but VTL makes some great sounding gear. I heard a stereo amp in someone's system (about 80-100W/ch) years ago and it sounded really excellent. Made me think about investing in tube equipment for awhile.... 
New Amps Arrived...
Orchestral music with a large choral part. I haven't heard any system that can make all that information sound real- but then I don't have a 4-box speaker system (separate subs and mid-tweeters) or 4 mono blocks or a recording that can capture all... 
what replaced your Aerial 7B speakers?
Look folks, I will BUY his speakers from him (if he gives me a good price!) because I am confident they sound good. But $4500 is a sizable amount of money, so, not being a psychologist or anything, he wants to make a change. If you bolt the speake... 
what replaced your Aerial 7B speakers?
EXCEPT DPM2340 was emphatic- he wants different speakers. Used Egglestons come up frequently and they are killer speakers, with one of the best tweeters ever manufactured, and a crossover designed by A.V. Schweikert. The driver integration is some...