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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... 
Why are speakers rarely satisfactory?
Plenty of wonderful speakers for every taste and budget.Only 2 issues really (IMO)-1. simplicity of design using very good materials such as a smaller speaker without an intricate crossover network.These tend to sound quite good in a variety of ro... 
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... 
Speaker shootout update; aggressive treble eliminating some (fairly?)
ONCE UPON A TIME I had a pair oof B&W-801 Matrix speakers (upgraded). I had always thought the tweeters sounded a little "hot" especially on CD's as they were 1st coming out in droves. I had an excellent Levinson amp (23.5's) and I was pretty ... 
Peter Green
I can't judge musicians- just enjoy their playing/singing. If they found what they wanted to do and were really outstanding at it, that's more than a lot of people can say. I'm good at reading the news and then wishing I hadn't. 
Now I get it...
CLASSICAl MUSIC WAS RECORDED with a bit more care than popular or rock albums. But they were meant to be played through the built-in phono stage inside most receivers. The speakers were often good at thumping out the bass lines and not so detailed... 
Why Don't More People Into Music Reproduction At Home Play Around With Musical Instruments
Part-II- To clarify my last entry a bit more, by getting an inexpensive classical guitar ($250), you can get chord charts and music books for "beginners" that show you how to play many, many popular songs. Can you sing on key? Then you can play an... 
Why Don't More People Into Music Reproduction At Home Play Around With Musical Instruments
There is another approach I don't think anyone mentioned-A friend some time ago brought over a Casio mini- keyboard with a bunch of different sounds you could choose to play. It was mainly a "one finger at a time" portable music machine for those ... 
What are the sexiest components ever made?
Way too many components to mention, but for a different take on the question, instead of sexy let me say "attractive"-when I was in High School I had no money (except for an occasional album). But what I DID have was a Lafayette catalog. Allied ca... 
Magico M9 The new 'norm' in speakers
I heard the Wilson WAMM's years ago. I never heard a degree of separation of orchestral instruments like I did that day on a DDD recording- nothing special. This was a $95,000 system (4 pieces).So it "gave me an idea" of what David Wilson was stri... 
Sexy singer(s) and/or song(s)
PATTY SMYTH- GOODBYE TO YOU (GROUP CALLED SCANDAL)THE BANGLES....SHE DOESN'T SING, BUT SHE'S FEATURED ON THE MTV ROCK VIDEO-"SHE'S MY CHERRY PIE"- I HATE TO SAY IT, BUT GEE WHIZ!!UNFORGETTABLE. CHARMING. LOVELY.  
Should people with no turntable or reel to reel be considered audiophiles?
An Audiophile is a Gearhead who also loves to listen to music. He/She will often spend more than they can comfortably afford in order to get a great sounding system. It's fine as long as they're enjoying the hobby. A Music Lover can listen to a So... 
Ever feel like a "low dollar" customer that your dealer doesn't think worth their time?
OK you may think I'm a snob, and that's fine with me. I love music- all kinds just about. But I am a Gear-Head as well. I found the "snob-shop"in town which carried B&W and WILSON (and even some Goldmund). I wanted B&W 801 Matrix speakers ... 
Albert Von Schweikert Has Passed Away
Stereophile ran an exceptional review of the Eggleston Andra loudspeaker,, and I was able to buy a demo pair locally after auditioning them myself. They sounded wonderful - the only term I can use to describe their lifelike "holistic" presentation...