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RIP Christine McVie
Musicians have to die someday just like you and me. At least she (reportedly) didn't suffer. I would rather look at the special place Fleetwood Mac holds in the music scene going back so many years. Good music helps to give us all that friendly nu... 
Hi-end audio is a big zero
WHAT YOU NEED to get you-are-there sound is MONEY (start saving up) and TIME. Start with an inexpensive pair of speakers and an integrated amp, free wire, etc. and music that you like. The finest recordings can transform the final result more than... 
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
AMPLIFIERS have to be considered in light of the speakers you pair them with. If the speakers fail to reveal more subtle details on the recording, then the amps do not have to be "quiet enough" to produce that level of detail. In that case you're ... 
EgglestonWorks Andra in nearfield?
I HAD A pair of Andra-1's and upgraded to Mk.2's. I HAVE A 14 X 20 ROOM with a high ceiling. They sounded great with Mark Levinson 33H mono's. I would imagine the 3's are even more wonderful. All the bass you'll ever need and very natural sounding... 
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...