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Elevating subwoofer about two feet off the floor
Emailists,They have some for sale on another listing, but are higher priced.http://www.ebay.com/itm/TUBE-TRAP-Room-Treatments-FOR-PICKUP-IN-NYC-/371636446080?hash=item568742238... 
Structural beam in middle of listening room
Jferro, have you tried any of the positions yet?As far as the beam being distracting, I usually listen to music at night, preferrably with the lights off. That's when I can really 'see' the soundstage.I have a pair of columns delineating the LR an... 
Speakers for Rock - up to 1kusd
Yes, I deal mostly with Gerrit. He is very communicative and will help you as best he can. Should they not be able to ship to you, I would love to travel to Argentina. The speakers would be my luggage!  
Manley Chinook
Okay folks, I understand both of your viewpoints, but, remember what it was like before the internet?You had to take the equipment to a dealer, have them ship it to the manufacturer, have the work done, then have it shipped back to the dealer, and... 
Music server
A quick google for the manual says there is a  RESTORE & UPDATE DVD. So, Cary should step up and give it to you.If they don't, I would definitely post your experience.Other than that, I would do what elberoth2 suggested or build your own serv... 
Speakers for Rock - up to 1kusd
You don't mention where you live. But, have you looked at Zu speakers?They are very efficient and they have models in your price range.Also, they have a trial period, which is a nice option to try them out. 
Structural beam in middle of listening room
I am no sound specialist, but I suggest trying any combination that is possible.I, too, have an unusual listening situation and found my speaker placement to be 'unconventional', but it works.The structural beam may be a problem, but I would start... 
What's going on with the audio market?
57,20,?I had to abandon my hifi addiction when I turned 30 or so, and was stereo-less until last year. It was fun getting back to speed.I think my days of chasing the 'perfect system' have passed, but when I see a good deal and there's money in th... 
1 pair of good interconnects- which 2 components should I use them on?
Well, I hate to be an old poop, but I think you could do better than Monster Cables. In fact, if you can swing it ( and I know being a college student equals limited funding- I had student loans, too), I would convert everything to the Bluejeans-W... 
If a gear is dirt cheap, do you think it is no good?
I like to try 'giant killers' in my system. I never had the financial means to afford pricey equipment, so I gravitate to smaller, lower priced manufacturers- though the internet now allow me greater access, thanks  Audiogon.I agree with mofimadne... 
I got my stereo back after almost 20 years!
jzzmusician, you must be a really nice guy. I think your kids probably had a better childhood because of her-nothing like the continuity of generations in a household. In any case, now you can stream music through the internet and listen to anythi... 
Wilson Sophia 1 vs vandersteen 2ce
russmaleartist, I don't think this post should be part of this discussion. If you feel the need to express your opinions regarding the transient nature of 'the best', you should create a new thread.Sinewave asked for our opinions regarding the Wil... 
Power cords everywhere! Will steel braid help protect audio signal?
Are you experiencing any signal degradation or hum?I, too, have a rat's nest of wire, but, thankfully, haven't noticed anything that is degrading to the sound. 
Feniks ESSENCE - the world's best computer speaker system
The 6 moons review doesn't seem to work.Your speakers look interesting, Any way to audition them in the USA? 
I got my stereo back after almost 20 years!
jzz, I can entirely relate to you. I have been without a real stereo for almost 20 years, too.-Mostly related to starting my own business as opposed to a MIL.I, too, remembered my experience hearing Vandersteen's in my youth.Fast forward to 2016, ...