ghasley

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What is trully important?
Look at it another way, many studio monitors are designed to be flat and revealing to a fault so as to allow the engineer to tame certain parts of the performance so it will sound acceptable played back on the many different playback methods most ... 
Buy a $40,000 10 year old amp for $4,000 or new amp for same money?
In the book of intelligent questions, I’m struggling to locate this one. If something retailed for $40,000 and the ask is now $4,000 then I wouldn’t worry too much and drink its former Koolaid. Cars and stereo gear seem to get alot of comparisons ... 
amp to buy?
If you are starting off though, make an appointment to go to a dealer who will spend some time with you and teach you the basics. It will save you some money. Where are you located and some fellow audiogoners can make dealer suggestions/introducti... 
What are important features in a listening chair
Key features: a BROAD and deep seat so that I can fit LOL. 6’4" and 250 so the chair has to be comfortable. I have a 20+ year old Herman Miller Eames chair and ottoman. Works wonderfully and the leather quality is superb. Still looks brand new and... 
Brands that have the least depreciation
LebenShindoA/23 CablesHarbethDevoreARCMcIntoshLevinsonPassLuxman 
Digital room correction
Thank you for all of the replies. is The Minidsp SHD Studio a high quality piece? Does anyone have this? Does anyone use other products from Minidsp and is their service/support/build quality quite good?I would feed it from my Auralic Aries G1 and... 
New McIntosh MA252
The 2275 was beautiful, sound quality, not so much. It was not even close to the 275 and it should have been so much better.  It just wasnt....something got lost during the design phase. 
If you still spin CD's their is a reference level Transport for reasonable money
@garrard“Knight in shining armor”, gee, thanks!Its actually not a conspiracy theory, its a query. Many fair minded people would love to know why you are so upset at not getting to read another review about another silver disc transport. Seriously,... 
Business Ethics in the Audio Industry
Dear Dan, please don’t take the responses as a personal afront from the Audiogon community. I believe everyone is in the "more the merrier" camp and I hope you remain engaged and post more when you have something you believe needs saying, whether ... 
If you still spin CD's their is a reference level Transport for reasonable money
@garrardWhy are you so bent out of shape that a review didn’t materialize? @teajay moved from HTReview to 6moons and 6moons may or may not have wanted to review the transport (again). Maybe the original review belonged to HTReview and they chose t... 
Business Ethics in the Audio Industry
I disagree completely that they owed anyone a new one at the old price. If that were the case what's good must be good for both parties.  If the price had dropped rather than increased then should the buyer have to pay the old price to get the new... 
Business Ethics in the Audio Industry
I believe they actually acted more ethically than is typical. Let me take the conversation a step further to explain why. First of all, they don't owe you anything upfront and they refunded your money promptly. That could have been the end of it. ... 
An Audiophile is Anyone Who Loves Audio Regardless of Monetary Status. Agree?
There is great sound available at every pricepoint and nowhere is the law of diminishing returns more on display than in high end audio. What I find troubling is the typical class warfare BS spilling into audio but why should it be any different t... 
Schiit Freya plus. Is this an upgrade?
@tomcarrNo worries at all! I’m far from being a knowledge base for Schiit gear, just a casual observer. They make amazing gear that most everyone can afford and enjoy. Frankly, I wish they had come along before I went down the rabbit hole chasing ... 
Schiit Freya plus. Is this an upgrade?
@tomcarrFrom the FAQ section of the Freya + on Schiit's website:"So what’s the difference between Freya+ and the original Freya?Actually, quite a bit. Here’s the breakdown:Freya+ has a completely new tube stage, with DC heaters and a noise-cancell...