ghdprentice

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Focal Sopra 2 - Too Much Bass?
The Focal Sopra 2 are great speakers. I doubt you will go wrong with them. Issues like feedback loops with your TT need to be handled between location, isolation, and support. Your room seems large enough. Some photos under your ID would be helpfu... 
hearing loss and amp choices
@hotei  From the first time I heard theVSi75 i was mesmerized. It has such a classic natural musical quality… and for the money… what a screaming deal. Wonderful sounding piece of equipment!  
The Wonderful Sounds Of Female Vocals
I appreciate the recommendation. I ordered it from Acoustic Sounds.   
$25k speakers, are we there yet?
My approach with what I know now is to first consider the audio space… am I moving? Is there another option? Then when looking for speakers I am looking for the right sound quality and the right size for my space. So, I love Sonus Faber speakers… ... 
Best turntable for the buck
OP,   I can definitely recommend VPI turntables. I owned one for over twenty years… great value and performance.  
Bought an Audio Research Amp
Congradulations! I began with a used entry level preamp 40 years ago and upgraded and added more ARC as I could afford it. Now at long last I have all ARC Reference equipment. Well worth the slow journey. Outstanding company, equipment and sound.  
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
Unfortunately, it depends. The cables you want are going to complement your system and move it in a direction that is positive for you. Which depends on your values in sound… as well as your system taken as a whole. Finding these typically requir... 
Subwoofer with Floorstanding Speakers?
There are really two possibilities here. One, you do miss actual low bass… but more likely your memory was flabby over highlighted bass. Better audio systems have much more accurate bass, which can contrast with college.   However, subwoofers wi... 
Bluesound and BluOS
I use Qobuz, it is the better streaming service. I have never experienced what you are experiencing. However I do not have a BlueSound. Sounds like it is most likely a programming problem with the BlueSound. I would guess it will get fixed with on... 
DAC diminishing returns
Incremental investments in a DAC are completely dependent on your associated components and your anticipated future. So if I had your current DAC in my system (my average component cost is $20K), then upgrading it would provide huge differences ea... 
What do you guys think of Audio Science Review?
Colored charts are pretty. The information contained is of no value in choosing components with great sound quality.       
What is your record cleaning regimen?
@mglik   I think I got my last “refills” from Amazon. I have used this system for over thirty years…I occasionally try something different. But keep coming back to it. Yeah, you still need a record washer… but I havn’t found a better set of pro... 
Thoughts on the Linn LP12 turntable
@daveyf   +1.   @uncleang Seiously? “I’ve always seen LP12’s as a giant money pit with ’upgrades’ that are actually ’fixes’” Refinement marches on. Over the last fifty years I have pursued high end audio and the changes have been truly amaz... 
Which device makes for a better digital music source? Computer or streamer?
@4greatmusic If you want to get the most out of streaming… then first step is to get a high end streaming source. Sorry, I know you like Apple… that is not going to do it. Qobuz is the audiophile standard… it has well over 500,000 high resolutio... 
What is your record cleaning regimen?
I am lazy… so like to have results drive my cleaning. This to me is the right amount of cleaning. First any new or used record goes on my Nelli cleaning mashing… first a pass with Last power cleaner and a last brush… then the cleaning machine and...