gordon

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Do you trust your ears more than measurements?
I trust the measurements of my ears.  
20 Years?
Dec 21, 2000.  OAF.  
Brag About Your Vinyl Collection
Tad - 8 Way Santa.  Unopened with the original cover.  
Help With New Preamp Decision
The new Modwright LS99 is in your price range. Balanced. I haven’t heard it, but have enjoyed the Ambrose  One for about 6 years.  
Selling here on Audiogon
Dealers and brokers monopolizing the market, and jacking up the price.  
Have we lost civility and respect on Audio forums?
Dealer joins audio forum.  Pushes product.  Tells users he’s right, and they are wrong.  Gets push-back.  Gets butt-hurt.  Starts thread bitching about this situation. i have I missed anything?  
Audio stand needed....Moving main components from mechanical room to listening room
@roxy54 Isn't that up to the buyer to decide?  Also, Hitchen's razor.  
Audio stand needed....Moving main components from mechanical room to listening room
Black frame, but wood shelves.  Built to custom sizes. https://www.fernandroby.com/products/details/rack-1  
Corner base trap- to the ceiling?
There are accusations of Foley's less than altruistic behavior on other audio forums, if interested.    
Picking Speakers 20k-30k
Thanks @ronboco  I was hoping to replace my 11 year Wilson Benesch Vectors with something American (thus saving on extra cost to import) in the $20-30k range, but the prices are rising so fast that something in that price range is a side step.  
Picking Speakers 20k-30k
@ronboco Let me know what you find out.  At $26.5k they are a potential upgrade for me, but at $38k they are not.  Here's more evidence of the higher price. From https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-2023-axpona-show-jonathan-valin-on-spe... 
Picking Speakers 20k-30k
@ronboco see my link to my local Rockport dealer above.  Atria II $38k, Avoir II $47k.  My understanding is that the prices went up in 2021.  
Picking Speakers 20k-30k
@grislybutter  https://www.xactaudio.com/rockport-speakers/#!/Rockport-Atria-II/p/112761097/category=30343709 I have also seen the $38k figured mention on this forum, and others.  
Picking Speakers 20k-30k
@grislybutter Fyi, the Rockport Atria II are now $38k.  
How rare is an audiophile
I’ve never met one.  And given that I think music has, in general, progressed over the years, disqualifies me as one, so that makes zero.