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CD recorders with hard disk
Sorry, I should have been clearer.A computer integrates into your system in the same manner as any other source. Either you will use it as a transport and feed the digital signal (via USB, optical, or coaxial) into a DAC (digital to analog convert... 
CD recorders with hard disk
Mac Mini is a good suggestion. Also, any mini-atx form factor computer with an upgraded hard drive would offer the same functionality. I built an HTPC that only runs XBMC (look up some screenshots, it's awesome) and it handles everything for me. I... 
A Visit to High Water Sound and Oswalds Mill Audio
This is the kind of boutique high-end audio house I want to support. And when I say "I want to support" I mean "I wish I could afford to support." The minis have a really cool mid-century modern look to them that I really like. 
Quick poll How long have you been in this hobby?
2006. Now who's the baby! 
Entry Level Turntable?
I think you should also take the "analog sounds better" advice with a grain of salt. It DOES sound better, but only in certain respects until you get up into the big bucks stuff. The inherent smoothness of the analog sound will shine through even ... 
Cartridge recommendation
On the upper end of your budget you could get a pre-owned Dynavector 10x5, which is what I use. My previous cartridge was the Shure M97xE (great value), and the difference was crazy. The Dynavector would give you a real taste of high end rather th... 
Top 5 Hamburgers
Relevant Article:Can Anyone Improve Upon the Classic Burger? 
Top 5 Hamburgers
Hey Redd, love seeing another vote for Zips! Cincinnati, represent! 
1080i vs 720p
Prpixel,I'm just passing along the tests of the highly trustworthy reviewers at CNET. Here is the article:http://reviews.cnet.com/720p-vs-1080p-hdtv/Thanks,Dusty 
1080i vs 720p
It depends on what kind of material you're watching also. The real advantage to progressive scan (the "p" in 720p) is that the integrity of the image is basically maintained even when there are periods of fast action. When frames are displayed as ... 
Top 5 Hamburgers
Any web developers up for putting together the gastro-appreciation site Foodiogon.com? 
New Peter Gabriel CD
It's a great CD. His cover of The Arcade Fire's "My Body is a Cage" is absolutely epic. 
Top 5 Hamburgers
Top 4 Burgers of Cincinnati, OH1. Terry's Turf Club 2. Zip's Pub3. Oakley Pub4. 5 Guys 
Cincinnati, OH, any audiophiles?
Happy New Year! I just thought I would post something for 2010 so anyone surfing these pages wouldn't assume the Cincinnati audiophile scene is dead.Any cool Cincinnati music goings-on? Find a new great spot to buy vinyl or try out gear? Drop a line! 
Can I use two preamps?
I asked the same question for different reasons in a separate thread. They asked me what I was smoking. (I wasn't smoking anything (at the moment.).)