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Stockfisch Records & audiophile music labels
Stockfisch Records offerings are expertly recorded and mastered!  Linn has great sounding offerings though many are jazz or classical. Stockfisch is for lack of a better term, a "contemporary folk"label.  It is a bit tough to find lots of labels f... 
Newb..pls help.
Hello mormark!Welcome to the ranks. If I were to do this audiophile thing all over, I would base my system on a really fine integrated amplifier with ample power to deliver natural dynamics.  From following threads here for years, I would have to ... 
SACD or not
Yep, go for a Marantz.  Built like a tank but play with great finesse.  There are many great sounding SACDs out there that are not symphonic in nature.  Get Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" and Clark Terry's "Portraits".  Those discs will allow y... 
The Beatles Anniversary issues question .....
That's it as of now.  Revolver and Rubber Soul would be great to hear after Giles would clean them up. 
Audioquest vs. Others
@mkash3  +1.  You need to get to the FEP air tubes in the AQ line for the bass to resolve impact and for the soundstage to open up. 
Audioquest vs. Others
If in the AQ mode for cables stay with the highest quality (purity) conductors you can afford and always go with their FEP (teflon) dielectric.  If you can afford it, the FEP tubes are the very best.  If you are not in a rush you can often score a... 
Seeking help finding the weak link(s) in my system and offering suggestions please.
Very nice system with carefully selected elements.  If I were to choose a weak spot that would truly affect the musicality (cleanness, clarity, detail) would be the Blue Jeans White speaker cables.  Perhaps you could look on the used market for a ... 
Best Brands Out of These-Wharfendale,Bowers and Wilkinsons...
What? 
What is wrong with audiophiles?
@gosta"wife's"?? better yet wives??  Lucky you or tortured you.  Who knows? 
A visit to the (Audio) Doctor
I have at times felt that Audio Doctor's participation on other threads is inappropriate when they try to steer those involved in the discussion to gear they sell and then list the associated equipment lines at the end of the posts.  In this case ... 
Upgrading-Clear Days to Nordost Tyr 2 or Frey 2 vs Cerious Matrix IC's and speaker cables
@tuberistA big +1! Paul Laudati, God rest his soul, knew what he was doing and how to recommend the right cables for a specific system. Then again there is no "universal" cable that will sound great with all systems! 
Vinyl “Pops & Clicks” eliminators
OP - I  recently upgraded my phono amplifier from a 25+ old modest design to a Luxman E-250.  Besides a much more musically satisfying sound, the Luxman's greater dynamic headroom tends to minimize surface noise compared to what I had before.  I e... 
Audio Research D240 mkll vs Adcom GFA-555
I have a modded 555 as my back-up amp.  When I sent my McCormack DNA-1 to SMc Audio for a rebuilt I pulled out the Adcom.  I allowed it several days of burn-in since it had been boxed for several years.  Upon listening, I tried to like what I was ... 
Most annoying post period
@Elizabeth  That pretty much covers the topic!😉 
Herbie’s Super Black Hole CD Mat - Wow!
@oregonpapa  Hey Frank, do you have the black rubber Black Hole Mat that adheres to the label side with adhesive or the Super Black Hole Mat with the sticky silicone topped with carbon fiber?