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T.H.E. Show in Costa Mesa on Friday
So I went back to THE Show on Sunday and my main goal was to listen to the 3 or 4 best rooms at the show.  I spent considerable time in the Scott Walker room sponsored by Synergistic Research.  The room featured Magico S3 speakers and a beautiful ... 
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
I much discusion here about Large Room or Smaller Room.  If you had this new house, and could design your own perfect 2-channel music room - how would you size it?    
T.H.E. Show in Costa Mesa on Friday
I enjoyed THE Show so much on Friday, I'm going back today!  
Parking at T.H.E. Show in Costa Mesa?
The parking garage next door is $18.  I parked there yesterday for THE Show.  
T.H.E. Show in Costa Mesa on Friday
I also attended and I was there from the minute the doors opened until they closed - so much to see and hear.  My favorite room was one of the Scott Walker rooms that had all of the Synergistic Research equipment and the beautiful Magico speakers ... 
How To Use DAC in my McIntosh C2600 Preamp?
The administrators can actually delete this post.  Further research shows that the Sony HAP Z1ES does not have the ability to output a digital signal.  The unit uses its own DAC and can only output an analog signal.  I will not be using the DAC i... 
London Grammar?
I use Hey Now as a test for how low a system's bass will go.  It can be a wonderful test and the song is fantastic.  
San Diego Audiophile group?
Yes, I agree - it was wonderful to meet some fellow enthusiasts and the system and music were fantastic (as was the food!).  I also learned new things that day, which is always nice.   Cheers!  
Are there other people like me ? Amazed by their low cost system :)
With regards to this particular post: This weekend I had some spare time on my hands so I stopped in one of the local audiophile stores to buy a couple of new albums.  While there, I asked if I could listen to their very best system, in their hig... 
San Diego Audiophile group?
Jerry - I look forward to meeting you.  I hike in the Sierra all summer.  I have hiked the JMT several times, and I know many of the areas along the 395 pretty well.  Between musical systems and hiking, we will have plenty to chat about. I look f... 
Martin Logan CLS vs Newer Hybrids Like Montis, Summit X, 9A, 11A
Following this thread..... I have the ML Montis and I LOVE them.  I mainly listen to female vocals, jazz, and some rock (Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Eagles, others).  I've listened to many other brands of speakers at lots of high-end stores and I j... 
power cord for pass 250.8
Surely there has to be a power cord that costs more than $3000, and that will automatically sound EVEN better.  Right?  
Upgrade My Turntable - How Much Do I Need to Spend?
After spending over 100 hours studying, shopping, visiting local stores, and researching every source on the matter I finally pulled the trigger and bought a very gently used, 6-month old Technics SL-1200G. The Seller included a Benz Micro Wood L2... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
My absolute favorite: Dire Straits, Album = Love Over Gold - Song = Private Investigations   The entire song is fantastic with an excellent sound stage, but about halfway through the song the dynamic range becomes explosive.  
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
Ozzy - if that's what you hear then go for it.  The mind can do incredible things that feel very real.