hodu

Responses from hodu

Does Steely Dan sound bright to you?
I recall a similar question on Audiogon some -- many? -- years back, and remember a beautiful wiseacre answer that went something like this: Well, they are called "Steely Dan," not "Bass-Heavy Dan." Or words to that effect. Did a quick search but ... 
Bluesound is great when it works, but ...
Thanks for the links. I've spent so much time on that site that I'd nearly memorized those instructions, but your efforts are nonetheless appreciated.-- Howard 
Arrangement of components on rack
Wow-a! So many fascinating responses. And here I'd thought I'd asked a simple question. Never on Audiogon! Thanks so much to all.-- Howard 
Help with multi-room streaming with Bluesound
"Test the speakers before spending any money."Yes! That is such a fabulous idea -- one that I, of course, hadn't thought of. Thanks!"You might get better SQ from a BluNode speaker."This, too, is well worth considering.I'll also look into that wire... 
Help with multi-room streaming with Bluesound
Thanks for the suggestion. Two reasons I'd not been considering a Power Node: 1) I'm not sure that one can hook up two pairs of speakers to those units; 2) I'd thought it was a bit of overkill for what I'd be using it for.As for your question, "An... 
Favorite Guitar Solo
I've always been partial to Robert Fripp's out-of-control solo on Eno's "Baby's on Fire." It's the solo that refuses to end.-- Howard 
If a blind guy can use a Rega Planar 3 ...
Thanks for your responses and suggestions, gentlemen -- I really do appreciate them.-- Howard 
If a blind guy can use a Rega Planar 3 ...
Interesting thought. Thanks for that. The P3 has an integrated dustcover that I've always left down when the 'table is not in use, but maybe that's not necessary. Hmmmmmmm. 
Another Node2i Question
Great news from¬†rnrmf197159. Thanks! I hadn't known this, and look forward. I've happily been using a Node 2i in my main rig that I'm sure will do quite well in my office system once I get whatever the new model is.-- Howard 
Shrinking Technics dealer network
Thanks for your response. Just FYI: I phoned Safe and Sound and learned that they are not, in fact, a Technics dealer.-- Howard 
Upgrade from Rogue Audio Sphinx v2
I agree with the comment above about the Bluesound Node. I got a Node 2i that I used for streaming Qobuz, without an external DAC, but recently purchased a Moon 260D -- a combination transport and DAC -- that I'm now running the Bluesound into. Th... 
If you had access to a time machine, what concerts would you go back to see?
So great to see someone other than me mentioning The Blue Nile in these fora. I had the great pleasure of seeing them at a very small club in Western Massachusetts in 1996, and the same thing happened: They played brilliantly, connected with the a... 
Artists you feel you can rely on, buy any new album unheard.
Though it's currently politically incorrect to include him because he's been "canceled," I'd add Ryan Adams to the list. From his days fronting Whiskeytown, I've purchased each of his newest releases, on vinyl, sound unheard, and have never been d... 
A singer you might enjoy, Valerie Carter
I had a friend back in college (in the late-1970s) who was quite the fan. He played "Just a Stone's Throw Away" and "Wild Child" for me, and I remember really enjoying them. Thanks for the reminder -- I'll give her a listen again after all these y... 
Amp placement when switching from separates to integrated
Thanks for your responses, all. You know what's funny, @yogiboy? That had never even occurred to me!