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What do you take when demoing new gear?
Hello,A lot of these smaller Hifi stores are having a tough time competing with the internet. By me we had two different stores. Holm Audio-https://holmaudio.com/and Audio Consultants. The later is out of business. With this pandemic we are all go... 
spend on the streamer or on the DAC ?
Hello,I started with a Sonos connect. I then bought a good DAC. I also bought the W4S reclocker which helped the Sonos a lot. I wish S1 Sonos could do HiRez because I own several pieces.  I just bought a BlueSound Node 2i to get HiRez and replace ... 
Is it better to have two matched subs or one
Hello,Imagine your house with a stereo system in the family room to play music. You have to turn it up in the family room to hear it a little in the bedroom. It’s loud in the family room and normal in the bedroom. If you had speakers in the bedroo... 
High end Class D amps?
Hello,Stereo Elleven sells Jeff Rowland. Very nice amps. Not sure on your budget. Someone mentioned the NAD M33. NAD under rates their power so you should be good to go. The M33 is hard to find right now. If you cannot locate one locally or if you... 
Looking for a basic streamer without a DAC, preamp, storage and all that
Hello,You have to think about resale, ease of use, and down the road functionality. The answer is really Blue Node 2i. I know some already mentioned this but you have to think about the three things I said above. Some streamers are a pain to navig... 
Network streamer that works with Android and Pandora
Hello,If you go Sonos Port I heard previous customers who have Sonos already can get 30% off direct through Sonos. If you have a small Hifi store that sells Sonos please throw them a bone. You still get 30% off and the store makes a few dollars. I... 
A new way of adjusting anti skate!
Hello,I would think this has to be set up once per cart type on an arm. If it is so important to the listener then pay someone to setup your tt right. If you buy a different cart pay them again. Most people pay $75 for an oil change on a typical c... 
Network streamer that works with Android and Pandora
Hello,Sometimes you have to compromise to get something really good. Blue Node 2i. Or the Vault version that lets you store your CDs. $550 for the non vault. You would be giving up Pandora (the compromise) but you might be able to stream it from y... 
Why is black so popular for components?
Hello,To start is was due to cost, heat, and what was available due to technology . Ayre components are silver because they are brushed aluminum. If you wanted a black anodized finish it was a $400 option but the remote is still going to be silver... 
Is 1990's equipment vintage?
Hello,This one threw me so I googled it. I don’t agree with it with antique car needs to be 100 years old. I thought when a car was 25 it became an antique. At least that’s what the DMV records it to be. Here is what came up when I googled it. An ... 
How do you feel about a wheeled dolly permanently under large floorstanding speakers?
Hello,I remember a Darko video with his Klipsch speakers on casters even though he said they worked best up close to the wall. One thing is the casters can make noise unless they have really good ball bearings like on rollerblade wheels. The caste... 
I have been a stickler about keeping power cables away from signal cables...on equipment ?
Optimize, Demo the Puritan power conditioner. It might help. Demo it first because they are not cheep but the do work without choking the sound.  
I have been a stickler about keeping power cables away from signal cables...on equipment ?
Hello,I think it boils down to your cables and the resolution of the system. When I started getting into better components and cables I figured out the difference in recordings. 1/2 of my CD collection was from BMG. Horrible sounds came through my... 
SACD player recommendations budget 3k.
Hello,The Ayre C5xeMp uses a Pioneer transport not an Oppo transport. The Oppo transports are used in the (D) line of products. I was told that Charlie, the previous CEO and creator bought a ton of the pioneer and teac transports to prevent the C5... 
Relative Spending on Turntables and Cartridges
Hello,If you are happy with the sound then the juice was worth the squeeze. Please stop there improving the Rega P3. If you feel you need more then buy the P6 with the regular MM cart, swap carts with your P3 and sell your P3. So many people have ...