jburidan

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To Harbeth or not to Harbeth, That is the question...
"I would take arms against a sea of low sensitivity speakers, and by opposing, end them."I'm with you, millercarbon. I much prefer a high-efficiency Tannoy Dual Concentric used with a SET amp. 
First tube preamp recommendations (under $5k)
Cary SLP-05 used. 
Upscale Audio and Primaluna
ebm7: Over the years, many people have made negative remarks about Kevin. Maybe he's a bit of a prima donna? But you're wrong about Tannoy speakers being passé. IMHO designs other than those with concentric drivers are hopelessly compromised. How... 
Jazz for aficionados
Thanks, I'll buy a copy of Time Speaks :) 
Why Do So Many Audiophiles Reject Blind Testing Of Audio Components?
Because the sound of one hand clapping can only be heard through the eyes? 
Why Do So Many Audiophiles Reject Blind Testing Of Audio Components?
Because the eyes have ears? 
Single driver speakers. Are they worth considering ?
IMHO single drivers suck. 
If Nordost won't shorten & terminate it's own speaker cables who can please? Thank you!
Sharing my experience circa 2006:A kitten who was teething chewed on a new pair of Blue Heaven speaker cables near one banana plug. So I made a phone call to Nordost. The fellow that I spoke with got a good laugh out of my situation and offered to... 
Jazz for aficionados
Yeah, she's great.Also, recommend 'The Wham of Sam' with Sammy Davis Jr. and orchestra. 
My #@%$ Cat Destroyed My ARC REF 5SE. Soliciting Suggestions.
Sorry this happened to you. Good luck finding a replacement board :( 
Directionality Explained
I put all my cables doggy style.  
best preamp ever - cost is no object
No zombie has compared every preamp ever made. 
Why Does CD Sound So Good?
I have two excellent digital sources, a Cary 303/300 CDP and a PS Audio DirectStream DAC mated with Wyred4Sound Server MS2. Both sources provide superb sound. I wouldn't agree with those who claim that a CDP is better than a server/DAC combo, thou... 
Schiit not that Good?
The one that caught my attention was the Yggy DAC, which looks like a good one at its price point. Not familiar with the other products. 
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
Prima Luna hard to find? I see them for sale second-hand all the time. What is true is that the parties behind PL are extraordinarily talented at dealing the hype.