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To Fuse or Not to Fuse... That is the question!
ibmjunkman.....Who are we to question the maker of "audiophile" fuses?? 
To Fuse or Not to Fuse... That is the question!
   WOW. This subject has been tossed around these forums and, every once in a while, it resurfaces. So many opinions about fuses, wire, and everything else.   My neighbor builds a deck exactly like mine. But, he stains it differently. Same deck. H... 
Phono Preamp
The Slee review mentioned in a previous post rates a model near the bottom of the Slee line. And, the wallwort power supply is vastly inferior to their PSUI power supply. Positive and negative reviews can be found on almost every piece of audio gear. 
Phono Preamp
   No end to suggestions here. If you don't mind checking into the used market Graham Slee may be an option. I went down that road and have been satisfied with the results. Major factor is the cartridge you plan to use? Whether MM, MC, or hi outpu... 
I need some turntable guidance
   Interesting topic to which there is no end to opinions. I have owned a few tables. The one that I still use is a Pioneer PL-530 I bought new in the 70's. Simple maintenance has been done since I bought it. I was lucky enough to have a dealer cl... 
Why Do Schumann Resonators Work?
   This is a scientific marvel that will probably change the way we listen to audio for ages. I can only relate to the same discovery that was discovered years ago.....pyramid power. A power that has baffled scientists for centuries. The mere pres... 
Why bookshelf type speakers are not high end
   The range of human hearing is 20 to 20Khz. That's for perfect hearing of a young person who has not been subjected to an early hearing loss due to disease or damage due to exposure to high levels of sound. A few may exceed those limits on eithe... 
Bose 301 modifications
   I'm not laughing at all. Many years ago I also went down the Bose path believing that it was a well respected brand offering good performance before discovering what real hifi was. In retrospect, Bose was and still is, mediocre equipment at inf... 
What is the right choice?
   mesch...There has been a bit of discussion on this thread about the combination of NAD amps and PSB speakers. I am quite curious about your comment about what you heard with the PSB Synchronys. Before the Imagine line came out the Synchrony lin... 
What is the right choice?
   I can't speak about other brands of equipment mentioned here but I can speak about NAD and PSB. When I sought to upgrade my system and went with a NAD amp (C375BEE). I used the amp with an existing pair of Klipsch speakers (their top of the lin... 
4 ohm (or 6) Bookshelf speakers. Pass Labs 30.8
Synergy between amp and speakers is paramount. If possible, audition your amp with prospective speakers. Some combinations work well together and others not so well.You didn't mention your price limit? In my system I use a NAD integrated with a pa... 
How much discount typically for a new MC275 to expect from a dealer?
I live not too far from their headquarters in Binghamton, NY and made a visit there to see if I could buy equipment and avoid going to a dealer.Didn't happen. 
Need help finding a new phono stage.
   three easy payments probably has the best advice. A high output MC and MM carts can be used with a phono stage with just a MM capable phono stage. If you want to go with a strictly standard (low output) MC cart be prepared to look at $$$ for on... 
Great musicians who should have been famous except....
"Great musicians who should have been famous except...."   That's a good question but it depends on who you ask....the public or other musicians?  All of the names mentioned here are outstanding. Kudos to those that recognize Steve Gadd as one o... 
Technical sophistication
millercarbon......I am curious. Your skills must go beyond those stated in your first post. Although now retired, I was a Radiologic Technologist for 25 years (medical) and then went into industrial radiography for another 20 simply because medica...