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Audio discounts during Coronavirus
My beloved Oppo BD 105 is staring to act upand time to buy a replacement,  but have no ideawhat to get that has all the features the BD 105 has. I'm thinking it's a great time to buy as it will hopefully help the vendor through these difficult tim... 
Great country recording
Alison Krauss is a no brainer and she performs with Jerry Douglass on numerous albums To date she's won 27 Grammys which I think is the most for any performer. I consider her latest album " Windy City to be one of her best. I saw her in concert re... 
John Prine, singer, songwriter, legend - Dead at 73 from COVID-19
One of my favorite John Prine songs " Please don't bury me"  We had this performer by the name of Stan Farrlow come to our little town in Canada in the early 70's and he was very talented and was Friends with Merl Hagert andKris Kristofferson. Sta... 
How far away from your speakers are you?
Based on my room constrictions I've places my Maggie's 44" from the wall, 96" apart and 144" from my listening position. They are slightly toed in. Ideally I would like a larger room, but all in all it sounds pretty darn good 
Add an external DAC. Make my Oppo UDP-205 a true top player
I have the Oppo BD 105 and I went with the Exogal Comet plus DAC and I must say I'm very happy with the improvements  
The peculiarities of a high value, low cost, amp
I picked up a used Spectron MK lll class D amp to drive my Maggie's. 7's The old beast weighs 52lbs and drives the 4 ohm Maggie's with easeand to my ears sounds amazing! I've heard D Sonic make an excellent class D amp for the moneyWatch "Magnepan... 
Corona playlist- time to smile
John Prine ( he's batting with the corona virus)Please don't bury meIllegal smile Speed of the sound of loneliness  
Corona playlist- time to smile
Say hello in there    John Prine 
Streaming
@bgpoppabThank you for that suggestion on theNord Acoustics Easy Stream Connect DAC 9038as I've never come across that company beforeUnfortunately my Audiolab 6000N is on it's way.There are so many streamers out there that I'm sure will do an exce... 
Thoughts on choosing an amplifier
I too seriously considered the Parasound a21+ to use with my recently acquired 0.7's Maggie's but being a frugal Canadian I came across a used Spectron MK III D class amp that has more than enough watts/current to drive my Maggie's and my DT Mytho... 
Streaming
I've decided on the Audiolab 6000N streamer to get into the world of streaming. It uses the DTSPlay- Fi. (Play-Fi https://play-fi.com/) which supports lots of streaming services and multi room, so you can stream to every device you own.The unit ha... 
How much is "LOUD" still a reference point for some?
My room is a bit constrictive so I have my .7's Maggie's 4 ft from the front wall,  7 ft apart & 11 ft from my listening position. My amp puts out 450 watts @8ohms, [email protected] & 1,[email protected] and will do 65amps for 500 milliseconds. Haven't h... 
How much is "LOUD" still a reference point for some?
I try to set my Maggie's loudness level as if I was at a live event and what my Wife will tolerate!I have a very powerful amp driving the Maggie's so the music is very dynamic, even at lthe ower levels 
Do any still use an older high end tuner from the past?....
I have a Marantz 2265B I bought back in the early eighties and use it to this day. I bought the Audio enginge B1 and I've connected it the reciver via RCA  So now I connect the B1 to my Samsung S8 phone by bluetooth and listen to streaming to my h... 
Anyone else grateful that they got hooked on this crazy addiction
Step One. “We admitted we were powerless over audio— that our audio systems had become unmanageable.After a day in the life, and watching the newsAnd when I think of our current situation because of another country, I want to set my hair on fire!!...