jsandman

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Bookshelf Bake Off
Let me first say that I admittedly only have experience with B&W and KEF among all of the brands listed by folks above. While I really enjoy both flavors of British sound, I'll throw another suggestion into the mix: RBH Sound SVR Series (61 or... 
What area or country do you live in ?
I'm not too far from you, nitrobob: I've settled in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Although I had lived in multiple states from coast to coast. 
Need speaker suggestion for a larger room!
+1 for Ohm Walsh, especially considering the live room, the plethora of cabinet finishes they offer, and you can't go wrong with the 120-day trial period that they offer. Ohm speakers break all conventional speaker "rules," so if you have reflecti... 
Best bookshelf speakers
I would recommend the KEFs. You'll be hard-pressed to find bookshelf speakers in that price range that image better and they provide fantastic detail. However, as decent as the KEFs are with regard to bass output and extension, there are better op... 
Like the new look to audiogon ?
I'll agree in hopes that Audiogon is reading this and changes or ditches the new look ASAP. The new format is cumbersome, not customizable at all, and searches provide way more irrelevant results than they did before. As stated in comments above, ... 
Longer speaker cables or interconnects
I'll defer to an expert whose advice tends to make a lot of sense because he justifies his claims either with measurable scientific fact, or from his extensive experience in the industry.  Plus I've learned a lot from watching his video series and... 
WI-FI ROUTERS and Modems. BEST!! brand and why.
While I consider myself to have intermediate experience and expertise as an audiophile, I have had a lot of personal experience setting up and tweaking different routers and modems for my own house and for family and friends.  So based on my exper... 
In need of advice: amplifier
I have been researching stereo and multichannel amps in this price range recently. I used a Parasound HCA-2505a and was impressed with its performance, especially in the lower end. This you can find for $1k or less, so in your price range I would ...