keegiam

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What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
Some dealers may be a problem, but I think it's primarily decreasing demand for quality audio systems.  My interest was NOT born in dealerships (as you suggest), but from music lessons and playing in orchestras starting at age 8.  When I started p... 
what is more important ?
Speakers.  Period. 
Speaker Recommendations budget of <6k new or used
Check out the recent (and popular) speaker recommendation thread begun by @smodtactical.  It's arranged according to list price for a new pair (not used).Just be aware that, so far, it has only taken one recommendation for a speaker to be listed i... 
Speaker recommendation thread (Organised by tiers of price)
@Smod:The list is growing rapidly as predicted by a few posters.  As it does its value may be waning, since if it only takes one mention to make the list.Perhaps there should be a similar list that includes only those speakers mentioned (or confir... 
Our Responsibility
Kosst_Amojan:  <<Your post is a text book example of the "leave people alone in their own opinions and never challenge them" thinking>>Not sure how you inferred this from my post.  I neither said nor think that.  You simply seem much m... 
Our Responsibility
<< That's how I cultivate the next generation. >> @kosst_amojanYour "cultivation" sounds a lot like proselytism.  Most people react negatively to that kind of attitude, which is understandable.  I suggest some introspection on your mo... 
Anyone else gotten SPAM pop ups the last couple of days?
My only pop-up experience was with Audio Research - obviously not typical spam. 
Anyone else gotten SPAM pop ups the last couple of days?
I got an Audio Research pop-up the other day. 
Speaker recommendation thread (Organised by tiers of price)
One thing I learned from all this:  I need to start hanging out with @audiotroy ;) 
Speaker recommendation thread (Organised by tiers of price)
<<thank god this place isn't just guys, there's enough testosterone on these pages to float a boat >>Over the past 10-20 years I've been noticing the use of "guys" and "you guys" to refer to a mixed gender group.  I wasn't raised tha... 
Musicians in your living room vs. you in the recording hall?
No simple answer for me.  Small jazz & blues groups, solo guitar, piano or vocals - I prefer them in my living room.  Who wouldn't want to welcome Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass for a performance at home?Orchestral, loud rock or big band - I pre... 
Perception
I grew up playing in orchestras, so I was around the sounds of instruments for years - nearby and all around me.  Judging the sound of an audio system is easy for me:  How much does that sax sound like the real thing?  Is it sitting there off to t... 
Turntable Advice?
Thank you all so much.  I'm weighing my options with Donna at SOTA.Bigwave, your post in particular is quite inspiring.  There were reasons I fell in love with the SOTA and SME V almost 30 years ago - this has been an excellent wake up call. 
Turntable Advice?
No response from SOTA yet.  Mijostyn, is the new platter intended for the Star Sapphire (vaccuum hold-down)?Any cartridge recommendations?  My pre-amp (Classe 6) has a MC switch that adds 22db (57db total).  I hope to have $1k left in my targeted ... 
Turntable Advice?
Thank you all.  Never have I seen such unanimity on a discussion topic!  I will get in touch with SOTA today.I had read extensively on the web that the Pabst motors were no longer available and that SOTA was not properly supporting its customers. ...