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How long do good speakers last?
I have B&W DM1600s from '86 and Matrix 802s S2 from about the same time and they are going strong with no sign of any issues. The 802s were my mains until I bought a store demo set of Wilson Sophia 2s about 12 years ago, so they are 13 yrs old... 
Aren't you sorry you missed out on this one? It's already sold out! LOL
What's the best cleaner for getting vomit off of an LP...? 
TEKTON IMPACT MONITORS
Well, I have never heard Tektons, nor am I likely to. My Wilson Sophia 2s have fully satisfied me, here in my room, in their stock form, and I haven't looked further in the 12 years since I purchased them.  I think the Tektons are particularly ugl... 
I feel bad for GenX'ers that missed out on the 60s and 70s.
"And boomers missed out on the 80s 90s.  🙄"LOL - sorry to break it to you, but we're still here. Didn't miss them, and don't miss them!  
I feel bad for GenX'ers that missed out on the 60s and 70s.
@jssmith - have to agree that pop music of every decade has/does suck. Pablum doesn't get better over time. I was born in '56 and was in high school before we even had an FM station - and the Rexall Rangers fire bombed it for playing that 'devil m... 
WHAT IS THE MOST TOUCHY SONG THAT YOU HAVE EVER HEARD?
Not easy - there are so many - but forced to choose, it would be Angel from Montgomery, sung by Bonnie Raitt.  Fabulous. 
WHAT IS THE MOST UNIQUE SONG THAT YOU HAVE EVER HEARD?
Well you have to have Joe Walsh's All night laundromat bluesAudience: Belladonna Moonshine & I had a DreamGentle Giant: Free Hand, ProclamationAnd not least: Traffic, Walking in the WindGreat stuff 
WILSON AUDIO.....BIG NAME, BIG PRICE........ARE THEY THAT GOOD?
I've listened to most of the W/P incarnations, and have lived with the Sophia 2's for about 10 years now. I love the Sophias. The W/P 8 is a very fine speaker IF you like the Wilson sound. They are more dynamic than the Sophias (although all Wilso... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
@Denezy52 I agree with Captain Beyond, although I think Sufficiently Breathless is a superior album, personally. Also:Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You  Audience - House On the Hill  Illusion - Out of the Mist (original members of Renaissa... 
Tweeters are silent on my Wilson audio Sofia 2
On the Sophia 2 the resistors are the "fuses", as well as a means of adjusting the speaker response.  Did you check the resistors that you took out? If they were original, and both were blow, then likely the tweeters were taken out at the same tim... 
Who are your three favorite female singers?
Well many of my older favorites have already been mentioned (Annie Haslam - but no Jane Relf?? - Jennifer Warnes, Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLaughlin, Mary Black, Loreena McKennit, Sandy Denney etc.) but some big ones are missing:Bonnie Raitt - I m... 
My pet peeve: "revealing" speakers
Review speak:Revealing = you will need ear plugsRuthlessly revealing = you will need ear plugs and AdvilNeeds careful system matching = you will need ear plugs, Advil, a tube amp, and a glass of Scotch LOL, truer audio words were never spoken ;-) 
Are manufacturer AC cables good enough?
Electrons don’t move. For the umpteenth time! Yeah, right. Tell that to a CRT. And they move between orbitals all the time when sufficiently excited.  And of course, every time you "look" at one, it's in a different location ;-) 
John Prine, singer, songwriter, legend - Dead at 73 from COVID-19
One of the best. My wife and I saw him twice last year, and were lucky to see him at least once a year in the prior 3 or 4. After the throat cancer, his voice was obviously not the same, but he took such obvious joy in performing that it was infec... 
Does raising speaker cables off the floor really make a big difference?
@nonoise -  Incite to an action, not to lawlessness or anger...poke the bear don't you know.KH