Responses from lg1

Anyone else gotten SPAM pop ups the last couple of days?
Up until today, 12/1/2022, the “Congrats, Google User…” pop up rendered Audiogon unusable for me.  This had gone on 3 or 4 days…  
Front Wall with Full length Workbench Shelf
I must plead guilty to trying for all the audio nirvana I can eek out of this very imperfect space…lol.  I’ve spent a chunk of time trial-and-erroring absorptive DIY wall treatments to the end result that this system has gone from “a little too br... 
Front Wall with Full length Workbench Shelf
@Russ69 It started out a combo light duty wood shop and art studio that’s transitioning to a light duty art studio and listening area.  
Has anyone truly compared Vintage vs. Modern?
FWIW, I had the SX-1250 for seven years being bought brand new in 1977 and it was paired with JBL L65 speakers which are still in daily use after refoaming/maintenance in the late 1990s. Each successive newer amp I’ve had with my L65s has struck m... 
Trios “Chapel” Live - Lloyd, Frisell, Morgan
@ sgordon1, that sounds spot on as to what I’m hearing.  
BluSound Node and Node 2
Every so often, my BluOS app refuses to find my Node 2i for a day or so. Ethernet cable connections from modem to grid “pod” (eero) to Node…..so far, it’s always resolved itself - mysteriously - within 24 hours. Aside from that, I really love the ... 
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
Sterling Home Electronics in Houston.  Got a Teac A-450 cassette deck there in 1975.  
Does dose anyone see these speakers in real?
Exhibit #23: ”…The FBI took the tanks and flapper assemblies back with them to Quantico for analysis…”  
What are some of the mistakes, failures or bad purchases of your audio history?
Going back aways here,… the Terk Pi amplified FM antenna. I got better reception with manufacturer included “T” wires tacked on the wall.  
What is your take on high efficient speakers vs. low efficient speakers?
Klipschorns & properly matched, flea watt tube amplification in a room designed specifically for them…vs….Apogee Scintillas with no compromise amplification in a tailor made listening environment all source components identical How I would l... 
Your experience in "in their day" brands/components that you remember foundly?
Loved my Teac reel to reel (X7-R).  If it would’ve been a car, it would’ve had 500,000 miles on the odometer before it gave up the ghost.  Loved everything about having a reel to reel during the ‘80s, …going thru the motions of threading a reel up... 
How did you get started in this hobby
Rewind to 1975, I’d just inherited my Dad’s ‘69 Galaxie 500 and needed better than an AM radio for cruising around.  There was a magazine ad for a Pioneer 8 track player with Dolby.  I had to acquire it!  Along my search for the gadget, my interes... 
Quick USB question
As a Bluesound Node owner from early 2021, my understanding has been that the USB port is an input point for stored files only and that the device does not interface with a DAC except via coax or optical outputs.  This is the reason I’ll probably ... 
Schiit Loki + Mini Users
My Loki Mini + operates at what I’d call acceptably warm temps as long as it has good breathing room — right now it’s got 5”+ empty space above it, 2” clearance on left and right sides, and lots more room behind and in front to breathe.  At one ti... 
Update on Production of Western Electric Tubes
Tube novice here….Does anyone know if Western Electric is considering production of the EL 34 or compatible?