loomisjohnson

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On mid-fi do you hear much difference between Tidal and Spotify
everyone should take this test before weighing in on the spotify vs. tidal issue:http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2015/06/02/411473508/how-well-can-you-hear-audio-qualityi'm embarrassed to admit that i only chose the lossless file on 4 out of... 
Budget Upgrade for 2.1 bookshelf system
your speakers are slightly harder to drive, so you'd be well served with an amp that can handle more challenging loads. spearit is listing a nad d7020 for $599--it has an inboard dac for your computer and more juice than the d3020. no affiliation.  
Spotify expected to launch umcomoressed streaming
from what i read it's merely gauging demand/testing at this point--they have no definitive rollout plans and the president expressed some concern about whether potential users would accept the delay/latency attributable to the higher bandwidth. it... 
Looking for a used AUDIOPHILE AV Receiver
as per akg, the arcam sounds vg, and you can find "em within your budget, but there is alot of anecdotal scut about their reliability; likewise nad which sound fine when they actually work. i'd opt for anthem, which is significantly better made th... 
In ear headphones $150 or less
go on the head fi site, particualrly the chinese iem thread, and you'll ge tmore recommendations and information than youy can absorb in a lifertiem. the current raves at the $150 mark are the lz a4 and the magaosi k3, but there are literally a th... 
New in 2017
maxenwid, two of my favorites--will look forward to both. ty 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
i've heard wussy, who robert christgau praises irrationally, but don't like them as much as the ass ponys--too dark and less melodic. the great thing about "electric rock music: is the genuine affection the singer has for all the freaks and losers... 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
ruebent, i'm with you on electric rock music--it's brilliant. "hey grandma" might be the best song ever written. (ok, a little hyperbole) 
Balancing time for music: Discovery/acquisition vs. listening
if, as you suggest, your main objective is to most efficiently discover music (as opposed to collecting discs, achieving the best possible sound, etc.), i'd opt for spotify premium--it has the largest library, excellent recommendation software and... 
Thinking about Schweikert VR I
fantastic speaker--great low end and beuatifully made. relatively hard to find, which probably means their owners tend to keep them. 
25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago. What does it mean?
joe crowe, you're better informed than me, so i appreciate your input. what i'm trying to convey is that unlike the excrable bs&t, the early chicago was kind of interesting and punk--the horns were sort of a disciplined counterpart to the wild... 
25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago. What does it mean?
like most critics, i'd generally (and unfairly) dismissed chicago as aor drivel. however after listening to the steve wilson remaster i was curious enough to listen again to their first and third albums and was struck by how listenable they are. t... 
Review: Bose 201 Series V
my peeve with bose is that they're ubiquitous in car audio and if (like me) you can't stand the bose system, you can't upgradeĀ  without spending megabucks on additional amps, signal processor, etc.--it's a proprietary closed system which doesn't l... 
Help picking an amplifier
your mls don't look especially hard to drive, so any of your choices should work, but i'd opt for the parasound, which is hard to beat without spending a lot more. i'd probably start with a 3 channel amp, since you can always add another amp. 
Tidal News RE: Sprint Acquires 33 Percent of Jay Z's Tidal for $200 Million
makes sense for all concerned. tidal was unlikely to ever show a profit as a free-standing enterprise and sprint needs content to compete/survive. i wonder if sprint will start discounting tidal to its subscribers, since that $19.99/mo. is a big i...