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Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening
Nice read.  
What is really the purpose of streaming??
Its mostly about easy access to music.  It can also be about top notch sound but does not have to be.  Same true about records, CDs, whatever.CD or streaming can both be top notch if done well/right.  Same true with vinyl.    It is probably easier... 
Greatest Rock Drummers
Don’t sell Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues short. He’s the only rock drummer I’ve heard compared to Animal of The Muppets, who is no slouch himself. 
New Tweak --- Its Fantastic
Be sure to merely tighten the screws first and see what that alone does before going off the deep end there.  Works much like resetting fuses with or without quantum goo. 
Why does all new pop music sound the same?
Look here for a good start to find new music that is not assembly line pophttps://www.allmusic.com/year-in-review/2017 
Audiophile Setup with an Iphone 7
I like the Chord Mojo DAC/amp.  Reasonably affordable and top notch sound  with headphones or even as DAC input to a high end system using a decent quality y-connector.   I use mine with Iphone and IPAD  (Apple lightening adapter required) as sour... 
Ray Thomas has Passed
Yes I have been harping about the Hall and the Moody Blues for years. At least Ray THomas knew he had made it, if he even cared that much.For any act to still be relevant, honored, listened to 50 years after the fact is perhaps the greatest achiev... 
What modern TV is compatible with analog amplifier?
Some TVs have analog audio output which can connect to any amp like a CD player, tuner  or tape deck.If digital audio out only, then you need an outboard DAC as mentioned.Should not be a problem if done correctly. 
Belles Greatest Integrated ever! The Virtuoso
Meters! 
Article about us Audiophiles: 'Audiophilia Forever'
chayro the article did a good job explaining why the gear was special, regardless of name. Plus New York has more folks than usual that might afford it problem being a lot of it is large and space usually at a premium there. Maybe those with homes... 
Whats playing on your system today?
That Lady Pts. 1 & 2 by The Isley Brothers  
Article about us Audiophiles: 'Audiophilia Forever'
Nice article. Very grounded in reality and many will relate  especially the end where he proclaimed he could not afford it. :^)  
This is for Georgehifi especially but others can chime in.
I would be looking at something like Bel Canto ref600m amps for top notch sound, bang for the buck, manageable size, and low power consumption/electric bills.I say that based on my current use (for several happy years now) of older ref1000m amps w... 
New Tweak --- Its Fantastic
When a post is deleted, it is likely because someone reported it using the "report this" link on each post and then the moderators determined the chosen reason applied and then actually deleted it. So a deleted post means someone objected for a va... 
Benchmark AHB2 amplifier - what to expect?
For background where I am coming from, the BEl Canto C5i in my smaller two channel family room system is probably the most neutral, airy, and transparent amp I have owned. It uses more recent generation IcePower modules, 60/w ch. More of the same ...