|What do you do when you listen to music?|
Well, right now I am wrapping presents and having wine while the football game is on TV (no sound).Nora Jones is trying to seduce me while I wrap.....:-)
Welcome girl newbie.......With your budget I would also recommend getting a quality vintage receiver from the 80's with phono. Look at Marantz, Pioneer, Yamaha and Sansui. Built like a tank, beautiful and great sound to boot. Make a visit over at ...
|Have you found audio nirvana?|
I haven't changed my system for about a year.Hmmmm........maybe I should star sniffing around to see what's new........
|Non classical piano based music recommendaiton|
Don't laugh but....Barry Manilow.OK, maybe you can laugh a little.
|Small, tube-friendly speaker suggestions needed|
Second the Merlins......
|Most helpful audio companies|
In no order:Bobby - MerlinDan - ModwrightRoy - Green MountainRobert - Ridge Street
|Best place to source obsolete parts?|
What about Digi-Key?Curious what tuner it is. If it is a vintage tuner like a Pioneer, Kenwood, Yamaha, etc. you might be able to ask for help over on Audiokarma.org. Or, what about buying a parts unit from Ebay?Good luck.
|CD Player: "Love at First Listen" recommendation|
Music Hall CD25, especially in HDCD mode.
|What equipment or event thrust you into the hobby?|
Separation from my wife and needed something to occupy my time. Audio Advisor website caught my eye, bought a pair of Sound Dynamic speakers and next thing you know.......
|why don't they get it?|
Hey,less people to be worried about finding/getting the gear before you do.
|Home made power strips|
10 Audio lays out a project on a DIY conditioner here:http://www.10audio.com/projects.htm
|What equipment do you most regret parting with??|
Hydra 4 right before the prices went up.
|Monitors for Sim integrated|
How about Sim and Merlins? I have the Merlin TSM-MX, heard the pair at a dealer, very nice.
|Suggestion for preamp - Spendor's & Cary|
Belles 21A pre while tubed, is very detailed, fast and extended while retaining those other tube characteristics. I use it with my Cary/AES Six Pac tube monos. Look for the review of the 21A on the web.
|Help needed with ICs|
What they do is charge a % of the cost of the cables borrowed, 5 or 10% I think. Then they hold the amount charged in an account for you, and apply it to a future purchase you make with them. Basically a credit towards a future purchase.