meiatflask

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Your favorite album cover...
Led Zep III- with the spinner thing.and if you open the album to the middle (so not really a cover) - Led Zep IV. 
What are the sexiest components ever made?
The triangle shaped Nakamichi was the 600, available in black or silver, the black being the sexy version.  Much cooler than the dragon, in my humble opinion.  Had a matching triangle shaped amp and preamp/tuner, which I believed were also called ... 
Filling speaker stands: sand, lead, steel, rice. Full, half, etc?
As a metallurgical engineer who has spent much of the past 40 years looking at corroded metal,  yes, wet sand will cause steel to rust.  (I assume the stand/tubes are steel.)  ideally, you want to dry the sand out. Practically, this can’t happen u... 
If your were to assemble a vintage system ?
What I owned in about 1976 I would clearly buy again:advent 300 receiver $270rogers LS3/5a- $595B&O turntable (not the linear tracking) $375then since you can split the advent as a preamp, add a used EL34 tube amp.  I had a marantz 8 that I pa... 
Nils Lofgren Acoustic Live Cd - which Version / Label ?
Lalitk-  do you mean the SACD is better sounding, or the CD layer on the hybrid disk? 
Rediscovering the music of my early youth..... and having LOTS of FUN!
Tablejockey- no plans to let upfjblair-  when I started hanging out at audio salons at age 16, I discovered “better” music that I still listen to now  Supertramp is a good example, and Steely Dan, and MFSL label remasters.  Same era, just better r... 
Overrated/Underrated
my only opinion applies to RCA interconnectsUnderrated- MG Audio Planus (silver).  I never heard any buzz, nor have read any reviews on these, but I was home demoing a preamp, and needed an extra set of interconnects to make the demo easier for my... 
I was told to put Kitty Litter in my new speaker stands. Was he joking?
The moisture absorption might be an issue.  I used lead weights (free from my local tire store) and added sand.JUST AS IMPORTANT as the material is the level of fill.  I experimented with quarter, half and all the way filled.  Surprised at differe... 
Why is there no love for Prima Luna?
I have had a PL HP power amp for about 4 years now, purchased used for 3-4K.   I enjoyed tube rolling and auto bias, settling in on various combinations with three different speakers over that time.  Had lots of fun doing so.  Driving Maggies now ... 
Audiophile demographics?
My middle daughter (age 38) loves music and always has. We share “have you heard ....” all the time, since her teenage years.  And while at her home it’s mostly Apple Music through a Mac with speakers, whenever she gets back to my house, she alway... 
Best mp3 song set as ringtone?
Bowie - rebel rebel - just the guitar intro 
A true audiophile can put together a resolving and enjoyable system for under $15k.
And as most of us have built up our system upgrading piece by piece over time, as our budget allowed, I think back to when my system crossed the $15k point, and, yep it was pretty damn good at that point. 
So, I just played this song, and..........
While in high school in the 70s, my local radio station (WIOT in Toledo, Ohio) played a list of their “Top 100 Rock songs of all time” and Low Spark came in at like number 6. I had never heard it before then, and it blew me away.In a recent conver... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
Original Rogers LS3/5a 15 ohm , purchased new in 1975.  Sold in mid 90s along with all my other equipment to raise cash to start a business.  Ted to see them go, but the business was the best decision I ever did.  I could buy them back, many times... 
1st Album you Ever Owned?
Simon and Garfunkel- greatest hits