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Aerial 10T's in the house...
I was a die-hard fan of Maggies for 3 decades. That was until I got my 10T's. They need some breathing room and careful placement, but you're in for a treat. 
What The Specs Don’t Tell You… And Why
Great presentation that destroys the myth that if two audio components measure the same, they will sound the same. It could be summarized by this statement from the presentation (paraphrased):"Not all that matters can be measured, and not all that... 
Shopping at Goodwill anyone?
I have found at my local Goodwill, a pair of KLH Seventeens for $1 ea., a Thorens TD-165 for $3.50, a pair of Pioneer HPM-40 for $.50 ea.(needed new surrounds), and a Sansui AU-517 for a decent price that I can't recall right now.I check it out a ... 
Manual gain controls on Hafler 9180
These controls are input signal attenuators, which can be used to better match the preamp to the power amp. They can be useful if your preamp has more gain than needed. This can be a problem when using higher output sources such as CD players.A sy... 
Are Aerial 10T's still considered a Good speaker on 2018?
Hey, congratulations I know you're going to love them!  I have been wanting to try out some Class D stuff on them. Right now, I'm using a Wyred4Sound STP SE and a SST Son of Ampzilla II. So far SO GOOD! I've been grinning non-stop since I bought m... 
Are Aerial 10T's still considered a Good speaker on 2018?
Funny you should ask! I just bought a set of MKII 10T's a few months ago "at a steal of a deal", and I'm loving them. I don't have experience with newer speakers that are comparable, so I can't specifically answer your question. Until someone do... 
Set me straight, don't pull punches
According to the instructions, the AUX2/Phono switch merely switches the AUX/Phono input from line level gain to the higher gain needed for an MM cartridge, along with the equalization necessary for proper phono playback.  I'm assuming that your t... 
Set me straight, don't pull punches
The Nova 300 has a button on the front to select between line level and phono when using the AUX2/Phono input. 
Vintage Luxman L-450 crackle and hum
Many of the problems on the Luxman units of that vintage were due to the thermal breakdown of integrated circuit modules (DML's) that are no longer available. There is a guy in, I believe, Holland named Hans Hilberink that makes replacement module... 
Aerial 10T Mk2 - Suitable Amplifier?
The 10T's are so good that they have broken up my long-term love affair with Magnepans. I recently purchased a set of the MK II's that I think play very well with my Son of Ampzilla II. My preamp is the Wyred 4 Sound STP SE, which I particularly... 
Am I having an affair with my SET monos, or are life-long relationships possible?
"I was moved to the point of all-day emotion by a system I heard a few weeks back". C'mon man, ya gotta tell us more about this system!  
Why is modern pop music today so terrible?
Thanks for the warning, Geoffkait! 
garrard 301 and its' restorations
If you watch the video carefully, in addition to the record warp, there appears to be a discoloration or a variance in the texture of the edge of the platter that gives the illusion that the entire platter is bobbing up and down.    
Mark Knopfler's Guitar Collection
I've been "playing" guitar now for over 50 years and I just gotta say that, at my very best, I couldn't even come close to Knopfler when he's just noodling around. Incredible!He made it very clear, though, just how much determined discipline it ta... 
Tenting home for termites
Fumigation using a tent is necessary for dry-wood termites, which are primarily a problem in warmer climates. I believe most pest control companies have stopped using methyl bromide, and are now using sulfuryl fluoride. The methyl bromide (or brom...