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Trying to understand B&W’s trickle down strategy
I've got 30+yr old Matrix 801-S2's that I've tried to replace with many newer speakers, only to sell those and go back to the old 801's.  There's simply something just "right" about them that I love, and the low end works really well in my room.  ... 
I nominate this company as building best speakers!
Not sure how you can make such a strong claim until you've lived with a speaker for awhile.  I fell in love with a pair of speakers at the dealer, only to find that I could not live with them in my room, for various reasons.  The showroom is NOT y... 
New Audiophile going crazy
My first true audiophile speakers were those B&W 802 series80's, and I loved them!!  Very inefficient, but very smooth, neutral, and incredible imaging.... I actually bought them used in college in '86.  Even today, I think they still can be a... 
Neil Young calls out Tidal
While I've never been a big fan of Neil's music, I love that he IS passionate about the final sound of his music.  Too many artists don't have control over the final sound, and are not thrilled with it, or simply don't care about it.  My experienc... 
If you stream music from the internet, I can't recommend this more highly
Hiphiphan: "I don’t know anything about anything, but it made theoretical sense to me, it wasn’t a huge amount of money ($1,400)"  Wow...  This literal quote from the OP says it all for me.  Read it again and really think about it.   Let's break i... 
What’s the benefit of placing speakers like this? (diagonally at the corner)
For those dismayed by the disjointed "look" of this setup, you could put an entertainment center type shelving unit diagonally in the corner.  It would create a false wall at the 45 deg angle, but would be symmetrical with the speakers.  Sonically... 
BlueSound Stinks(!), anyone?
I was a newbie to streaming and got a Node2i about 3 months ago.  I'd love to complain about their poor documentation, but there simply isn't any.  It's VERY frustrating to try to figure out the BluOS app, and the interface is convoluted..... BUT.... 
$10K Budget for Speakers: Martin Logan Masterpiece vs Tannoy
Wow ... so many people not even listening to your actual question!  I've owned BOTH Martin-Logans & Tannoys for over 20 years.  They are VERY different experiences, and I love them both.  My M-L SL3's give me transparency, clear midrange detai... 
The Great Cartridge Shootout
All this fuss over how ONE certain cartridge won't play ONE particular warped record!!  Really?    Yeah, there were a lot of words there that didn't seem to say anything.  I was interested in finding out how the AT cart sounds.  I did not find tha... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
SOTA Sapphire w/MMT arm.  I got it used in 1987.  I've changed &  upgraded & cross-graded everything else in my system more that a dozen times, but I've never felt the desire to change my SOTA.  Still love it today, and I'm always excited ... 
Any Members Tried the Audio Interface CST-80 SUT?
Adding to this old thread......I've owned the CST-80 since 1988... got it used for I think $160.  It's the only SUT I've ever owned and always wondered where it ranked in overall quality of SUTs.  Based on what i'm reading here, it's in the 500-10... 
Amp repair cost — is this right?
I had my 1990 Nakamichi PA-7A-II recapped by Jon Soderberg (a threshold stasis expert) and it cost me $1400 +ship!  The amp is worth only about $1k used, but I'm the original owner of this mint condition amp.  The amp came back absolutely transfor... 
A real "wake up call" available to most....High End Audio vs. Mainstream......
I have bought and sold many decent things on Craigslist, but it's true that there's LOTS of GARBAGE on it.  I do wish it had better categories and search engine.  I recently sold a couple music instruments and amazingly sold them in 3 days, and no... 
Tidal MQA vs Qobuz hi-res
I’m brand new to streaming. Just got Tidal and Node2i 4 days ago, and i’m in the "comparing to CDs & LPs" phase. I’m noticing a few things. The albums on Tidal are sometimes EXACTLY the same as the CD. But sometimes they are the same master, b... 
Can I use the Tidal app for streaming with node 2 without Bluesound app?
Uggghh.... I'm sitting here just now learning how to use my new Node 2i, and coming to that same realization, that i CANNOT play the Tidal app through the Node 2i, which is kind of exactly what i bought it for.  So what the heck does Tidal expect ...