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What brand was better than it is today?
Uh oh, I'm gonna piss offf some vintage audio collectors. I used to sell the classic silver faced Marantz equipment in the mid to late 70's. I liked that they were relatively compact and very well built. I didn't like what I thought was their mudd... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
I swapped out my modified Project Debut III for a vintage automatic Technics DD turntable. I realized that my audiophile zeal for manual TT's has subsided as I got old and lazy and didn't want to have to leap out of my chair at the end of an alb... 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
Call me old fasioned, but I like monitor sized three ways with traditional cone woofers, midranges and a well executed dome tweeter. I had some JBL "L" series speakers, back in the day, and lost them in a divorce. I intend on buying a pair of Whar... 
What a sad world we now live in.......
"Change is inevitable, growth is optional"               George MaxwellI enjoy listening to the LP's and CD's that I have, but find myself streaming music about 90% of the time. Internet radio has provided a wide range of musical options from all ... 
"You cannot handle the truth"
I have found sellers that have over extend themselves and need to recoup some money from an ill considered purchase. I'm fortunate to have a little bit of impulse control or I would be in the same boat. 
Moderately priced audio
My main 2 channel system set me back about $3500. It took many years of swapping, selling, buying and research to get to this point. I love to listen to music and generally play around with my audio "stuff", but, I think I have maxed out the budge... 
Where do cables upgrades have the most impact?
I switched RCA analog interconnects on my FM tuner and couldn't believe the difference from inexpensive Acoustic Research cables ($15 or so) to some entry level Audioquests ($35 or so). Not night and day, but noticeable. Same when I de-soldered th... 
Modestly priced bookshelf speakers for cabin.
1. Cheap good speakers - picked up a pair of used Acoustic Energy Ageis 1's for $70 on CL. Paradigm Atom Monitors are discontinued. About $250/pr. NIB. Very efficient will fill room with 25 WPC. 2. Hook up sub woofer via RCA's to "Tape Out" on vin... 
Jazz for aficionados
If Charles Mingus had been working in the 19th Century, he would have composed symphonies comparable to Beethoven. Complex multi-tiered compositions that remain approachable and engaging. Pure genius. Despite being over played and much covered, th... 
BEST FEMALE VOCAL EVER
3 way tie - Etta James, Big Mama Thornton and Nina Simone. 
With Internet radio, (streaming) do AM\FM tuners serve any purpose in HEA?
I am very fortunate to have several high quality FM stations in my area. I have a late 70's, fully analog tuner (not digitally synthesized) that sounds so much better than when I stream the same stations through my component network streamer. I do... 
Best bookshelf speakers
I have the final version of the Paradigm Titan Monitors. They sound similar to the current Mini Monitor v.7. Very wide soundstage and good imaging for a smaller standmount. They can sound too forward with certain electronics. 
What do you LIKE BEST about your current audio system?
I have a mid fi system that manages to sound surprisingly good in an acoustically challaned listening area. The system is able to produce a wide/deep soundstage and above average imaging. I am, however, going to be upgrading speakers in the near f... 
Best vintage DD turntables from the 70's and 80's?
I mis-wrote. I meant the Pioneer PL 650. The 670 is a more recent P-mount low-ish end table. 
Best vintage DD turntables from the 70's and 80's?
Back in the late 70's, I was selling audio. We had some decent DD tables. Among my favorites were the Marantz 6300's and it's successor the 6350. Both were beautifully built and finished and featured an end of record auto lift/shut off. The usual ...