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Why do YOU love Vinyl/or hate vinyl
I enjoy the sound of analog recordings. I have some early pressings of some classics like "Kind of Blue" by Miles and and an original Mono pressing of "Take 5" by Brubeck. Nothing digital captures the essence of those recordings. But, the other th... 
Is integrated the future for 2 channel audiophiles?
My 50 WPC Arcam integrated doesn't have quite enough grunt to properly play my new Revels. I am now looking for a used 100 to 125 WPC power amp, using the Arcam for a preamp. I tried to simplify, but back to separates, kind of. 
Hi-Fi Lo-Fi
I have been a mid-fi enthusiast for years. My system is usually comprised of a mixture of new and used, entry-level okay stuff and Craigslist/garage sale purchases. The Audiogon forums are populated by folks who are generally into more expensive a... 
System synergies: Chaotic or predictable?
This thread started with the topic of system synergy. I have experienced being able to match components based on how I thought they would sound together. So far my guesses have been 75% successful. I had a NAD preamp and a Rotel power amp combinat... 
How I tamed digital glare.
I ran out of digital inputs on my DAC, when I added a second streaming device. I use my CD player infrequently, so I went back to the analog output on the player. I noticed that I lost a bit of detail and depth, but the sound was less fatiguing wi... 
1973
1973 - Senior in high school. Bought my first stereo from the now defunct appliance retailer I was working at. Pioneer SX-525, KLH 17's and an idler drive cheapo Garrad TT with a Shure Cartridge. No nets or ceiling chains. Just sat it all on a sta... 
What was your first big eye opener with regard to audio?
I had a few revelations:1. My late mom's cousin had me put on a pair of Olsen headphones, through his early 60's stereo, and I was hooked. I was about 12 years old.2. Swapped out some okay AR interconnects, on my analog tuner, to some low end Audi... 
Best cheapo Cartridge
I have an old AT 440 ML body with a NOS AT 125 SLC stylus on it. It works well on my vintage Technics deck. I was using an Ortofon 2M Red, but it sounded somewhat flat. The Ortofon, however, sounded better on the Project deck I used to own. I thin... 
turntable choice
I had a Debut III that I switched out the cartridge for a Grado Blue. The dreaded Grado hum was the result. Maybe the Debut Carbons don't have that problem. I found the Ortofon 2M Red was a decent upgrade, instead.  
which car is sitting in your listening room?
The car in my listening room would be a 2009 Ford Focus with about 125k miles. The A/C still works! 
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.