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Best Desktop Speakers under $500
The Kef Q150's that Jon_5912 suggested would be nice in a smaller room. The coaxial tweeter is great in close quarters.They are not powered speakers, if it matters.Here's the link from Jon_5912's post:https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/... 
Nagaoka MP-150 vs MP-200
Wow...guess Asians all look alike to some of you.Ian is from Singapore and he used to buy and review lots of turntables, cartridges etc.No, he's not "a Chinese Communist"I don't know why  but I expected better from this forum.He's and enthusiastic... 
The two stages of audiophilia
Stage 2: enlightenment.After almost 50 years, I've hit stage 2 after downsizing from separates and big Maggies to a nice class D integrated and standmounts. Still enjoying vinyl, optical disks and streaming.Didn't see it coming and it's so nice! 
Question on Denon DL-103 retipping options and preferences
I just googled: Andy Kim needle clinic Bellevue, Washington and the business shows up as "permanently closed".Is he still working on cartridges somewhere?Thanks 
and 30 min later....
Thanks MC!The era when I became an avid listener, on AM radio and LP's, kicked in, in late 63.Great to know the chronology of the hits...slightly different than I recall.Checking out the 70's next! 
One box do it all
I’ve never heard one, but PS Audio makes an integrated with a DAC & Streamer for $2999.It’s called the Stellar Strata.https://www.psaudio.com/products/stellar-strata/100wpc @ 8 ohms, digital, analog & balanced inputs...I saw a used one go ... 
One box do it all
+1 on Parasound NewClassic 200 integrated. I sold my separates and got this last Spring and don't miss them one bit.Great SQ... clean, musical and nicely resolved output with power for most speakers out there.The phono stage holds it's own against... 
What is wrong with my system?
Do you have some headphones to try?Headphone outputs are usually coming from the preamp...so you can rule it out if the headphones sound great.... leaving the amp & speakers as suspects. 
I feel bad for GenX'ers that missed out on the 60s and 70s.
Boomer here.Yes I regularly went to concerts, relatively cheaply, including The Who, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, The Beach Boys,  Buddy Guy, Pink Floyd, Albert Collins, Jefferson Airplane, Alice Cooper, Cream, Janis Joplin, The Tempta... 
Who is ditching their shiny disc spinners?
  troutki5040, please let us know how it sounds.I've got the 1st pressing, 2 different mofi LPs and a mofi CD, so I tried to resist buying the new DSOTM SACD.... but I'm sure I only succeeded in putting it off for a day or two. 
$2000.00 to spend on new speakers.
Sounds like a good deal!Let us know your impressions?  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Mommothguy54, I'm usually skeptical of newer re-mastered releases. But on your recommendation, I'll look for it.Thanks 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Listened to Paul Simon's "Graceland" on Amazon Music in "Ultra HD". It's a great album and it sounded nice, but the varied instruments and even Paul's voice lacked the live presence that I recalled.Put the 1st pressing of the same album that I bou... 
Thinking of adding a sub---maybe not?
There’s a difference between bass punch and sub bass.Your Lore reference should be able to provide bass, but room acoustics and placement can effect the amount of bass they provide.The sub creates the lowest frequencies, greatly contributing to re... 
WHAT SONG TOUCHES YOUR HEART THE MOST?
Joni Mitchell's "Wish I had a River"Joni Mitchell's  "The last time I saw Richard"Johnny Cash covering "Hurt"...The music video adds to understanding his take on it.