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Speaker Cables and Connectors
What is your budget? Are you a DIY sort? 
Musical Prodigies
Steve Winwood comes to mind as well. 
Musical Prodigies
Christone "Kingfish" IngramI saw him play at the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 2017 when he was 18. He was mesmerizing. Watched/listened for several hours in the old bank building.He’s getting a lot of attention these days. And... 
Non-Standard Christmas/Holiday Music I like, ..and yours?
I have never been a fan of much pop/contemp Christmas music. Pretty much like the old standards.However, JD McPherson's Christmas album "Socks" is a lot of fun.And this from MAD Magazine....decades ago:We three clods from Omaha areSpending Christm... 
Favorite Symphonies Quiz
I’m not well versed in classical enough to complete all nine but:3. Saint-Saens4. Brahms5. Mahler9. BeethovenAnd yes, it is hard to leave out Dvorak’s 9th 
Digital direction needed
You’re pretty much doing what I’m doing except the CDs are on a Mac Mini. I rip using XLD and use BitPerfect for playback.However, both XLD and BitPerfect seem to be getting long in the tooth and I’m having occasional issues with both.So recently ... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
@orpheus10 Its all good. I stream. I got CDs. I got CDs ripped on a server. No reason other than cash to limit ourselves. For me, cash and complexity are the barriers that keep me from vinyl. Not some notion that the other options are better or wo... 
Your top movie or tv show soundtracks (emotional)?
Peter Gabriel’s "Biko" in the Miami Vice episode "Evan" which is no longer available for rent. Perfect music. Perfectly executed scene. The link below is over dubbed in Spanish but is the only one I could find with decent SQ. Start at the 2:00 mar... 
Your favorite 'concept' album
My definition of a concept album is not just one in which a particular theme or concept is explored but also one the I get lost in and that I would prefer to listen to as a whole. I also feel that this should be the intent of the artist. Lots of a... 
Digital direction needed
I have the Oppo BDP-105D. I find the DAC in it to be perfectly acceptable although I am not a DAC connoisseur. Better than the Schiit Modi 2 Uber I had before it.And with the Oppo everything is extremely flexible. I have a Mac Mini music server in... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
When I went to college we had records and cassette tapes. Records were a problem in dorm rooms. My roommate had a B&O turntable with its own suspension but it was still not enough for the bouncy floors in our 70 year old dorm rooms. We even su... 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
My uncle was the first audiophile I ever knew. He was a neurologist in New Orleans. I remember a lot of McIntosh and Klipsch gear. I also remember visiting there when I was a child and one entire wall of his dedicated listening room was vinyl albu... 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
@sojourn98, that's probably my wife's favorite song. One of my favorites too. 
Unusual, but great audio/stereo furniture (and built-ins)?
It is a sandpiper. Carved by my uncle. Never heard of that McQueen movie but I may just look it up. 
New speakers. New room.
I actually haven't spent a lot on photo gear for a while. Got a D750 when it came out. Matched it with some appropriate lenses. Great set up! Haven't bought anything since. Yes, the initial cost was steep but it has been worth it.That is the way I...