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Reminder: how to tell current from an amp's specs?
Thank you, Erik. I always read your posts with admiration. This time, though, it's going over my head.  Let me ask it this way. I've repeatedly read that some speakers, notably Maggies, thrive on high current amps. (I've also seen that disputed.)... 
Recommendations for HiFi Listening Room
This is an enormously fun thread to read! This forum offers unrivaled experience and knowledge, and most of the suggestions here are "sound." (Listen to lots of gear, take your time, work with your room, don't underestimate the importance of your ... 
Another HiFi Listening Room help request
Great thread, a pleasure to read, just what this forum is good at.  
The thing about objectivists is...
A monk asked his master, "I've heard you teach that the entire universe is one bright pearl. Can you help me understand this?" The master replied, "The entire universe is one bright pearl. What is there to understand?"                            ... 
Remembering Lou Reed
Yes, cheers to Lou. I agree with the OP: I also loved the good and the bad Lou. My favorite "bad" album is probably Rock and Roll Heart, but he knocked us all on our butts with Street Hassle a couple years later. That album was a statement. I saw ... 
Devore / Bay Area
+1 m-db. As Fleetwood Mac put it, "ooh, you make shopping fun..."  
JL Audio CR-1 Crossover
"it appears that the CR-1 doesn't like both balanced and unbalanced connections happening at the same time.  If I disconnect the balanced cables from the CR-1 the buzzing stops." This is correct. I had the same issue. Their customer support is fa... 
King Crimson
King Crimson is only the opening act. Check out Robert Fripp's videos with Toyah Willcox. They're ... something else! But beware; once you watch their Sunday Lunch version of "I'm Too Sexy," you can never unwatch it!  
A** Kicking, Rock and Roll!
If you have a taste for it, punk might be great, perhaps especially the classic LA scene. Something like Bad Religion ("F%$^ You" or "Sorrow") or the Circle Jerks (Group Sex) or X (Wild Gift). Lots of energy and aggression and hard beats.   
CHANGING FROM AUDIO RESEARCH TO AUDIO NOTE SYSTEM 
From the peanut gallery: very informed and entertaining thread!  
Would appreciate a group consensus on Agon purchased amps
At heart, the OP has asked a simple question: are power cords assumed in the purchase of used equipment? For the most part, the responses here don't address this question. After all, the vast majority of electronics DO include a power cord as part... 
What are some of your favorite "COLD" songs?
A couple people have mentioned the Little Feat song. That tune is a minor work of genius.  
your first system-
I can trace every piece of gear I own to my first cheap stereo system, I never started with a clean sheet, I always upgraded one thing at a time. I learned a lot doing that way over the decades.  russ69, that is absolutely brilliant. It's like ... 
your first system-
Fun topic! 1977 for me as well. Amazingly, my parents surprised me with it, probably for my birthday. (I wonder if they later regretted it!) It was a Harmon Kardon 330c receiver, a Garrard 55b turntable ... and Acoustic Research speakers, though I... 
Is Rap a valid musical form?
@mglik , you might take a look at MF DOOM's album called "Madvillainy." A relatively easy introduction to that masterpiece is the song "All Caps." It's splendid, smart, and poignant. And it's very short to boot! It's also self-evidently music. You...