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Drummers Talking About Drumming
ZERO credibility.Not even a passing mention of Neal Peart. Arguably the GOAT of rock drummers, certainly in the top 3. Undermines the entire show. 
Speakers Damaged via FedEx, A Neverending Love Story
My experience is that they will deny any claims multiple times, no matter how clearly they are at fault. I think this is calculated (they employ actuaries after all) and effective, because most folks eventually just give up and go away.Contact you... 
Suggestions for Minn/St Paul HiFi Stops? Retail/Manufacturers/Private Homes
https://hifi-sound.com/ should be on your list. Great people. Nice space.https://www.minneapolishifi.com/ is another to consider. Not a typical retailer in that it's by appointment only. Good guys, nice space. They have Magico's on demo (A3, S5M2,... 
why do so many discussions turn contentious?
My personal opinion is that the internet (and social media especially) has empowered those whose personality disorders would have previously held them shunned.Said another way, everybody has a poisonous uncle or neighbor that everybody knows to av... 
Want to remove grille from Soundbar but scared!
Removing speaker’s grille will shorten its life due to sensitive drivers exposed to dustI wouldn’t worry about that. At all.IMO the only thing the grilles really protect against is the curious fingers of toddlers and perhaps some protection from c... 
Another New Lumin User
Your Lumin T2 "magically" became available as an endpoint from within the Tidal app because Tidal Connect was included in a recent Lumin firmware update. You can use this from the Tidal app on your desktop/laptop or mobile devices.The Lumin app it... 
How long does Class A have?
When it comes, and it likely will come, it will come in the form of a consumption tax on electricity. A sin tax if you will. Or maybe a luxury item consumption tax (similar to a gas-guzzler tax). Just a matter of time. 
Replace Macbook into Oppo with Lumin T2 for streamer/DAC?
I’ve had a T2 for 16 months. I use it with Tidal, Qobuz and Spotify, and have been very satisfied with it. The build quality and sound production are excellent. I use its analog XLR outputs into my McIntosh C2600 preamp.The Lumin app is basic, and... 
The best speaker you ever heard?
I'm relatively sheltered but the best I've heard in person were a pair of Magico S5 Mk IIs. A week ago. Mouth open, stupid grin amazement.May have been the synergy of the system driving them, but for the sake of argument, I'll give most of the cre... 
Speaker for McIntosh setup
Vintage speakers to go with your vintage gear or new?If vintage, the aforementioned JBLs (L100s, L112s, L166s, L300s) would be good matches, and you can probably find some nice examples relatively easily and stay within your budget).If new, you’ve... 
How do you know if you need to add a sub (without auditioning one, I mean)?
I had the same question.I took my 20 yo home theater sub (B&W ASW1000 which is just fine for move explosions and helicopters) and hooked it up to my dedicated 2 channel system, just to see what it sounded like with my B&W 805D3s, not expec... 
Upscale Audio and Primaluna
Whether it be audiophile gear, cars, real estate, religion or politics... Life's too short to endure pushy sales people. 
How to connect C2500, MC501 and Two Subs
"They" say the best integration of subs with your main speakers are obtained by using high level inputs. The signal to your sub is the same as to your speakers, having gone through the same signal path.Maybe somebody else can support or refute thi... 
How to connect C2500, MC501 and Two Subs
Use the same taps you're using to drive your speakers. There are no 8 ohm taps? My understanding is that the high level inputs to your sub don't draw any power, it's just used for the signal.I've got a MC452 driving two REL s510s. REL recommends u... 
Selling my hubby's estate--B&W 805 D3: Speakers or Loudspeakers??
I saw the ad she posted, and made the trip to go pick them up. They were exactly as she described and I'm very happy with them.A very very nice lady; we had a very pleasant conversation. I hated to leave.She has some other nice gear that she'll li...