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Resale prices for Oppo Digital Universal Players
Great feedback everyone.  Thanks for your excellent insights and information.   Very interesting and rather unprecedented.  In all of my years in this great hobby of high end audio (40), I don't recall seeing source components sold at higher price... 
Budget Cables for Component Connection/Interconnects
If you’re pleased with the AQ Evergreens for your CD player, keep those and focus on investing in higher end interconnectds for your preamp to amp connections. Synergistic Research is an excellent brand as stated by millercarbon and I agree don’t ... 
adding surround backs, quick question
Many thanks !!   
Using an RCA cable splitter into subwoofer
Perfect.  That's what I needed to know.  THANKS !! 
B&W ASW610 subwoofer burned out twice now
Thanks folks.  All excellent feedback in particular how class D amps just fail out of the blue.  Makes sense.  It was 5 years old.  Actually I recalled my steps and it didn't occur when I pulled plug out of the wall.  My error.  I had removed the ... 
New comer looking for help to buy!!
Yes I would definitely go with a 5.1 system since you have un-closeable openings out to other rooms.  This I would say is your most significant challenge to reproducing great audio. You need to "fill" your room with  sound.  Your listening room sh... 
What is the best way to approach improving room acoustics?
Yes insulated drapes, thicker carpet and upholstered furniture willl work to deaden your very lively room.  I took these steps in our oversized family room with a large slideing glass door and two openings to hall ways and it made a huge differenc... 
Looking for Advice on Surround to Complete 5.1
Instead of the three conventional surround sound loudspeakers you're considering (Micca & Elac) which I'm sure are great choices, have you given any thought to and/or researched the advantage of going with "directional" 3 way surround sound sp... 
Marantz AV7703 Processor dead
Unit is in for repair.  The owner of my high end A-V store explained that surges can enter a unit from many paths, not just the power cord.  So in a T-Storm, even if you disconnect the power cord from your surge protector device, that's only one p... 
Marantz AV7703 Processor dead
Thanks members.  All good responses.  The first response about taking a hit through the HDMI cable from the cable TV box makes sense since the power supply is still working properly.  The unit should have built-in protection against that.  It's th... 
Publish the age of your component when selling (let's discuss)
Wow excellent discussion.  Love it. Balanced and fair input and great suggestions.  Elizabeth, thanks for the great Google suggestion.  That is surely one way to find out.  One comment:  if you are the original owner, you would (or should) keep th... 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
THANKS Ghosthouse for the excellent response.  Yes so much depends on the age of the CD and the quality of its mastering.  Appreciate it and happy new year !! 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Elton John "Honky Chateau" and Pieces of a Dream "Love's Silouette" both in multi-channel SACD DSD.  There is no way under the sun vinyl LPs can sound this magnificent. No way.  IMO the Compact Disc remains the greatest, most durable and affordabl... 
Dedicated Red Book CD player vs. "Universal" type players....
May I ask which McIntosh player you purchased?  Did you purchase it brand new?  
Dedicated Red Book CD player vs. "Universal" type players....
This is a topic I've been thinking about just recently.  While there are some dynamite universal players in the business (I have two and love them both), I still want to add a pure Red Book CD only player to my system.  Looking now at various opti...