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Whats your favourite track to play to the non hi-fi visitor?
Soloman Burkes That's How I Got To Memphis from Nashville or If you are looking for a video he does a great version of Cry To Me on Jules Hollands Later.Phil Manzanera's, Miss Shapiro on Diamond head, or even East of Echo or Frontera. Has anyone m... 
why a 75 dollar blue ray smokes all 2k CD players and any turntable???
Junk In = Junk Out.Its nearly always the case of diminishing returns the further up the audio chain we go. 
Versatile, non-fatiguing speakers for a small room under $1500 used or new: advice needed!
I've had a pair of Dynaudio 52 SEs(the Se is important)for years and just keep on giving .Nonfatiguing, good detail, look nice, adequate Bass for a bookshelf, The only downside is that although they aren't difficult to drive a 5-watt valve won't q... 
Beating a dead horse.... SACD
A Denon 3910 should be easy to find and fit into your price point.I had one and liked it.Its built like a tank.The only reason I still dont use it is that one of my cats decided it was nice and warm and at sometime decided that it could double as ... 
Kef 104.2 grill question
I always remove my grills as most dont add a significant advantage to sound reproduction.Although my Linn Isobareks performed better with them on,until I changed some source equipment.I would keep them dusted.I usually blow the dust off with a sma... 
During this isolation, I would be interested in suggestions of great movies you like.
Au Lait.I shall have to look out Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors as you obviously have a great knowledge of movies. Thanks.I wish to add The Lives of Others as a must-watch IMHO" In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting survei... 
During this isolation, I would be interested in suggestions of great movies you like.
Man Bites Dog. A black comedy (shot in B&W )and requiring English subs the story of a professional  Serial killer. I found it really funny.Ran. An epic Kurosawa. Ran is Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s reinterpretation of William Shakespear... 
Older Pioneer Elite Receiver Dropping LFE with Newer Audio Formats?
I suggest putting a blu ray player or similar (media player) in front to process the newer formats. I had a similar problem with an older Denon and put an oppo in to do the processing. As an aside I would still check the settings to make sure it's... 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
Retailers are able to behave as they please ,no surprises there.Product sales require advertising and customers.For every tire kicker that comes in he will tell 20 other potential customers.Putting a fee in front of it limits the number of potenti... 
Anyone here prefer songs without lyrics??
Like them both .Booker T and the MGS Time is Tight is an old favourite.Topper Headen does a nice rendition also. 
Should music critics also be audiophiles?
It should still be secondary to the actual performance and writing. A great sounding performance doesn't overcome the issues of terrible writing and playing.No amount of shining can disguise crap and some great songs have been destroyed by too muc... 
Replacement amp for subwoofer
Details of the ailing sub? 
Best sounding concert dvds
Jeff Beck/Live at Ronnie ScottsSteely Dan / Two against NatureThe Rolling Stones sound on Shine a Light is great the performances not so much.Even though picture and sound are only average I've enjoyed watching The Beat from 1966 with Etta James, ... 
Wanting to test my system's (and room) ability to recreate bells - any suggestions?
Nice cowbell on Were an American Band/ Grand Funk Railroad.Great Lyrics also- "Up all night with Freddie King, I got to tell you poker's his thing" "sweet sweet Connie", in reference to the legendary Arkansas groupie Connie Hamzy.  
500 albums in a basement flood--worth saving?
Most definitely.