Responses from pumper24

Brands that have the least depreciation
I have bought and sold quite a few pieces over the years. I don’t buy very many brand new components. The problem with doing it this way is I’m unable to audition various pieces with my gear. Therefore, when I get something that doesn’t work, like... 
Which integrated amp?
I have owned and listen to the Modwright kwi200 almost daily for the last 3 years. Here is my thumbnail review.PositivesPowerful- it has plenty to really make my power hungry Dynaudio C1’s sound huge. This amp has 100,000 u/f capacitance, along wi... 
Slight hum in my amp. Is this normal?
I have a modwright integrated KWI-200 that developed a hum that got louder over time. I finally had to send it to them and they replaced the transformer.if this is a new problem since you moved, I don't believe in coincidences.  
High mass vs Low Mass Turntables - Sound difference?
I couldn't help myself. You're such an easy target, geoff. Very defensive after popping off.Let me give you a "hooey" plug.. Machina Dynamica Morphic Message Labels sheet of 80 labels For any and all barcodes on CDsQuick, everyone, cover your barc... 
High mass vs Low Mass Turntables - Sound difference?
Geoffkait " What a load of hooey."Wow, is that the pot calling the kettle black. 
Need recommendation for a CD player
Cd's? Really?  
Music Server format?
Sony hap-1zes=$2000macmini+psaudio direcstream=$8000 
Music Server format?
How savvy are you with computers? I have the Sony, and I couldn't be happier. Very easy to use, simple set up, sounds awesome. As for not streaming, it does stream Spotify, which is the best streaming service, in my opinion.  
What's going on with the audio market?
55,40,0I too am finished, I think. I buy used gear, usually without hearing it first, so I have been through quite a few changes in equipment- solid state to tubes and back again. I found I like Dynaudio, bought some C1's for a great price, have a... 
Sony HAP-Z1ES Hi-Res Music Player RMAF 2013
I too am waiting for a comprehensive review of the Sony. It may be exactly what I'm looking for- an easy to use unit with no need for a computer. What's the deal with the HAP-S1, that has the same functionality but adds an amp and costs half as much? 
You know you're an audiophile if--
The time comes to clean the carpets in your home, and you will not under any circumstances move your speakers. 
Nola Boxer or PMC TB2i???
I have owned Boxers for the past 1.5 yrs, and they are wonderful little speakers. I used a Rogue Atlas (65 wpc with similar tube complement as your Cayin), and the mids were glorious. I wanted more power, so I used a Rogue 90 for bit, but I like t... 
Harbeth P3ESR vs. Proac D1 with Peachtree iNova
I owned the Peachtree for about a year, and while I have no experience with either speaker, the iNova is a very cool piece. However, when I tried to use it as a preamp, and added a turntable and a phonostage, I got a maddening hum that I just coul... 
Your thoughts on these different tubes?..
I,ve owned two tube amps recently from the same manufacturer, Rogue. The Stereo 90 uses KT88, and I loved the authority in the bottom end and the headroom of 90 wpc. I have the Atlas now, and the el34 gives a fantastic 3d sound. A beautiful midran... 
Kenwood KD-500-Use it or Lose It?
Thanks all for the responses. Johnnyb53, I didn't realize that I needed to oil up the bearing. I imagine I can figure out how to get at it,but what kind of oil do I use?