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Lack of Female Representation
The dearth of females into our hobby is something I've thought about for years, even posting about it on this site. Women don't appreciate music any less. But when it comes to the gear, they don't seen to care. The WAF (wife acceptance factor)  ha... 
Warning: China-Hifi-Audio.com
It's a gamble ordering anything from China, from audio to fitness equipment. Some consumers make out okay but a lot of them don't. I'll buy Chinese-made goods but only those already in the USA.   
Stirring Up Trouble
If  Dylan and Edie Sedgwick had a "thing," then the song very well could be about her. It could also be about Bob himself from what I've read. Or, his muse could be a composite of people. One thing's for sure. Unlike the identity of Deep Throat, I... 
Jazz listening: Is it about the music? Or is it about the sound?
It's both, no question, and one can have precedence over the other depending on my mood. I'm not a big jazz fan, but jazz  might be the best kind of music to test most hifi systems. Treble, bass and mid-range - jazz contains the entire audio spect... 
Is your system amazing and you just dont see it?
I've had the same power amp, pre-amp and speakers for decades. I've heard other equipment, some of it quite good, but not so good that I've been compelled to sell or trade up. Part of it has to do with age. When you enter your 70s as I have, new a... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Beatles - "Something New". This was Capital's third album release of the Fab Four. Five of the songs came from "A Hard Days Night." My copy of Beethoven's 4th piano concerto features Leon Fleisher playing with the Cleveland Orchestra under the... 
The Wilt Chamberlain of Audio Gear
Maybe I'm the audio anti-whore. After owning (and selling) other speaker systems over a 12 year period, I purchased a pair of ADS 1230s in September 1983 and have never looked back. Well, not exactly true, because I've auditioned other speakers si... 
If you had access to a time machine, what concerts would you go back to see?
I'd see Bob Dylan early in his career. Or maybe see him when he "plugged in" at Newport in July  of 1965. Or maybe Woodstock. Damn, there are so many.  
If your were to assemble a vintage system ?
I've got a vintage system that includes a Thorens turntable from 1985 - TD 166 mk2 mated to a Sumiko blue point #2 cartridge. But I never understood why audiophiles use the term "musical" to describe the sound of a certain hi-fi component when mus... 
New cartridge $500 range
I've used the Blue Point #2 for years and never have to turn the volume knob on my Nakamichi 410 pre-amp past around 9 o'clock - and that's pushing it. Of course, that could be because my speakers are the ADS 1230s, with a db rating of 94. Like yo... 
Shopping for new speakers-need ideas... Selling old DQ-10's...
I've had my ADS 1230s for over 37 years with nary an ear ache in all that time.  Most of the ADS models employ soft dome tweeters and mid ranges. They're open and airy, with great imaging and resolution. All the ones on the market are used, of cou... 
JBL 4349 or Klipsch Cornwall IV
I always thought that the JBL 100 was great for rock but not so great for classical, the reverse of what you write. As for the Cornwalls, according to the reviews I've read and heard, in addition to the views of audio sales people I spoke with, th... 
What did your system look like 30 years ago?
In 1990, the system I have now was the system I had then: Nakamichi 410 preamp, Quad 405 power amp, NAD CD player (currently on my 3rd NAD CD), Thorens 166 mk2 table but married to a Denon 103 cartridge instead of the Sumiko blue point #2 I have n... 
Is Carl Bernstein an Audiophile?
Based on the high end equipment in the pic, I'd say that CB is an audiophile.  
Does Age Matter?
I'm 71 and listen to vinyl and CDs. It's not the format but the music that determines what I feel like listening to on any given day. I haven't yet switched over to streaming, something I know very little about. I'll stick with vinyl and CDs and F...