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Have you ever tried a pair of speakers and said this Is the last thing I will ever need.
"Have you ever tried a pair of speakers and said this Is the last thing I will ever need."Sure, lots of times. 
Have you ever tried a pair of speakers and said this Is the last thing I will ever need.
Agree!!  Stay curious.  Whether it's your religious or political beliefs, technology, new music...whatever, remain open to new ideas and trying new things.  I too have been in this hobby for decades and remain fascinated with new products, new tec... 
High End Amp Price Collapse musings
A few years ago Audio Research released a number of Class D amps.  I only listened to a couple of models very briefly so I don't have any personal experience but I recall they got pretty good reviews. It seemed that if an established and quality c... 
Best standalone music server?
I am in a very similar situation as you.  I have hundreds of CDs that I would like to begin transferring to a server and would like to access online streaming services at some point.  My dealer has recommended the Bluesound Vault 2 as a simple one... 
Looking at a new non-SACD player, but still own lots of SACDs
You might want to consider the Marantz  SACD/CD players.  They have 2 or 3 players within your budget.  The SA11 being at the top end around $4000, the SA15 at around 2500 and the SA8005 at around 1200. 
Any Vandersteen 7 Owners in SFO Bay Area ?
I am in the Dallas area.  The dealer will be setting up my speakers for me.  I have already mentioned to him my interest in new cables so maybe he can let me try out a few pairs. 
Any Vandersteen 7 Owners in SFO Bay Area ?
Sounds great.  Those are beautiful speakers.  I ordered a pair in the Zebra wood and should have them in about 3 or 4 weeks.  BTW, what speaker cables are you using?  I'm debating whether or not to upgrade my speaker cables with my new speakers.  ... 
Last CD player?
I'm kinda in the same situation as the original poster (paleo12).  I am in the process of putting together my "last" system.  I have a 50 year involvement in audio systems resulting in a fairly extensive collection of LPs, CDs, and a relatively sm... 
How does high-pass filter requirement affect system decisions?
Thanks for the information. The dealer is going to set them up but I want to learn the process myself.  Is there a problem with the power cables that come with the Quatro? I am so tired of thick and inflexible chords and cables. I know this may be... 
Recommend a SS amp for my new Vandersteen Quatro CT
Good advice.  Thank you.  One step at a time... 
How does high-pass filter requirement affect system decisions?
Interesting discussion.  I am awaiting delivery of a pair of Quatro CT and am beginning to evaluate my amplifier needs.  In fact I started a separate thread asking for advice on amp/preamp options with the Quatro CT.  I wish my Vandersteen dealer ... 
Recommend a SS amp for my new Vandersteen Quatro CT
"get the best preamp you can afford"Interesting suggestion.  I certainly agree that the preamp can impact the sound as much if not more than the power amp...and ideally each should compliment the other.  My LS-15 was modified a few years ago by Gr... 
Wilson Audio Haters
Bo, it's not like you invented fire.  Those of us who are old enough to have been around high end audio for 40+ years have been aware of 3 dimensionality in the sound stage for ages.  You just now discovered it.  Good for you.  But it is pretty de... 
Wilson Audio Haters
Bo...I repeat from a previous post, is an audio zealot.  He has found his flavor of audio truth and simply cannot accept that others have taken a different pathway to their audio truth.  As Plutos mentioned in his post, "there is some truth to Bo'... 
Recommend a SS amp for my new Vandersteen Quatro CT
I will send the 100.2 to ARC for a checkup.  I figure whether I use the amp or end up selling it I would like to have ARC giving it a good bill of health.  As much as I like that amp I will be surprised if wins out against the 4bsst2.  I know ther...