Responses from raymundo75

Best sounding CD player
For those of us for whom cost is an issue; would appreciate if the posts and replies would indicate budget/costs. Thankyou.  
Looking for subwoofer recommendations
The first question you need to answer is " do you want realistic sound reproduction or do you just want to rattle your windows" ?  
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
SNS hit the nail on the head.  Seems like a lot of snob appeal to me; but what do I know; I'm just an old engineer !!  
Active Speakers Better? No, per Michael Borresen
It depends on how much $$ you have and how good or crappy your amp is.  For a TV signal cheap actives are an upgrade to the TV speakers.  On the other hand if you have a decent receiver and not much $$ passives may work for you.  If you have tons ... 
Can someone help me pick out my first speakers?
For about $300 I would suggest a pair of Sony SS-CS5's and if your system allows a powered Elack SUB-1010-BK subwoofer.   Check the reviews the sony's excellent for less than $200; but lacks lows and the Elac is OK for the $$. Good luck and have f... 
Most underrated female recording artists..
I would add Nina Simone to your list.  
Thoughts about the "Cheapaudioman" on YouTube
His review of the sony ss-cs5 speakers was spot on.  I find that he is more often right than wrong.  
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
It tells me that they likely have more money than brains.  
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
I can't relate to anything above $1000.  Any more is just for those who have too much $$.  
What’s your latest high-end audio purchase?
High end is a relative term.  I cannot relate to those who spend $30K or more on an audio or A/V system.   So for me with my modest budget and a/v system costing less than $5k including TV and cabinet it was an Onkyo 6050 receiver at Costco for le... 
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
Allied Radio, scrapd plates at  U of A dining room,saved up  and got a Scott amp, AR4 speakers , a Lear turntable and Koss headphones for about $260.   Aw those were the days !!  
Review: Douk Audio S5 speakers, Geoyeao EVP-102 Blu-ray Player, Ultralink Ultima MkII IC
I am not an audiophile. just an old timer who likes 60's music and streaming.  Using with an Onkyo tx-nr6050 receiver in a small living room/ kitchen.  Paired with Yamaha NS-6490's, Sony SS-C55's, and a Elack subwoofer.   They are my front speaker...