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"Best" mini-monitor?
I used to have a similar size room (10.5' X 12.16') that had a primary room mode of 46 Hz. I had the best results with speakers that started to roll off before 46 Hz for a more even frequency response. Speakers like the Audio Note AN/J that I owne... 
Music Lovers Speaker vs. Audiophile Speaker
213runnin: I'm curious as to what the $600¬†small bookshelf speakers are you refer to in your post above? TIA 
Tube for MHDT Labs Paradisea+ DAC
When I had the original Mhdt Paradisea DAC my two favorite tubes were the Bendix 2C51 and the GE 5 Star 5670. The Bendix is nicely detailed with great imaging and soundstage. The 5 Star is a close second and was a very good value at the time. The ... 
Best near wall high end speaker
Either Audio Note AN/J or AN/E, depending on room size, will work well in your situation. 
Looking for really fine cables at really low price
Has anyone compared the WE 16 ga wire with the Belden 9497 wire as speaker cable? Apparently the Belden is used by Shindo as internal speaker wire. Like Western Electric wire it has a cult following in Japan. The Belden is a tightly twisted 16 ga ... 
Whats the weirdest concert you ever attended?
Not a weird concert per se, but an unusual lineup was a Memorial Day weekend concert in the early 70's at The Joyous Lake, a small club in Woodstock, NY. Richie Havens played followed by the Charles Mingus Quintett and then Bonnie Raitt who was jo... 
Audio out to RCA input on new Sony TV's?
If your Sat/Cable Box/DVR is the TV audio source that you want to connect to your pre-amp, see if there is an Audio Out with RCA jacks in addition to the HDMI output. I've used this output in the past for TV audio that eliminates the need to go th... 
Snell speaker repair near Sacramento
If you're inclined to give it a go, replacing the foam surrounds on your speakers is not very difficult. I did it for my old Audio Note AN/J speakers a couple of years ago following these instructions: http://www.audionote.co.uk/downloads/speaker_... 
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, Anne Sophie-Mutter
For a different take on The Four Seasons try "Vidaldi - The Four Seasons - Recomposed by Max Richter" Andr√© de Ridder conducts the Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin with Daniel Hope on DG. It can be found on Spotify. 
6L6WGC/5881 Tube choices for Amp
You may find that your choice of input and driver tubes will affect the sound more than that of the power tubes. When I had a SE amp using 6L6/5881 tubes I found that the new issue Tung-Sol 5881 tubes had a very nice sound. Worth checking out but ... 
6L6WGC/5881 Tube choices for Amp
You may find that your choice of input and driver tubes will affect the sound more than that of the power tubes. When I had a SE amp using 6L6/5881 tubes I found that the new issue Tung-Sol 5881 tubes had a very nice sound. Worth checking out but ... 
New releases of Fela Kuti
I first became aware of Fela's music while browsing in a record store in Paris around 1981. There appears to have been much greater awareness of Fela's music in Europe than in the US at that time. I did not follow his musical career and discograph... 
Dub tribal ambient downtempo music
Check out Rhythm and Sound's album Rhythm and Sound. 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Ghosthouse,Given your interest in "modern classical", here are a few recommendations to try. You may find something to your liking.II - Bersarin Quartet (followup to their first recording)Digressions - Greg HainesUntil The Point Of Hushed Support ... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Danca das Cabecas was my introduction to Gismonti's music and probably my favorite of his albums. I was loaned a cassete tape of it many years ago by Christie Brinkley while on a photo shoot in Mexico. Who knew supermodels had such good musical ta...