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Anyone remember the lateral tracking Bang and Olufsen record player from the 80’s??
The B&O players back then were cool to look at but had a bad reputation for reliability. I knew 2 friends with them and they got an extra identical player later on just for parts. The other bad thing about B&O tables were the restriction o... 
Hard disk for Music Server
If you are worried about data recovery or losing a disk on a raid 5 system, then use raid 6 which has 2 parity drives so you can actually lose 2 drives and still keep working. For casual use around the home for sharing music and video files, an ex... 
Tekton Design Moab
Speedbump6-You must not be reading his posts like others have. Again, I will say it again even more slowly, it wasn’t his comment about DBAs, which isn’t a new concept, it was his statement ““TRY“ 4 of these tektons”. My issue isn’t with Tekton at... 
Tekton Design Moab
2leftears- I have to say he will never bad mouth Tekton anything, he can’t, he has too much of himself into this. After all of his posts of talking to the owners, telling the world you need to get a Tekton to fill their need, and all the reading a... 
Tekton Design Moab
MillerC- nice try on trying to get around the main points that a few posters have made here, Ok, you said “try”, so? My point again, I will say it slowly, how can you state for someone to “try”, “buy”, whatever word you want to use, a particular s... 
Tekton Design Moab
Crap, I didn’t want to get involved in this thread but now I have to. You know how you hear things before you buy, you listen to them at shows, friends house, club meetings, and dealers. If you can’t, then you buy them online after you do your onl... 
Hard disk for Music Server
I spent over 42 years in IT with over 30 years in the performance end of things including storage systems costing over million dollars (EMC storage), the last 10 years actually working for a solid state/hard disk manufacturer. You always need a ba... 
Tekton Design Moab
Speedbumb6-i have been watching this thread off and on and I also think this is an unusual post. Let me respond to your last post:1). YouTube has the worst sound, how could anybody compare an audio component using YouTube videos? You couldn’t comp... 
newbie seeks help with system design
Sonus is not that good. If you want a nice entry streamer, look for a used Auralic Aries Mini.I have had that B&O turntable decades ago and the cartridge is the weakest part. IMO, if you have to rebuild the cartridge, then I wouldn’t do it bec... 
Hard disk for Music Server
If you get 3 hard drives of 4G capacity, are you going to create a RAID 0 array to get your 10+G of space?I worked for a hard drive manufacturer for many years and for music, it really doesn’t matter what type of drive you get. For music, you won’... 
Should people with no turntable or reel to reel be considered audiophiles?
Stupid questions for both the audio and Porsche products. When the Cayenne 1st came out, most Porsche owners thought this way, that was 15 or more years ago. No Porsche owner feels that way now. Same goes for analog vs. digital.  
Speaker size and bass
The other thing that you can do is biamp your speakers with an amp that had its own volume control. I did this many years ago when I had a smaller room. At the lower volumes, there was no bass, so I just adjusted the bass amps volume to play a lit... 
Lumin or Aurender
When I compared streamers, Auralic sounded better than both the Lumin and Aurender, plus their DS Lightning software was far superior. For a while I used the Lumin software against the Auralic. This is when I used the streamer hooked up to the dac... 
Uptone EtherRegen
If you want dead quiet streaming, go with a fiber network provider. If you have a copper internet provider, you can clean up the signal to your computer/streamer by using the Ethernet-to-fiber converter then the fiber-to-Ethernet converter for muc... 
Passive Bookshelf Speaker Selection
You’re right about klipsh being bright and fatigue after a short while. IMO, B&W fall into this category too unless you have a warmer sounding amp.  Also, don’t listen to some clown that says buy whatever and hand tune them. With speakers, you...