Responses from richiekess

Bad Experience with Conrad Johnson
For whatever it's worth, I had to have some work done by Bryston¬† on my BDP-2 and they could not have been better to work with. It was sort of startling how friendly and helpful they were.  
Sat front row at the symphony...
I go to live concerts all the time. I think it's all a different sort of listening experience. Vinyl. Digital. Cans. Big speakers. A big concert hall, club, small chamber hall. Each one has its own merit. You cannot go to a hall and hear Leonard B... 
what are your top "audio bargins" in your system history?
Von Schweikert original Vortex Screens (bought in 1991) Blue Circle BC21 preamp (bought in 2000) McCormack DNA-1 Amp (bought in 1991) ¬†  
McCormack dna-1 upgrade or no
I've been mulling the upgrade path as well. I have a DNA-1 in excellent condition. Original owner. I think the amp is about 30 years old right now. Been looking to the basic upgrade from Steve, without the new base, but adding a new transformer. I... 
What stereo equipment do respected musicians listen to?
I know a bunch of audio engineers and record executives who love Von Schweikert speakers and McIntosh amps and pre-amps.¬†