Responses from route-66

I went to THE show and didn't make any friends ...
To me, the best sound at THE Show was by far, the MBL room. I only wish I could afford the complete system that they were demoing.  
What are important features in a listening chair
This is the chair I use. To me it's the ideal listening chair. It's a bit pricey, but goes on sale a few times a year.  
How many brands use own drivers?
Does anyone pay the same attention to their car audio?
I have zero interest in car audio. What with all the road noise and other distractions, the sound could never measure up to my system at home, so why bother.Another reason it can't compare is because when I listen at home, I close my eyes and get ... 
New McIntosh MA252
I was going to suggest that you pop the top off yourself but I didn't know if you'd be comfortable doing that. I'm glad that you were able to take care of it yourself and won't be losing sleep over it tonight. :-D 
New McIntosh MA252
I remember reading in the MA252 manual about giving the speaker terminal nut an extra quarter turn after snugging it up but I didn't want to force it, so I left it like that. If I were in your shoes and it bothered me that much, I'd contact McInto... 
New McIntosh MA252
Congrats on taking the plunge! I've been living with my MA252 for almost a year now and I couldn't be happier with it. 
What are the best speakers you have ever owned and why?
Going back some 45 years, here's my list in chronological order:Advent (original)Altec Model 15Saras Model 12Magnepan MG1BVandersteen 2CSonus Faber MinuettoKEF LS50Still have these two sets:Magnepan .7Harbeth C7ES-3 
What area or country do you live in ?
'The Media Capitol of the World' Burbank, CA. 
A Question About Volume Controls Types
Thanks for all the help Guys! 
A Question About Volume Controls Types
Maybe somebody else can tell if there's an advantage with one type of volume control over another? 
A Question About Volume Controls Types
Thanks for all the [email protected] This amp sound so much better than the Counterpoint SA3.1 preamp/Adcom GFA555 amp combo that I had been using for over 30 years. I still have a tube front end with a solid state output stage like before, but th... 
Marty Balin has passed away.
Boy, what sad news. Suddenly I’m feeling much older today. 
For those of us over 60..
Off the top of my head, I'd have to say Cream, followed by some Crosby, Stills & Nash, some Allman Brothers, some Stefan Grossman, with a little Santana thrown in for good measure. 
Compare Large Advent?
I had a pair of the large Advents 40+ years ago and for the money, they were unbeatable in my opinion.I'd be willing to bet they'd still be able to hold their own today with much pricier speakers.