Responses from sebrof
Specific SS phono stage suggestions 1K budget
I've read really good things about the Lounge Audio LCR phono. I'd love to hear one...I'd buy one to check it out but I have a LOMC cartridge 
Rega RP8 and alternatives in $3000-4000 range
I compared my old Rega P3 to the Amadeus MKII at my dealer's and I thought the Amadeus sounded much better (it should considering prices). Same cart, system, etc.But there was also a Rega RP10 and I listened to that in the same system. Different c... 
Jazz for late night relaxation
Kenny Burrell God Bless the ChildDexter Gordon Ballads 
Amp for a tweeter
I run a PP EL34 amp (30 Watt) on the woofer/mids and a 2A3 SET amp (3 Watt) on the tweeters. Works for me. 
Any thoughts on passive v. active speakers?
One friend drove a Lamborghini to RMAF and sat in the sweet spot in the best room at the show.One friend drove a golf cart to RMAF and sat in the parking lot and listened to AM radio.Who do you think enjoyed the show more?The guy in the parking lo... 
CD Spkr Set-Up ?
Interesting, Geoffkait. Thanks.Only issue is if you have big speakers... 
CD Spkr Set-Up ?
Can you guys go into a little detail on how you use the CD to set up speakers?TIA 
help me choosing first HiFi
I agree with BG's suggestions, particularly his Second suggestion.The way the system sounds the day you drop it in won't necessarily be the way it sounds in weeks or months. It takes time, probably a combination of getting accustomed to the sound,... 
A sad tale of tube problems...
There has GOT to be something wrong with your AC, or you have gremlins, or your house is haunted, or...I'm trying to think of all the failures I have had over the past 20 years:A new CD player that had the transport replaced under warrantyAn old (... 
What is your favorite 1 hit wonder from the 70's?
The guys who did Kung Fu Fighting 
MMG Placement
I suggest you take Magnepan up on their trial offer.I think the Adcom would be plenty to drive the MMGs or 12s, and long speaker cables shouldn't be a problem.Getting room filling, speaker disappearing sound might be a challenge, but you won't kno... 
Sell a speaker you like but CANNOT optimize sound?
If you can't optimize their sound doesn't that mean you don't like them? 
A sad tale of tube problems...
Now I know why I have had such good luck with tubes...You've been getting all the faulty tube gear.Thanks!!(Just joking, that's a lot of problems) 
My stereo isn't doing it for me. Need advice
The preponderance of advice from the forum has been to address that room. You decide to change your cdp or speakers, WTF?WTF indeed.At least he's not changing out cables ;) 
My stereo isn't doing it for me. Need advice
Since music sounds good at lower volume and louder sounds worse, I think it's your room.Room treatments and setup may help. Some people including myself (previous room) have had success setting the system up diagonally. IOW the rack between the sp...