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Speakers with the most detailed midrange? (non-ESL/planar)
Under 12K, in my experience, Hands-Down the Paradigm Persona 3F at 10K per pair: 99.9% pure beryllium mid-range is extremely fast, so much so that it can do intensely detailed sounds with soft edges to them; very well balanced across the audio spe... 
Sound Quality of red book CDs vs.streaming
Even with Hi-Res "Lossless".  Look at what that signal is going thru to get to you.  Its being pumped through a satellite somewhere, thru the air with (even a digital signal) various atmospheric interferences, solar radiation, etc.  Then it gets t... 
Have you ever downgraded deliberately?
Once...this year actually.  I was running Silnote Audio Morpheus II Series II XLR Interconnects, from my source Oppo 205, direct to my Parasound JC-1s.   The detail was amazing compared to my prior MITs, yet still smooth, with a rare sense of etch... 
BE VERY CAREFUL OF YOUR DEALINGS ON AUDIO-ASYLUM
There are people that have had luck with contacting local PD in the others' town.  Explain it as 'theft by deception', and offer to email them screen shots of the entire deal, all communciations, photos of your equipment, package/mailing receipts,... 
Solid State vs. Tubes - What if Transistors came first?
Anti tube dust products ...  I love it! 
Solid State vs. Tubes - What if Transistors came first?
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Solid State vs. Tubes - What if Transistors came first?
@glupson Hey Glupson,,,sorry so long to notice your comment ref my post.  Thanks for taking note."Why was/is anybody buying anything else? That would be an interesting marketing research, or at least Audiogon thread."While I should have been a lit... 
Solid State vs. Tubes - What if Transistors came first?
I believe a few points are being missed here:1)  Tubes are analog.  Are we all suddenly forgetting that one of the foremost Hi Quality values in  audiophile sound is the $12k Range Analog Pass Labs XA60.8 and predecessor XA60.5?  Despite all the a... 
Bi-amp through receiver vs pre out to 2 channel for fronts
Hi ctsooner...  I agree...quite frankly every type of component has overachievers...it's a matter of finding which they are in which category and price point, but always will come back to the synergy with the speakers and system as a whole.  ..  y... 
Bi-amp through receiver vs pre out to 2 channel for fronts
I am not a big integrated amp guy.  It is my observation that the best audio comes from separate pre-amp and amp combo.  In that, you will need to budget for interconnects as well.  Not Monster Cable...please don't. … and...don't buy a single dang... 
Bi-amp through receiver vs pre out to 2 channel for fronts
craigert stated, " ... you guys have taken a newbie like me through the entire thought process of the life cycle of home audio setup."Too funny! … (sorries….)Yep, an integrated will be all you need. It is the preamp and amplifier combined. It will... 
Bi-amp through receiver vs pre out to 2 channel for fronts
Hey again Craigert … I've read most of what everyone is saying.  This is a great thread you've got going.  Honestly, I don't think I disagree with anything on here!  Not that I'm the gods gift to whose right or wrong...but seriously...how often do... 
The Absolute Sound vs Stereophile
Was just having this conversation with my brother a few weeks ago.  It's all him -haw.  I don't see negative reviews from the big review machines anymore.  No longer see meaningful quantification of a product in relation to its direct competitors.... 
DIY Power Cables Instead of Used
@williewonka williewonka wrote:  "I hope that all makes sense"I did have to read it a few times, and draw myself a mental picture of what you were doing to fill any gaps, but yes... got it.Interesting.Normally I might ponder the theory behind that... 
Using Oppo 205 instead of per amp processor
@brian27b I have the 205 and Halo A51 in the configuration you speak of, Brian. Its been a while since you began this thread, so I hope input is still of use to you.  Having read the other responses, I don’t see this info out here yet, and some of...