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Nobsound springs - load range
I went to a granite fabrication company and had them cut pieces that fit my components. Granite is a very dense natural stone that dissipates vibrations. I have placed very sensitive instruments in the component to dude the vibrations when playing... 
Should I use long interconnects, or long speaker cables?
Richard Vandersteen has actually tested this theory not just offered an opinion. His results are shortest speaker cable you can possibly run. If you need long runs make it the interconnection cables to components. 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
This was my exact thought in Best Buy the other day. When cd’s first came out I was still buying albums due the cost difference. Now it has done a 180 and don’t know why. IMO the industry must feel that us old farts who still have turntables must ... 
Network streamer that works with Android and Pandora
Also if you do not want Bluetooth with iPhone you could buy the camera lighting adaptor and plug straight into the zen blue. 
Network streamer that works with Android and Pandora
What you want is the iFi zen blue. It is a Bluetooth streaming device that can do hi res from any operating system. I use it to stream quobuz to my desk top system from my iPhone. https://ifi-audio.com/products/zen-blue/. I know you said no Blueto... 
I've been dragged to recommendations, kicking and screaming
I have discovered more new artists through pandora. Set up a station based on an artist you like then they play songs of like artists. Once I hear someone I like I move over to quobuz to listen to the albums. 
How do you feel about a wheeled dolly permanently under large floorstanding speakers?
I have wondered for years why no company has engineered this solution yet. You design an adjustable platform that has wheels that activate with a foot push fulcrum. You wheel into place then deactivate the wheels up and out of the way to then have... 
Equipment purchase that made you want to get off the Merry Go Round (good or Bad)
In the same way I breakdown my stock portfolio I went back and ran a Financial plan on my quest for sound. Results were that I have made some good buy and some bad buys. Like stocks I move on from bad buys and hopefully learn from it. Trouble is t... 
Amplifier upgrade advice under $2000
Don’t fall in to the watts per channel trap. That is only part of the equation to measure power. You can buy an amp with only 20 watts per channel that would still have enough “power” to drive any speaker when you factored in all other power specs... 
Will 12 inch subwoofer be enough for an 18x20 room (with 10 ft cielings)
is this for 2 channel or home theater? People tend to way over do bass in a 2 channel setup. I want to hear a tight every note detected bass not a muddy rattle the windows. Then with my home theater I do want to rattle the windows. 
Why so obsessed with bass?
What I have found is that 90% of the bass that is there and 90% of the bass that is not there is in the recording. Most of the music engineers today suck. Studio time is money and they are only interested in bottom line profits. I was a profession... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
Nakamichi dragon cassette deck. Yes still own and still use often. This thing is still an amazing piece of equipment way ahead of its time. I will put in a tsk metal tape and people don’t believe that the sound is from a cassette deck. I still don... 
TIDAL &/vs Amazon HD
I have been on Quobuz for 6 months now and love it. Blues, classic rock, metal, and anything else. I have only searched for one artists that was unavailable. Sound quality is excellent. My system is MacBook Pro usb out to schiit dac with unison us... 
Vandersteen Moel 2Ce better than Model 1B used in midsize room
Don’t get to caught up on the 2’s needing a lot of power to work. I have 2 sig 1’s hooked up to class a running 20 watts into each channel and they sound great and I can shake the house at full volume. The biggest step up from 1 to 2 is going from... 
You can Vote for Most Valuable Lead Vocals (Rock Groups)
IMO you need to break this down into two categories. First would be as the “front man” and second would be actual vocal talent. Front man you have to go with David Lee Rothvocal talent is more difficult as they all use so many effects even I could...