sonicbeauty

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Good CDTransport (player) without DAC?
Maybe you should submit your recommendation. Even if it is more expensive, it may actually may not be that much better, if at all better. Technology moves fast, especially in the digititis world...  
Yamaha integrated amp as3000 vs Pass integrated
It took me almost a whole year to decide on purchasing my next amp. The Yamaha AS3000 is the ultimate integrated. If you find the sound the least bright look elsewhere in your system! It is the smoothest, most fatigue-free musical experience I hav... 
Price No Object Amps
gdhal: Just for curiosity, which one will you end-up buying? ;) 
Why do McIntosh come with cheap plastic remotes?
Actually on a pure operational level, it also has to do with ergonomics, comfort in hands, not searching long for that mute button when needed, being able to not overshoot or undershoot the remotes volume level etc...a well designed remote does no... 
Help me to choose turntable below 1600$.
aeinstein, you don’t care if it’s plastic or wood? Do you also don’t care if it’s direct drive or belt? Black or red? s-shaped tonearm or straight ? Spikes or pucks? Heavy or light? Motor in or motor out? Dust cover or not?Hope you get the drift o... 
Marantz TT-15S1 anyone with experience fitting an electronic speed box?
Chayro, I know all of this already, please read the original post thanks. 
Most Beautiful Receiver / Integrated - Ever was... ?
On looks (build quality is also amazing, feature set is complete and sonic abilities are great) this unit does it me, and is my current integrated. I consider myself a lucky guy. Just beautiful, and symbolizes for me the meaning of "back to having... 
Why do McIntosh come with cheap plastic remotes?
to joecasey: your comment ''maybe in there market research MAJORITY of customers don't care "The majority of customers buy at big-box stores. That's what the market resarch says. I don't agree that high-end audio folks don't care about quality run... 
Review: Yamaha A S-2000 Amplifier
Hello everyone, just revisiting my own thread as I am the original poster of this Yamaha A S-2000 (and CD S-1000) review.Well, what can I say, after owning the A S-2000 I went to a couple of Italian integrateds, Pathos Logos (wonderfull) and Norma... 
Help me to choose turntable below 1600$.
aeinstein: your comment ’’Marantz TT15 - merely a rebadged Clearaudio turntable with an $800 cartridge’’ you make it sound like the rebadged status is a negative thing or something not to be taken seriously.In this case, Marantz does not hide the ... 
Help me to choose turntable below 1600$.
A few years ago, I purchased a Marantz TT-15S1. It is really an uprgraded Clearaudio Emotion 100% made in Germany. Includes a $800.00 cartridge too. It is a superb-sounding unit and has stunning looks. The tonearm alone is worth around $ 1,200.00 ... 
Need help identifying if U.S. or Euro pressing of Beatles LP box set !
Thanks for your response, I do wish to know where where to look on the sleeve or label that shows pressing origin, and what to look for.Best would be to get input from someone who actually owns this LP box set..... 
YAMAHA A S-3000 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER REVIEW
Thanks for your comments arch2 and winoguy17I just realized I forgot to include one section of my review about the remote, so here goes ( I wish the A’Gon administrator could insert it somewhere in the review).REMOTE CONTROLFirst of all, I wish ma... 
Bladelius-Thor mk3/Leema-Tucana 2/Norma IPA-140?
Sorry, that was XLO brand cabling, not XLR! 
Bladelius-Thor mk3/Leema-Tucana 2/Norma IPA-140?
Hi dayglow, will, I just noticed your question months later, sorry about that!About the Norma Audio Revo IPA-140 and your questions:I would say that the XLR input on the norma is there for convenience. But it is true that input 4 is THE input with...