sonicjoy

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Should the power be off every time changing cables?
It really is a good idea. Better safe than sorry. I always do. Just not worth the risk. With speaker cables its easy to short out the contacts. 
Turntable Upgrade Help
If you like the overall sound of the MMF-5 stepping up to the MMF-7.3 is a nice upgrade. It is a highly regarded TT. It is a Stereophile magazine class B rated component and has been on that list for a few years. It is my current TT and sounds fan... 
Klipsch Home Theater Setup
Great! I hope that works good for you. 
bookshelf speakers to replace my Maggies
You are most welcome. Its probably just as well with the glass behind the speakers to not have rear firing drivers. You dont really want the refletions off the glass any more than you will already. Good luck in your search! 
bookshelf speakers to replace my Maggies
Maybe give some more info on your setup. What’s your room setup? Large room small room? Do the speakers have to be small? On stands? Can they be out in the room like Maggies, away from the walls? If it’s a size issue have you looked at the new Mag... 
Klipsch Home Theater Setup
Ha Ha! "Wastland of awful sound" More often than not! I liken the ever expanding number of surround channels (what are we up to now 10, 12?)As "brute force imaging". It’s like when HT came along they threw out the lessons learned by the hi-fi comm... 
Klipsch Home Theater Setup
Hi chariq. Personally if I had a budget of only $1000 for a whole speaker system I would look for a nice stereo pair of full range speakers. You will get much better sound than trying to buy a full 5.1.2.whatever channel system for that price. Goo... 
Amp, One Set of Speaker Connections Or Two?
I’m afraid the previous posters are correct. Bi amping requires 2 stereo or 4 mono amps (or 1 4 channel amp). As mentioned if your amp or receiver has an A and B speaker terminals it is still a two channel amp. It is not the same thing so if you w... 
It’s that time of year- 2020 audio wish list
Happy new year all! Well more music as always. And with that in mine I'm shooting for an Innuos Zenith Mk3 server/ streamer. And a Denafrips Terminator DAC. Should be a potent combo! Then I'm done! No really! ;-) 
Pre-Amp Suggestions
I will second the Arcam. Bought a used one for my dad paired it with Vandersteen speakers. Sounds great and he loves it. Been perfectly reliable also. 
Denafrips Terminator reliability?
Have a read through this thread if you haven’t already: http://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/denafrips-dac-owner-impressions-feedback-general-discussion-que?highlight=denafrips%2BDAC There are compairisions to all the DACs you mentioned. Terminat... 
How to listen to iPhone/bluetooth through my main sytem
I assume that you do not have a DAC? Your current integrated has a DAC built in if it has Bluetooth. You either need an outboard DAC with BT or a separate DAC and separate BT receiver. "Wyred 4 Sound" has one of the best outboard Bluetooth streame... 
Project
Very interesting thanks for the post. I just rebuilt some old JBL,s from 1969. Mine had the coax 14" drivers so they were kinda like a wave guild. Sound much better than I expected. It’s amazing how good some of those old speakers can sound especi... 
Subwoofer switch
I always leave all my equipment on 24/7 except when I'm gone more than a day. It will not hurt anything and is actually better for most equipment. The exception being tube equipment. It's the power surge, the rush of power when a component is firs... 
Audio System Donation
That's a good question that most of us will have to deal with someday. You should be able to find a used record store that will buy whole collections. I have done that. Got rid of a bunch of old records that I did not want. The store bought the wh...