Responses from spencem

Whats on your turntable tonight?
Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, BN 1530 
Why is there no love for Prima Luna?
My PrimaLuna Prolog Premium loves my Goldenear Triton Reference speakers and I love them both. Does this make us a ménage à trois? 
Does Power Cord Require Burn-In To Sound Good?
Many years ago, I was taking a medicine law class. The professor, a bombastic lawyer, would spring unanticipated questions on the unprepared class. One morning he directed this question to me: "What is your impression of the legal term res ipsa lo... 
So you have a great hi end stereo preamp, but
Millercarbon re: "The great writer Harlan Ellison, speaking of Joan Collins, said, "Her mind is a vast barren plain, across which winds play, endlessly." She was good in his episode of Star Trek tho’ 
The secret to a great amplifier...
I don't know everything about electronics, or what sounds good to each individual, but...Isn't a fuse supposed to protect more expensive parts of a circuit? So, has anyone actually tested this orange wonder to see if it blows at the correct curren... 
If you could, what live performances would you enjoy re-living?
To live over: any of the performances of the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Seiji Ozawa that I heard as a poor, starving student.To NEVER live over again: any of the performances (but especially of Mozart) of the San Francisco Symphony conduc... 
Tweaks you got rid of because they were not effective (enough)?
From most of this discussion I gather that for many here a tweak is something other than source, control, amplification, speakers, and connecting wires. A second component of this discussion relates to ability to hear a difference which becomes th... 
Try to train them...again, or simply shoot them?
Add tools to the list of things not loaned. 
Frustrated McIntosh Owner
I have owned McIntosh amps, CD players, server, oscilloscope, preamps, and AV controllers, all without trouble, so I had not had an opportunity to "test" their service department. However, I had a much better recent experience with McIntosh. I pur... 
What do/did you do for a living?
Retired 11 years now, but when working I bought and sold drugs!(pharmacist) 
What made you select "audio" as your hobby
I walked into biology lab at age 14 as a high school freshman and the teacher had classical music playing on a mono system and I was a dead duck. That was 64 years ago and I'm still hooked. 
McIntosh MR78 upgrades?
I guess I'm getting into this conversation late. Just sending my MR-78 in for the Modafferi mod. Got his office unit from our kids pediatrician 20 years ago when he retired; he kept the MR-80 he had at home. It has served well, but the quarantine ...