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Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
Guys, it's not GaN capacitors, it's GaN transistors. 
What's your go-to cheapie cartridge?
The highs are more prominent with the 8TZ styus and I feel it tracks better than with the stock stylus. Overall the frequency balance seems more even. I’m sure the XTZ would be even better, but it’s out of my price range.One thing I wish Grado, as... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Sonic Youth - Evol 
What's your go-to cheapie cartridge?
Grado Gold with 8MZ stylus is also a good combo, (I have a Black, a Gold and the 8MZ) albeit, the total price would exceed the OP's budget. 
Wondering about capacitance settings for phono cartridge
Yes, the capacitance specification for a cartridge includes the total for the interconnect from the toneam and the phono preamp input. Typical 1 meter ICs are about 100 pf.A great exception, and a great IC, is Blue Jeans LC-1, which is 12.2 pf per... 
Whats the deal?
To partially answer your opening question, I think it's because there is a direct correlation between build quality and sonic quality, especially in speakers. Cast baskets over stamped, braced cabinets over unbraced, short coil/long gap over long ... 
What's your go-to cheapie cartridge?
Easy: Nagaoka MP110 
Has anyone found a good way to listen to speakers on the used market before buying them?
No, I never had the CS2.7s, only the CS2.4s. The CS 2.4s are smaller than the 7s or the 6s. The 2 series are all about the same size. CS2.7 owners applaud their performance uniformly so if you decided to get a pair, if you can find them, I am conf... 
Arguments devolve on threads to wordsmithing contests
Tell us Geoff, tell us how we're wrong, we need to know! 
Soliciting Member Perspectives: Levinson vs Bryston vs Audio Research
I owned a Bryston 4BST stereo amp and then 7BST monoblocks for several years powering Thiel CS7s. The 7BSTs were eventually bettered by a Krell 400cx stereo amp, if only for its ability to better drive the low impedance. But the Brystons were very... 
Arguments devolve on threads to wordsmithing contests
RF got it wrong? Don't you mean for the time she had her data she hadn't fully interpreted it or analyzed it? It wasn't for anyone else to steal and have at. That's intellectual property theft. Eventually she would have gotten it. 
Arguments devolve on threads to wordsmithing contests
Without an unauthorized looksee at the x-ray diffraction data of Rosalind Franklin's work, Watson and Crick would never have come up with the structure. Model building, Watson stumbled on it because of Franklin’s data that he wasn’t supposed to se... 
Has anyone found a good way to listen to speakers on the used market before buying them?
I only have the CS2.4s now, I sold the CS7s and CS6s as I was downsizing. They are keepers for life and fit my needs completely. I run them full range and supplement them at the lowest octave with two SVS SB2000 subs and the combination works for ... 
How much difference will a phono stage upgrade make?
I owned a Chinook (now a Steelhead) and it was a very good upgrade. I also had an Aesthetix Rhea which I liked except for the low level tube rush. The Chinook is dead quiet if that's important to you and I would say is about 85% of the Steelhead s... 
Arguments devolve on threads to wordsmithing contests
Do light bulbs have directionality?