Responses from tastyfreeze

Sound quality vs. volume
Rock on!  
Thoughts on extending speaker life.
I use quality speaker covers.   
Why No McIntosh Recommendations?
You become a McFan along the way.  Looking around the room I love the mix of McIntosh products.  I appreciate both tube and tradtional units.  Sitting side by side, a Mc 2102 and a CJ Premier 140.  Both fresh factory complete upgrades.  Each amp p... 
Recordings by Elton John, Nirvana and Thousands More Lost in Fire
Lost treasures indeed.  
LOUD popping Rogue Magnum
Record the event for the tech.   As said above, get it fixed. 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
Audio magazines.  There are articles I feel the expert writer is concerned with the word count over the content.  Many times has the article had the "I, Me, Mine" focus then wrote about the subject of review.  Unless the information pertains direc... 
Digital room correction
The Men220 gives you good options.  It is a box that I use. 
Ordered my new amp today... been a long road!
Rock On! 
Good Inexpensive Amp for Back Yard Speakers
I agree with tpreaves...A good Adcom can be purchased for a few dollars.  I did a backyard setup using with an Onkyo M-5010. Rock on. 
Spade vs bare wire
Like Fliz I tried it all.  I feel the method of binding to the speaker ends is the critical part.  Crummy connections = Crummyniss regardless of the chosen end.   
How come Horn + woofer designs are not more popular?
I feel the speaker choice is relitive to the music.  I like Klipsch Forte and Hersey for what I feel is a more in your face rock hard speakers.  These can take some punishing while preserving the original detail.  The new JBL's have been on my hor... 
Solid state AB amp?
On the courious side...What type of amp do you have? 
Who are the Kings of Audiogon?
Rock on! 
KT88 tube amp
I recently rolled to JJ's  Natural rich sound - Medium. 
Value, if any, of vintage TT and tone arm.
Takes you back to the yesteryears.If you use it keep it.