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Speakers for Second System
Vinyl, which Fynes do you have?  What are your impressions? Thanks  
Speakers for Second System
Elliott:  You have hit on why I have chosen the Fynes for consideration.  Plus, I have liked coincident tweet/mid speakers in the past because  I have owned Thiels, KEFs and TADs.    
Speakers for Second System
Yogiboy:  I agree with you on Spendors but I have not found any reasonably priced used pairs of say the A7.   Soix:  You ask a good question.  I have a perfectionist system at home with Magico q3's.  What I want for my second home is something th... 
What are the sexiest components ever made?
1.  B&O 4002 turntable.  The only piece of equipment women fawned over.2. Nakamichi Dragon from same era. Stunning at night.3. Esoteric X-03se. The way the drawer and mechanism work is very, um, satisfying.4.  But the winner for me is the Cont... 
DAC Streamer Recommendation
Do the Teac NT505 and the Lumin D2 both have wireless capability? The preamp features on the TEAC would not be used since he will have an integrated amp.  Does everyone use Roon software to run these things? 
DAC Streamer Recommendation
Will check it out.  Thanks.   
DAC Streamer Recommendation
I did not know that Amazon HD is a limiting factor. Ok let’s say Qobuz or Tidal are options.  His preference is for a one box solution if possible.   
High Quality XLR IC's For My System
Why do you believe that is the case? 
High Quality XLR IC's For My System
Tvad— look up Clarus, a lot of positive reviews.  Agree that they are not on the scale of AQ or Wireworld. Available used in my price range.  Prices steady last few years— plus I have a set of their Aqua speaker cables for a second system which I ... 
High Quality XLR IC's For My System
I looked at the Audio Envy website.  The best cable come in two flavors— designed to brighten a sound or not. That does not instill confidence in me because what I really want is transparency.  Finally, I am not really wanting a “garage  brand” ca... 
Should I buy a VPI SCOUTMASTER. I OWN 25 RECORDS.
Yes.  Absolutely.  Great sound and the joy of collection new and old albums.  Nothing I like better than spending $8 on ebay or discogs for a near perfect 40 0r 50 year old LP.  I started seven years ago with a Basis 2500 table and a Dynavector MC... 
Speaker recommendations 10 to 30k and no beryllium
I just went through a process of choosing new speakers in your price range.  To meet your non beryllium requirement I would choose,out of the many good choices listed here, a used pair of Stenheim Alumine 3 or 5 used.  There have been pairs of bot... 
High Quality XLR IC's For My System
The Shunyata anaconda zitrons I am seeing available cost around $900 used for a 1m IC-- so out of my price range, or at least my wife's.  
High Quality XLR IC's For My System
Thanks for the excellent responses.  First off, I have AQ Colorado's not Californias.  UGH...my mind is shot. Thanks Soix for weighing in, your question is good.  My system--Magico, ARC, Merrill  playing LPs is built for transparency.  If I could ... 
Life is too short to buy someone else's favorite stereo gear
I disagree.  I buy only used based on reviews and input from Agon members (and a once every three years a visit to AXPONA).  My system-- Magico, ARC, Merrill Audio, Feickert, Reed, Ortofon, Esoteric was purchased for 40% or less off of list.  Doin...