terry9

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Imported audio are you getting the same level of performance vs domestic priced equip?
Koetsu and Mayajima for cartridges. Nakamichi for casette decks. Studer/Revox for R2R. Trans-Fi for tonearms. Quad speakers. No domestic there.For DIY projects it's pretty international, but some domestic. Nobody makes (should say, MADE) complemen... 
... WHAT POWER CORD(S) ARE PLAYING IN YOU SYSTEM TODAY?
Central power supply feeds amps. Isolation transformers feed sources. Nothing else required. 
Any Love For Bryston Here?
Called the Bryston factory to ask a technical question. They put me through to the president, who gave me nearly an hour.I bought two amps. Both were very good - musical, without an edge. And indestructible. Not the last word in technology, maybe,... 
Replacing components, Please weigh in!
Bookcases work well too. For room treatment. 
Replacing components, Please weigh in!
Amy, I have found that the better dealers do permit the loan of robust  equipment, like electronics or speakers. That is, if the customer is known and local, and prepared to put down a deposit. Otherwise you might have to buy with the option of re... 
Replacing components, Please weigh in!
Another thing to add to the wish list, if I may.I cleaned my records carefully with a VPI 16.5, and then moved up to an ultrasonic unit. Night and day! It was like doubling the cost of a major component. There are a few threads here on US cleaning... 
Replacing components, Please weigh in!
Suggest that you treat it as an opportunity for some fun!Go to a few good retailers and tell them that you are looking for a good phono and pre and amp for 5K or less, new or used. When you hear a demo you like, ask to try the equipment at home. L... 
AMP or Preamp
Nob, I suggest that you listen to almarg. Since you seem to be new here, you may not know who is worth listening to. Almarg is one of them. Atmasphere is another. 
AMP or Preamp
Well nob, I think you did the absolutely right thing. To Hell with the nay-sayers! Buy speakers first and then upgrade everything to that level. I bought Magnepan Tympani 1a's in 1973, because they were the absolute best to my ears. Paired them wi... 
Magnepans or...Martin Logan
I have owned Magnepans and ESL's exclusively since 1973. Both sound much better to my ears than anything else.I have owned ML hybrid speakers, in fact, still have them in my home theatre. But not for music. The crossover distortion (at 250Hz) both... 
Best Record Cleaning Fluid
Several people have written about the importance of rinsing, if you use a surfactant. I agree.I use a commercial US cleaner. It's better and cheaper than many audiophile alternatives. I also use lab grade surfactant for a whole bunch of reasons, l... 
Cartridges that get strings right?
I should also add that I upgraded cartridges, then tonearms, then table, against expert advice, which was, table first, tonearm second, cartridge third. I should have listened to that advice, and saved myself some money.Thing is, a TT generates no... 
Cartridges that get strings right?
Don't forget set-up. Until I got serious about set-up, my higher end Koetsu was rather disappointing - not that much better than a higher end MM.But when I got serious - no - actually fanatical about set-up (like azimuth in 10 minute of arc increm... 
what is it in audio that you dislike most?
Audioguy, that's a depressing story. I wouldn't have thought it possible. 
(Brutally) Honest Audio Reviews
The review of the big new Technics turntable seemed to say, "Wow, that's almost as good as top digital!"Sounds like some deep insights on offer.