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Great musicians who should have been famous except....
I think it's fair to say all jazz drummers are/were underappreciated! 
Tube Rolling Advice for the Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme?
All things equal I wouldn’t be planning to roll tubes on a new pre until you’ve listened to it and after a reasonable run-in period. Congrats on the new Backert! 
Great musicians who should have been famous except....
While I appreciate the technical chops of Alex VH, in the world of rock he just doesn't come anywhere close to the musicality that a Keith Moon brings to the composition.  Spin a track like "Bargain" by The Who and just get immersed in Moon's bril... 
Great musicians who should have been famous except....
Agreed, way too many great examples of influential drummers (really all musicians) who most people have never heard of.  Tony Williams for example.  Talent and success far too often share zero connection. 
Great musicians who should have been famous except....
Are you suggesting Alex Van Halen isn't famous?  He's certainly extremely wealthy...particularly compared to say Ginger Baker.  
Audiopile hyperbole, reference, SOTA, ultimate and more...
I like the way "Rare" is used as if somehow rare equals good - always. 
Neil Young’s Lonely Quest to Save Music
I agree with Neil as well.  Low quality streaming is like eating heavily processed food - it's not really food - it's food-like substances. 
Conrad Johnson Premier 140 fuse is blown
Straight from the CJ Premier 140 manual:What happens when the fuse blows? If one of these fuses should blow, it usually indicates a marginal output tube (one of four for each channel odd numbered tubes for the right channel, even numbered tubes fo... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
Money always seems like a poor replacement for something that natures one’s soul. I regret selling my 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom in college. That’s why I will never sell my Fender Stratocaster I bought 6 months later at age 19. I can’t imagine ev... 
30.7 MAGNEPAN Tour in Indy
I'd go if I could but I have a schedule conflict.  I only live 15 minutes from Ovation.  It would be nice to connect with others in person.  Doesn't happen often! 
Imported audio are you getting the same level of performance vs domestic priced equip?
Generalizations probably won’t work here. I’m in the US and feel that the bang for the buck on my Slovenian Kuzma Stabi S is tough to beat by a US manufacturer. Conversely I don’t know anyone abroad making a phono stage that competes with the US-m... 
Spendor D7
Love my D7s.  They pair remarkably well with tubes in the case of my system - fantastic for bringing out the textures in acoustic jazz but can also rock out when needed.  The break-in time is at least 200 hours to soften an initial treble edge but... 
The Poll Winners Ride Again!
Thanks for the nice recommendation.  I gave it a listen tonight.  I really need to listen to Barney Kessel a bit more...I always forget about him.  Really excellent sonics as you point out.  This tracks are quite straightforward bop and not exactl... 
Is it the amp or the wiring?
Have you ruled out an issue with your left speaker connection?  Literally the terminals and wire at the speaker? 
Audio Reviewers
and this is exactly why a forum like this is so valuable.  No one is sending me (and probably hardly any of you) equipment for you to review and post your reviews on this forum.  Unfiltered feedback...both positive and negative.