Responses from ticat

The Audiophile Upgrade Easiest to Ignore
I recently built a set of speakers and the best critical advice I have received on placement/positioning has been from an Audio Friend who wears Hearing Aids... Darn It All... those things must be doing something Right!  
Costliest Brainfart
As gut wrenching as all the examples above are... they are still First World Problems. Let's take a moment to appreciate our position in Life...  
Why on earth?
I agreed with your post... and at the same time am surprised by the enthusiasm and righteousness of the "it's on YouTube so is sucks by Definition" crowd  
Why on earth?
@macg19 +1 but... Wow... why does Everything need to be about Absolutism? So... the YouTube audio of a Demo'd item is not the Be All and End All. I am convinced most people who are Audiogon participants are aware of the technical limitations on d... 
What new gear have you just bought?
A pair of Radian 5210 - 10" Coaxial drivers and (realizing my own limitations) a new Crossover pair (designed and made by Solen, Montreal). Many thanks to both Lowes and HD, the new cabinets/insulation/damping and stands are as imagined. Early in ... 
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
Solid State is for The Masses... Tubes for the Rest of Us.  
Would a real butcher block be going to far?
My Buddy has one of these under his VPI 19. The Block weighs over 200 lbs and it is a Three Man job to re-position. It was out of an old General Store that also sold fresh meat a long time ago.  Solid stand on a Concrete floor.  
Can an audio rack be that important?
Yes it is Important. No, you do not Have to spend a lot of money.... but it Helps.  
What's up with the price of Vintage equipment?
@deadhead1000 ...Exactly... I often see vintage equipment that was subpar "back then" sell for ungodly amounts. Good call on Not Naming Names... it wasn't Cool to do so "on the sales floor" then and best not to now. Too many sensitive egos... The... 
Steve Guttenberg finally reviews the Eminent Technology LFT-8b loudspeaker.
FWIW...The LFT8b's are lovely. During 2020, 2021 and 2022 I had alot of time to evaluate my small collection of panel speakers including, Quad 63's, Lft-8b's and ML ESLs. Evaluation was done in a constant rotation, using an upgraded (resistors, ca... 
Poll: Most impactful component
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Last Night... CSO/Reiner Mozart Symphony No.41 (Jupiter) - Haydn Symphony No. 88 RCA VICS 1366 Getz/Gilberto Verve VS 8545 Talk Talk Spirit of Eden Parlophone PCDX 105 Loreena McKennitt - An Ancient Muse, Quinlan Road QRLP 109    
Dual speaker system
+1 @elliottbnewcombjr   Yes...I agree, as experience has taught me that it is a Big No No to have more than 1 set of speakers in the same room for "Optimal Condions". Many years of selling Stereos at the Retail level in "Sound Rooms" convinced me... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@dayglow Good Call on the Gordan Lightfoot... may he RIP....  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Stan Getz - Getz/Gilberto - Verve VG 8545 Bud Shank - Brasamba DOL 1064 HG Sally Ofield Water Bearer Castle Classics CLALP 101