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cassettes CAN sound better than vinyl.
Ahhh...yeah... a cassette, regardless of pedigree, is by definition going to be inferior to its source (check the specs).And yes, having worked in numerous studios (CHML, CKDS,CHMR and more) AND working for Retailers (almost ten years) who carried... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
King Crimson - Lizard 200g re-issue 2020LA Four 1976 - ConcordDead Can Dance - Spiritchase -r MoFiERA - The Mass (oops...cd)Kor Mikaela - Kammarkor - PropriusCan - Ege Bamyasi - 2014 remaster Bonnie Dobson - 1970 RCA Victor 
Stereo Preamp suggestion
Anthem.... 'nuf said... 
Is improvisational jazz to impressionism art as smooth jazz is to realism art?
Wow... a lot of philological thought, personal experience and diverse opinions went into these responses, with very little attitude or bullying (ok some, but not what usually takes place here).I agree with the majority of what I read and would onl... 
Buying from Parts Connexion
Parts/Audio Connexion are real and honest places to purchase Hi Fi components. I have purchased many items (tubes, gauges, wire, TT for my son, IC's, capacitors etc..) there, both on-line and in person. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and hon... 
Why does a dent to a tweeter not affect sound quality?
OMG... a dent in the tweeter doesn't have an affect on sound quality???Good One...Oh, you weren't joking?Eh, sorry... gotta go now.... 
Everybody’s Top 5 - Vinyl
Wow, lots of good stuff being proposed! Going to have to re-visit a few of those...For a combination of Audio Quality, Content and Recent Frequency of Play:Sally Oldfield - Water BearerDead Can Dance - DionysusTalk Talk - The Colour of SpringThe C... 
El34 = KT88 = KT120
An amp for EL 34, KT 66, KT 77, KT 88, KT 120 and some KT 150https://www.thetubestore.com/elekit-tu-8340-push-pull-diy-tube-amp-kit 
El34 = KT88 = KT120
I had a modified Dynaco ST70 running EL 34's for many years (in a tri-amp arrangement driving Quad 57's along with T27's and Hegeman subs). Very nice, until I re-married and the "what are those..room heaters?" had to go.I still regret selling the ... 
El34 = KT88 = KT120
FWIW, I currently use an upgraded (volume pot, Mundorf caps, Takman resistors, custom chassis etc...)  Elekit TU 8340VK PP amp (with a semi auto bias feature, easy and accurate) . My recent experience is that in the past year, I have used New EH E... 
How many of you are digital only systems?
90% vinyl and 10% digital.Old dog... new tricks... 
Tubes for Magnepan’s.
Atmasphere knows of what he speaks. I have been using the Paul Speltz designed Zero autoformers for over a year now, with Nominal 6 ohm electrostatic hybrids (91 db/1w/m) and a 40 watt/ch PP tube amp (an Elekit TU 8340 with KT 77's). Doubling the ... 
Stratospheric audio gear prices
In general principal and spirit, I agree with the OP. The Premium Price theory is common in most industries. Although many of the subsequent responses had valid comments and thoughts, not all supported the theory that Premium Pricing is a negative... 
I had a few drinks and bought some speakers
I hope the OP has no regrets after his very Human experience...BTW, I agree with the OCD HiFi Guy. (Maybe not the Right Forum to go on about it, but someone has to say what we all secretly suspect is the situation regarding some Established Brands... 
I'm here for the sharing, not the snobery
Hear, Hear...