|Best sounding FM table radio ever made...|
This, the WFR 28, is terrific. It's my second Sangean product. My brother has another. Their support is spectacular also. Who else do you know with a direct line to the service bench? The price is embarrassingly small for the quality of t...
|But is it HiFi? (Crown)|
Crown makes terrific amplifiers. They have the advantage of being bulletproof, like QSC, but they sound better. I'd jump on this were I not a tube addict.
|Ultimate stereo nightmare|
At 74 with wonky knees I share your problem. I'd get a nice pillow, sit down with a nice alcohol free beverage. Put on your glasses, get a flashlight, grab some scale labels, and give it some time. Unhook & reconnect everything, labelling as y...
|Classical music newbie needs your suggestions|
If you have any Mozart Opera by the Drottningholm Opera company, listen to it. If you don't, look for it.
|What are your top 3 favorite female singers?|
Who are. Not what, Please. Billie Holiday Tracey Nelson Sarah Vaughan (bonus: Cecilia Bartoli)
|What is the most important cable in your system|
The power cable. Without it, nothing works.
|What's the oddest thing in your music collection?|
A private recording of songs by the Hmong minority outside of Sapa, Vietnam, from 1999.
|Getting back into venal with a $2,000 budget. |
Venal can be had for much less than vinyl.
|When were the best tube amps made? |
I'd still go with a properly maintained 240.
|Vintage worth the time to explore?|
If you can find an older Sophia EL34 A/B for six hundred dollars or so and invest in a checkup by a qualified tech you'll be in great shape. The good news is that the JJ EL34s or 6CA7s are fine replacements and are not ridiculously expensive.
|How Did Your First Audiophile Experience Impact Your Audio Journey?|
Freshman year of college. Enhanced. Lady Land. Thorens 125 (?) S.M.E. arm, a Shure cartridge. Mac tube pre-amp with a 275 and a pair of VOT A7s. It was the beginning of a glorious journey!
|Ditching Class A Amps due to Heat - Sort of a Poll|
I loved my Chinese Class A amp. It sounded better than the un-rebranded Sophia A/B I have now. (B.T.W. - Sophia's profit margin on these Chinese-made amps is huge!
|Powered speakers show audiophiles are confused|
Why are you listening? To hear the mistakes the engineers made or to enjoy the music? I have a pair of unforgiving loudspeakers coupled to an excellent Sophia A/B amp. Listening to re-mastered Hot 5s & Diana Krall is bliss. There's a lot else,...
|Welcome to Hell, here's your 8-Track|
Amusing discussion. Next VHS vs. Beta. Audio cassettes were not a tape loops.
Stainless steel connectors? Stainless is a crappy conductor!