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How many NICE looking high end floor standing speaker are there at present
Michelle - go on Audiogon and buy a pair of Maggie 1.6s and then send them to Peter Gunn and have him customize them for you. You pick the wood - the finish- the colors of wood used and you get his great crossover network for the speakers. This wa... 
If you had to start all over again in this day and age
OMG  - what would I change in 2020 vs. what I listened to 10, 20 or 30 years ago? That is too easy - streaming is the future - I have been using a LUMIN D1 for 5 years. This gave me access to new sources of music beyond my ‘ear drums’ could ever d... 
Want to get into Streaming
Sabrejet - I got lucky and got into streaming 5 years ago - my journey atarted with the help of an audio shop - they sold me a LUMIN D1 for $2000. The LUMIN is a streamer and DAC in one box. The LUMIN software to run the unit is the best in the in... 
Demo'ing Class A amps, Appreciation Suggestions from those who recently been there
In reference to your fear that Krell needs a lot of service - I am a Krell owner for 15 years - using three different integrated amps over 15 years - I run two stereo systems in my home. Over that 15 years my Krell’s needed service twice.As far as... 
Demo'ing Class A amps, Appreciation Suggestions from those who recently been there
Audioman58 - here is a big Hell Yes concerning the new Krell K300i!! I have been running mine for 6 months now into my Maggie 1.7is. This integrated has no issues pushing my Maggie ‘heat sinks’ to new levels of performance. The new circuit design ... 
Bob Dylan - "Murder Most Foul"
Here are my thoughts -reubent - thank you for flagging this release for me to find - I am on my third listen via my LUMIN T 2 via my Maggie’s. The recording (via Tidal ) is world class - delicate and detailed. I love digital music! Did not have to... 
The 3 best of the best Audio (HiFi) Designers ?
Here are my 2 cents as to the most significant contributions to my Audio journey over the last 40 - 50 years:Power - Dave Hafler Dynaco              James Bongiorro - Dynaco 400 kit and PAT 4 and 5 Preamp              Dan D’Augistino - Krell Speak... 
Anyone else grateful that they got hooked on this crazy addiction
Quoting Emily Dickinson and then Frank Zappa! Wow - I just felt my head snap back.Music (via good stereo systems ) has kept me sane thru a 40 year career in business and a 42 year marriage, aiding two kids and launching them out on there own. Digi... 
How I spent my time at home
I have been enjoying my new LUMIN T2. Cruising thru Tidal looking for new artists - at least new to me.working on my stock portfolio - lots of bargains out there.trying to learn my new Apple TV remote! Not easy for a 66 year old but making progres... 
Is it all worth it?
I retired my Thornes turntable with SME tonarm 4 years ago. Bought a LUMIN D1 5 years ago. Once Tidal added MQA the sound quality was amazing. Just upgraded to the LUMIN T2 - sound is even better. My access to music is amazing - finding new artist... 
Fairly new to streaming. Where to start?
Artemis- I went digital 5 years ago - bought a LUMIN D 1 and never looked back. Please go hard wired only to a LUMIN from your router - the quality will amaze you - I stream Tidal Hi Fi with MQA. Cost $25 per month . Sound is amazing - I retired m... 
Questions about using audiogon to sell 1st time
I have used PayPal to buy and sell on Audiogon at least 3 or 4 times in the last year. Per PayPal’s advice page - you need to protect yourself from scammers by taking lots of pics, and control the shipping. You protect yourself by being able to pr... 
Separates or Integrated? What makes more sense?
I have favored integrated amps for 15 years, and I love Krell. Just got the new K300i into my main system for $7000. It sounds fabulous!! Pushes my Maggie 1.7i with power to spare. I did not buy Krell’s Digital Board however. I am streaming thru m... 
I am frustrated with the sound from my DAC
Here is my recommendation for your ‘harsh sounding DAC issues.i bought a LUMIN D1 5 years ago (uses the Wolfson DACS) - unbelievably good sound for 5 years. LUMIN mates the streamer to the DAC and generates the best sound - they have the best I pa... 
Any love for newer Krell amps?
Here is my 2 cents - I have used Krell integrated amps for over 15 years. My oldest Krell KAV 400 xi just died. I replaced it with the new Krell integrated - K 300i two months ago. It uses the XD amp design and puts out 150 watts per channel into ...