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tomcy6

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CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
What I like about streaming is having access to millions of albums and finding new music.  That takes time, though, and if you're at work you don't want to lose your job because you're fooling around with your stereo all day.I would not expect a m... 
Funny how streaming/digital still chases that analog benchmark.
So skypunk, your ambition is to be the obnoxious drunk of Audiogon?  Congrats.  You've got a good start here.  And you chose such a unique way to demonstrate your bravado.  Analog is better than digital?  Never heard that one before!My suggestion ... 
Funny how streaming/digital still chases that analog benchmark.
It’s great that you enjoy analog, but your need to rant against digital indicates a little insecurity. Do the rants make your vinyl sound better?I would just enjoy your music however you please and allow others the same courtesy.Just FYI, vinyl so... 
CD player reliability.... good and bad.
A CD player is a much higher precision machine than your pickup truck. I haven’t had problems with CD players myself, but there’s no doubt that lasers and transport mechanisms do break down.You can always check the warranty before buying. If it’s ... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Before we get too far off topic, I just wanted to point out that the US helped make the Red Army mobile with Studebaker "deuce and a half" trucks. Without them much more of the Red Army would have had to walk wherever they went as well. How the U.... 
SQ vs. Music
The two are not really separable.  When I listen, I put on some music that I want to hear.  Often while listening I'll think, "that album sounds really good" or, "that album wasn't recorded very well" or, "they compressed the hell out of that one.... 
rule of thumb: how long do you leave a tube preamp on versus turning it off then back on?
For that average 2 hour gap I wonder exactly what OP asked. Do I leave it on or shut it down? I usually turn off tubes but leave on SS. I’m sure it would be heavily tube and equipment dependent. Some tube types are more tolerant to startup and som... 
rule of thumb: how long do you leave a tube preamp on versus turning it off then back on?
I suggest that you call AR and do what they tell you.  This question comes up frequently and advice is all over the place on it.  I'd also start saving up for a set of replacement tubes.  Not that you need to worry about them, but it will be nice ... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
According to the RIAA, LP sales made up about 4% of music revenues for the first half of 2020. The remaining 96% is digital including CDs, SACDs, downloads and streaming. Mostly streaming. It is true that LP sold more in dollar amount in the first... 
Do you need a Roon Ready device to stream Roon?
I’m not sure I fully understand your question, but both the Roon Ready device and the Nucleus would need to be connected to ethernet on the same router (or at least the same network) to see each other. This is not correct. Your Hegel receives the ... 
Do you need a Roon Ready device to stream Roon?
Yes. You can stream a streaming service (Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, etc.) using Roon as your interface with the service through a Roon Nucleus by its USB out into your Hegel or other USB DAC.  If the other USB DAC is not Roon Ready it may need a littl... 
What 50wpc or higher amps have a totally different sound from Pass Labs, in a good way?
redwood, That thread is a never ending journey. wcss goes through so many amps, some multiple times, that it’s unbelievable. It starts out with mid-priced amps but he’s been in ultra-high-end territory for a while now.He also has a youtube channel... 
What 50wpc or higher amps have a totally different sound from Pass Labs, in a good way?
There are a lot of them in this thread: My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each! | Audiogon Discussion Forum but it will take you a while to read it. 
Holo Audio May DAC
I don't think the Holo Audio DACs use remotes at all. 
Mark Whitfield - Interview
Thanks for the tip. I enjoy some of Mark’s music.