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Nuforce Repair?
My NuForce P-8 went down about 5 months ago. I had Bob Smith fix/and upgrade it about 5 years ago. This time when it suddenly stopped powering up after initial turn on I tried reaching him to no avail. I eventually found a guy in Florida that work... 
What stereo equipment do respected musicians listen to?
Article on subject originally from a series in Stereophile.  
Vandersteen 1C to 3A Signature
I'm using 3Asigs with Bryston 3B-ST, ARC SP-16 with Schiit Loki. Incredible sound, first rate imaging, bass , detail and because of the Loki, I'm able to dial things in as needed. I have set the Loki to my liking and really never change it. The am... 
Drummers! Which amps do you use for best Timing & Dynamics?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RxRTFx6Cd0&t=16sDrummer and systems! 
Horn speakers , high efficiency but not “shouty”
I've heard these and they are remarkable. I'm not a Horn Speaker owner. I have Maggies, Tekton and Vandersteen. Different animals for sure but I have enjoyed these many many times. has anyone else heard them?http://www.stereotimes.com/speak010708.... 
Why Don't More People Into Music Reproduction At Home Play Around With Musical Instruments
Here's a link from Dr John's Cheapskate Audio Blog with a review on Musicians as Audiophiles from a few years ago at Stereophile Magazine:https://cheaptubeaudio.blogspot.com/2020/05/click-to-enlarge.html?fbclid=IwAR0uCEx_pzSVdl-XJAlwIc-Sn... 
Maggies to Tekton?
Somewhat related commentary:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RxRTFx6Cd0 
Audio Connection/Johnny Rutan
John is the BEST!!!!! I've known him and have been going to Audio Connection for 25 years!! Vandersteen, ARC, Audibille Illusions, Basis, Bryston, etc all products from and recommended by John. All of this gear delivers the sonic goods just as Joh... 
Hidden Gems in Pre-Owned Solid State Power Amplifiers?
Great looking system. Always been curious about "pro"amps like crown. Seems like lots of bang for the buck! 
Tekton Double Impacts
Yes, they are very sensitive to all changes made upstream and positioning as I've mentioned before. More so than any other speaker I own. But they don't sound bad with the changes , just different, so you can really season to taste. In contrast my... 
Bybee Active Room Neutralizers
No. To leary of opening up my speakers (Tektons, Vandersteen and Maggies) for that. Although my friends that have Tektons have done it and it certainly works! I have been experimenting with placing them on back plates of cd players right next to w... 
Tekton Double Impacts
Running my D.I's with a PSE Studio IV amplifier and it's beautiful. Just got my Counterpoint Solid 1A serviced. Counterpoint is Mosfet and PSE is Bipolar (I was told). Looking forward to hearing the differences when I hook up the Counterpoint. In ... 
What phono pre am I looking for?
Micromega MyGroov is outstanding!! Got it for clearance price of $99 at Audio Advisor. Couldn't be happier. 
Bybee Active Room Neutralizers
The new Bybee Clarifier IQSE's are working for me. Also have Passive Room Neutralizers and noticing that where they are placed changes things up quite a bit. I'm using the Stein Harmonizers and Acoustic Revive 888, 77, in conjunction with Bybees t... 
Hidden Gems in Pre-Owned Solid State Power Amplifiers?
I have a 22 year old Bryston 3BST driving Vandersteen 3ASig!! Love it. An ARC 150.2 with Maggie 1.6. Love itPSE Studio IV with Tekton D.I.'s . Love it (Older than Bryston!)Just had my Counterpoint Solid 1A serviced. Will try with Tektons. Mosfet v...