tonykay

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New CDP
If it were me, I'd consider the Maranta SA-7s1 available used here today. I have no connection with the seller but someone should give that player a new home. If I didn't have so many players now, I would buy it. The dealer's phone number is liste... 
David Crosby R.I.P.
Very sad to hear this one. Say it ain’t so...not Croz. RIP! He will be missed. You hope that some people will live forever, but they never do. Very sad.      
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Did someone really say "Moody Blues"? Many of my favorites don’t sing as much as they talk. Two that come to mind are Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, although I have nearly every album, CD or cassette either have ever made. Yes, I am a fan!  
Best sounding headphones you have owned?
I own and use STAX 009s and Audeze LCD-XC headphones. I recommend both highly. Two of my favorite phones from the early years are STAX Lambda Signatures and Yamaha YHD-1. The Yamahas were made of some cheap plastic and broke easily, but they did s... 
Top 3 Headphones
I agree with tooblue’s comments about the HiFiman HE1000 V2. I heard them years ago at The Show in Irvine, California. I still remember them as being one of the best sounding phones I had ever heard up to that time. I had planned to find a used pa... 
Top 3 Headphones
My favorite are my Stax 009s, however, you won’t find them around $1,000. There are better headphones out there, but again you won’t find them around $1,000. For that amount, I suggest you look into the Audeze line. I bought a pair of LCD-XC to se... 
Cable for Hifiman HE1000 V2 Headphone
"tooblue" said all you need to know.  
RCA is loose
BNC connectors make a solid connection, and you can find them here on Audiogon.   
Epic Popular Songs
"Thick As A Brick" by Jethro Tull.  
Epic Popular Songs
"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot. IMO, most of his songs are like epic poems. Great artist!  
Why do so many sellers take offense to offers on their listings?
Who hasn't watched "Pawn Stars"? People come in asking the moon for their stuff, and then Rick brings them back to earth. It's not uncommon for someone to ask $25K for a vehicle or some collectable, then settle for $12K after the smoke clears. I'm... 
Amoeba Music We Like
The Amoeba store, on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley, was always fun to visit. You can find CDs, vinyl and other types of entertainment. Once you complete your shopping, enjoy the sights and sounds on Telegraph.  
In praise of the duet.
My favorite duet album is "All the Road Running" with Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler. You can probably find it on Youtube. It belongs in every collection.  
New or legacy Sonus Faber decision help
I have had my Sonus Faber Electa Amators since the early 90's, and have never regretted it. We bought them for the looks, but kept them for their sound. They are the only speakers we own. They are very easy to listen to in our small listening room... 
What is the Best Sounding Stand Mount Speaker in the world?
Sonus Faber Extrema. I have owned the Sonus Faber Electa Amators (originals) for thirty years, without regret. If I had it to do over, I would have sprung for the Extremas.