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Anyone have Nakamichi CR-7A parts?
Contact Willy Hermann. He had a graveyard of Nak parts last time I was there. You should find his contact info on the net. The CR-7A was a Nak worth repairing. Pay no attention to detractors! 
The cost of LP's and CD's - an observation
I shop at a local "antique store" for CDs. They were $2.99 when I first started shopping there (about 3 years ago). Then, they were lowered to $1.99, later 99 cents, now 50 cents. That’s not deflation, just supply and demand. Every thrift store in... 
My "audiophile" weakness(es)...ie: how the item looks, and you?.
There are lots of great sounding pieces of equipment available at varying price points. All things being equal (are they ever really equal), I’m buying the one that appeals to me visually. Why would I want the ugly one? I’ll have to look at it eve... 
Help with a Superphon Preamp problem?
I'm no engineer, but I recently had a similar problem. I bought a turntable and hooked it up to my MFA preamp, which has had very little time spinning vinyl. It sounded great at first but started to vary the volume without any help from me. I susp... 
My Oppo is a bit too bright
I have several CD players but I use my Oppo 105D more than the others mainly for the features available via the remote, like volume. Also, it has a solid, competent sound. I bought a Benchmark DAC1 many years ago, but never got around to using it ... 
Oracle Audio Technologies
I have always wanted an Oracle Delphi VI turntable. I'd buy one if I could find one locally. I just can't see shipping a table that refined over thousands of miles and expecting it to arrive in mint condition. It seems most ads that I see for the ... 
Sean Connery has passed away :-(
I recall seeing Sean Connery in "Darby O’Gill and the Little People" back in the 1950’s at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. He was great then, and even better, as 007 in the James Bond series. Very sorry to know he's gone. 
Songs that make your system sound AWSOME!
I have a roomful of choices that would qualify, but to keep it short, "AJA" by Steely Dan, and "The Nightfly" by Donald Fagan. I see that the OP is looking for songs. Any song on either album qualifies. 
Help with choosing a CD transport
Take a look at a pre-owned Oppo 105. They're available for around $1,000.  
SACD player recommendations budget 3k.
Take a look at the Oppo line. In my opinion, the Oppo 205 has become way overpriced. If it were me, I would buy a pre-owned Oppo 105. If you don’t feel that you have spent enough, buy a pre-owned high quality DAC to handle the signal conversion. I... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
My Sonus Faber Electa Amator speakers. They are the original ones, bought new in the 1990's, with the marble/walnut stands. If I can pick two, it would be my Stax headphones (currently 009s). 
Audiophile Blu-Ray player(s)?
FWIW, I never wrote "...I do think that you would be hard pressed to find a more component unit for both audio and video." That should have been "competent," not component. Thanks, spellcheck. 
You can Vote for Most Valuable Lead Vocals (Rock Groups)
yyzsantabarbara and mapman,The new David Byrne HBO concert video is amazing. It’s called American something (I forget). It’s also available on vinyl. There are a dozen performers, and their use of sets (or lack of them) is so creative. I was mesme... 
So, I just played this song, and..........
I discovered "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" back in college. I remember being so excited to find the MFSL version in a small shop in Berkeley. It’s a short album (6 songs), but packed with great music. If you don’t already have it, find it. Y... 
Amp repair cost — is this right?
Lots of opinions here, some good-some not so good. I know you know that your amp is worth more fixed vs. not fixed. I’m a guy who can’t stand to have something I own stay broken, but that’s me-not you. As an insider, I’m able to access the Audiogo...