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Hunt for new floor standers
I have heard most of the speakers mentioned here and owned a few, most notably the Martin Logan motion 60 XT and the Vandersteen 2CE. All are good suggestions. Depending on your room and placement possibilities I am sure that most but not all will... 
Ok guys
Dust cover on or down when NOT playing, up or off during playback. This is what I was taught by the "old-timers" when I was young. The dustcover can exaggerate or amplify microphonics. Turn your system on. select the phono input (do not actually p... 
My system is where I want it be and it sounds awesome...
I am one of those crazy enthusiasts who keeps multiple systems and extra components in the house. I won’t tell you how many systems because I am afraid someone might impose an intervention! I have sold most of my gear and consolidated down to one ... 
What other Hobbies or Interests Do You Have?
Quite a diverse group here. Add another golfer to the group. As in with Audio, I find that in all of my hobbies the buying, selling, and collecting equipment is as important to me as the activity.The rest of my hobbies have all faded. These includ... 
Usless but interesting ....how many of you old timers started with original Large Advents?
They were my first real speakers in the mid 70s. Kept them through college and for several years beyond. Mine were mismatched cabinets. I want to channel or Hechinger and purchased kitchen cabinet refinishing swirl finish. Painted them both with t... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
I sold all of my albums ( over 1000 )  and my VPIi JR In 1990. I have spent the last 30 years slowly  buying them back.  I now have seven turntables. I have had as many as 11. I also listen to CD, SACD, and stream tidal through several Sonos devic... 
Best mid priced Amp-Preamp
Underwood HIFI is selling brand new (NOS) Peachtree Nova 220SE integrateds for $999. I used one for 2 years on a pair of LS 50's and enjoyed it immensely. I also like the Rogue Audio Sphinx (any generation). 
Power Amp advice
Last year I wandered in to a nice little store in Deerfield Beach, FL. The owner was playing a pair of 1,7i's with a Prima Luna 35 or 40 wpc tube integrated. I was shocked at how good they sounded!!! I told him that I thought Maggies required high... 
Thinking to upgrade speakers
 I also was very interested in legacy speakers. I had seen pictures but never heard a pair until recently when I picked up a demo pair of  Studio HD reference monitors. They look beautiful and the sound is gorgeous as well. Very well balanced with... 
Thinking to upgrade speakers
sthlm78, You are doing very well. I think the powered LS 50s are better then I can make my passive LS 50’ssound with any combination of amplifier, pre-amplifier, or DAC.  The blade twos   are surprisingly versatile. I had them in my 12 x 14 office... 
Thinking to upgrade speakers
Like STHLM78, I am also a big fan of Concentric drivers and currently own and listen to KEF Blade 2's and LS50's. I also own a beautiful pair of Focal Electra 1028 BE speakers, which I adore! When I auditioned the Focal speakers, I listened to the... 
Isn't a wondeful time to be an audiophile?
AIFF? 
Isn't a wondeful time to be an audiophile?
I have collected quite a bit of gear and enjoy the newer and legacy formats. I still love my turntables and CD/SACD players! I also enjoy Tidal streamed over my Sonos Connects (CD Quality). I have several upgraded iPod classics that I play (IAFF l... 
What are the weak points of Pass amps and pre-amps ?
I do not know Troy and have never shopped in his store. I enjoy his posts. While he certainly has some motive to promote the brands he sells, his thorough and knowledgeable insights allow me to learn about large, heavy and expensive gear w/o havin... 
Recommendation on power amp
I would also like to hear them with the new Parasound JC-5.