truman

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Best indoor FM antenna, your experience.
I live in a bit of a low spot in the topography (creek in side yard) & so placed a big directional antennae in the attic (so big I had to build it up there). This worked quite well until the corner of the house was hit by lightning (even with ... 
$10k DAC in a 3k system?
I think Jond hit the nail on the head. DAC's are the fastest evolving - and the fastest depreciating audio equipment category. In my experience, you are going to want to buy used....and you will still lose money. Trickle down has made most lower p... 
I'm selling speakers for the first time and concerned about fraud
Ditto the above counterfeit check (personal) experience of Audio Limits. Look, these crooks are getting so sophisticated that banks say they've cleared...and yes, the bank lobbyists have written into laws that even up to a year later the bank can ... 
Ever Bought an Audio Product that was Stupid Good for the Money?
Logitech Squeezebox. $299 ea. Transferred my whole iTunes music library to any system in the house...plus, internet radio....plus digital out. New Sierra 10.12 operating system doesn’t load up though. Help! 
I've decided to try Tubes
Look for Triode Labs El-84 amps, used, for a stretch of your price. (See 6-Moons review.)  Or, Decware Mini Torri MkII El-84's \the best choice of a top speaker placement specialist I'm aware of (on Def IV's, in Atl.)  (Not me, though I do own Def... 
Please Help Me Choose a Speaker Cable
I always thought the Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ or Audioquest Clear cables sounded very good. Reasonable in used condition now. 
Amplifier heat...help!
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Tube amps in confined spaces is a big no-no in any users manual. You're sure to forget to turn the amp off some night....not good. (Sugden amps do sound good but run way too hot as well.)Beyond that, tube amps like to have speake... 
Looking for a new pre-amp!!
I'd go for the listed, Quicksilver, Full Function Tube Preamp w/ phono. Still one of the most versatile,w/ huge power supply, very good phono section best sounding preamps you can find for around $1000. Try changing out some of the caps for Dynaca... 
Which Zu for you
Yes, go with a model that has the amazing Radian tweeter. 
Mark of a scammer...learn not to burn.
Addendum: "Swiss" chap chose not to meet my (Albert recommended) terms..."when fun turns into tragedy".....but, disaster averted!  No sale. Good points though if you do continue to use paypal; only send to verified address listed on paypal account... 
Mark of a scammer...learn not to burn.
Thank you Albert, good advice taken.Further investigation alarmingly reveals:From Paypal website, agreement form:"4.3 Risk of Reversals, Chargebacks and Claims. When you receive a payment, you are liable to PayPal for the full amount of the paymen... 
Anti skate. I think something's wrong
I believe I can help cut through this anti-skating complexity by just applying our audiophile mantra "just listen". Re-reading the Soundsmith set-up instructions, I was pleased to see confirmation of my suspicion that more anti-skating means more ... 
AMR DP-777, what am I missing ?
Essrand, in response to your question, the SE version does indeed also have 2 dacs. I will add that there is an optimizing feature (for both SE and Non-SE versions) which chooses the better dac for the sampling rate, the better jitter management &... 
AMR DP-777, what am I missing ?
I have 3 DP-777's I like them so much. Upgraded one to the SE version and found it worthwhile enough to upgrade the other two! (Better bass and more aire.) A friend with a high-end ($30k) turntable e/ Anna cartridge upgraded to SE and loves it, fi... 
Just moved to an apartment need speaker suggestions
My suggestion would be to buy DeCapo 3MM monitors with stands , forget about subwoofers. Maggie's, in my experience, need to be driven to a bit higher volume levels to sound good...not good for an apt. Go the higher efficiency route and gravitate ...