vinylfan62

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MQA?
MQA is a marketing ploy. No one needs it, but since it generates lots of profit it won’t die. There is no issue streaming hi rez files anymore. That’s the problem MQA is supposed to solve. So to continue the ploy they tell you that compressing the... 
Musical Fidelity Phono preamp loading
Thanks. I did figure out the black lugs with blue or green rings. It was the other three sets that I was unsure about how I would use them. I think I have it now. Amazing that a company would put this much thought into a product and then not docum... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
Ok, you think expensive speakers are a rip-off. And you’ve chosen not to spend your money on them. Is that the point? 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
The room and interaction with other components all impact a speakers performance. So buying without auditioning in your home is tough. If that’s your point I agree. Personally I don’t buy brand new speakers because I will modify them to suit me. A... 
Musical Fidelity Phono preamp loading
That makes more sense than other advice I’ve gotten so far on the open ended plugs. Thanks! 
Musical Fidelity Phono preamp loading
Thanks. I have gotten that far. There are more loading plugs included. These are open at the back and don’t seem to be a complete circuit without something plugged into them. That’s the mystery. I won’t be buying any other Musical Fidelity product... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
I seem to have hit a nerve with some of you. Toolfan69, you are right that this post would not endear a newcomer to this hobby. I wasn’t trying to be negative about the hobby. I did not anticipate how far ranging the responses would be. I do think... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
Yyzsantabarbara, thanks for posting the link. This article is encouraging. I guess my perception that the the love of music and quality sound is dying was thankfully not true. And the article points out as you do, that younger people are more inte... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
Keegiam you are spot on. I didn’t realize music programs had been cut so severely in the US, until I read it here and did some research. That’s so unfortunate. If people never get exposed to a wider range of music, played by professional musicians... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
In the original post I talked about a bad dealer experience and how that might keep people from learning about better sound. I find so few people who have ever experienced really good hi-fi. Because of that, most scoff at the idea. They don’t thin... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
The positive news is, I think there is a good chance that all the interest in vinyl from the younger crowd could entice some of them to want better sound. I recently went to a tent sale for used CDs and records. The place was packed. I saw peopl... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
I agree with the comments here about the interest in better sound being driven by the love of music. I think it has to be. For me, it started when I was a musician in a band. I noticed when we piped music through the PA system between sets, it s... 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
Would people be interested in a new thread to talk about the good dealers? I have heard of some mentioned in this post like Echo and Gig Harbor. That’s impressive since they are halfway across the country from here. There are many more I’m sure.   
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
Elizabeth, I sort of see your point. But I hadn’t been back to the audio dealer I wrote about in years because of the previous experiences I had there. There were other dealers in the area that received my business. Those other dealers are closed ... 
Fans on amps.
With Class A amps in a cabinet I run these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ya/ref=ppx_yo_mob_b_bia_view?ie=UTF8&ac=bia&reorder_params=B00J...silent and effective