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Confession: I only like Norah Jones because so many others told me to
Every time I have listened to her I usually turn to something else. I don’t hate her, I just dislike that lilting voice. It all sounds the same to me. I think of artists like Andrea Bocelli, for people who don’t know or don’t really listen to oper... 
Electra Tube Connectors and GR Research Speaker Update Kits
Thanks for the responses but after looking long and hard at the mods, I'm definitely not doing the Tube connectors or the No Rez.  Updating the caps, and resistors and not altering the speaker's response in any way.  I have three or four different... 
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
If anyone asks that is not into this hobby, I tell them that this or that is the least expensive or affordable product in their lineup which is true.  
And while I'm asking, has anyone modified Sony ss-cs5 speakers with a GR Research kit?
Yes but Gr doesn’t replace the drivers. Have you seen these speakers? I have designed and built speakers, I even rebuilt a pair of Sonys. They were smallish with reasonable cabinets and that was about it.  I had on hand about 99% of everything I n... 
ATC 19's modified using Gr Research kit
I spoke to the American distributor of ATC, Lone Mountain Audio in Vegas the other day about mods to the speaker, hoping someone else had called them about it, and to my surprise, no one else had.  They did not know what I was talking about which ... 
Ultrasonic record cleaners
Yea, the cheap or inexpensive machines don't work, work well because they were originally designed to clean other things.  Ok, the Humminguru sort of was designed for lp's but I don't know if it's much, if any better than a 16.5. The Degritter, an... 
Ultrasonic record cleaners
I own a  Degritter and have used an Audio Desk and a KLaudio.  I have not tried the Acoustic Sound revamp of the KLaudio but will say it's a bit pricey.  I cannot say that one machine cleans better than the others, but I will say that the Audio De... 
Thoughts about the "Cheapaudioman" on YouTube
There are so many people trying to get a foothold on a large enough audience on YouTube for income from ads, and partnerships and just asking all the time for money like Randy.  Helpful? He looks more like someone who just sees what's available on... 
Why do so many members seem afraid of making an audio decision?
I thought that I would chime in and respond, and clarify myself about audio for me in general. What made me think of this was a private audio event I went to. A very relaxed listening event at a loft in an almost industrial, not the greatest part... 
Its not vinyl
Here's a thought, don't listen to them.  You seem to have a pretty good handle on what YOU want.  
What are/were the best sounding cheap components you have ever had?
My first Rega with a wooden base and an S-shaped arm, NAD 3140, and Allison Threes(the corner models).  When properly placed, the Allison's performed well above their paygrade.  Also my very first CD player; an early Magnavox/Philips built in Belg... 
Does a turntable make a DRAMATIC difference?
Definitely upgrading the turntable can make a substantial difference but right now, I would be more concerned with all the mods done to the Rega.  All these after market mods may be simply mucking up the works and not an improvement.  
Is blasphemous Music ok?
Apparently, you must not have children, but if you do, and I'm not suggesting you sneak around and check their phones, laptops, etc., but if you do?  Maybe just don't listen.  And now something in good taste:     
Best Sound Track Ever Vote for One
One more soundtrack; "The Diva".  I mean, we have the beautiful Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez at the opening performing the gorgeous aria from a not so often performed opera Catalani's "La Wally" secretly being recorded by a postman and on a Nagra... 
Help me spend $6000
Well, I'm not sure about the equipment part but if you're a scotch drinker, I would suggest purchasing fine oloroso sherry casks from Spain.  First Butt, cask strength whiskeys like this are disappearing, becoming rarer and rarer.  Good investment...