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Why are speaker stands so expensive?!
Monoprice has great stands at very reasonable prices. Heavy and sturdy.  
McIntosh C22 (old & new) vs C2600
I’ve had a c2500 about 5 years with a Mc 275 tube amp. New Harbeth 40.3 speakers. Couldn’t be happier with the 2500. Great sound and the tuning options are all there.   
Considering moving to separates with a tube preamp-appreciate recommendations
Bel Canto rarely gets any mention here so I’ll weigh in. I’m running Bel Canto REF 600 monoblocks with Bel Canto E.One Streamer and 2.7 DAC. I stuck a little Schitt Saga + tube pre in the middle of all this (primarily for volume control) where I h... 
Burt Bacharach has passed away
Sitting here listening to a 61 song playlist on Tidal “Written by Burt Bacharach”. Just   an amazing assortment of songs. He sure made a lot of singers sound great!  
The Forgotten
Has anyone noticed a slow down in sales?
The stock market has noticed……  
Recommendations for good sounding streamer
For the money Bluesound is a good bet. You’ll need to spent a lot more to get noticeable improvement IMO. The streaming journey is a good one but spring for Tidal or Quobuz for the real experience.  
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
51 years ago I bought a Fisher Model 222 Studio Standard receiver. A pair of Fisher 101 2-way bookshelf speakers. And a Dual 1225 turntable. Total cost about $400 as I recall. The most I’ve ever spent as a % of available funds. It started a nice j... 
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
I’m afraid to add it up…….  
Which LS3/5a?
Agreeing with Missti on the Spendor Classic 4/5’s. Just got a pair and very pleased.  
Streamer Upgrade Bluesound Node To Aurender N10
Just moved up from a Node to a Lumin D2. System is all Mc tube (c2500/mc275/MR71/MVP851) with Harbeth SHL5+ speakers. Even though the internal DAC in the c2500 is good, I got a great deal on the used Lumin and I think its DAC is better. Incredible... 
BluSound Node and Node 2
Just traded my Node 2i on a Lumin D2. I wasn’t unhappy with the Node but wow….what a difference. With Sugden IA4 integrated and Harbeth C7 speakers.  
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.  
What’s your latest high-end audio purchase?
Lumin T2 streamer/DAC. Used. 6 months old. Picking it up next week. Upgrading my Node 2i which I was running through my McIntosh c2500 tube pre using the Mc built in DAC. it was OK but I’m ready for an improvement. I have Bel Canto Stream and DAC ... 
Need suggestions on efficient book shelf speakers for a Pass Labs XA3.5
I’m running Harbeth C7’s on my bookshelves with a Sugden IA4 (30w Class A). Great tandem. More recently I added a little REL HT1003 sub and I like the extra oomph. Streaming only with this setup with Bel Canto DAC and Streamer.