winnardt

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Impact on HiFi sales
nonoise"40% of Americans don't have $400 in the bank for an emergency and it's not from not listening to financial advice. It's from not being paid enough for their work." While I mostly agree and wish I didn't have to point out which political pa... 
Impact on HiFi sales
geoffkait Straight out of dictionary.com which you could have looked up yourself. temporary: lasting for only a limited period of time; not permanent. Now that I have the joke part of my reply out of the way, how about a year or two at the most... 
Impact on HiFi sales
People need to remember that this is a temporary new norm. We’ve seen pandemics come and go before and after the pandemic is over people always go back to living the way they did before the pandemic hit. Audio stores will still be needed so people... 
Power Amplifiers
I have two McIntosh MC30s, which were manufactured between 1954 and 1962. Came down from my father to my older brother to me. I had them refurbished and they sound great. 
I'm interested in hearing what "the best" systems sound like, where to go?
Try Genesis Audio Limited in Gahanna, OH, a suburb of Columbus.  
Once Were Brothers in theaters Friday, February 28th
I agree with bdp24 and I don't get what all the fuss is about. Yes, they may have been influential in creating that "down home country soul garage band" sound, but I just don't get connected to or emotionally moved by much of what they were doing ... 
Albums that you listen to straight through / start to finish whenever you put them on!
The Beatles - Abbey RoadPink Floyd - Dark Side of the MoonThe Who - Who’s NextElton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadFleetwood Mac - RumoursSupertramp - Breakfast in AmericaSteely Dan - Can’t Buy a ThrillLed Zeppelin - Houses of the HolyBruce Sprin... 
Low-sensitivity speakers — What's special about them?
I listen to music using Magnepan 20.1s, which are a 4 ohm and 85 db sensitivity speaker. Yes, they require some power to drive, especially if you don't want your amp to overheat. But you don't have to pay a fortune for an amp that can drive them. ... 
Adjusting speaker positioning. What, if anything, to expect?
I agree with richopp, but recognize that placement is probably more important to Maggies than most other speakers because of the fantastic imaging and sound stage they produce. When you get Maggies set up properly, you'll have an "so that's what I... 
confused and don't know what to do
I'm not an engineer who can provide reasons why one type of amplifier is better than another etc., but I can provide my experience with wanting a system that can both play music and be really good at home theater. I realize that brands like Marant... 
Advice for a choice
Be aware that after a merger with Denon, both Marantz and Denon were subsequently purchased by Sound United. I'm always concerned after mergers and acquisitions like these that cheaper components will be used by the new parent company to increase ... 
Help in putting together my system with used equipment on Audiogon and eBay.
Here is a pair of Magnepan 20.1s for $5995:  https://www.ebay.com/i/333448059064?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=333448059064&targetid=593772165813&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc... 
Neil Peart of Rush passed away
I have a drumstick Neil used at one of the two shows Rush performed at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, OH in 1978. They threw guitar picks and drumsticks to the audience and the guy in front of me should have caught the drumstick but he ... 
Who else here is frugal?
There are a few replies in this thread such as from zkidd and michaelg63 that show that the person replying doesn't actually know the definition of frugal. Frugal doesn't mean cheap, it means "not wasteful". Because the value of an item is driven ... 
What is the most FUN pair of speakers you've ever had and why?
Magnepan 20.1s. Probably the last speakers I'll ever buy.