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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. 
Grading of phono cartridges Part 3
Because I care about price as one factor in measuring value, I did an Internet search for Aidas Malachite Gold to try to find how much one would cost. Couldn't find anything by Aidas named Malachite Gold, including in their historical models. Are ... 
Time to move UP, speaker-wise...
I would look for a pair of used Magnepan 3.7i. They can be had for $4000, maybe less if you're lucky. Nothing sounds sweeter or produces better highs than the ribbon tweeter. And you won't believe the difference between Maggie 3.7is and your old V... 
Another Music Direct Catalog observation
mijostynI get that you were making the point that the Beach Boys used the wall of sound technique as well, but why in the world would you think I don't have Beach Boys discs since I admitted I'm very fond of that sound? Of course The Beatles, The ... 
Another Music Direct Catalog observation
The one thing I know for sure is that today's artists have moved away from the wall of sound developed by Phil Spector and I miss that sound a great deal. Multiple instruments playing the same part, brass and woodwinds, strings over the top, and b... 
Is There any Consensus at all amongst Audiophiles?
As several others have noted, you seem to have sabotaged the main point of your post by including the statement that there have been no major upheavals in scientific thought for almost one hundred years. To a scientist such as myself, this is just... 
Mattresses, not stereos is where the money is
We have the Original Mattress Factory in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and I believe they have stores in North Carolina and Georgia too. By far the highest quality for reasonable price that I've ever seen in a mattress. No, I do not ... 
It's National "One Hit Wonder" Day!
slaw7I don't mean to be the fact checker on here, but Classics IV were by no means a one hit wonder. They also had Stormy, Traces, Everyday with You Girl, and the vastly underrated What Am I Crying For. The true one hit wonders would kill for care... 
It's National "One Hit Wonder" Day!
uberwaltzTechnically, Gerry Rafferty with Baker Street is not a one hit wonder. He also had Right Down the Line, which reached #12. I only know this because I play music trivia and the host said Baker Street was a one hit wonder as well and that d... 
Do you guys like Adele's music?
She's good, but I despised how she was promoted to superstar status so early in her career. Becoming a superstar takes staying power and at least a few years and at least a few albums of high quality music. After her first album, some people were ... 
Saxaphone vs. Trumpet...Which do you prefer?
In jazz, it's probably a toss up. But in pop/rock, except for Chicago and Blood, Sweat, and Tears, saxophones are clearly used more often. Think of Springsteen (the great Clarence Clemons), Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Caro... 
What are some of the most underrated and overrated loudspeakers you’ve auditioned?
mahgisterYou do realize that the MMGs are Magnepan's entry level speaker and cost $600/pair, don't you? You called them "top level speakers" and then proceeded to discredit them when compared to your Mission Cyrus 781 at $900/pair. Sure, the MMG... 
Used vs New vs Vintage vs Floorstanding vs Bookshelf vs ..... OMG!
Give the Magnepan LRS a listen. They are 86 db sensitivity at 4 ohm impedance, which means they require quite a bit of power or else they will overheat an amp. But at only $650 per pair, you can also purchase a decent amp to drive them, such as an...