|Bluesound Vault 2i vs. Meridian Media Core 200 for first music server|
thanks for all the input! I'm looking at a monumental task on the ripping...1300 redbooks...but there is no rush so 3/day and I'll be done in a little over a year...sounds like the bluesound is the way to go and deal with the internal dac until I...
|Addiction to Brand|
verity green mountain audio (I don't own GMAs at the moment, so perhaps I a rehabbed gma addict, but i still get the cravings)
|Cisco Three Blind Mice 45RPM Titles - How Many?|
I own Midnight Sugar and Misty, so there's two (both excellent, btw). not sure how many others.
|Universal player CD/DVD with XLR analog outputs ?|
esoteric dv-50 is abit above yourstated price, but may be worth listening to...
|Audiophile Record Labels|
fone does great classical recordings as well
|Ipod Lockup with Wadia 170i Transport|
I had this with my car ipod hookup (dice interface), it did it about once a day for a month and then miraculously the problem stopped and has not been an issue again. hopefully your issue will recitfy itself as well...
|Totem hawk and Shanling STP 80 ?|
I think you will end up wanting more power than the stp-80 cam provide. if you are after a tube-like tone maybe look into a plinius integrated. the hawks will benefit from ss power, especially given the load they present.
|The best small bookshelf speaker you ever heard?|
von schweikert vr-1s for me...too bad they don't make em anymore...
|Playing iPod thru car system?|
if your head unit has cd changer controls, you can usually use that input. for 200+ audis DICE electronics makes a nice integration piece, that is what I use and it not only sounds better than bluetooth, I have steering wheel control fo the ipod.
|Analog System to Beat Digital - - for little$$ ??|
vpi scout, dynavector 10/20x cart, and a dynavector or lehman phono stage. could come in under budget if you are lucky and I think you would definitely enjoy the tunes.
|Is seller negative feedback a deal-breaker ?|
i like to read teh comments. you can sortof glean just how happy people were with their purchases, which helps.
|Led Zeppelin BBC $200+ for vinyl or $5+ for cd|
I agree w/ Rich. teh classic zep pressings are great, but the prices they fetch these days are ludicrous.
|Are high-end manufacterers pricing themselves|
not to mention the story that popped up where someone dissected one of the vd cables and found it to be no more than cheap belkin wire braided...caveat emptor.
|MDF vs. Steel Speaker Stands|
I like steel, especialy since it is mass loadable.I'd look for some osiris audionics stands. they should be $200-250 used, but are as good as any stand I've ever heard and are built to withstand wwIII
|Requesting Cartridge Advice|
I think the motor of your project is under the platter, so the grado could give you an interferance problem similar to what it does on rega tables. A few years back, however, I had a reference platinum on my rm-4 and it sounded great with no added...