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Why does a dent to a tweeter not affect sound quality?
Whether the damage presents an audible difference or not, sellers of these damaged listings should expect to bear the depreciation, just as if they had any other damage (dinged corners, scratches, cat torn grills, surround dry rot, etc.) If it did... 
DAC finalist please help
@boucher, the audio note line certainly has a lot of loyal fans and I've read nothing but positive reviews on their sound quality, but they're severely limited where connectivity or usability are concerned. 
Recommendations for speakers that sound great at lower volume levels.
I’m surprised no one has mentioned the Decware ZRock. Seems like a more cost efficient way to low level listening than a speaker swap. 
Replacement for CJ MF2200
Depends on where your priorities are. I always look for value, and usually find that in pre-owned gear. But, it does come with more risk. You're safer with brands that still offer support like those I mentioned, or with something like a McIntosh w... 
Replacement for CJ MF2200
I owned the mf2250 which I believe was the model that followed the mf2200.Amps that replaced my 2250 that i feel were better performers and fit your description include the Pass XA30.5 and Jeff Rowland Model 2.An SMC upgraded Mccormack DNA 1.0 mig... 
Upscale Audio and Primaluna
I've purchased a bunch of tubes and more recently a PrimaLuna  Evo 300 power amp from Upscale. Every interaction has been excellent. One of the stock EL34s gave up a week into ownership (bad tube). I had a new tube at my door within 2 days, and I'... 
Upscale Audio and Primaluna
"How is it possible for someone to call your system "deficient" if they haven't heard it?"@lostinseattle , the whole reason this forum exists is for members to crap on other's system choices while simultaneously touting the unreachable nirvana tha... 
Older vs. newer REL subs
I have a REL 212/se in my main system. It was the easiest one to seamlessly integrate, and definitely the smoothest and most tuneful sub I've owned...for music (I've had pairs of SVS and HSU sealed subs in the past).  If the 212 is indicative of t... 
Musical Paradise MP-D2 MK3 DAC
I have the mk2 version. I’m under the impression it could be modded to mk3 status with a board swap, but honestly the performance is so good, I don’t feel the need. If my Mk2 died today, the Mk3 would be at the top of the list for replacement. Mod... 
Does a Tube Dac make sense?
I own the MP-D2 mk2 with the AKM 4497 chip, Mundorf caps, and NOS Amperex tubes. No regrets here.The value in this DAC for someone in your position (unsure of tube components) is the ability to easily parts swap rather than whole component swap. T... 
Tannoy cheviot vs Arden what should I expect from each?
@rbtstock , I'd be interested in hearing your impressions once you've had a chance to demo both. 
Warning: China-Hifi-Audio.com
I recently purchased a tube integrated from this vendor. They were pretty clear about shipping delays at the time of purchase (within 2 days). The unit arrived at my door in less than a week from the ship date.Sorry to hear you didn't have a great... 
Tannoy cheviot vs Arden what should I expect from each?
I've owned the Legacy Arden for a couple of years now. Don't let the frequency response specs fool you.I've always had a hard time obtaining realistic bass in my room and have had 6 pairs of speakers in there. The Ardens are the fist pair to bring... 
Soft, smooth organic SS integrated amps?
Early Jeff Rowland Amps:Model 1Model 2 
What frustrates you the most about seller’s for sale ads?
Speaker ads with one or more driver dust caps or tweeters poked in by a toddler..."does not effect sound"."Rare". Rarity does not equal quality, and it means the piece will be difficult to find parts or repair for.Sales pitches presented as an opp...