|Can one ever be "done" in this hobby?|
My system has been unchanged since late 2015. I am quite content and quite done. At this point the only changes I anticipate are a new phono cartridge one day (I’ve had my cartridge well over a decade) and repairs, when and if necessary.
|Whats on your turntable tonight?|
Wonderful World of Jazz by John Lewis
|What equipment have you bought this year so far ?|
Nothing, nothing at all and quite pleased about that
|Analysis plus ova 9‘S vs. Kimber cable 8tc’s.|
I have the newer version of the oval 9’s. I think they are great. I owned Nordost speaker cables previously and in every way the oval 9’s do a better job for me. I’ve had the Kimber in a bedroom system years back and thought they were good too, bu...
|Magnepan 20.7 and Subs|
The obvious answer is start with one and if that does the trick you’re done. If it doesn’t, then get a second. Many years ago I had a pair of MG2.6’s and one subwoofer worked wonderfully
|Ugrade-itis - is there a cure?|
I am very fortunate in that I am entirely satisfied with my system which incidentally has seen no changes since 2015 aside from a repair and software update. I have no plans to change components and figure that one day I’ll have to replace my deca...
|A DAC that can make digital sound analog?|
Bricasti M1. It doesn’t merely sound great ‘for digital’. It sounds great with no qualifiers at all.
I’m curious, and I should have mentioned, all gear is solid state
|What do you drive and why?|
MB E class (W212)
|What is the BLUE JEANS equivalent for Power Cables?|
Also a fan of Cullen
|Could-care-less Manufacturers and Authorized Dealers Bash|
Fortunately I’ve not had any bad experiences with audio gear that needed repairs. I’m super impressed that McIntosh still makes glass for my 1970’s vintage tuner.
|Unbalaned to Balanced|
There’s no point
|Pass Labs AMP’s- What is the best Pass Amp Sound for You from past 10 years |
Well, I’ve had an X250.8 since 2015 and think it is fabulous! I run it with an XP-20 preamp and use balanced cables between the 2.i had an X150.8 previously. The X250.8 is much more than simply a more powerful version of the X150.8. The X250.8 has...
|Personal Tuner Evolution|
These days the only tuner I have is a beautiful MR78, which was recapped in 2017. Wondering- if I want to fool around with a reasonably priced tube tuner with good sensitivity, what's a decent recommendation? I've already been down the FM-3 road ...
|Interesting vintage find|
Unfortunately, the owner is now quite elderly and isn't well. At one point he also had a Marantz 8, but one of his kids sold it.