Responses from aewarren

Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
Apparently it wasn't the "End of discussion" after all.  
Volume levels
I am in complete agreement here. The best way to enjoy digital sources is to turn the volume down as low as possible.  
Maggies and subwoofer integration
@margaretha         You hit your head on the nail.  
Steely Dan Aja cover
Haha. I guess it’s just one of those things that you either see or you don’t. And when you do see it, you can’t un-see it.  
Steely Dan Aja cover
The album cover was designed by Patricia Mitsui and Geoff Westen and according to Donald Fagen, Aja was the name of a Korean woman who married the brother of one of his high school friends. It's obviously the red and white trim of model Sayoko Yam... 
can subwoofers make things worse?
Subwoofers? We don't need no stinkin' subwoofers.  
What use to burn in power cords?
When you plug your expensive power cord into your refrigerator, does it improve the sound of the cord or the refrigerator?  
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
There are way too many associated variables to warrant an absolute answer. A perfect speaker for one person's application might be unlistenable to someone else and his application. Maybe that is why there are so many choices and so many different ... 
My speaker upgrade journey - and a few questions
You have been on a long speaker quest. You have auditioned many top line brands and found them all unworthy contenders. Then finally one day you found the perfect speaker upgrade that checks all your boxes, great! BUT,  will they sound the same in... 
2024 Audio System Wish List
I ordered some LP shelves from Boltz in September. Hopefully they will arrive sometime in 2024 so I can enjoy them.  
"The Mystery Of Sound Is Mysticism"
We are music.  
Happy Holidays and Your Favorite Tips?
I, too, thought it an odd tweak to plug the ports on a speaker designed to be ported. But one evening I decided to give it a try so I jammed two crew socks into the port of my left speaker to do a scientific comparison analysis. As men my age have... 
How good is good enough?
It's good enough until it isn't. I'm done until I'm not.  
Table,cartridge,phono...where to put most of my money?
Stick with your digital set-up. Obviously there is something about the sound of an analog front end that you don't like. Have you ever heard one that you DID enjoy? If so, there must be something amiss in your set-up - maybe your phono stage? I wo... 
Bose 901 Series V Questions
I once watched a movie, or maybe it was one of those CSI shows on the TV, in which the crime scene room had a pair of Bose 901 speakers with the "V" pointed out into the room. I could understand the prop man making that mistake as that’s the side ...