aewarren

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Anyone prefer horizontal bi-amping their monos?
You'll need two more amps.  
Types of Audiophiles
I upgrade my equipment every time I move to a new house. I don’t plan on moving again, so I guess you can put me in the Satisfied With What I Have group.  
Welcome to Hell, here's your 8-Track
And you could pick used 8 track cartridges that drivers threw out their car windows on the shoulder of just about any street. A quick tape splice or a rewind with a pencil and you were good to go.  
Why do Tube Amps sound more romantic v SS amps
A high quality tube amp and a high quality solid state amp will sound more similar to each other than different.  
Benz Micro Glider Stylus protection
Well I'm sorry you think I'm a jerk/loser. I have a Lyra Etna (expensive exposed cantilever) mounted on an SME tone arm and have never had a problem. The SME has an excellent cueing device that gently lowers the cantilever onto the record. I never... 
System that sounds so real it is easy to mistaken it is not live
I've had neighbors ask, "Is this the house where the band lives?" Imagine Miles and Trane living in my house.  
To couple, or not to couple, that is the question
My speakers are on a second floor suspended wood floor. I decouple. On a concrete basement slab, I think I would couple. It's not very often that we successfully go against our preconceived notions.  
Benz Micro Glider Stylus protection
Your SME V has a cueing device. Use it.  
Static attack! Time to get the humidifiers going
Apparently by spending gobs of bad money after good.  
How many people do you think have the same DAC, amplifier, and speakers
My ex-wife has the same system as I do, along with everything else I used to own.  
Digital Improving All the Time?
I've found that the older I get, the worse my streaming gets.  
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
Candle In The Wind ~ Sir Elton I Remember Sky ~ Dianne Reeves  
Magnepan .7 Alternatives
Your biggest issue is with the room dimensions. Basically those are the wrong speakers for that size room or the wrong room for those speakers. Good luck!  
What’s your latest high-end audio purchase?
I bought a lot more music this year. It makes my stereo sound great.  
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
@mikelavigne I also bought my first real stereo from Len at Magnolia Hi-Fi in Seattle when it was a neighborhood small appliance store around 1969 or ’70. Gerrard Zero-100 TT, large Advents, Marantz console amp. Anybody remember Jafco on Westlake?