|Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
The three things I know about McIntosh gear: 1 It holds its resale value incredibly well. 2 Their components tend to be built to last a long time. 3 I'm not a fan of the McIntosh "house sound".* If I wanted to try McIntosh gear, but wasn't su...
|How does bi-wiring work?
Now that multiple people have told the OP bi-wiring doesn't do anything for their setup, I'll kick in my $.02. With my speakers, I get a subtle but definite improvement. Less so with decent quality jumpers replacing the OEM plates, but still a sli...
Only three come to mind. The Rockets cover of "Oh Well", David Gilmour's "There's No Way Out Of Here" " and Juice Newton's "Angel Of The Morning".
|Favorite Obscure Rock Song
57 Channels by Bruce Springsteen, with his nod to Elvis.
|Which band IS really America's Greatest (rock & roll band)?
Using a previous poster's definition of "band" and "group", I'll go with the band (loosely defined) that had more hits than any other gathering of musicians-The Wrecking Crew. They made the careers of some pretty big names.
|(dons Helmet, kevlar vest and cup.) Biwiring Cornwall IVs any benefit?
My experience applies only to my set up, so grain of salt, etc.. My Paradigms absolutely benefited from bi-wiring. Maybe it's the connector the speakers come with between the binding posts, but bi-wiring makes a positive and very audible improv...
|Dealers with excellent listening rooms?
They're probably long gone, but Imperial Sound in Tulsa, OK in 1983 was great. They asked what gear I wanted to audition, then told me to pick some albums off the MoFi rack to listen to. They moved a Tandberg stack, a pair of ADS L1530 speakers, a...
|"I'm a believer"
I don't believe in the "diminishing returns", at least not as a universal truth. When you're in to the subjective the value of the return is up to the one who spent the money. That, and a $100k system does sound way better than a $20k system-ass...
|From pass xa25 to krell k-300i
I believe JA, at Stereophile, got more like 80 wpc from the XA 25. So not quite the power deficit advertised, relative to the Krell.
|Counterfeit Chinese Cables
It seems an awful lot of people are ok with stealing, as they justify it with a number of ethical and moral gymnastics. Outsmarting right vs. wrong is laughable. They're thieves, plain and simple. Anyone who knowingly assists the thieves in pro...
|Two questions to make you mad.
This thread seems very...kenjit.
|Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
Still happy with my v.3 Paradigm Studio 60s. I'd be happier if I had my old ADS L1530s back, though. They were very good, IMO.
|What happen to MQA on Tidal?
Soooo, physical media isn't really "dead" and I should hang on to my CDs? My fixed income and 3 Mbps internet (I kid you not, 3 Mbps) seem to have kept me from going down the streaming rabbit hole. Best of luck to all the early adopters, but I s...
|What was your first record?
First record (45) was "Little Willy" by Sweet. (I was 10 years old). First album was about a year later, BTO's "Not Fragile"
Thought my future ex-wife wanted my stereo, so I sold it cheap so she wouldn't get her grubby mitts on it. Turned out she was a better person than I gave her credit for and never mentioned my rig. I still miss that gear. Definitely a brain fart. F...