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Soundocity type speaker stand outriggers
ervikingo-   Thanks very much!  
What to ask when buying used speakers?
I’ve bought 5 pairs of speakers used, 2 Monitor Audio (1 Gold/1 Silver), 1 Zu Audio, 1 Vintage Cerwin Vega, 1 Vintage Sony, no problems whatsoever.  Asked if there were ANY imperfections in the cabinets or drivers, ANY issues with the sound, ANY p... 
My speaker upgrade journey - and a few questions
jcs01:  Qobuz has, in the opinion of a great very many, better SQ than any iteration Tidal or Spotify.  I feel the same way in my admittedly MidFi setup.  
Anyone listen to Music on a FM tuner anymore?
Not in a long time, but back in the 70’s and 80’s we were fortunate to have WMMS FM 100.7 in Cleveland, a widely known rock station.  
Why "bookshelf" sspeakers?
Seems the main advantage in a mid to small room is the ability to own multiple monitors that can be rotated and stored much easier than floor standers.  
Denver used market?
Currently in the Audio Blue Book your speakers are valued at $5412 in a private party sale, $4050 on a trade in value per pair.  Hope this helps.  Sorry about your father.  
Recommend a non-polite sounding amp / integrated
corelli: if you don’t like or agree with the parameters someone has stated they want then quit being part of the problem and just let those who want to try and help the person out with their suggestions.  Yes, there are many factors one usually c... 
Purchase on Audiogon arrived not as described
jl35, I agree, I had a pair of Monitor Audio Gold 100 Monitors (one box) and a pair of big Klipsch RP 800F’s (1 box each) both factory shipped in single boxes, but both were extremely well packed with form fitting styrofoam linings and seriously ... 
Purchase on Audiogon arrived not as described
Always, ALWAYS, insist on insured shipping for the full amount if the seller is paying for shipping.  If you are paying, then spring for fully insured shipping yourself.  It is my experience in Lakewood, Ohio that the UPS store here will not accep... 
Lumin Hifi Rose or Aurender
Once you get your hardware set, try Qobuz, most (myself included) find it sonically superior to your present two choices.  
when your hearing is not as good as it was . . .
At 67 I can still hear the higher notes, it’s the tinnitus after listening that sucks.  Might be speaker induced, too.  
At what price is one considered an Audiophile.
The actual cost of music is next to nothing, a Qobuz subscription gets you more high quality music than one could listen to in decades (ok, that might be an exaggeration 😂).  The equipment to stream it, amplify it, and speakers to listen to it on ... 
Review of the Raven Audio Osprey Integrated Tube Amp and Corvus Reference Monitors
One of the best reviews of products I’ve seen on here, thanks!  
Mental and auditory acuity, and aging
My history with treble.
Until my actual REAL retirement I was required to take a hearing test every two years for my job.  I did this for 7 years and discovered my slowly fading high frequency hearing.  It’s a shame because I really enjoyed the high frequency and mid lev...