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Amazon Music Question
Of all the streaming music services out there Amazon is, by far, the worst of the lot. I stopped using them years ago. Not only is their interface terrible, but their sonics are crappy as well. I would say to the OP that she was fortunate to get t... 
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
I have an AudioNote UK OTO Phone SE integrated amp. 12 watts class A. Would this be a good pairing for the LS3/5As? Looking to downsize my loudspeakers a bit. I have a pair of B&W 804S. My amp drives them very well.  
Replacing surround with sound bar
When my wife and I finished renovating our house in early 2022 I had to make a big change in our Home Theater because we were relocating the position of the television on a console. I had to replace my old B&W CC6 center channel, ASW-650 subwo... 
Loudspeaker sensitivity and dynamics: are the two inexorably linked?
I drive my 91dB B&W 804S speakers (plus REL T5/x) with 12 glorious tube watts from an AudioNote Oto Phono SE. I’m very happy with the combo. Should I upgrade my speakers to something different? Probably. But for the moment I’m good. Dynamic ra... 
Upgrade my older Linn Sondek or move on?
I’m sad that my first and only Linn experience was less than optimal. I will say this, if I ever win the lottery, I’m earmarking $$$ for a fully loaded Linn Sondek Klimax and a VPI Direct. That’ll be the ultimate shootout…  
Upgrade my older Linn Sondek or move on?
@daveyf ”The problem the OP has is apparently there is no dealer anywhere near him, which is unfortunately becoming more common with Linn LP12 dealers.” BINGO! These are very fussy tables. One definitely needs a local dealer to be able to fix com... 
Upgrade my older Linn Sondek or move on?
For over two decades, I dreamt of having a Linn Sondek LP12 in my system. When the opportunity arose of a good high-quality used LP12 (single-speed) available from Canada, I jumped at the chance. It had Mitch Cotter silver phono cables, and a Grac... 
I Hate Moving
When my wife and I decided to finally renovate -- i.e., gut -- our house in 2021, I had to make one of the most painful decisions in the history of my hobby: getting rid of boxes of magazines. GRAMOPHONES from the late 70s on, TAS  and STEREOPHILE... 
What's your experience with snooty HiFi salesmen?
The shop I mentioned in my comment, with the swindling salesman, was indeed, Sound Advice, in its second incarnation in South Florida. They had re-opened three stores. I went to the Miami Dade store to buy the PrimaLuna integrated amp. Unfortunate... 
What's your experience with snooty HiFi salesmen?
I have nothing but praise for my two local dealers in South Florida: Let There Be Sound! in Broward, and Soundlux Audio in Miami Dade. Excellent people, excellent service, fantastic products, broad knowledge. As for for negative experiences, suffi... 
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
@simao: “Adolescent.” That’s one of the nicest things anybody’s ever said to this old geezer.  
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
You can't spell crap without rap.  
What is your experience with the Spin Clean?
Had a SpinClean. Used it. Not impressed. Now I have a VPI HW-16.5 and I’m finally impressed.   
Just wow…
Howard Stern is a flaming asshole. But thanks for this.   
So I was changing a lightbulb last night…
I had a similar issue in my music room. All outlets (PS Audio) plus recessed LED lights were on the same circuit. The lights were connected to a dimmer switch. I had a terrible hum coming from my speakers when the phono input was engaged. Once I d...