Responses from badger_erich

Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
I asked this same question 4 years ago for a match with my McIntosh MA8900. I went with the JBL L100 Classics and have been very happy with them. I originally thought of adding subs to my system, but honestly, unless you want thumping fake bass, y... 
SACD is VERY confusing
I use my Oppo to rip the SACD layer onto my server. Works fantastic.  
Beatles vs. Stones
If I had to choose, It would be the Beatles. The combination of songwriting by the Fab 4 is unmatched and 200 years from now they will be viewed as the Bach and Beethoven of their era. Lennon and McCartney especially were incredible and that is no... 
Opinion: Modern country is the worst musical genre of all time
Old Country is where it's at. Todays Country is all about pretty boys & gals and pretty faces. Give me some man in black or Hank Williams Sr any day. Good conversation here, and I will certainly look into some of the artists mentioned especial... 
Aliexpress/Alibaba is broken?
OP: Did you receive what you ordered? And lastly, did you resolve the browser/tracking issue? I have been getting frequent updates regarding shipping, but like you, I am unable to log back in and have tried everything. TIA  
Most underrated female recording artists..
Joan Jett.  
What’s your latest high-end audio purchase?
2 weeks ago, a Lumin T-2. Amazing piece, completely changed my listening experience.  
Advice for Streaming Newbies - Best Bang for Our Bucks
I am a "boomer" (if you like) who built a system for classic rock and R&B. Although I have spent ~12k on my system, one simple upgrade this past week completely changed it. I replaced a more "budget minded" TEAC NT-505 network player/streamer... 
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
I've often thought of trading my 8900 in for a Hegel H390. I like the 8900 but prefer less of a warm sound which the 8900 does a good job of without tubes. I've also been watching the Michi line.  
Thank you millercarbon
Aren't you sorry you missed out on this one? It's already sold out! LOL
I'm going to hold out for the Gibson. 
why do so many discussions turn contentious?
Much of this discourse thrives on the passive aggressive nature as well as anonymity. Social Media........Post things you would never say face to face.   
Power cord supplied with Luxman L-509X Integrated Amp
The sound of an electronic component starts with the power transformer, diode bridge and filter caps. NOT with the wire from the wall AC outlet! Fancy expensive power cords are just jewelry to impress the unenlightened! Let the stone throwing begi... 
Speaker Cables? why all the hype for expensive speaker wire?
Don't waste money. Get decent quality cables and play your tunes. Blue Jeans Cable is economical and very good quality for us mere mortals. 
BEWARE OF FRAUD with this member
PayPal is impossible to work with. I only shop through vendors I know and trust. I also only do local pick up on gear that I sell.