bgoeller

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please recommend HDTV with component jacks
Maybe just look into a component to hdmi converter instead. Or is this some special use case where that will not work?BG 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Azam Ali - From Night to the Edge of DayDodie - Intertwined (may not count as obscure any more)Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Grand Opening and ClosingKepler Quartet - Ben Johnston String Quartets Nos 6, 7 & 8 (100% intonal notation, may melt you... 
A system for my college-bound daughter
I had a similar search a few years back. Two options that were at the top of my list were Vanatoo and Napa Acoustic. I saw and heard them both at a show and was impressed with the performance at such a low price point.I ended up handing down gear ... 
Please Educate Me
When someone says, 'educate me', it reads like passive-aggression designed to test the steel of their preconceptions against someone else's claims.It is the season of senatorial grilling of cabinet nominees, so maybe it is just in the air. But the... 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
If the Lumin is your only source do you need the pre?¬†You could flip the pre, your Kanta 2's and with your current budget move up to the Focal Sopra No3, or to very solid offerings from Legacy, Raidho, Von Schweikert, etc. 
Bookcase diffuser/detractor?
I vary the spine depth on all the books on my shelves to provide some additional scattering. 
Harley quote
The list of things that have been asserted here at the 'gon that do not matter / performance cannot be measured consequently cannot improve a system:1) Speakers2) Amplifiers3) Pre-amps4) Cables5) Transports6) DACs7) Servers / Renderers8) Isolation... 
Stream vs digital download
Yes. But only one album: Cava Menzies & Nick Phillips 'Moment to Moment' (which I greatly enjoy btw).I have streamed this via the Tidal App but also own the 24/96 download from Blue Coast Records, the only format available for download.In my s... 
What's my ideal music server? Read and recommend please
I used MacBook Pro with JRiver for years with no hiccups. Am curious what you mean by "losing the proper MIDI setting", MIDI shouldn't enter into it unless you are trying to configure it to play .midi extension files. But I don't know all the ins ... 
Why do some think "music" (not gear, trading, etc.) is the ultimate end?
I like the car analogy, but I will extend it to books. I enjoy reading, I enjoy collecting and sometimes I amuse myself with writing.I have read many of the books that I have collected, but not in every case. Sometimes I collect book-ish things li... 
Bass Driver Size - how much better is an extra inch?
There is no replacement for displacement. Axiomatic in the car world, and as well should be for producing bass.Of course, on both fronts there ARE replacements for displacement. But slapping on a turbo or just increasing xmax isn't a true replacem... 
1st Album you Ever Owned?
First album I asked for and recieved from my parents was Olivia Netwon John - Physical.First album I purchased with my own money was Parkening Plays Bach.Call me a polymath I guess. 
why a 75 dollar blue ray smokes all 2k CD players and any turntable???
@aschuhI Believe this misrepresents the situation. The 60bit capacity was determined by assessing the concious ability to determine if a string of letters was a word or not. And the author of this experiment and study,¬†Moscoso del Prado, has clari... 
What/who do you listen to that you feel is a bit of an unknown?
Azam Ali. Csme across her album "From Night To The Edge Of Day" in a used shop and thought it looked interesting.This album and her entire catalog have been staples in my house ever since. 
Religious music for less than devout
I collect gospel and CCM from the 1960s through the 1980s. Most specifically everything released on Word Records and all their sub-labels. This casts a very wide genre net, perhaps outside the intention of the OP. In the traditional sense of relig...