bob540

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A quick question on what streamers to consider.......
I’ve been wondering about adding a streamer also.  I have a Bluesound Vault 2i that allows streaming from another device, like my phone or tablet, but I wonder about the sound quality when the streaming comes from something like an iPhone.  Aurend... 
Why do people like reel to reel players?
A while back I had the opportunity to purchase a reel-to-reel deck from the late 70’s.  I had reel-to-reel during the 70’s and enjoyed it, especially making custom assortment of music, but the thing died long ago.  Even sentimentality wasn’t enoug... 
Any recommendation for a CD changer?
I had a Pioneer CD changer with the 6 disc cartridges. It’s about 30 years old now but still works, no problem.  I gave it to my nephew when I got my single disc transport a few years ago.  I don’t think he even uses it.  lol  
Do people tire of audio forums?
I’ve only been here for going on 4 years, joining right AFTER I got back into the hobby and bought my first equipment.  I was eager to learn, but I have since learned that consensus on “the way to go” is fleeting, as each person has their favorite... 
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE HIGH END GEAR ON AUDIO GEAR?
Those of us that can’t afford the REAL high end gear want to soothe our regret by saying the products are overpriced and cater to snobs.  Those that can afford the very expensive gear lament that others that cannot afford it do not know what they ... 
Martin Logan vs. Everything
We should specify that the Martin Logan’s are only good if they are planar speakers.  I bought the 60XL’s before I knew what I was doing, and no one seems to think much of them.    
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE HIGH END GEAR ON AUDIO GEAR?
I don’t have anything against very high end gear that produces exquisite sounds.  I just don’t know anyone that possesses anything like that.  If a high end audio show was within a reasonable drive from me (say, in Columbus, or Cincinnati), I woul... 
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE HIGH END GEAR ON AUDIO GEAR?
I got back into audio almost 4 years ago, and found and joined this forum shortly after in hopes of learning about all the new things that have come out in the last 40 years.  It has been interesting, but I also found that I am not going to be at ... 
At what price is one considered an Audiophile.
Wow, am I late getting on this question!  — Nothing changed. I would say, as a budget-minded person interested in audiophile-level sound, that money does matter in this hobby.  If you don’t spend at least to a certain level, you are just a pseudo... 
Does an upgrade make sense?
@mahgister   It would be interesting to see what you could do fine-tuning this listening (or any listening) room.  Ever consider hiring out your services?   
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
So many things to consider.  I agree that the listening room is important — I would love to try Magnapan speakers but my listening room is too small to give them the spacing they need to shine.  If you must use the listening room for more than jus... 
They know we will pay anything they can think of
 @frankmc195  I have learned here that price is an almost irrelevant consideration for a true audiophile.  Anytime anyone has questioned what they think is an absurdly high price for equipment, they typically get shouted down for daring to questio... 
concrete (cinder) block tower with wood chopping block for turntable stand
Regarding appearance, you could paint the blocks to give a finished look.  I think it could look good.  But of course fit the blocks beforehand to see if you like them.  Good luck.    
BEST CD TRANSPORT
I think equipment should be rated according to price ranges.  For those that cannot/will not spend top money on something, it could be most helpful to rate items according to price ranges — bang for bucks — rather than simply “best I ever heard”.    
Schiit Audio feedback
That was great that Schiit did repairs in that situation at no charge — I don’t find that kind of customer service very often.  I own the Freya+ — don’t really have much to compare it to, but it seems like quality gear for a fair price.  I like th...