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Where was the best reproduced sound you ever heard?
Well, if you've been an audiophile for 30 or 40 years and you've upgraded your components a few times, worked on the acoustics of your room, been incorporating best of the tweaks available, collected or have access to the best source material... ... 
The time has come and I request advice...
I would say, keep what you have and buy some high-end tweaks. The Tweak Geek can give you some professional advice or let me know and I can set you on the right track.  Tweek Geek - High End Audio Store, Dripping Springs Texas  
Jim Winey (Magnepan) has passed away.
The Magneplanar 1-Cs was part of my first high end purchase. Spent several years trying to find the perfect placement. On the right night with everything seemingly dialed in they were magical. Winey was part of the pioneering group that put this ... 
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
This an interesting post. A walk down memory lane. If I had to narrow it down to one, it would be the Dunlavy SC-V speakers. Had them over 20 years and still enjoy them now as much as the day I purchased them.  
Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
@judsauce  Couldn't agree with you more. I have managed to incorporate almost every model of Dunlavy(s) in the various systems throughout the house. I have been to several Audio Shows and there are a lot of impressive speakers. Many do some thing... 
Speaker Recommendations
Dunlavy SC-4(s) Be selective and find a mint pair. You'll be amazed.  
new to streaming- help!
Punt Tidal and go with Qobuz.  
New to Streaming
Had Tidal and Qobuz and could do a direct comparison. Qobuz was the clear winner. The Zen Dac is a good starting point.  
Jay's "Ugly Truth" video
If you have an expensive system, well that's awesome. The real question is what do you do with it?  Does the music that you play uplift the spirit? Is it played at volume levels that others in the house are comfortable with? Do you get other famil... 
What is the science behind audiophile fuses?
Well, I have not auditioned or replaced any fuses in any of my systems. I have, however, tried and attest to the positive effects of many of the high-end tweaks out there including some of the products from Synergistic Research. As such, why would... 
Speaker that are 'KEEPERS" for the long haul!!!
Dunlavy(s)...just get it done no matter what the change of electronics, tweaks or anything else that have come down the line. I feel fortunate to have made the connection many years ago and have not looked back.   
Has Your Hobby Changed?
@ boxcarman Streaming has basically changed everything both for audio and video. Qobuz has been awesome and Netflix, Paramount Plus ...gets it done 'pretty well' on the video side. I've been in and out of retirement for the last 15 years, but fin... 
How rare is an audiophile
An associated question might be, how rare is an Audiophile who is also a Videophile? I was intrigued/invested as an Audiophile long before incorporating video in the mix. The custom home that we now live in has both an optimized audio room and a s... 
The difference between Qoboz stream vs purchased songs
Streaming on Oubuz can be totally awesome. From what I can tell it is the equal of any other source. Maybe I'm cheap but having to own stuff rather than accessing it from the cloud is basically like throwing money away. If there was a true quality... 
Audio Research equipment for sale.
I had a full complement of Audio Research gear a few years ago. Sounded great but felt that there were other options which were their performance equals at much better price points. Also, just the size of the Audio Research gear was challenging to...