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Audio Aero Prestige SE....
A good argument for top-loaders. 
Skylan stand for Compact 7 ES-3
I think the Epos open-frame stands work exceptionally well with Harbeths, if the 20" height will work for you. Check them out. http://www.needledoctor.com/s.nl;jsessionid=0a0101431f43e8ea122b15f4436ca3b695aa95eae113.e3eTax4KaN0Le34Pa38Ta38Pb310?it... 
MDF vs. Steel Speaker Stands
I don't think steel is "superior" to MDF, but the two materials sound different, the MDF being somewhat less forward, IMO. You can mass load MDF stands, as the PVC posts are hollow. For a small speaker like the Spendor, Skylan can make you up a ni... 
Coincident Super Eclipse or Devore Nines?
Are your speakers wired internally with Extreme cable? If not, that will definitely bring the sound forward. Also, I think that Coincident cable in general present a pretty revealing picture. I've been using the Extreme ICs and the CST1 speaker ca... 
Ay comments on Sound Anchor 4 post monitor stands?
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TGMRThis is Target's best stand. If you are looking at Sound Anchor the price will seem very reasonable. 
sand versus shot in speaker stands
I found sand impossible to work with. Any moisture in the air made it clump up and difficult to pour. I went with cat litter, which works well, IMO and is very easy to work with. BTW both Skylan and Totem recommend this product, so I'm not alone i... 
Ay comments on Sound Anchor 4 post monitor stands?
I personally prefer the 3-point stands as they are easier to level. Sound Anchors are excellent stands, but they are expensive to ship, as they come filled. Personally, I like the Target MR series as they are extremely stable and a good buy for th... 
SACD vs RBCD players
Esmith - I don't know what level of CD playback you are used to. The 9000ES may well satisfy your needs. The CD playback is certainly good. As I said, I hear the XA 5400 CD repro is better than on the 9000, so that may well do it. 
Emerald Physics speakers
I have a friend who purchased a pair and I just cannot hear what all the fuss is about. The same friend also owns the Harbeth SHL5 and Coincident Partial Eclipse, so we can compare the speakers in the same room. IMO, the EP's are good speakers. Th... 
SACD vs RBCD players
I think SACD is like any other format. While in theory, SACD should be superior to RB, such is not always the case - just as every LP is not automatically superior to every CD. It depends on the original source of the music, the care with which th... 
MHZS 66F vs 88F CD players
It certainly shows that the DAC chip itself plays a smaller part in the overall sound than one would think. Enjoy your new player. 
some hybrid SACD do not play?
Sometimes on the older players, the laser gets out of adjustment or just plain old and they won't play hybrids. My old Sony would only play the CD layer of many hybrids. That said, it played CDs and single-layer SACDs perfectly. The newer players ... 
It costs me $100 a week to listen to vinyl
If we have any boat owners here - divide the total cost per year of ownership by the hours actually spent on the water. What do you come up with? Quite a bit. 
A decent set of beginner advice to care of vinyl
I realize that before RCMs became relatively affordable, wet cleaning may have done more harm than good. Now, it's pretty well-settled that an RCM will produce far better results than a simple "wipe" or dusting with a carbon fiber brush. You can c... 
MHZS 66F vs 88F CD players
Actually, Lampizator, who exposed the use of the cheap DAC in the 66, described the build quality and internal layout as "fantastic" and the sound was well worth the price. "would be a 10/10 to people who don't know any better". A left-handed comp...