chocaholic

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Jazz like this? Suggestions
Exactly the reason I dropped Qobuz. This is a primary function of streaming (for me) and I find Spotify the best platform for doing such a search. Search for Magnus Ringblom and then select Magnus Ringblom Radio. An endless playlist of his work al... 
What is the VERY BEST CD album you've ever heard?
Junko Onishi - Cruisin’ (if you can find it).   
Stereo or monoblocks
@normantaylor Since you went from 450wpc to 2000wpc, isn’t it possible that’s the reason for the improvement you described? It may have nothing to do with mono vs stereo.  
Selling on Audiogon
@noromance My dad always said it another way (but similar):  Youth is wasted on the young.    @paulg1966 When my tinnitus started several years ago, I was terrified. Went and had an MRI done as Google had assured me I had an acoustic neuroma amon... 
More Bass
Guessing you’ll be advised by Legacy to give them some time. One option may be to aim them facing each other, connect out of phase and play some bass heavy content non stop for a few days at a reasonable volume. Hopefully in that manner the proces... 
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
@curiousjim The album is called Blue Sun. The first track, Barcelona, is great too. Note, it’s Mark Isham.   
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
The Stimulators - St. James Infirmary Mark Isham - That Beautiful Sadness Kevin Mahogany - Teach Me Tonight    Treat yourself and check these out.   
One of the great things about Vinyl
I find the same is true with CD’s. It’s just not as convenient to be impatient and jump around. Listening to an album or CD encourages a deeper appreciation of the musicians, writing, style, skill of the performance. I put on a Junko Onishi CD las... 
Synergistic Research Master Fuse £565
Useless without the carbon fiber outlet cover for $295.   
Banchmark DAC3B vs. Denafrips Pontus II (12th Aniv.)
Pontus ll 12th here as well. Have never heard a pop or click and quite happy with the SQ. Can’t imagine why a remote would be needed. The only interface is when changing from one digital source (CDP) to another (streamer). Lots of great choices ou... 
Denafrips Pontus II Clicks Or Static?
Pontus ll 12th here with about 300 hours on it. I’ve never heard a single pop or click. Just absolutely beautiful, warm and enjoyable music reproduction.  
Fantasy or reality? Inexpensive solid state preamps that get you 80% there?
If possible to take the price out of the equation for a moment, I suspect you’ll find you can get more than 80% results by simply comparing preamps and selecting the one you like best. And if that comparison is blind, I’d guess the odds of your gr... 
Power cord length
Threads like this remind me once again that snake oil sells well among we music lovers. Buyer beware.  
So Weird- No Stylus Contact Woofer Pumping with Hana ML and Elac PPA-2
I also have a Hana ML cartridge and I do have woofer pumping but only when the needle is in the groove. Do you have that issue as well?  I eventually installed a KAB subsonic filter and all is good. Just wondering if you found some other way to ad... 
The Impossible Has Happened
@larryincmh I almost wonder if your explanation makes it worse. If a reviewer will not actually review a poorly performing piece of equipment (and advises manufacturer accordingly), their product remains on the market with excruciatingly detailed ...