chrisoshea

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Phono Preamp Recommendations
I’ll second the thumbs up on the Sutherland 20/20. It sounds like music, and I can offer no greater recommendation on any piece of gear than it sounds like music, not hifi. I have met Ron several times at Rocky Mtn. Audio Fest, (he co-founded Mart... 
Can someone explain to me why : Accupahse Equipment is that expensive ?
FM Acoustics and MBL are two companies that are waaayy overpriced IMO....both make great stuff, if you want to pay $$$ 
Can someone explain to me why : Accupahse Equipment is that expensive ?
Accuphase is great gear...The "Made in Japan" on the back means they are priced higher than you might expect, but it’s hifi...sometimes you get quality for the money, sometimes you don’t....Are you looking for solid state amplification? I’d recomm... 
Looking for a warm sweet speaker
Another vote for Audio Note & Spendor 
Beware the audio guru
"I've got blisters on my fingers!!!" 
How To Field Questions About Your Audiophile Lifestyle...
I had that discussion with some co-workers last year....My contention is that if someone spends 80K+ on a car...he's (normally a guy) James Bond...a stud, and to be envied...If a guy spends $1,500 on a turntable...he's a certified "Kook"...tells y... 
How To Field Questions About Your Audiophile Lifestyle...
Supertweak...it was great meeting you.....Danger lurking behind every wall...or panel speaker.....The Sci-fi writers were right....we are all being watched!!!! Get out now while you can! 
How To Field Questions About Your Audiophile Lifestyle...
If they were blindfolded but didn't have to walk a maple wood plank off the ship that would be ok.... 
How To Field Questions About Your Audiophile Lifestyle...
Ahh....not excessive, just specific to your level of security....was some of the gear electronics that were military/govt related?  
How To Field Questions About Your Audiophile Lifestyle...
All great ideas.....Most folks who wonder into my living room simply say something like "Is that a turntable? I used to have one of those...it was a Duel (Pioneer/Technics...etc) and then move on to the next subject.... 
Art Dudley Calls B.S. but without naming names - PLEASE DO!
I disagree with the take on Art not embracing Shindo gear if it was ugly...I'm 99% sure Art would still love it because of the sound and the relationship he had with the designer..... 
Art Dudley Calls B.S. but without naming names - PLEASE DO!
Here's a specific brand for you...MBL.....Really cool tech, waaayyy overpriced and in my experience, sound nasty harsh on any recording but the most "perfectly" recorded/mastered/manf....  
Why Aren't More Speaker Designers Building Augmented Widebanders?
Gee...I wonder???? Henry Kloss had a classic quote "A Two way speaker is a good way to stay out of trouble" a no crossover speaker may be even better if well executed    
Mono Blocks on a Budget, is it possible?
If your new speakers can sing with 40-50 WPC the Quicksilver Audio Mid-Monos can be purchased for a low price, new or used.... 
Wow moments while listening to vinyl records
Louis & Ella - Two volumes Louis & Ella Again - Analog Productions- Mono 45 rpm reissues of these Verve classics...http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/67241/Ella_Fitzgerald_and_Louis_Armstrong-Ella_and_Louis-45_RPM_Vi...http://store.acoustic...