Responses from coltrane1

Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
So, if you’re using 60’s 70’s gear, you absolutely must have a Turntable!  
A Few Nice Words For Upscale Audio
That’s a feel good story with a happy ending! Good luck with the preamp and hope it meets your expectations. Thx for sharing!  
Selling here on Audiogon
Many here weren’t around to experience AG in its heyday. This place used to be the hottest place on the net when the net had barely developed. I received an email from an individual who had been monitoring members of Usenet and rec.audio forums wh... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@mckinneymike to be honest there are so many soul hits between 1963 and 1979. Between Motown, Stax, and Philadelphia International Music, for those of us who grew up during this period our musical experience was unequivocal. And to top it off we h... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@paulietunes , Congratulations Paulie! If you dig soul check out anything from the Philadelphia International Records catalog released from 1971-1977. The owners of the company, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, were actually superb songwriters and prod... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@paulietunes , if there was only one record that was an absolutely must have it would be Billy Paul’s 360 Degrees of Billy Paul. Each song is superbly well done, and a hit in its own right. His take on Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ and Al Green’s ‘Let... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
The Stylistics - Album titled by same Curtis Mayfield - Curtis Marvin Gaye - What’s going on, and I want you Issac Hayes - Shaft LP, Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses, Joy The Spinners - Mighty Love The Ojays - Ship Ahoy Harold Melvin and the B... 
What to do with a large collection
I could never get away from owning physical media. I’d be too attached to my records and cd’s to part with them.   
Best Options For A Tubed Preamp - $2500 Or Less, Preferably Used To Maximize Value
Without a doubt a Dennis Had Inspire!  
Tekton Open Baffle Speakers
These people are late to the OB party. Better late than never. We built these from solid wood frames of Ash, Maple, and Mahogany back in 2010 or so. Didn’t turn out to bad. <img src="https://imgpile.com/images/tsFl4S.jpg" alt="tsFl4S.jpg" bo... 
Why do people like reel to reel players?
Many here have been spoiled by convenience. Streaming, digital, etc. Better sound is always and should be the objective.    I was 16 growing up in ‘71 when my girlfriend’s Stepdad Phil had a R2R and a TT. Phil was a mailman who there was rarely a... 
Tube preamp match with Solid Stare amp
Buy a BAT. They’re truly balanced design’s, and they have many different preamps available in your price range. Research Balanced Audio Technologies. They’ve been around since the early 90’s and have an excellent reputation with fantastic customer... 
High quality recordings any genre
Digital or Vinyl? Your question doesn’t have an easy answer.   
Weakest link in my system
No turntable equals missing out, for my money. What’s your front end, strictly digital?  
another rookie question - preamp or or power amp
You should save the $400 and continue to add to it. Your room is normal size. My room is the same size. Would I prefer to have a larger room? Absolutely, but we’ve down sized due to retirement. I’d recommend acquiring a system to fit your room rat...