Responses from coltrane1

List some of your favorite live Jazz recordings
Oscar Peterson: A Night in Vienna Ulf Wakenius, guitar  Niels Henning Orstead Pedersen, bass Martin Drew, drums  https://youtu.be/vA4wduTTwEY  
What speaker could safely be ordered without hearing it first?
That’s easy. A Martin Logan 👍  
Heavy duty amp stand, Sonic benefits?
I used heavy duty solid iron Lovan stands for my entire system. Each is filled with lead shot. Each stand weighs 80 lbs. My system consists of 9 stands, with the 10th used for a TT. The stands were purchased used off Craigslist some 12 years ago f... 
Buying Used Equipment on the Internet
I’ve purchased thousands upon many thousands on 98% used gear for 30 years. I began with rec.audio.marketplace. In ‘95 through’97 Audio Review was the hottest used gear site on the internet. Then came along an upstart called Audiogon in ‘97. AG wa... 
Final? ARC Chapter...
Who cares. It’s their business to do whatever they choose. What’s with all the comments from the cheap seats? You all sound like a bunch of old ladies gossiping. Be better than that!  
Múnich 2023 Pro-ject Dark side of the moon turntable
I am just very happy with my system.
I’ve been happy with 20 systems for 38 years. Never stopped me from experimenting with different products. But now I’m done, mainly because I’m too old and too tired to sell and ship gear.   
user poll on seperates vs integrated
For $10k you can purchase a tube preamp, monoblocks, speakers, and a turntable. You simply have to buy them used. I’ve done it. The most expensive item were $9.5k speakers for $3300. I own Primaluna KT88 mono’s that also accept EL34’s. My preamp ... 
Why are People Dumping their Audio Research Gear and What Does it Say about them?
ARC has been saved. The new owner’s name is revealed tomorrow.    https://trackingangle.com/features/audio-research-corporation-saved-restructured-company-remains-in-maple-grove-mn-at-least-for-now  
I feel it is time to upgrade my 1977 system.......
I’ve purchased a great sounding system for $10k. All purchased used. So yeah, it can easily be done. And it definitely helps to have purchased my speakers locally without worrying about shipping costs and damage.   
What record cleaner is the most bang for the buck??
VPI 16.5 purchased 25 years ago. It’s still grinding out clean records. Purchased for $450. There’s nothing like it.   
Is it possible for a high end manufacturer to overprice their goods?
News flash. The majority is overpriced. Which is why for 40 years 92% of my purchases have been purchased used. That’s the only way to build a decent system on a budget. I’ve spent 30 cents on the dollar to build a $12k system. The only new items ... 
Stupid Asking Prices- Why Don't Sellers Read Audiogon The Blue Book First?
Because they don’t realize that nothing is worth any more than what someone is willing to pay for it. Secondly, most of these people weren’t buying, and selling, gear on Audiogon since it’s inception. Therefore they don’t have a clue what gear is... 
Who else can't sleep the night before their fancy new gears arrive?
Anticipation. I’ve had it for 45 years, excited while waiting for every piece of gear ever arrived!  
Real world Loudspeakers what does very good cost ?
$3300. Martin Logan Spires. Purchased used. New they were $9500. So yes, used is the way to purchase the majority of great audio gear for much less money. Save and buy used.