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Law Of Diminishing Returns?
@jeffstrick , yes extremely content. In fact I’m done. Now, if I can only clean and play vinyl as often as I’d like to!  
If you had to narrow your choices to 4 - 5 speakers
I could never live without Martin Logan’s. An absolute must!  
Law Of Diminishing Returns?
I have an excellent sounding system. I don’t have $20k invested. Most would believe that I must have more invested. Here it is Martin Logan Spire loudspeakers-used for $3300 Primaluna Prologue 6 tube monoblocks-used for $1800 Dennis Had Inspire... 
Jazz like this? Suggestions
I’m not big on the smooth stuff but Till Bronner does a nice Estate. Check it out    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KNCcuquw2Y8  
Are audiophile products designed to initially impress then fatigue to make you upgrade?
It’s a conspiracy!  
un-becoming an audiophile
Dennis Had Inspire Amplifier and Preamplifier, purchased used. Martin Logan Spire Loudspeakers purchased used. PSAudio PWD. Cambridge Audio CXC transport. Threshold Audio T3i preamplifier Pass ACA Class A monoblocks Marantz 1S51 turntable and Be... 
Tube amps - what 3 things…
If you don’t have huge power demands I’d recommend Dennis Had Inspire Fire Bottle KT88 SEP amp, and an Inspire LP 3.1 preamp. These products won’t break the bank, especially used, yet their performance is very difficult to top, especially at that ... 
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
@tylermunns, not this black person. My first instrument was Cello, then bass, then sax, then piano, and now archtop guitar. I get it, not everyone can fit into a box. But in general, this thread is evidence of the fact that white people can’t be e... 
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
You simply cannot expect a bunch of white people to understand rap, which grew out of backlash against racism. Remember the Reagan administration? Or when the CIA knowingly introduced crack into Los Angeles? Those were the times rap was addressing... 
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
How do we know? Because the entire Motown Music catalog sold for a paltry $61M. Philly Soul sold to Sony Music in 2014, no price available. But check this out. The top selling recordings all time are music created by whites. Not one black record... 
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
@tylermunns Easy. What percentage of Whites bought those records? A very few, otherwise Motown and Philly would have sold many many more records. Rock ruled the day. Some of that was great. Some not so. Nothing to do with rap. But why agree with R... 
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
Perhaps. But what percentage of people actually listened to SOUL music back in the days of Motown and Philadelphia Soul back in the day? A very small percentage I’d imagine. So why hide behind Ray Charles words when you didn’t listen to soul when ... 
Dennis Had Inspire PSE 300B WOW!!!
I read your review on the Audio Afficianado forum. Happy you’re experiencing great things with Inspire amps. Great looking speakers too!!!  
WHEN DID YOU FINALLY STOP...
When I ran out of money, and interest in going down a rabbit hole after more.   
going from tube preamp to solid state
For my money the 6SN7 is the far superior tube, and they’re a much larger variety of them in NOS. Plus you can swap them for a CV181. The 6922 is far more limited, imo. But to each their own.