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Beatles CD box set
Second the votes on the Mono Box Set - I bought this when it came out and have been more than happy with it. It covers just about their whole catalog and is a joy to listen to.  
When Will We Learn?
I will ask the seller to consider some small adjustment, because the value of the speaker has dropped by at least half due to the damage (if I were to try to resell it). BTW, the cabinet is made of thick MDF and covered in a matte cherry veneer, v... 
When Will We Learn?
I will try to post photo once I figure out the procedure to do that. The pic I took makes the damage look worse than it actually appears (but any damage is not good).  
When Will We Learn?
LOL, I am such a fussbudget when it comes to my stereo gear....the damage is not so bad as to be visible from the front, unless you're close. The main damage is to the bottom of the corner, and I've decided to let sleeping dogs lie. Thanks for the... 
When Will We Learn?
I usually only buy through Audiogon, TMR, USAM and have had very good results, with only a couple of disappointments on shipping issues. I am transitioning from a full suite of Dali Helicons in my main A/V system to Aperion Audio speakers. I found... 
Pee Wee Herman has passed away
I must be psychic (maybe psychotic?), but I pulled Pee Wee's Big Adventure DVD out of my stack two weeks ago to watch it for the first time in probably 10 years. It still maintained the charming qualities that made it a hit originally, which is no... 
Bad news for home theater enthusiasts
Content providers basically care about only one thing - their bottom line and how to increase it. The quality of the video and audio of that content is a distant second, or maybe even third. Usually, a disc's maximum retail value is its price when... 
TONY BENNETT DEAD AT 96
A very classy, talented singer. He was popular several years before the Beatles or Stones, and had enjoyed a renaissance doing duets with modern talent like Lady Gaga.  
Def Tech Supercube 4000
It was probably the darn cat!  
Amp vs Preamp which is more important?
Ah, the old 'chicken-or-the-egg' conundrum.....as noted in several of the posts above, 'synergy' is the key-word here. The trick is finding what amp best mates with the preamp.....while many solid-state amps can have slightly different colorations... 
Did the Old Receivers Sound Good?
I picked up a near-mint (in appearance) Sansui AU-517 integrated to go with the TU-717 I've owned for almost 30 years. It's teamed with a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 7s and the sound is unexpectedly good. Clarity and dynamics are there in spades.... 
Digital is far better than vinyl
"You say tomato, I say to-mah-to"......like most people addicted to this hobby or affliction, I listen to both formats, with CDs being the dominant format, simply due to having more of them than records (plus the convenience factor). Being of a fa... 
Who is Gonna Buy A New Jeep Grand Wagoneer For the MacIntosh Stereo?
Just another marketing ploy to separate the gullible from more of their cash, while stoking their egos.  
Shipping 80lb amps.
An easy step that can be taken to make sure an item is not abused by the delivery person (and I agree UPS is generally the worst), is to ask the seller to ship with a signature required upon delivery. It is less convenient, but will circumvent hav... 
Time/Process of Hooking up New Equipment
It is always best to tackle any changes to a system with nothing else on the calendar. Plus, if a change involves disconnecting/moving more than one piece of equipment, I literally think through the process beforehand, writing down each step that ...