dorkwad

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Help me pick some new or used speaker cables
For your speakers, Clarity Cables Organic are a great solution.  They have no area of weakness, and will make all other cable sound thin in comparison.  I have very transparent, detailed speakers with authoritative bass in VMPS RM40 BCSE ribbon sp... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
The safest way is to listen to them in your system at home.  Won't make a bad decision that way.  I've learned the hard and expensive way more than once.  I know that I'm a VMPS RM40 BCSE man.  I love the VMPS ribbons and have owned about 5 of the... 
Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?
I was one of the early users of Speltz AntiCables.  I can't speak for the ICs or PCs but their original speaker cable beat all others I tried including a couple in the $1000+ range.  They are extremely open, transparent, and detailed with good bas... 
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
Klipsch LaScala's placed about with fronts about 4 ft. out from the front wall or for more money, Klipschorns in the corner.  You system should sweeten the sound of the horns nicely and they's be about right for power.  Dynamic as all hell.  They ... 
Seeking Legit Cartridge Expert?
Your Harbeth's make everything sound good, so I'd look for a cartridge that was more dynamic with excellent detail.  The Miyajima Shilabe would be a hopping dynamic cartridge that should be great with rock and jazz albums.  It also has a potent ba... 
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
I was in the right place at the right time being only 2 hours away from a very special pair of VMPS RM40 BCSE speakers w/ bookmatched rosewood veneers and was THE pair of speakers Marty DeWulf of Bound For Sound had for a few years as his referenc... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@itsjim  I agree with you on Journey to Love--also very good sound.  I was at Paul Heath Audio on N. Clark St. in Chicago and brought that album with about 1977.  One of the Bull's players (Johnson--6'11") came in and wanted to know who that albu... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@paulietunes  You're welcome!  
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
Deep Purple--Made in Japan Supertramp--Crime of the Century Michael Franks--Passion Fruit Loggins & Messina--Full Sail Emerson, Lake & Palmer Eva Cassidy--Live At Blues Alley Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones--Girl At Her Volcano P... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
Loggins & Messina--Native Son War--Why Can't We Be Friends Checkfield--Distant Thunder Blood, Sweat & Tears II   All the music is good too.  
Best Options For A Tubed Preamp - $2500 Or Less, Preferably Used To Maximize Value
Audible Illusions 3A or 3B.  If you need phono,  The AI's have a great phono section.  You can also get it w/o phono.  I owned a AI 2D from 1991-2007, great sound, zero problems.  Had to replace tubes once or maybe twice.  Use AI's tubes if you wa... 
2024 Audio System Wish List
@roxy54, I hope someone puts a great deal like I got two times over from the same guy. On my double racks I have 6 Sistrum platforms and 6 of the rods and it cost me about $2300 total. The same fellow contacted me when he had 2 more and I bought ... 
2024 Audio System Wish List
I'll be VERY happy if my phono preamp gets repaired and works as it used to--if it gets some upgrade to make it sound even better, that would be frosting on the cake.  My system, room, room treatments, along with being pretty thoroughly tweaked ou... 
2024 Audio System Wish List
@roxy54  I've had double low Sistrum racks from Live Vibe for about 5 years and Sistrums under some speakers.  Love the look and especially the sound.  I have RTS couplers clamping each component to it's platform--great sound upgrade and it elimi... 
Best RCA interconnect up to ~$100?
If you are open to buying used cables, Darwin or Amadi make very good sounding interconnects sounding better than many times their price. The original Darwin Silver ICs are still a very good IC. They don’t look like much, but their sound is excell...