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Nowhere to hear speakers and amps anymore!
Boston still has a reasonable number of options- Audio Lab and Q Audio in Cambridge, Natural Sound in Framingham, Goodwin's High End in Waltham (really high end $$$), and in nearby Nashua NH Audio Visual Therapy and Fidelis.  Best Buy/Magnolia als... 
Sonus Faber Concertino differences
The Home line was introduced to be a higher volume line than the originals, with distribution through Tweeter, for example. They were designed to be easier to drive than the originals. There are pretty close to the originals in sound, although I l... 
Budget Amp for Sonus Faber
I'd be a little careful with small, low-cost amps. Your speakers are nominally 4 ohms with 87dB sensitivity. In addition, there are pretty wide swings in impedance and phase angel. All of that implies a pretty hefty power supply may be needed.  Tr... 
Mark Levinson Repairs
The filter caps for the 331 were made by Philips. Some people have used replacement caps from CORNELL DUBILIER that some say are as good if not better than the original Philips ones. I am not sure if these are still available. But, from what I kno... 
Mark Levinson Repairs
markny - I never said that Samsung ownership has no impact on Harmon Kardon and thus Levinson. I simply said the Harmon Kardon is a pretty well respected company. The issue with 3xx series amps is that they used specialized filter caps that ran a... 
Mark Levinson Repairs
The company is very different than when those amps were build. And pretty much all of them need the caps replaced and quality parts have been hard to find.  It is frustrating but not too surprising that they will not fix the amp.   I have 20 yea... 
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
As atmasphere noted above, tubes produce harmonics (distortion) that most solid state gear does not. That distortion is pleasing to many, but not to all. It can also be overdone. I have a tube preamp (Cary SLP-05) and a solid state amp (Levinson 4... 
Mark Levinson Repairs
Mark Levinson is owned by Harmon Kardon which is owned by Samsung. Harmon Kardon is a respected name in consumer and professional audio. Levinson has certainly had issues with customer service in the past but to compare them and Harmon Kardon to w... 
Mark Levinson Repairs
George Myers is not listed as an authorized service center on the Levinson website, not sure why. I would check with Levinson to be sure. Service Centers (marklevinson.com) Sites-ML-US-Site (marklevinson.com)  
Mark Levinson Repairs
The most common problem with these amps is the capacitors. This is a very well known problem. Over time they leak and need to be replaced. If the leaking is bad, that may cause problems with some of the boards. Sourcing high quality replacements h... 
How Do I Transfer Spotify Playlists to Qobuz
Soundiiz  ttransfers between most streaming services.  
New summer home thinking about the following.
If you want to buy two of them. 
New summer home thinking about the following.
I use a Classic One Mk3 to drive a pair of Sonus Faber Concerto and I really like the sound. But, the Concerto is a pretty easy bookshelf to drive. I tried it with my Sonus Faber Cremona and it just did not have enough current to drive them. The A... 
This forum is antiquated.
It is important to remember that this is free forum and that it is an adjunct to a commercial marketplace for selling used equipment. The money is in the marketplace. The free forums are a nice addition but they are really just a nice service prov... 
This forum is antiquated.
I was involved with the current design. The developer was not that experienced and, as best as I could tell, was a one man team. Issues like including imagines, easy quoting of previous posts and being able to name external links  were discusse...