effischer

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My New Year’s Wish for my fellow audiophiles.
@thecarpathian, that would be Scranton, 18504.  Kind of a fluke we ended up in that spot.  My spouse got a Cadillac relocation from her new employer and after 17 months of looking, finally found a place that met our needs there.  It was also a bit... 
My New Year’s Wish for my fellow audiophiles.
Thank you for the genuinely nicest post I've seen here in quite some time, @2psyop! My New Year brings a new location (now in Northeastern PA), a new house with new listening area and many new revisions to my system for accommodating it all.  A r... 
System advice
I happen to like some of the "crooner" style easy listening stuff myself, and I’d suggest a totally different direction. How about a McIntosh MAC1700 with a pair of 80’s era Klipsch Heresys and something like a Sota Comet or Thorens TD209? No DAC,... 
Goodbye Everyone
Your observations about how folks tend to communicate apply beyond AgoN.  Online conversation in general often isn't and hasn't been for a decade or longer. I've often thought that I should start sending thank-you notes to people I admire or who ... 
Investigating if ultrasound is harming LPs
@lewm @tomic601 @czarivey ​​​​@fuzztone are all correct. I’m the guy that usually signs off with "happy listening" because sounds that make us happy are what the audio hobby is all about. This thread touches on my professional world of metrology ... 
Looking for a McIntosh amp that gives a great example of the “McIntosh Sound”
I've got an MC302 and two MC7100 units.  Both models have the "McIntosh" sound to my ears.  A 9 point 302 might be a bit rare at your price point, but you could easily get two 7+ point 7100s and use them as dual mono units for ~300 WPC.  They have... 
A suitable cart and possible practical tweaks for a Rega Planar 3...
Another vote for the DV; I used the 23RS with great success for many years.  One task you should do that's extremely inexpensive and definitely overdue if you haven't done it yet:  Change the bearing oil, clean the pulley, clean the sub-platter an... 
klipshorn speakers
We have contributed to each other's posts in the past, and this combination is one I know something about having owned several pairs of Klipsch speakers along with a variety of McIntosh tube and SS gear. Comments regarding the less-than-desirable... 
Another “How to choose an arm” question
Another long-term Sapphire owner here, and I'm not sure why @rauliruegas is universally down on uni-pivot tonearms.  My Graham Phantom is certainly an ideal match for my rig and has been bullet-proof reliable as well as easily repeatable for VTA o... 
Decisive moments your your audio journey
For me, it was a Sansui 1000X my sister gave my parents as a Christmas present in 1971.  I spent hours listening to the radio with headphones I'd saved my allowance months for (I was 10).  I've been on the "how do I get the music to sound better" ... 
McIntosh C-28 knobs
#1 source for all bits and pieces McIntosh: https://www.audioclassics.com Ryan Kilpatrick is the go-to guy for parts there.  If anyone has them, they will. BTW, you say an electrostatic cleaner?  I'm not 100% sure, but I believe most plated knob... 
Help with McIntosh Repair Facility
I agree with all the above comments regarding the Westchester OH quote; totally out-of-line.  I also agree that your first call should be to Ryan Kilpatrick at Audio Classics in Vestal.  They are known world-wide for their excellence with all thin... 
RIP oregonpapa
Wow.  Just wow. There isn't really anything I can add to the sentiments above.  I will say that I'm going to miss the always thoughtful input and courteous demeanor.  Safe travels, Frank.  
Is JRiver still the best software?
Here's the latest installment of where things stand.  As @sandstone suggested, I downloaded all the manuals and the Windows USB driver software from McIntosh. I do have a company Wintel computer that allowed me to install the software in the hopes... 
Is JRiver still the best software?
@auxinput I fully agree, which is why I’ve been chasing this irritating fly in the ointment for so long. Moreover, the native file is how the artist released the material, and one would presume that’s how it was meant to be presented. It also tur...