Responses from frankmc195

Transparent Audio is anything but Transparent
I think your expectations were way to high but that is my opinion.  
MBL Owners: The "Why" Behind Our Choices and the Search for the Ultimate "Wow" Factor
I almost bought an MBL preamp because it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I read a review and it wasn't exactly what I was looking for but I'm an impulse buyer and almost bought it.  
Annoying newbie CD/SACD player question
I agree with the oppo 105 or 105b as a good choice.  
The Best Bass Ever? A Subwoofer Discovery
Hey I think you may have found the perfect way to go deaf as fast as you can... a 15" woofer in a closed car should do it.  
Preamp advice
I have a Vac renaissance mk3 with my MC275 and it sounds wonderful (that's tubes on tubes). You can't really find them so maybe one of the newer Vac preamps should do nicely.   
Amp — Leave on or turn off
If you have a tube preamp... turn it off because logic would tell you that you are putting time on the tubes.... Haven't seen any studies but it makes sense (I'm going to get 10 posts telling me I'm wrong). I've noticed that temperature and humidi... 
Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
I see lots and lots of classical records for sale all the time for really low prices so it should be easy to do.  
New TT : Balanced vs. Unbalanced Connection?
I have the Rose rs150b connected to my amp with unbalanced rca connectors and I haven't once thought to myself that I could make it sound better. Which could free up the one unbalanced you have for your phono but if your heart is set on connecting... 
Why are my posts being removed.
You criticized the site and got taken down...... strange.   
Did your system getting better the more money you spent or more experience you gained?
Knowing when to quit should be a large part of being an audiophile.  
What to ask when buying used speakers?
You hit the main issues right on the head.... age for decaying caps and speaker foam.... both of those issues can be addressed though if the price is right and you know what you are doing. High end speakers around 15 years old may start having iss... 
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
You can buy some great sounding speakers for a lot less than 20k... but I have to say you need to find a way to listen to them in person first. Find the closest place that sells high end equipment and go there. Make sure they sell many different b... 
What to do with a large collection
I gave away hundreds of Cds years ago..... now I'm buying them back.... who knew?  
Hum in speakers, and suggestions for stopping it
If the amp is 5 years or older... a lot of the times is a capacitor or tube ageing. If you have restacked your components, the power from one may interfere with the other component if they aren't shielded from one another. Move any electrical devi... 
Why do people like reel to reel players?
They look really cool and I love all 8 or mine. I don't really listen to them to be honest but they look good sitting on the rack.