Responses from fstein

Recommend a non-polite sounding amp / integrated
CDC: I urge you to try a fosi or topping chip amp. for $150 or much less, you may be happy. Little to lose  
Recommend a non-polite sounding amp / integrated
for a bit more money go Purifi  
Recommend a non-polite sounding amp / integrated
look at the chifi TIĀ  3255 chip powered amps. Chump change. Astonishing.  
What's your experience with snooty HiFi salesmen?
I had the pleasure of watching Lyric in NYC go broke.  
get the new technics 1500  
Placement of subwoofers
Place a subwoofer on your seat and walk around the room. This will reveal nodes and optimum placement  
subwoofer slight hum
Is your interconnect shielded?  
Which Line Level, Balanced Preamplifier?
get an integrated  
I have NOVA V's and I am not happy
Schitt Lokius  
A cunundrum of sorts... any ideas?
2 separate systems  
Im looking for the next upgrade. I'm not real sure which way I want to go Help!
Room acoustics!!!  
Denon DL-302 rebuild thoughts
The best is the enemy of the good. The more complex the stylus shape the fussier the setup will be. If you don't have (or are not) a tt specialist, I would avoid the micro-ridge.  
Thoughts about the "Cheapaudioman" on YouTube
I think most of the people on this site have never heard cheap audio. If you had, you would be shocked at how good "mid-fi" has gotten in the last 20 years  
Best qobuz records to compare dac upgrades
How are you going to adjust for loudness differences between them? <1dB may be audible  
Recommendations for the best headphones with equalization after severe acoustic injury
Consult an audiologist first. If they agree you may want to EQ your speakers