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What is your most fond musical memory.
Great thread. I’m not sure I didn’t post this before, but in a lifetime of really good musical memories, one standout is four or five nights in a row of Sinatra at Radio City Music Hall. I had ’met’ him before at the Carnegie Hall stage entrance ... 
What is your most fond musical memory.
Sneaking down and seeing Elvis a hundred feet away for five minutes at the Nassau Coliseum in 1975.  God Bless The King.  
Upgrading preamp. Best for under $1K
Ps, I wasn't going to suggest one particular preamp because there are a lot of good ones in the world of vintage gear. That said, for a little more than the grand, I recommend a Krell KRC 3 which can probably be had for $1,200 at this point in tim... 
Upgrading preamp. Best for under $1K
I wouldn’t say ’it’s easy’ to get a great preamp under a grand, however, I’ve had that challenge before and it can be a lot of fun. There’s a lot of very very good stuff, especially vintage stuff, that you can really enjoy chasing down. Make sure ... 
What new gear have you just bought?
I haven’t done a serious change in the chain for sometime now. Either I’ve become complacent or just gave into the fact that my ears aren’t as nicely tuned as they may once have been. Occasionally, audio nervosa will get the better of me and promp... 
Schiit yggdrasil + Less Is More vs. Denafrips Pontus II
I don’t know how (Denafrips with) the Pontus 2 work this magic of convincing the audio world that this is the most phenomenal DAC in the hobby today. If you go online and check all the obvious influencers/reviewers and you’ll find they are trippin... 
Fee for home audition
svenjosh You made me laugh. In retrospect, I would’ve just negotiated that price down because that was way too much. No need for a slap. There’s nothing wrong with paying/tipping someone to help you out. The way I see it, I save a lot of money ge... 
What are some good things to do when going to an audition
Bring a venti dark roast from Starbucks. The rest will handle itself.  
Fee for home audition
I’ll never get this stink of entitlement that I see on some of these posts. No one is required to help you out by lugging & loaning you their equipment on the outside chance that you might not be anything more than a wishful tire kicking twit.... 
Really Inexpensive Systems That Sounded Great?
Great thread. I love the challenge of putting together the best system you could afford.  
Songs of debauchery and excess
There's WAP from the brilliant minds of Cardi B & 'Megan Thee Stallion'...    
How Did Your First Audiophile Experience Impact Your Audio Journey?
Impact? No. I wasn’t quite sure what it was I was looking for or what was even really available. I read a piece in New York magazine on Michael Kay and Lyric HiFi in Manhattan and whatever I read inspired me to visit a real live audio salon. I he... 
Denafrips 12 anniversary
"lordmelton Yeah, the greed monster is taking over. I’d hold out for the special limited edition 9/999 with gold knobs, personally signed by Metallica or whoever. Confucius say "When no selly put up pricey".   What an absolutely ridiculous pos... 
Hi-end audio is a big zero
I always have a hard time believing the posters who tell us improbable stories about dickish dealers who refuse to audition equipment unless they’re pre-committing to buy. I’m pretty sure there’s something about them or their approach that makes a... 
Hi-end audio is a big zero
What would the OP expect? The dealer recreate his living room? As if in 2023 there’s a lot of realistic alternatives in actually hearing a pair of speakers you’ve been researching. Sounds a little like making exuses for being a little bit of a ti...