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Maggies and subwoofer integration
I also run my Maggies (MMGs) through a B&K EX-442 Sonata. I’m using a Rythmik F12G sub. After lots of back-and-forth, I settled on 80 Hz for the crossover (it was either 60 or 80 for me). With the room EQ/DSP I run it integrates very well when... 
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
+1 for Dr. John’s "Duke Elegant". +1 for all Warren Haynes/Gov’t Mule +1 for all Tedeschi/Trucks music (or the prequel Derek Trucks Band’s "Songlines") +1 for Marcus King (have seen him twice, most recently last summer; saw him open for T/T a f... 
Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?
This isn't a purchased cable per se, but because it was an inexpensive experiment, so I gave it a go.  This was to connect Maggie MMGs to a modded Hafler DH 220. While not the end all be all by any stretch, I was fairly blown away by the sound th... 
I took Frank Zappa’s advice
Favorite audiophile liner notes, Steely Dan, Katy Lied: Read the booklet that comes with "Jazz At The Pawnshop 30th Anniversary" SACD box.   It could almost be a sound engineer's Master's Thesis.  
Are there any issues with connecting speaker wire in this manner?
make the loop fit tightly on the screw and orient it so that tightening the screw pulls the wire in rather than pushes it out.  if done correctly, this is an excellent connection.   This is what I do with the 12-gauge single-conductor speaker w... 
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
Dude, I run what would most definitely be defined as a "mid-fi" system (as I myself typically describe it): Parasound P5 preamp Oppo BDP-93 Denon DVD-2900 Marantz SR8015 AVR Rythmik F12G (sub 1) Miller & Kreisel K-10 (sub 2) Magnepan MM... 
He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable.
And why the two grandfather clocks? Note the mirror placements of other objects in the room (speakers, tables, lamps, dog figurines, floor rugs, etc).   Anal retentiveness to the Nth degree.  
He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable.
Wow.  I mean..........wow.  What a tale, almost worthy of a Shakespeare byline. I venture to say that, sadly, he suffered from an obsessive disorder that clearly prevented him from maintaining what most would consider "normal" relationships with ... 
Robert Plant
As I get older the acoustic version of Going to California on How the West was Won is stil one of my favorites. Absolutely +1000.  I believe that performance, IIRC, was at Earl's Court.  Probably my favorite Jimmy Page acoustic performance of a... 
Purchase on Audiogon arrived not as described
Be patient.  Being the holiday season, EVERYTHING is slow.    
Do you adjust your subwoofer
If I'm on a Tool jag and want to send ripples through my sternum, I bump my sub to about 1 o'clock or so.  Typically it's at about 11 o'clock.  All other adjustments stay the same.    
Musical subwoofer under $2000
+1 for the Rythmik F12G.  That's what I paired my Magnepan MMGs with (very, very well I might add).  I later added a small M&K K-10 in an opposing corner just for kicks to help fill out the room. The Rythmik subs are highly adjustable, appea... 
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
Man.  TOP'S "BTO" is a great album, no question.  So is ABB'S Fillmore Concerts.  Really good choices.  As is Floyd's ubiquitous "DSOTM". But for me?  When it comes to this list?  Santana's "Moonflower" typically holdsat  #2 to Steely Dan's "Aja"... 
Rediscovery
but I also have a multi CD player (Onkyo) which I load with a lot of music which I enjoy... Same here.  I picked up a Pioneer 300 disc "jukebox" CD/DVD carousel to insert into my office system.  I drew up an Excel spreadsheet with the CD names,... 
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE HIGH END GEAR ON AUDIO GEAR?