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You want the TRUTH from those Wilson Alexia's, maybe you can't handle the TRUTH
Be prepared to get your electrical service upgraded! 200 W panel just for your hifi; same for your video system! 3rd one for the rest of the house; did I forget the home office? Solar City eat your heart out! 
Designer Hall of Fame
Harvey RosenbergStanley (?) Owsley 
Modwright LS/PS 36.5 or Pass Labs XP-20?
From what I have read on their web site Rogue is a solid, venerable, engineering company with good resumes, good product, a good balance sheet, and offer very good values. I have a colleague who recommends their amps over the high, high priced tub... 
Shorten my speaker cables?
To follow up, the AC plug in question has the hot and neutral leads clipped and sealed; only the oval earth connection remain. Perhaps the only wire in the expansion from the speaker wires is the earth wire. Grounding the speakers to earth should ... 
Shorten my speaker cables?
I run all balanced with a 30' run between amp and preamp. My Prosaic speaker cables are under two meters. I have my turntable and phono preamp in another room, with the turntable suspended from the ceiling. The phono preamp is connected to the pre... 
Modwright LS/PS 36.5 or Pass Labs XP-20?
I hope you picked the Pass. A contrarian, I feel solid state phono and line amplification upstream from tube mono blocks preferably in balanced mode brings out the best sound, the quietest noise levels. I know nothing about Modwright but Pass is a... 
What to do with bad recorded CDs
Sorry for some of the misspelling above, eg propel instead of people, but that is an artifact of nanny spelling correction on this device. Makes one appear illiterate. 
What to do with bad recorded CDs
What is a "bad" CD? I have an Oppo BD 105 run fully balanced through other components to my Sound Lab U-1PXs. I listen to many old jazz (Charlie Parker) recordings that have been "tweaked". One can listen to the room ambience , and really feels yo... 
What to do with bad recorded CDs
Benellis are not "good" shotguns even when they work. They are over-priced and would have gone belly up if Beretta hadn't bought them. Now they have worse quality control and more new models. Best to buy and give to your guide as a tip at the end ... 
Which Stax headphones- best bang for the buck
How about the Jaeklin Floats? 
The Best & Rarest of all Stereo Gear
How about the Fulton J's? 
The Best & Rarest of all Stereo Gear
The first strain gauge cartridge was from Panasonic or some other Japanese manufacturer. Win, Rowland and so on just modified or had special interface electronics built for them. You could actually change the stylus, I recall. I tried to get MLAS ... 
Best Turntable: Acoustic-Signature, Amazon Refere
In 2016, How many of these manufacturers are still extant?SMELinn¬†SOTAGrahamanyone else? 
Keep or sell Yamaha PX-2 turntable?
The spell checker@#%$ - I meant cogging. 
Keep or sell Yamaha PX-2 turntable?
Anyone know a service center or tech for these? One of the ics may be shot - the automatic functions do not work. Rumors are this control IC is unobtainable. ¬†Otherwise used manually the TT is very good indeed with an Ortofon Kontrpunkt B cartridg...