Responses from jasman

Best Rock Albums in 2009, so far
The Avett Brother - I & Love & YouWilco - The AlbumSteve Earle - TownesJustin Townes Earle - Midnight at the MoviesJason Isbell and the 400 Unit 
Your three favorite audio dealerships?
I also enjoy Music Direct. Nice equipment, good prices, and fast service. 
Top Alternative Rock Albums of 2008
I agree with the Fleet Foxes, it is a very god cd. I also enjoy the Drive By Truckers release "Brighter than Creation's Dark" 
Best of the 80's &90's Amps & Preamps
Threshold t-200 or t-400 power amp and Threshold t-2 preamp 
Klipschorn: Still relevant??
I think they are. They rereleased their classic series. You can get parts from them going way back. Their customer support is outstanding. Is there better sounding speakers on the market, yes, BUT Klipshorn will definitely be around for a long tim... 
Good Country recordings
The Flatlanders - Wheel of FortuneJimmie Dale Gilmore - One Endless Night Dale Watson - From the Cradle to the Grave Emmlou Harris -Wrecking BallThe Derailers - Full Western DressJim Lauderdale - Country Superhits Vol 1Flying Burrito Brothers - An... 
Your First Concert was.....
Foghat opening for REO Speedwagon, Summer of 1975 
What's your favorite remake of a song
Johnny Cash = Hurt 
My favorite Steely Dan song has to be...
Doctor Wu from Katy Lied 
What do you do when you listen to music?
Enjoy a fine glass of Wine. 
effect of tubes in cd players
I have had three solid state players, Sony, Rotel, and Marantz. I went with a used Cary Audio player this time and I will not go back to a solid state player. One of my audio friends has a Ah Toeb player, this is also a good sounding player. 
Vince Guaraldi recommendations
A Charlie Brown Christmas is excellent. I have the orginal and the new remastered edition, They did a good job on the remaster. Recommended! 
Threshold T200?
I agree with John, offer them $1200.00. 
Threshold T200?
I own a T-200 and I am very pleased with it. I am running it with Martin Logan's. As far as taking the plunge, it depends on the price. I purchased my from the orginal owned for $1000.00. The resurrected Threshold company will rebuild T-200's and ... 
Best Bike to ride before a good listening session
Italian custom Grandis vintage 1989, full Dura-Ace except Mavic hubs and rims. Just like driving a Ferrari!