jmalen123

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Amp — Leave on or turn off
It is, as many stated, amp specific. I will add that it is also user specific. In my case the weekends are my music time, so my system is off all week. When I get home Friday night, I turn everything on and leave it until my weekend is over. My Ma... 
Value of a preamp?
It is still a short thread, but I would agree to some degree with the preceding statements. Insightful and helpful. In my case, achieving synergy between the ear, room and gear is with a good preamp/amp combo. No right or wrong.   
Can a DAC do double duty?
That elite stuff was awesome. I still have my Elite PD65, and it still sounds lovely. It took something quadruple the price to outdo that monster. Finally replaced it with a Marantz SA7S1. Both are very sweet and more analog sounding than most, bu... 
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
        The 2016 release by Muddy Magnolias / Broken People is a winner in any genre. I would consider it bluesy. The harmonies are gorgeous.  
Is more amp power always better...?
 All the specs. of an amp can help determine whether it is a good fit, but in my opinion the signal to noise and wattage will determine your headroom. For dynamic listening you must have headroom and that will take wattage.  
Thank Heavens For The Internet World Used/ Pre-Owned High End Audio Market!!!!
Thanks @baylinor for the interesting clarification. Nice to know that Mos Generator is based so close. I would venture to a show if possible.  
Thank Heavens For The Internet World Used/ Pre-Owned High End Audio Market!!!!
Agree totally with everything said and would add that the same goes for searching out interesting music. The internet has brought me Mongolian chant music, Indian sitar, Swedish metal, Iranian folk singers. Music in my own backyard here in Oregon ... 
Robert Plant
From me at Christmas, thanks to the op @n80 for starting this post. I love the info and dialogue concerning equipment on this forum, but the music I have learned about is what has brought me endless smiles. God bless, and thanks, to all of you gee... 
Robert Plant
Thanks, sfgak for that link. Is that not one of the most beautiful women ever. She exudes beauty, class and style. Robert as always has great timbre and timing. His vocal control may be waning but his ability to connect to the music has never been... 
Robert Plant
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss together are sublime. To me he never sounded better.  
"The Mystery Of Sound Is Mysticism"
Your ability to be introspective and corrective should be emulated, and I will praise it always. Great show old chap.  
"The Mystery Of Sound Is Mysticism"
I enjoy your posts Mahgister, but the typing comment didn't strike me as all that derisive. We feel what we feel, but taking a joke is a well-documented way to not give a crap. Bless you and Merry Christmas.  
Evaluating Equipment-induced EMI noise in one’s audio system
For me, a good cask strength bourbon helps. Makes the voices quieter also.  
Do you adjust your subwoofer
I use 3 SVS subs and actually control them by a second preamp. My musical tastes run the entire spectrum and recordings vary greatly. Seems that the newer music is recorded with much more emphasis on low frequencies. This has worked for me going o... 
Is my amp good enough?
Do not forget the importance of speaker placement and room treatment. All the money and components in the world cannot overcome a horrible set up.