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My First Stereo. What Was Yours?
KLH model 11 wood great sound from a small system.  
Beatles CD box set
I'd be interested in your thoughts on the mono vs recent stereo remasters.  
Maggies and subwoofer integration
Just noticed the question my subs they are self powered 12"Sony that go down to 20 Hz that I picked up on CL for $30 each. They integrate well with my 3.7i. I run them off the RCA taps on a Pass pre with the XLR going to the amp. The key is settin... 
Magnepan DWM Bass Panel
Not sure how low your 8" sub goes depending on the music you listen to you would probably want one that goes down to about 20 Hz. That's the problem with the DWM too it doesn't go that low. Try setting the sub at about 50 Hz and settings the volu... 
Magnepan 1.7 and Subwoofer help/recommendations
If you contact Magnepan I'm sure you can get the resistors from them. I recently replaced the 1 ohm resistors on my 3.7i with .47 from do it yourself electronics and love the sound. As for subs I found used 12" Sony on CL and found if you keep th... 
Magnepan DWM Bass Panel
As a Maggie owner I think your money maybe better spent on a sub as I believe the DWM only goes down to about 35 Hz. I have used a sub with 1.7 and now 3.7i once you lock it in it really fills out the bottom.  
Sub $2,000 Integrated Amp Recommendations
Check out a pre-owned Parasound Halo Hint it has everything you could want and should be obtainable for under 2k.  
Beatles CD box set
The 09 version isn't bad but I would be more inclined to purchase the latest remixes from Revolver on as I think they are so much better and maybe the Red double for earlier songs or the first 2 in mono and the 09 for the remainder. Hope that help... 
Maggies and subwoofer integration
I'm using cheap used Sony subs with Maggie 3.7i as that's all the budget I had left. I've found that a setting of about 50 Hz works well and keeping the sub volume low to avoid bloat works fantastic. Even my musician friend are surprised at how we... 
Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
If you want some lively classical music try Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. The Boston Symphony just did an amazing set of the Shostakovich Symphonies, I'm not sure if they were released on vinyl but I'm sure you can find them by others. There's s... 
The Winter Brothers
Agree a great LP You may also enjoy Edgar Winters White Trash and their double live LP on which Johnny joins the band for a few tunes. The other guitarist  in WT is no slouch being Rick Derringer.  
Cream — Stormy Monday
There's also a great version by Gary Moore and Albert King on YouTube.   
What to ask when buying used speakers?
3 pair of used Maggie's 1.7, 1.7i and now 3.7i no problems. Do research on seller, I wouldn't buy a pair more than 5 years old, ask condition and if there were ever any problems.  
Oldies that stick in your head...
Smoke on the Water Born to be wild Louie Louie I want to hold your hand, I saw her standing there, most early Beatles    
Happy Birthday Keith Richards.
Keith was great his usual smiling, witty self. He’s aged like fine wine, a guy who you’d now love to hang out with. He did a few numbers on acoustic guitar. Hopefully he'll have many more birthday’s and lots of great music to come. Happy Birthday.