Responses from jwei

Should Amps be plugged into a power conditioner?
The amp's class of operation could be a factor, e.g., class A, AB, or D.  Any knowledgeable opinions?  
Example of a piece o’ crap, useless review
This was the kind of review that got Stereophile started (by JGH) -- "This and the higher-powered P-L 700 have a sound that is characteristically their own: A rather fat, rich quality that one normally associates with good solid-state units of co... 
Bryston amp, pop sound at power down.
I have 3 Bryston 7B ST's and all three give off a pop/crackle at power down, whether turned off at the pushbutton or due to loss of AC feed.  Since it is the same for all three, I guess it is normal. While a bit disturbing, the sounds are not lou... 
full range or mini's and a sub
I agree with full range plus subs.  Works for my av system, tho I get by with just a good full range system in my music room.  
Are You a Swifty?
Best HIFI Stores LA/Orange
@yyzsantabarbara  Ah so -- Brooks Berdan is in the process of relocating to the Seattle area.  However, it seems there may still be some sales activity at the old Monrovia location. Their phone message indicates the store is open on Saturdays 11... 
Best HIFI Stores LA/Orange
I haven't studied their speaker lineups for match with 300b amps, but I know both these shops provide great service offering high end product >> Audio Element, in Pasadena Brooks Berdan, in Monrovia  
Stuff You Tried To Love
Pair of Spendor S3/5 speakers for a child's bedroom system.  i would have liked better highs and bass.  Even the midrange felt flat.  Still got'em on a shelf in the garage.  
Jazz for aficionados
Here's a nice jazz cover of Herb Alpert's "A Taste of Honey."    
Effect of Internet Service Quality on Streaming?
Sure. I like to relax and listen to music on holidays.  Few years ago, my internet stopped working for a whole day on Labor Day.  Way to go Spectrum! Glad I had my vinyl and CDs.  
A persistent hummmm...
I had a hum problem once, although mine did not involve tube amplification nor high efficiency speakers.  I found isolation units from Jensen Transformers were effective when all else failed.  Of course, I had to get comfortable with the idea of i... 
Best Circa 90's CDP
Forgot to mention the Mark Levinson 39 CD player.  Came out in the '90s and upgraded to the 390S in the 2000s.  
Best Circa 90's CDP
Sony SCD-1 also plays SACD. Ah! Njoe Tjoeb 98 was a Dutch-modified Marantz CD player that had favorable reviews.  
Anthony (Tony) Cordesman has passed away
RIP AHC! I was a fan of his reviews in Stereophile and then TAS.  And I remember seeing him interviewed during the Gulf War.  What a fine learned gentleman.  
Best Covers
And one of my all time faves, Charles Earland’s cover of "More Today Than Yesterday’ originally by Spiral Staircase. Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, reportedly in a single take.