Responses from kcpellethead

Battle of the Open Baffles
I have lusted after PureAudioProject Quintet15 for years, but can’t seem to pull the trigger without hearing them in person. They are very elusive and it’s hard to spend $10K+ and still need to assemble them.   
I’m looking for an sleek integrated amp under $15k
How about this Aavik Acoustic U-300 listed here? https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisb7hh8-aavik-acoustics-u-300-solid-state  
Dealers with excellent listening rooms?
Quintessence Audio in Morton Grove, Illinois (Chicago suburb) has the best rooms I’ve experienced, and not by a small margin. I traveled to hear different speakers and knowing a bit more now, I’m amazed how overlooked acoustic treatments and prope... 
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
Wilson Audio Sabrina . . . After a long hiatus, I made a list of speakers I wanted to hear. Sabrina was not on the list. I traveled to Chicago, because many of the speakers could be found there. Visiting a shop to hear Focal, I asked to hear the S... 
This sounds suspicious...
Been seeing AG ads from long established members with prices that are too good to be true. The last one, posted yesterday, was a pair of Revel F228bE for around $4K with $35 shipping. It appears the scammers have gone from creating new accounts to... 
There are leads to reverse, but they’re a bit of work to access. Remove the cap/top and take the sock off. This will allow you to access the connections for the sub amp. If I can do it, it’s not difficult. Hardest part is getting the sock back on ... 
Best Sound Track Ever Vote for One
Almost Famous  
Wall Art
@nonoise Those are outstanding. Will you share where they were purchased?    
Anybody watch Steve Huff audio on the Tube?
Steve Huff’s YT audio channel is the epitome of “never heard a bad piece of audio gear”, yet sells off many of these end game components. I read somewhere, that he possibly arranges to keep the gear as payment for the review, then peddles it for p... 
$5K KUZMA TONEARM FOR ONLY $690! Gryphon Diablo for Only $699!
These super low priced ads for quality equipment have been showing up almost daily for awhile now. I’ve personally reported six or seven. Beyond the ridiculously favorable price, the seller will have joined in the current month of the current year... 
Buying New TV Need A Soundbar Recommendation
Recently added an 85” television. Researching soundbars, the finalists were: Sonos ARC SL Samsung HW-Q950A Sony HT-A9 Sony HT-A7000 Sennheiser Ambeo   Settled on the Sonos ARC for ease of use and simple integration into our Sonos ecosystem.... 
How do you make a final decision on a DAC
If it’s any help, I sent off a Denafrips Athena preamp to their service guy, Todd,  in Buda, Texas, and the experience was outstanding. Excellent communication, prompt attention to the issue, and lightning fast turn around. Based on my experience,... 
Suggest your most desired MSRP $1,500-$3,000 Stand Mount for a Shootout.
Tyler Acoustics T1 Studio Monitors $2,400   These were designed by Danny Richie at GR Research  
Share albums where EVERY SINGLE song is good
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedos  
Share albums where EVERY SINGLE song is good
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours