lynnj

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What to do with a large collection
If you have a community radio station, they might have use for them and you can write off the donation.   
Are audiophile products designed to initially impress then fatigue to make you upgrade?
I wonder if this question doesn’t reflect technology in general. I have an iPhone so old I don’t dare upgrade the os because it will stop working. My brother had to get a new Apple TV box because the latest apps wouldn’t work on it. It used to be ... 
Tuner choice
I was thinking about it, and I did have a Tandberg 2001 but it didn’t overlap with my exposure amp. So this amp might drive my inefficient speakers better, or maybe the Tandberg wasn’t as good?  Well, I’m happy with this. I have to say I’m in town... 
Tuner choice
Well the Sansui TU-717 is not disappointing in any way. I guess I’ve never had a good tuner so this is like a revelation that radio can be more than background music. This has stage depth, clear and not noisy. When there is static the noise reduct... 
Tuner choice
I decided to go for a Sansui TU-717. It had been refurbished so not a bargain, but the guy seemed to have good reviews and a reliable vintage piece of equipment seems sensible. I’ll report back about sound. I’m a little worried because there seems... 
Tuner choice
Yes, decimal point issues in price. It seems with any collectible there are the big names that rightly fetch top prices. By their reputation the prices seem to inflate from there. Meanwhile, I think there are some less touted names that are a clos... 
Tuner choice
Thanks for all the ideas. Lots to inform my browsing around.   
2022 is almost here. Why are you here?
I’m not here much but was more early on. I’ve bought stuff and sold some and gotten tips about repairing components. Where else would I find all those things irl. Over time there is some repetition (does no one know about the search function) so d... 
Smooth sounding integrated
Ive been happy with British amps...Exposure and Arcam. I’m liking the Exposure better but both were satisfying.  
Please Make Audiogon Cool
The conversation here can get a bit uncool, but whenever a person comes into my house and sees a real stereo system with a turntable ready to play vinyl, inevitably they say “cool”. Just maintaining this equipment and analog media is cool. So as a... 
Why all or most audiophiles are men?
I grew up with an audiophile dad. I guess it rubbed off on me. We aren’t surrounded by quality sound these days, and I think the less men or women are exposed to what a sound system can offer, the less interest there will be in general. It’s a sha... 
What's happened to the used high end market recently?? Sales are tough....:0(
I’m not high end audio type, but I do enjoy the two channel experience, spin vinyl and fuss over my old equipment. So what I find here at Audiogon is thoughtful conversation about options and a better quality marketplace than eBay. It’s a crapshoo... 
Dealers hijacking the discussions
I generally lurk here but the desire for the old days resonates for me. I agree this used to be more hobbyists discussing used equipment and the pitching was on the For Sale section of the site. Changes creep up on you slowly. Imperceptibly even. ... 
It is a good idea to purchase a vintage tube pre-amp.
I loved my old MFA Magus. Not in good repair at the moment but when it was good it was very good. I'm looking to sell it if someone wants a worthy project. Or I'll get it up to specs and then sell it. I had issues with my power amp so switched to ...