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What is best turntable for listening to Rock from the sixties like Led Zeppelin?
If you're going to blanket "Rock from the sixties-The sound quality isn't that great," then why even consider a dedicated or particular turntable/cartridge?Wax/vinyl media then and now is uniquely conceived, produced, and manufactured. I've found ... 
Turntable for life
If you can muster $30K maybe another $10G's wouldn't be that big of a stretch.http://audio-union.com/Helix.phpA knowledgable friend returned from the Rocky Mountain Fest extremely impressed by the Helix 1 but wondered how his Kazuma 4 Point might ... 
Carver ALS Speakers
What projects has he abandon? If I'm not mistaken he was forced to sell Sunfire yet he maintains affiliation with a company that maintains service for most every product he's ever produced. I may be one of the few who was very impressed by his tak... 
So how many people are using subwoofers
You don't have to be into organ music to enjoy the surprises you're in for when you hear the extra low frequencies on many an unsuspecting recording. I've yet to hear a so called full range passive speaker system. Yes, there are some mega $ system... 
A New Reel to Reel Tape Deck?
Thanks Norman. I saw a release from The Tape Project that was expensive a few years back and never looked any further so thanks for all the links. While still pricy it would be worthwhile to have a copy of something in all formats to show off. My ... 
A New Reel to Reel Tape Deck?
+1 Norman, that's been my experience too. Most of the tape recordings and dups I made from those days and under normal (indoor) storage conditions seem to have held up well. Even though my Pioneer 909 was freshened up a few years back I can't imag... 
Has anyone heard the Vandersteen Quattro wood CT
Consider how few true innovations there are in this hobby. Not those manufactures who bait their loyal customers with new models every few months. Mr. Vandersteen is an old guard success because his offerings work very well. After a few months of ... 
Horn Speakers and Sub Woofers
["There's nothing to be concerned about with HT, all you have is processed fake sound effects. david"]Not to be a smart ass but they now have these things called music videos and the ones on BluRay can have rather good audio. I also enjoy the few ... 
Which phono preamplifier do you recommend?
Go to the Analog Room in your hood to at least get an idea of what you're getting into. Your cartridge and preamplifier will have a great deal to do with the range of gain you may require. Beware, indoor cigar smoking takes place at the Room. 
Who tried Class D only to return to S/S or Tube
+1 KuriboAt the risk of sounding like a broken record - switching amplifiers are simply another major amplifier class to choose from. Consider the list of major amplifier designers who currently offer a switching amplifier along with their traditi... 
KT-120 tubes vs Gold Lion KT88's
Wolf, at the introduction of the 150s there was much talk regarding the 150s as a direct replacement for, say a set of KT88s, because the transformers and/or power supplies may need to be upgraded. I haven't been keeping up with this topic and I'm... 
Dan D 'Agostino, Mark Levinson, Jim Thiel,
My Carver 180s have been clowning around driving a pair of Eidolons since their introduction without any issues. Before audio I beat the crap out of a Phase Linear amp to drive a PA system for nine years and sold it still working perfectly. Nothin... 
KT 150's in Your Carver 305's
I'd email the manufacture for a definitive answer. 
Audible Illusions M3B or L3
4+months, in since February?!?!?! Hmm, lets see does this sound familiar?We're backed up in manufacturing our new product and we had to put repairs and upgrades on hold. We ran out of the parts needed to complete the work on your unit and it will ... 
Audible Illusion MA3 mod/upgrade?
My M3A was having attenuator issues and I was told that its five years of use required the attenuators to be replaced. The manufacture then suggested to have the sonically superior 2000 main printed wire board upgraded which included the attenuato...