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Let's see your office systems
Allison CD8s pushed against the wall, supported by SVS sb2000 sub I don't really need and forget to turn on sometimes, fed by an old Carver CD changer, an old Tascam DAT, an RPi Digione running Volumio, run through a Cyenne DAC and powered by a Cr... 
Favourite Guitarists
Alvin Lee Duane Allman Alex DeGrassi Frank Zappa Attila Zoller Larry Campbell Jorma Kaukonen Russell Malone Leo Kottke Kim Simmonds  
Why Don't you hear more about Audio Physics Speakers??
I have Avanti IIIs. I got a great deal on a pre owned pair. But they really didn't sound as great as any of what I read. Disappointing. I put them away. Then I actually read AP's set up guide and one day dragged them out and tried that. Huge diffe... 
Book Shelf Speaker advice - Formerly Book Shelf Dilemma
Restored pair of Allison CD8s on either side of the cabinet. Or as mentioned an active pair of Dynaudio (not heard the PW600 but may even be better) or even a used Ascend Acoustics Sierra (RAAL) on top of cabinet.   
Low buzzing through speaks
LED light somewhere in the room, either a 5v or an LED of certain type bulb in traditional socket. Unplug it. See if that is it.   
Direct Drive
I listen to a lot of records and have only vintage DD. Three of them. All Denon. 55F with Unitrac and DL301; DP47 with Grado Sonata and Stanton 881s; and DP59 with DL301 mkii. I doubt I will change although I did think a VPI was equal or a tad bet... 
John Hurlbut & Jorma Kaukonen - "The River Flows"
Did Justin Guip engineer these? I think the first 6 months of pandemic I didn't miss one of Jorma's Saturday night live streams from Fur Peace. Got me through. Check out his River of Time record, CD, but one of the best sounding ever. And Jack and... 
Need Recommendations for a pair of Speakers around $1,000
I have very similar space. Relatively live room. I tried some very expensive speakers...and none of them sounded good enough for me, some no better than my old Allison CD8s. Some worse. Until I bought a used set of MB Quart QSL 830s. You can get t... 
Please recommend speakers
I have built in bookshelves. Over the years I have used a pair of front ported Mirage....a set of Guru....and Linn Sara Isobarik(current). All 3 without subs. All 3 had sufficient bass. I had to raise the Linns to actually decrease bass. All 3 had... 
What were the radio stations of your youth that helped you on your music/audio journey?
WMMR 1969-1972. T. Morgan, David Dye, Luke O'Reilly, Steve Martarano, Michael Tearson 
How long do good speakers last?
AllIison CD8s, 1988. Refoamed this year. Will never give them up.Mirage M290s, 1995, still perfect.Audio Physic from 2001, perfect. Still think of them as new.Tannoy near fields from early 90s. Never needed work. Perfect.If you are 51, the only is... 
Jazz for aficionados
Archie Shepp True BalladsMingus Ah-UmHubbard Hub of Hubbard (frontline mic'ing, They ignored the rhythm section)Paul Desmond Glad to Be UnhappyQuincy Jones Walking in SpaceLester Bowie Fast LastPaul Motian Garden of Eden Clifford Jordan Glass Bead... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
Riaa, just to follow-up on source quality, for a moment so as not to hijack thread, for decades like most people I just accepted LP and CD differences, sometimes one better than the other. But it took hearing various pressings of the same LP to un... 
CD Quality Versus Streaming Quality
I'm with George. It's not CD vs Streaming. It is all about the mix and remix. Even many original mixes back from the day, analog, are compromised. Jazz records mixed poorly with the incredible frontline horn performances one way and the rhythm lum... 
Larsen speakers: 4.2 or 6.2??. Has anyone heard or own them??
Picking up on this thread, found it because I have the same question as the OP, different circumstance. My room is 17x17x9. Speakers have to be 8-10 apart, one near a corner, other about 6 feet from. I will be almost 15 feet away, off center a bit...