mike4597

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Has anybody else had problems with orders from Lounge Audio?
Rod, it took about four months. He does not answer emails, but when I called their number, it was Robert who answered the phone. Then, I tried to keep the conversation short, but he is quite ready to talk about his products. Robert & family me... 
New Falcon ls3/5a Silvers in the house
I would like to echo BlackBag20's comments regarding the Odyssey Kismet amplifiers.  I just last week acquired a pair of Kismet mono bloc amps to drive my Fyne F702 speakers, and the amplifiers are amazing.  The resolution, the tonal qualities of ... 
Looking for a great phono pre-amp in the $1000 or less range
Take a look at the Lounge Audio LCR phono preamps, hand made in the Los Angeles area by Robert Morin (https://www.loungeaudio.com/hi-fi), and they get great reviews.  Prices begin at $380 for the MKIII, go to $560 for the Silver, and $810 for the ... 
LIST ALL YHE SPEAKERS YOU HAVE OWNED THEN TILL NOW!
Bose bookshelf JBL L100 (not sure of model number) AR-3A ADS L300 (2nd system) infinity RSIIB (later model with EMIT & EMIM—my absolute favorite, destroyed in an Army move) infinity Modulus & Servo Subwoofer (31 years as main speakers... 
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
About two years ago, I purchased a pair of Fyne Audio F-702 floor-standing speakers, replacing my Infinity Modulus system of 1990, not the mass market Infinity speakers but the one's with the servo-woofer and EMIT tweeters.  I upgraded the rest of... 
Tube preamp match with Solid Stare amp
I am using the Rogue Audio RP-7 balanced tube preamp with excellent results; I previously had an RP-1.  I was using it with a Benchmark AHB2 SS power amp which gave excellent results, but switched to a tube power amp (Rogue Stereo 100 Dark), which... 
What was your first record?
My Dad had a TV business and sold Hi-Fi systems in the 1950s.  I bought--at cost--a "portable" Zenith stereo record player, compact unit with two 5.25" speakers facing forward.  My first record, although I do not remember the name of the album, wa... 
What DAC to buy?
I have a Schiit Bifrost 2 that I upgraded to the 2/64.  It sounds wonderful in my system, is under your price limit and is, as has been demonstrated, upgradable.  (Part of my purchase criteria is “not made in mainland China” if possible, as I do n... 
Budget preamp with quality volume control
I had the Rogue RP-1 and found it to be an excellent preamp.  A modest windfall permitted me to trade it towards an RP-7, which I have found to a most excellent preamp.  While not exactly a “budget preamp,” the RP-1 is worthy of consideration, and... 
Yamaha Amplifier Warranty Issues
Just about a decade ago, a rather expensive well-known brand, high-end home theater receiver (HTR) I purchased new failed just after the warranty had expired.  It would turn on but produced an error message I do not now recall.  A check on the web... 
What's all the fuss about late 70s and earl 80s run of the mill midfi turntables?
I bought a Thorens TD126 MKII—in the late 1970s I think—and just had it serviced and put back into operation with an Audio Technica VM540ML cartridge.  I am quite frankly stunned at the quality of sound I am getting out of some 1980s audiophile LP... 
what are your top "audio bargins" in your system history?
I was stationed in Germany where we could buy audio equipment at a substantial discount.  I bought a pair of Infinity RSIIb speakers that were simply superb.  Sadly, on a subsequent move in Germany—a decade later, they were destroyed when the  mov... 
Considering moving to separates with a tube preamp-appreciate recommendations
I have had a Rogue Audio RP-7 for about six months and am quite pleased with it.  Over the past 18 months I upgraded from an NAD C356BEE used as preamp feeding a McIntosh MC2120 power amp driving my Fyne Audio F702 speakers to an FP-1.  That impro... 
Fyne F703...anyone owns the ?
I have a pair of Fyne Audio 702s, driven by Rogue Audio RP-7 preamp and Stereo 100 “Dark” 100 wpc tube power amp.  The SQ is marvelous, with great instrument tonality, superb imaging, and a wide and deep sound stage.  The only shortfall is that th... 
Better story teller than Edmund Fitzgerald?
”El Paso” by Marty Robbins & “No Reply” by the Beatles.  Robbins comes close to Lightfoot’s story telling, and the Beatles are a good bit further behind, at least on this song of theirs.