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DAC attack ?
Muse makes DVD players, which are very good for playback of redbook CD's. My Muse Model 9 Signature sounds as good as the CD-only players I have heard, plus you get the benefits of DVD video and DVD-Audio playback. Tonal quality and soundstaging a... 
hifi as investment?
IMHO audio would be a terrible investment, or alternate currency, compared to mutual funds, the stock market, real estate, or investing in classes or an advanced degree to further yourself in your chosen profession. Most of us are in this because ... 
Best method for 2 sets of speakers from 1 system?
Thanks for the responses so far, and for the link. I checked out the link, and it did indicate the selector box compensated for impedance and capacitance when running more than one pair of speakers. It also indicated that the "direct" output would... 
Audiophile pre-amps with home theater pass through
Adcom GFP 750 (good) at about $700 =/- used, or Muse Model 3 Signature (significantly betters the Adcom) at about $2300 new (you will not likely find it used). The BAT SS pre amps like VK40 I believe have it, and the tube units have the unity gain... 
Looking for an amazing preamp under $700 used
The Audible Illusions L-1 would probably be a good choice. The Meitner also has a strong following. However, I believe those two must be used single ended (rca connectors) and neither have processor loops. If you want the choice of balanced or sin... 
Review: Cardas Golden Reference Interconnect
Since my post on this a year ago, I have seen a lot of system changes and have finally settled in on golden reference balanced ic's from CD to pre and from pre to amp. The sound is detailed, but rich and textured, and never harsh. The soundstage i... 
Which Universal DVD has the best CD Transport?
Muse Model 10 plays CD, DVD, DVD-A, CDR, and the standard layer of SACD. I use a Model 9 Signature (CD,DVD, & DVD-A) which sounds terrific on redbook CD's, as well as DVD-A's. Kevin Halverson of Muse says the 10 offers even better playback for... 
Speakers you regret selling
ADS L810's in walnut -perfect with stands- for $200. Would have been great in my rec room now. My first, and worst, internet trade on my upgrade path. 
Does the Pioneer PD-65 play CDR's - Please confirm
Don't worry, they seem to be a good quality "stepping stone" component for many here, and you should see one soon at about $300 +/-. They are built like a tank, and I never had a problem with the stable platter, not even a skip, except on one disk... 
Does the Pioneer PD-65 play CDR's - Please confirm
Mine did also. 
Pre Amp recommendation
If high quality 2-channel is a priority, but you also want to use the 2-channel speakers as your front (or main) speakers for HT, get a good preamp with an HT pass through loop. You can then use whatever you want to process your HT depending on yo... 
Speaker Cables? Your input kindly requested.
I liked my DH Labs Q-10 and T-14 external bi-wire set up when I was running M803 SII's using an Aragon 4004MkII amp, which is somewhat similar to your system. You did not state the length of cable you need for your $500. I am currently selling an ... 
Speakers to hang on to for LIFE
Interesting post. I support two of the points made here, first older speakers probably cannot beat the (best of the) newer speakers, and second, the "best" manufacturers (designers) seem to come out with the designs having the most longevity. I ow... 
Processor Loop for 2 channel?
I own both the Adcom GFP750 and a Muse Model 3 Signature, both of which have processor loops. They work as Zackmun said, in that the processor loop is totally separate from the 2 channel electronics in the preamp, except when the processor loop is... 
How should I handle this?
The table was not delivered to you in the condition advertised. Assuming a standard shipper was used, the shipper would not be at fault as I believe items must be packaged to withstand what they consider normal handling, which may include being tu...