Responses from mitch4t

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Consider a Teddy Pardo linear power supply to hotrod your BlueSound Node.   https://teddypardo.com/product/bluesound-node-node2i-upgrade-kit-mt/    
Did your system getting better the more money you spent or more experience you gained?
About 20 years ago, someone on Audiogon made the following quote about audiophiles that I found to be true in my case: ”We’re all as crazy as we can afford to be”  
Why do people like reel to reel players?
I like it because of its exclusivity, no one else has one. Even in the 1970’s when I bought my first one, it was even a very exclusive item back then. Mine is pretty much an art piece among my system that serves no real purpose other than to loo... 
Why do people like reel to reel players?
I like reel to reel because of the expense and inconvenience of the format.  
Should You Leave An External Power Supply On 24-7?
@jetter ..ditto what @parker65310 said ..."sound improvements from the Teddy Pardo…I found the sound stage imaging/separation got even better (wider and deeper), along with bass response and overall delicateness of the notes, if you will. The ba... 
Should You Leave An External Power Supply On 24-7?
I just got a response from the Teddy Pardo company saying that it should be left on all the time because it does not use very much power and that the unit does not get warm.  
What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?
I used to read here on Audiogon about all of the descriptive high-sounding adjectives to describe the sounds coming from a system....’soundstage’, ’layering’, ’decay’, ’imaging’, ’slam’, ’attack’, 'front-to-back', ’height and width’, ’PRAT’, ’air’... 
Bluesound Node Does Not Stream Pandora...bummer!
    kgveteran Thank you for the heads up!  
If I rip all my CD's to flac files do I still need a CD transport?
1. R.I.P. all of your cd’s. 2. Keep your transport.  
Why Don’t You Post Your System on Your Profile?
I've been on Audiogon for 22 years.  I immediately posted my system when I joined....and I immediately got a lot of comments.  I got a ton of suggestions about amps, speakers, preamps and just about everything else....all of it was constructive cr... 
Replacement Tubes
You can buy Sovtek 6550 tubes on Amazon....they have some in stock now. I've bought tubes on Amazon and they worked just fine. A few days ago I bought a Svetlana 6550 tube from the Tube Amp Doctor in Germany.   I paid $150 total including shipp... 
Audio Research in Receivership.
Click the link below for more information on the troubles of Audio Research   The Future of Audio Research (audioshark.org)  
Streaming Services
After you get Qobuz, ...you should also get ROON ....it is AMAZING! ROON has a 30 day free trial...get the free trial...no obligations and no strings attached.  Roon will revolutionize how you listen to music. Get the 30 day free trial...you hav... 
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
It would be pointless to tell a ‘civilian’ what I paid, they’d never understand and I wouldn’t want to explain it. It is unnecessary to tell an audiophile because they already know, all of the information about your components is readily availabl... 
5 Dumb Things Audiophiles Believes.
I got a good chuckle out of the video .