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Electric bill any high
My guess would be the compressor in your refrigerator. Amazon sells apparatus that you can use to measure current use. Good luck! Happy listening.   
Favorite moment with music in your car.
Oh there’s been so many! I’ll go with this one… 1978 and I’m driving from OH to a new job and life in CO. I was in my Le Car in which I’d added 200 watts of stereo complete with 6x9s in the back and some small boxes bolted to the doors. Driving t... 
Solid state amp vs tube amps
For decades, pop (RIP) was a dedicated ARC man. D-79, D-150, SPs of various denominations, etc. He flirted briefly with a ML 335 but it went back into the box when he decided to go back to full valves with Jadis gear. Make of that what you will. 😉... 
Audio Research Pre-Amp advice
@romad - I would not be too concerned about servicing for an older ARC preamp. ARC is famous for servicing older, even vintage gear. Additionally there are shops out there who service older tubed gear as well.  Happy listening.   
Music first or sound first?
@rvpiano - GREAT QUESTION! The responses have been quite interesting and entertaining as well. I believe in some ways the sound and music go hand in hand. If you don't like a particular genre of music, I don't believe you'd enjoy it no matter how... 
Best amplifier for Acoustat 2+2 electrostats for holographic sound, or change speakers?
I have a pair of 1+1’s. For years I had a pair of Hafler DH-220s. They had plenty of power but they lacked “air” and depth. So just a few years ago I picked up an ARC VS-110. It might not have the horsepower but boy do those tubes sound great!  Y... 
Records not stored vertically for decades
I’m rather disappointed with these responses. There is simply no reason to reply in such a snarky and downright mean manner. You are not being glib or witty. You’re only demonstrating your lack of civility and proper upbringing.  I shall skip my ... 
Re: streaming recommendations for newbie
@tlh28 - I too decided to try streaming a few years ago. I started with a Bluetooth receiver connected to one of the tape inputs on my then ARC SP-9 and simply used my phone to get Pandora. I loved the convenience and the ability to also stream fr... 
If you have a nice system why do you really need room treatments?
Here, give this a look:   Happy listening.   
Heavy speakers: How to be able to reposition?
@kevn - An ingenious idea! I've considered investing in a set of those hand-jacks as they'd be handy for many things really. But for my purposes here, I think simple furniture sliders will suffice.  @celtic66 - Your post made me laugh for you see... 
Heavy speakers: How to be able to reposition?
@bassdude Those are all good points. The 800s come in five specially built Danish wood cabinets. And I haven’t even started in on the rest of the gear! The thing is here, this gear all belonged to my pop. Would I have chosen it? No, likely not. It... 
Heavy speakers: How to be able to reposition?
Thanks folks! I think those will be just the ticket. The Matrix 800's have spikes so these will be perfect. Bookmarked! Happy listening.  
Component contributions to “sound stage”
@blisshifi Thank you for the kind response. You are likely quite right about the OP's intent behind his/her original question. My response was meant to get them to consider that soundstage is "set" way before the needle hits the vinyl. I suppose t... 
Component contributions to “sound stage”
This is not as simple as just ’the room and speakers’ though they ARE very important in the chain. You see the entire thing from the studio and mic’ing, the sound engineering, the pressing and onwards affects the stage. Let’s say you have a jazz ... 
Improving a stone rack
I'm not a physicist or engineer however, I do read what those experts have to say about things. One of the major keys to damping vibrations is dissimilar materials. If you GTFS "vibration damping material" and check out the images returned you'll ...