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Trading the Zu Audio Omen Def MK-II
Any interest in the Zu Audio bookshelf speakers? https://www.zuaudio.com/loudspeakers/p/dwx Best regards, Rich   
Need a new integrated, what say you?
Heaven 11 Billie Amp.  I have been using this amp for the last few months with some Zu Audio Omen monitors and PS Audio SACD transport/ DAC.  Comes with a built in phono input.  Is a tube hybrid.  Very nice sounding.       
Troubleshooting Rega Brio-R Amp Issue
You have the loss of sound in the right channel.  Is this the case for all the amp's inputs? As I remember the Brio, the first input is specifically for the phono.  Are you experiencing the loss for the other inputs. Rich     
Marantz 22xx AM section Diagnosis and Repair -- Help Required
Any chance you are working around florescent fixtures & lights or light switches with dimmers?  That would be the cause of buzzing. Rich     
Venus 30th aniversary hybrid sacd 11 SACDs
Here is the track listing - Got it off of an eBay listing - https://www.ebay.com/itm/115939954658 Number of configurations | 11 pieces Track Listing: Disc 1 1. So In Love/Sir, Roland Hanna Trio (C.Porter) 2. Blue Sky/New York Trio (I.Berlin)... 
Pioneer SX-251R compatibility question
I believe you will be using both remotes.  The 251 remote for the basic set of commands and the M50R remote for the changer. I am also thinking that there aren't a lot of working cassette changers out there anymore (this certainly isn't 45 years ... 
Pioneer SX-251R compatibility question
This is from the service manual.  So, I am thinking that it would be the receiver remote controlling the changer.   CONTROL OUT jacks (SX-311R, SX-251R only) Connect this jack to other Pioneer components bearing the SR mark when using the remo... 
2psyop - Could not agree more. As a general rule, longevity without the need for service, is my number #1 concern.   Most things are at best an inconvenience to a real hassle to return and get repaired. And I get that things break, I just don't... 
Randy Meisner Has Died
Based on a mini review in The Sensible Sound I picked up this CD and have been playing it ever since. Meisner Swan, Rich ... a country super group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3sOkQFS2Yg   Rich    
Recommendations for against the wall high efficiency speakers
The Zu Floorstanders are flush to the wall.  I have the Dirty Weekenders, if that helps any.  Even the Omen monitors are just a few inches from the wall as they are on top of bookcases. Rich     
Recommendations for against the wall high efficiency speakers
I use Zu Audio floor standers against the wall in the living room and Zu Audio monitors on selves against the wall in the 2nd bedroom.   Rich   
Best Receiver?
Outlaw RR 2160.  Have owned one since they came to market in 2005.  Nice package for a grand, with a phono input that is pretty good, as well. https://outlawaudio.com/shop/stereo-receivers/56-rr2160mkii-stereo-receiver.html Lots of positive revi... 
Complete vinyl system, TT to speakers, for $1500?
HI Lewm - The TT should have a built in phono preamp (like the Audio Technics 120 and any number of other TT's). The TT would be a line input to the powered speakers, so the power output of the amplifiers (most likely Class D) inside the speaker... 
Complete vinyl system, TT to speakers, for $1500?
Go with a TT and powered speakers. See which brands are available from where she would be most likely to shop and go from there.  Different electrical standards to consider as well.   I would think that something like an Audio Technica 120 would ... 
Turntable for girlfriend
Put together this system for a friend.  Amazing sound for little money.  Color options on the speakers.  Owned the AT 120 TT when I came back to playing records.  Nice TT, especially attractive in black.  Can also swap out cartridges easily.  Well...