Responses from rcm1203

why expensive streamers
I guess I lucked out. In my first foray into music streaming, I chose the Cambridge Audio CXNV2, and it had the exact sound I was looking for. Or, perhaps it sounded the way I wanted it to sound because I had already achieved the sound I was looki... 
Listening Room
Headphones....the dedicated listening room with a built in perfect sweet spot!    
Favorite moment with music in your car.
Back in 1971 while I was still in the USAF I owned a 1967 Pontiac Le Mans that had the standard AM radio with one dash speaker and two rear deck speakers. The Base Exchange got some car AM/FM/FM Stereo units in stock and I picked one up. It came w... 
Streamers under $1500
mahler123   Cambridge streamers don't get much love on this forum for some reason even though they are highly rated. While the newer CXN100 has an upgraded  DAC, a recent review on What HI-FI stated that they preferred the warmer sound of it's pr... 
Streamers under $1500
Cambridge Audio streamers use their own proprietary interface called Stream Magic that is very easy to use. Links up to smartphones and tablets and comes preloaded with Qobuz, Tidal, and the others. They look great, have excellent sound, and most ... 
Anyone listen to entire albums?
Another aspect of this question; how many albums do you own that you actually like every single track on the album. Or maybe you bought it for one particular track and that turned out to be the only one you liked! Of course, that second aspect is ... 
Worst Speakers Ever??
Utah MK-80. Big, ugly, and horribly hard to drive.   
Should we care if a piece of equipment comes from a pet-free, kid-free, smoke-free home?
 kids free can actually be important since kids come in all sizes. One size is the know it all teen who can't wait for his/her parent to vacate the premises so they can crank their favorite noise full blast and drive amps and speakers well past th... 
I need a extension cord with
Here's a video that shows how to convert a single wall outlet to two or more. If you are handy with tools and comfortable with wiring, it's really not that big or difficult of a job for a DIY project.    
If you have a nice system why do you really need room treatments?
I've never had the need or felt the desire to have a dedicated listening room. After reading this post, I'm happy for myself!  
Am I right for this forum?
If you love music and you appreciate the equipment used to reproduce it in your home, it's cost has nothing to do with whether you can stake your claim to being an audiophile.   
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
The old tried and true adage 'opinions are like a** holes; everyone has one' still fits today. The problem is that everyone today has been raised to believe they are never wrong and they all deserve a trophy.  
The receiver was my intro to HiFi! What say you?
Now I know where my thumbnail came from!  
Audiophile Comedy
I first learned this concept as a kid. Every summer when I got a shiny new pair of sneakers, I was 100% sure that my running speed and long jump ability easily surpassed Olympic qualifiers. 😉  
Looking for 50-100 watts of Tube Power (give or take) for my JBL 4349s
Might want to give the PrimaLuna Evo series a look as well. Very well made in China using above average components with excellent performance and top notch build quality. They can use a wide range of power tubes allowing you to get the output and ...