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Amazon Music Question
I compared Qobuz and Amazon Music for a few months with many A/B comparisons of the same songs and came to the conclusion that in some cases Qobuz sounded somewhat better and in some cases Amazon Music sounded better but in all cases the differenc... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
Sting - Russians from the Blue Turtles album. Steve Winwood - Low Spark from Greatest Hits Live Patty Griffin - Mama’s Worried from the self titled album for acoustic guitar and of course her voice. Led Zeppelin - No Quarter from early Houses o... 
Phono Preamp suggestions between either Gold Note PH-10 or Whest TWO.2
I did go ahead with purchasing a Gold Note PH-10 earlier this year after initially upgrading my phono cartridge to a Hana Microline low output cart. With the spec's on the cartridge stating a greater than 100 ohm load impedance I liked that the Go... 
Heavy Vinyl
There are a number of record companies that still produce all analog pressings from the original tapes. Analog Productions is one of them and I have found everything that I have purchased from them to be of very high quality with excellent SQ. Wit... 
Heavy Vinyl
I have a decent collection of early pressings of albums from the 1960’s to the 80’s and would estimate less than 1% are warped. But I have also come across very few 180 gram that are warped. As far as sound quality I believe most of my older pres... 
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down".
Just listened to the Brown Album and Stage Fright yesterday in memory of Robbie. I can still remember listening to Big Pink for the first time when it was initially released and thinking that I had never heard anything like it in my life. The Weig... 
Speakers sounding dull? MUST READ! The truth about speaker design!
Very clever although I am disappointed there was no tweak du jour to solve the worlds home audio concerns.  I will reflect back on this post the next time I have a battle of the bands in my garage.  
Speakers sounding dull? MUST READ! The truth about speaker design!
I'm curious to hear the actual solution that was the initial intent of this discussion. From my standpoint I have an answer.  Buy Vandersteen. Not dull or lifeless!    
What's up with lousy bass on classic rock recordings?
There was a lot of variation on LP pressing in the 60's, 70's and early 80's. There was a bunch of different pressing plants just within the USA and there could be a number of reissues the same year as the original release and up to 10 years later... 
Spikes on tower speakers
OP, are the spikes going completely through the carpet and making full contact with the floor?   
Another anti vibration solution -Primacoustics
@jtcf  Thanks for the information. What are you using to provide the space between the bottom of the speaker and the Primacoustics platoform to allow the port to breath? I see that some of the Zu speakers come with a platform under the speakers ... 
It was 61 years ago today...
I was only 7 at the time but was aware of the buzz from my sister who was three years older. I don’t recall what I did that day but was banished to my bedroom for unacceptable behavior and missed the program. But for Christmas that year I asked fo... 
Sound quality of new vinyl recordings.
OP, Don’t be discouraged by the negative comments in reference to "new vinyl" including my own. While in many cases I have preferred the original pressings from my youth I have also purchased many of the repressed and remastered LP’s that are ava... 
Sound quality of new vinyl recordings.
I am a firm believer in the superiority of a good early pressing from the 60's, 70's and early 80's. I started a mission a few years ago to replace some of my favorite albums that had seen better days and can say that probably half or more of what... 
Experience with Townshend Seismic Podiums on Concrete Floor (they're great)
@hilde45 ​​​​​@jtcf  Thanks for the responses. I did see on their website that Townshend also offers Seismic Bars for bottom ported speakers as noted by surfcat.  I will also research the Primacoustics platforms as noted.