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My First Stereo. What Was Yours?
Pioneer SA6000 amp and tuner, Technics turntable and cassette, Bose 601 Series 1 speakers around 1978 while in grad school, newly married, - orange crate furniture, mattress and box springs on the floor, bong beside the futon love seat. Listening ... 
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
My simple research jives with lanx0003. Low capacitance is a good thing. Mogami is popular in recording studios and in live performance for that reason.  
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
Audio is not immune to the basic law of diminishing returns. With apologies for a Captain Obvious moment, the difference between a Kia Kona and a Porsche Macan that differ in price by, say, $60k is greater than that between two super cars that mig... 
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
Interesting thread, mostly above my pay grade ;) Without hijacking this thread, my Mid-fi ears are delighted with the streaming input I get from an Audifi WIFi receiver with an ESS Sabre DAC, controlled by the 4-Stream Mobile App playing lossless ... 
Speaker Cables : Moderate priced
I think Mogami and Canare share some good attributes as pro audio gear that carry over to home audio. They seem to be low capacitance, well shielded cables that provide durable low noise connections in studio and live performance usesand are price... 
Speaker Cables : Moderate priced
Mogami and Canare have similar performance specs, FWIW.    
Speaker Cables : Moderate priced
Got excellent results using Mogami cables for speakers and interconnects. 3103 for speaker level and 2549 for interconnects. Mogami is popular in the recording studio and live performance industry.  My source was a pro-audio supply house.  I self ... 
Did your system getting better the more money you spent or more experience you gained?
Kinda both, but there is no doubt that experience guided my investments and the info shared in forums like this has saved me thousands. Shouting out also To Paul at PS Audio for consistently answering a wide range of good questions. I decided to ... 
He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable.
Read it today in WaPo. It was a larger tale than just about our hobby. Many, in fact probably most, passionately assembled possessions move to new third party owners for “pennies on the dollar.” While I’m just a Mid-Fi audio fan, my wife and I (a... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
Interesting discussion. Two quick thoughts. First: Generalizations are only occasionally useful :) Second: Your own listening habits and hobby goals have a big role in what equipment best serves you. There’s a parallel in the car hobby. People h... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
Not a sound pro, but an event marketing person who spends time on the stage deck at existing events like DefFest and have dealt with stage manager details, production specs and road crews for 35 years. The input in this thread about the engineerin... 
Using PA Speakers In A Home "Audiophile" Application!
I confess to being one of those “reverse guys” :…with Wharfdale Heritage Lintons and an REL T5i , streaming WiFi through an ESS Sabre DAC, connected with Mogami cables, but I love my high current mid-80s Crown PS-200 amps. They’ve been serviced at... 
What was the best (most impactful) piece of new equipment to hit the market in 2023?
With so many levels of investment possible, the answer is difficult, but this product delivered exceptional value to me!   https://theauris.com/products/audifi    
What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?
Mapman's on it.  As I worked through my hobby system that uses a recapped pro audio Crown PS200 to drive a pair ot mellow big baffle Wharfdale Linton 85th Anniversary Heritage speakers and small REL sub (all connected a speaker level with Mogami 3... 
Big speakers, are they really the best way to get great sound?
Interesting discussion. It makes sense that a music listener who enjoys non amplified acoustic recordings is looking for a different set of attributes in their speakers than those who enjoy hearing performances on amplified instruments. Having be...