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Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
My first “real” speakers were AR3a’s back in the mid-70s, through the military mail-order store. A friend vouched for them and the reviews were positive; another friend in the Pacific fleet bought a Sansui 8 Deluxe receiver & an Akai reel-to-r... 
I took Frank Zappa’s advice
Thanks to Frank, I now know the ugliest part of my body: My mind.  
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
  This cut is not strictly "rock", but it's one of my favorite cuts from this album....deserving of being heard. In the certified, but maybe not too obscure "rock" category I love "Wasted Union Blues" from the first It's a Beautiful Day album.  
Led Zep Fool in the Rain
Back to the OP original question about why they never played Fool in the Rain live. If my research is correct, they released ITTOD in August 1979 (at a time when Page & Bonham were both struggling with addictions). Led Zeppelin only played 14... 
A Few Nice Words For Upscale Audio
My dealings with them have always ended with me completely satisfied with the transaction.    
Steely Dan
@SOIX  You got the Steely Dan T shirt? Thats outrageous!  
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
apologies for the duplication   
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
There IS a way out of the problem of having to pick just ONE album. A summer job in my formative years involved working on the apparatus used in PhD grants, and when there was a gap….us part-time guys were sent to the experiment station farm to c... 
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
There IS a way out of the problem of having to pick just ONE album. A summer job in my formative years involved working on the apparatus used in PhD grants, and when there was a gap….us part-time guys were sent to the experiment station farm to c... 
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
Hmmmm…..ok Bach, “Brandenburg Concertos”  
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
Moody Blues “Seventh Sojourn”  (currently my favorite) Heard it streaming on vacation and can’t get it out of my head…bought the 2007 (?) remaster and am pleased.  Even in the day….believed to be their best (and final) release.  
Are you on or off? What say you?
I must be “HiFi” curious…in an ascetic sort of way. My system is a means to an end….enjoying music to its fullest. life is a law of averages…..except for you and me…  
Shane MacGowan has passed on.
With an album entitled “Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash” one knew the Pogues weren’t going to deliver a load of ballad/love songs! Elvis Costello at the producer’s helm didn’t hurt……til the next day.  
Does a particular musician’s songwriting and artistry speak to you above all others?
When Michael Hedges got going he was indeed mesmerizing. Another outstanding musician who left the planet way too soon.  
Do you think driver “break in” is real?
As a similar analogy, consider a new automobile engine: There’s a reason you’re not supposed to over-rev the thing until so many hours have passed. i agree that break-in periods are difficult to empirically evaluate due to our familiarization wit...