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Suggestions on Integrated Amp./Seperates to Run my Klipschorns
I have a pair of 1978 K-horns run through a tube Conrad-Johnson PV2ar pre and had a CJ MV75 tube amp which, as mentioned on other posts, is a great match. I'm presently happy with a modified 100Wx2 Hafler DH-200 amp.To addend a previous comment, a... 
Does altitude change the sound of speakers??
Finally.....my time has come.After countless minutes of R&D, for a select group of too high audiophiles, I'm announcing the world introduction of the first device to compensate for savage performance-reducing effects altitude has on audiophile... 
Tube Preamp with Solid State Amp?
I've been using a 1981 Conrad Johnson PV2ar tube preamp with a 100W modified Hafler SS amp to drive a pair of Klipschorns and have been entirely satisfied with the sound. Originally a CJ MV75 tube amp was part of my system but the heat generation,... 
Wow an old album that rocked your world
The 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere deserves a listen even if (like me) you didn't have it back in the day....this and the first album are classics (that stuttering sound you hear in the background isn't an effects pedaled guitar....it's ... 
Power Conditioners
Unless you want to roll the dice concerning system destruction via a lightning strike, you should at the minimum immediately install a guaranteed surge protector. Anecdote: A friend of mine in Tampa who sells/installs commercial grade computer sys... 
Great country recording
Two legends and top-notch remastering:- Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys: Legends of Country Music compilation 2006; Columbia/Legacy (Sony/BMG); magnificent 4 CD box or single disc The Best Of; Country Music AND Rock and Roll hall of fame inductee... 
what's your opinion on the magazine 'stereo review'??
I read SR back in the day and can't disagree too strongly with any of the posts. The record reviews were always a favorite.Getting out of the Navy in Fall 1974, I had saved enough money to buy a pair of AR 3a speakers and, along with the speakers,... 
What do you say to your audiophile friends who say you just listen to your equipment more
It's all in service to the music. A handheld transistor radio (kids, look it up) can sound like a symphony if it's all you've got.However, if you're a gear-head just to be a gear-head, who cares....own it and let the devil take the hindquarter (as... 
Is the Modwright for an Oppo udp205 worth it?
I bought a Modwright oppo udp205 right after they were released and have been absolutely satisfied with it. Before, I was using a standard oppo bdp-103 that had great sound, but not close in comparison to the udp205.  (The idea of prior listening ... 
Remasters - are they better? What exactly is it?
To my ears the apex of recorded sound is now Blu-Ray audio discs..... no compression and a full frequency spectrum.Oddly enough, not every recording shines as brightly on Blu-ray, as evidenced by the first Fleetwood Mac album to include Buckingham... 
Tube life
I have a Conrad Johnson PV2ar preamp (bought new in 1981), solid state Hafler 100W amp going through Anti-cables to '78 Klipschorns.Due to the high efficiency of the K-horns, when tubes start to age I can hear it easily....sounds to me like "wind"... 
This is a brilliant interview of Keith
That was indeed a great clip.Worth the price of admission was the passage on Jimmy Reed, as the first tune I learned on guitar was JR hisself.To hear Keith praise him makes me proud to admit I have more than one JR box set.If you're interested, ge... 
5.1 Music disks
I only have a stereo system but the following BluRay discs sound the best to me:Sgt. Pepper, Chicago Quadio, Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life, The Doors - Perception, anything remastered by Steven Wilson (Yes, Tull, XTC, etc), Led Zepp hi-... 
Paul is Done
He's a great talent and will be missed....if he really sticks to his commitment to give up touring. Seems like we've heard that before from other artists.The applause and adulation must be pretty addicting.Also, to my way of thinking, "The Israeli... 
How to find the good CD recordings?
I’m a little confused about some previous comments: in my opinion Jimmy Page has done a great job of producing LZ; the vinyl was amazing and dynamic from the first release forward, and hearing the super deluxe dvd audio HD versions of any of the f...