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What song best sums up the previous year?
Charlie101If freedom of speech is so offensive to you... rather than attacking someone for having a different opinion, move to North Korea where no one is allowed to have an opinion that opposes the government. That will be much more to your liking. 
What song best sums up the previous year?
No More Censorship - ScreamDon't Censor Me - Audio Adrenaline Censor - Skinny PuppyOops! I'd better shut-up, or the NSA will access all my email. 
Is Smoking Really That Bad For Audio Equipment?
The computer industry was one of the first industries to establish no-smoking policies. According to Hewlett-Packard: "Cigarette smoke particles are eight times larger than the clearance between disk drive read/write heads and the disk surface." T... 
LP to CD transfer question...what is best?
Rwwear-I'm not sure what you're referring to, but the cd's I burn on my Alesis I use with my Meridian 508.24, my Kenwood cd player in my car, my Powerbook G4, and my Pioneer DVD player. I've never had any problems playing the burned cd's. Even fri... 
LP to CD transfer question...what is best?
Alesis Masterlink 9600 produces red book quality cd's from your vinyl. It even will record in 24-bit. 
What speakers match well with Atma Sphere?
Thanks for all your suggestions. It seems like the two speakers are evenly split. I'm impressed with the reviews for the Merlins VSM, but I really should hear both speakers. I had classes this weekend, otherwise THE Show and CES would have provide... 
What song best sums up the previous year?
"It's The End Of The World As We Know It." 
Record LP's on to Laptop
One option is to get an Alesis Masterlink 9600, or other stand alone hard drive cd burner, and burn your vinyl to a cd. The 9600 can even save and burn as 24 bit. Then take the cd and copy it to your laptop. 
power amp for Dynaudio Contour 3.3
The Dyns love power to sound their best. I have Pass Labs X600 monoblocks and an Audio Research Ref. II (tubes) preamp. They are an awesome match with the Contours 3.3's. A few years ago, I had the Plinius SA250 Mk. IV which is less detailed than ... 
Best Concert Film
Stop Makin' Sense makes the top of my list.Woodstock still ranks as one of my other favorites. It was the pinnacle of an era, and the performances were outstanding. It brings me back to a place and time I'll never forget. Bob Marley and the Wailer... 
Sennheiser HD650 - Cardas or Equinox cable?
Thanks for all your suggestions. After a lot of searching and reading, I chose the Equinox cable and a Singlepower MPX3 SLAM amp. The amp will take about two weeks to be built and get here. I'll post my impressions of the cans and amp after 200+ h... 
What new music did you get for Christmas?
The Cream Live at Albert Hall on DVD. Excellent. Born to Run: Bruce Springsteen 30th Anniversary edition w/live concert dvd included is also excellent. Thanks for the flashback guys. 
Looking for a CD-R to transfer vinly to CD
Jond, I'm curious if you wrote on the cd-r's especially with a Sharpie or other felt tip pen. All inks, etc permeate the cd and will cause it to deteriorate within 4-5 years. Only special archival pens should be used on cd-r's.Ross 
Most significant WAF Audio Sacrifice you made....
My wife. 
What Is Best Monoblocks For Around $10,000 Used?
You need to hear the Pass Labs X600 mono blocks. The bass is exceptional and the amps pull in detail in the entire range. You can find them used for around $7500. I have absolutely no desire to trade, upgrade or sell mine. They're that good!