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Annoying newbie CD/SACD player question
I agree with mahler123 on the Marantz SA8005 CD/SACD player tending to roll off some of the high end. Like him, I had a SA8005 also. I didn’t notice the roll off so much until upgrading to a Marantz KI Ruby CD/SACD player, which clearly  delivered... 
Advice needed on MC cartridges
Tommy I did purchase the Fatboy and a Lyra Kleos cartridge at the same time. It's still nice to not have to fool around with the Unipivot's propensity to move about so much while placing it on a record. Since I installed both on my VPI Classic 2 s... 
Happy Holidays and Your Favorite Tips?
Vacuum under your floor standing speakers once in a while. It's amazing how many spiders can live and breed under there.  
Revopod vs IsoAcoustics Gaia 1's
What’s the price differential between the Isoacoustic Gaias, Townsend Podium 3's and the Revopods? Also significant may be the appearance and large footprint of the Townsends. Either factor may be significant determinants for anyone.  
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
mdalton, I'm looking forward to checking out your friends store next time I'm down that way.  lancelock- thanks for the offer to check out your system. That would be fun if I drive up to the DC area to check out some new equipment.   
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
hsounds, Trouble with the room decor is that I have mostly Federal style furnishings (mostly repros of an early American, roughly 1790-1820 style, for anyone not familiar) that doesn’t lend itself to what you are describing. How would you tell if... 
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
Thanks for the tips Scott. I'll have to look up what a bass trap is. Mike  
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
laoman, as you pointed out I would appreciate if in replies if anyone would primarily address the questions originally posted, like most of you have. That would be most helpful and will keep this thread on track. Thanks for mentioning this laoman.... 
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
Inna, I'm mixing the Diablo Gryphon and the new 333 up. Mike  
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
Inna, I read a review on the Diablo Gryphon 333 when it first came out. Can’t remember who did the review or what if anything they said about it’s phono stage and DAC, or how they compared to other phono stage or DAC separates. Seems like they are... 
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
tunefuldude, no where else I can think of. macg19, will do. maxwave, my heirs will have to worry about thar eventuality. I plan on using the room ’til I drop. Thanks for the many equipment recommendations. I’ll look into all of them. garrettc, ... 
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
jallan, I think I might have missed answering your post. That’s an excellent suggestion to visit Command Performance in Falls Church to listen to the Gryphon Diablo on Magico A3s. I will do it on my next trip up that way. My new house will definit... 
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
ronres, it’s hard to state conceptually what I’d like to accomplish. What I can do is listen to some of the higher priced equipment some of you are suggesting and then figure out how and why it is sounding better or not. then figure out if the imp... 
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
mapman, I fortunately know how to build, having built my current 3000 square foot home myself, and should be able to buy a house that will either suit any equipment I might demo and really like, or can be modified to do so. That’s kind of backward... 
Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
ddgtt, thanks for your equipment suggestions. I will look into each. Do you really think the current VPI Classic 2 turntable will cut the mustard in a hundred thousand dollar system? When I was asking advice about getting my current Kleos Lyra car...