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What happened to all the highend stereo shops
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What happened to all the highend stereo shops
I want to thank the person that had grislybutter's remark remove, with his comments he should be removed, he has no business on this forum.  
What happened to all the highend stereo shops
The years I am referring to are the late 60s, early 70s 80s and 90s, since the 90s I believe California lost about 70% of the high-end stereo shops. If I tried now I might be able to find 5 that are within 80 miles from my house, when they were ar... 
Review: Shanling CD-T100 CD Player
I know this is a old review but have a question someone might be able to answer. I bought my CD player from a dealer on audiogon a while back. I have not used it in about 5 months. I don’t remember how hot it use to run but it is a little too hot... 
eBay / PayPal: Beware - enough is never enough.
Now Ebay wants access to our bank account. NO WAY. I am quitting eBay 
How old are you?
I will be 76 in 3 weeks, had my first stereo system at age 15. 
Should people who can't solder, build or test their speakers be considered audiophiles?
I have built speakers, Built many kits and do most of my own repairs but I do not believe you have to do any of this to be considered an audiophile. I built a room just for listening and did many years of experimenting. Only a few of my close frie... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
"I sold my record collection last year, approximately 1,040 records, For now I kept 100 of my favorite records, I have been giving a lot of thought about selling the rest by the end of this year, VPI TNT JR, VPI Record cleaner, AR Phono amp and Ex... 
Conrad Johnson MF-200
Yes I also did a cleaning before I tested it on my work bench. I took out the fuses cleaned everything and used deoxit, It has been working fine. Thank you for the response  
Conrad Johnson MF-200
Thanks Jafant,      I have been playing the amp in my garage now for a few days and it has been fine. After about 2 hours I used an infrared head gun and there was less then 1.5 degrees between the two heat sinks. I decided to wrap it up and put i... 
Conrad Johnson MF-200
Thank You  
Has anyone NOT listened to their system for a long time?
I have considered myself an audiophile for about 60 years, seven years ago I moved to an apartment, my system has been in storage for five years until I bought my new house two years ago, the new sound Room I have is about one third the size of wh... 
Shangling CD-T100 CD Player in need of repair
Thanks George,I owe a lot to youFrank 
Shangling CD-T100 CD Player in need of repair
Hi George,  This I found interesting, I received the new laser assembly. After installing it, the first CD I put in did not read, the second CD I put in, it read but when I pushed play the disk spun but nothing happened. Thinking the laser was not... 
Shangling CD-T100 CD Player in need of repair
Here is the response fro USA Tube AudioHello Frank,   Tech support time is billed at $125 per hour and most gear is repaired within 2 hours. The Laser cost and there 3 different does of lasers used on the Shanling's, will cost about $290. Shanki...