tonykay

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Songs with excellent advice?
Cat Stevens- "Father and Son" "Maybe You’re Right" Jethro Tull- "Thick As A Brick" "For A Thousand Mothers" The Beatles- "She’s Leaving Home" Stephen Stills- "It Doesn't Matter"  
Krell CD DSP
Many years ago, I owned a Krell CD-DSP and loved the look of it. I liked it so much that I packed it away in the garage for my ultimate future system. I finally pulled it down to listen to it and it would only play through the coax digital out. I ... 
Stupid Asking Prices- Why Don't Sellers Read Audiogon The Blue Book First?
If you are here (Audiogon) often enough, or long enough, you get a sense of where used stereo items should be priced. As an insider, I can confirm my educated guess using the Audiogon Bluebook. What is funny to me is how indignant some sellers get... 
Phoenix and Tucson Record Shops?
My apologies for neglecting to mention ZIA Records. I go to two regularly; the one on Camelback and 19th Ave; and the one on Thunderbird, just east of the 17 Fwy. I recommend both highly. Allow plenty of time, as both stores are full of records. D... 
Phoenix and Tucson Record Shops?
I believe there is one near the corner of Camelback and Central, in Phoenix. There is another one that I know of called "Record High". I have not been there, but it comes highly recommended. It's over by the University, off Highway 10. I know they... 
What's your experience with snooty HiFi salesmen?
I used to live in the SF Bay Area. I have had good luck with salespeople at Stereo Plus (Berkeley); Music Lovers (Berkeley); Audio Chamber (Berkeley); Western Audio (Palo Alto); and, my personal favorite "The Soundwell" (Berkeley). I had less than... 
Warning for Revel lovers
bratscheboy, I read your post and empathize with your situation. Your cautionary tale reminds me why I nearly always buy used. I like to buy locally so I can see what I'm buying and load it in the car as I exchange cash with the seller. You're ve... 
New CDP
If it were me, I'd consider the Maranta SA-7s1 available used here today. I have no connection with the seller but someone should give that player a new home. If I didn't have so many players now, I would buy it. The dealer's phone number is liste... 
David Crosby R.I.P.
Very sad to hear this one. Say it ain’t so...not Croz. RIP! He will be missed. You hope that some people will live forever, but they never do. Very sad.      
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Did someone really say "Moody Blues"? Many of my favorites don’t sing as much as they talk. Two that come to mind are Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, although I have nearly every album, CD or cassette either have ever made. Yes, I am a fan!  
Best sounding headphones you have owned?
I own and use STAX 009s and Audeze LCD-XC headphones. I recommend both highly. Two of my favorite phones from the early years are STAX Lambda Signatures and Yamaha YHD-1. The Yamahas were made of some cheap plastic and broke easily, but they did s... 
Top 3 Headphones
I agree with tooblue’s comments about the HiFiman HE1000 V2. I heard them years ago at The Show in Irvine, California. I still remember them as being one of the best sounding phones I had ever heard up to that time. I had planned to find a used pa... 
Top 3 Headphones
My favorite are my Stax 009s, however, you won’t find them around $1,000. There are better headphones out there, but again you won’t find them around $1,000. For that amount, I suggest you look into the Audeze line. I bought a pair of LCD-XC to se... 
Cable for Hifiman HE1000 V2 Headphone
"tooblue" said all you need to know.  
RCA is loose
BNC connectors make a solid connection, and you can find them here on Audiogon.