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SoundSmith cartridges how good?
I have an SME tonearm.  I jumped into the expensive end of phono cartridges in the late 90s.  I wore a Koetsu Black down to a nub.  I loved the sound.  Then I tried a Benz.  I loved the sound of it too and wore it down to a nub as well.  I still h... 
Thiel Owners
CS6.  I bought them as demos from a dealer in 2005.  They are beautiful speakers in a light oak finish.  
Thiel Owners
I always believed that too.  I haven’t discerned any downside so far but I’ll listen to them this way for a while and then put the cloths back on.  
Thiel Owners
I just listened to my Thiels naked.  I mean I removed the cloth grilles. I kept my clothes on of course since that could affect the sound reflections. I don’t know why I have never tried that before.  They look cool without the grilles on.  It too... 
WILSON AUDIO.....BIG NAME, BIG PRICE........ARE THEY THAT GOOD?
I would love to have a pair of Wilson speakers.  I have heard them in someone's home a few times and several times in different stores over the last few decades.  They sound wonderful.  The resale value shows what these speakers are worth.  A big ... 
Wilson Alexx V
I know it is a competitive business but I wonder what type of development work speaker manufacturers do and how much they spend on R&D.  I imagine a lot of the work is simply hours of listening to the speakers since measurements cannot tell th... 
What is the correct way to use the Zerostat?
I saw a video showing the effectiveness of different methods using the  Zerostat gun earlier today.  I have had my Zerostat since the early 80s.  Seems I have been using it wrongly all of these years.  The new process that I have adopted seems to ... 
CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
I can say this about comparing music from CDs vs SSD files.  On my system, which I feel is very resolving now, they sound very close to the same.  I am a bit chagrined about that considering I ripped all of my CDs using a $40 DVD/CD Reader/writer ... 
CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
I'll share something not digital related to put into context my previous entry.  Since retiring recently, I have revamped my stereo system.  I replaced my preamp of 22 years, my CD player of 15 years with a DAC and CD Transport, and my amp of 21 y... 
CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
I am relatively new to streaming.  I tried a few different paths before settling on my music server running Roon with an internal 2TB SSD.  I ripped my CD collection to FLAC files.  I found adding a $20 network switch between my Router and Music S... 
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
I have been in this hobby a while.  After graduating college in 1980 and replacing my Kenwood receiver and refurbished speakers with a Kenwood integrated amp,  Scott Speakers and a Kenwood DD TT, I felt I had a pretty nice stereo system.  That was... 
Any way to listen to wav or high bit files with anything approaching audiophile sound?
Hi Calvinandhobbes,I'm curious to know what you did to improve the sound of your Streamer S2 Ultra out of the box. 
Ayon Stealth DAC or Ayon Stealth XS DAC
I just purchased the Ayon Stealth XS and the CD-T II together.  I received them one week ago and I have not been able to stop listening since.  I am thrilled with my purchase.  I took a big chance buying this setup sight unseen.  Sure, I could ret... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
CSN- Dark Star