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LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus
I want to say The Meat Puppets at the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill 25 years ago but I am sure that there many others too.  
Better story teller than Edmund Fitzgerald?
@docknow that whole Hell on Church Street album by the Punch Bros as was the original by Tony Rice is excellent. @northman Love that tune as I also do Hatfield by Widespread Panic. Many of their tunes tell a solid story. The Vic Chessnut/Widespre... 
Made in USA
I believe most of the Revel line up is made in the USA and most of the Focal speaker line up is made in France.  
Using streaming as a main source ---DSD, FLAC, MQA Streamers and DACS
FLAC is a lossless compression container for WAV files and not an audio format on it's own.  
DAC/Pre-Amp Advice
With that system adding room correction is a pain. I also don't like the idea of room correction for stereo sound.   I would focus on a decent DAC and a decent phono preamp.  
Audio gear, sonic quality when you listen in less (or non-) focused ways
@curtdr I'm guessing that the distracted mind listens differently.  
Audio gear, sonic quality when you listen in less (or non-) focused ways
If the system is good enough for FL then it should be perfectly fine for everything else.  I find it interesting that sometimes during accidental listening or casual listening to hear  more subtle or less obvious portions of the music that I might... 
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
In addition to the many greats above I would add Fiona Apple and Mavis Staples.  
A lot of folks down there are not wearing helmets and pads.  Even with the gear, an ice chunk from the upper deck can take out an eye permanently.  But at least it wasn't in Philly, the snowballs would have had batteries and razor blades inside.  
Candidates for best speakers in the $2000-5000 market
Philharmonic BMR Towers  
If there was only ONE album/cd/release you can listen to, over and over.............
A lot of great albums listed above. I would likely choose Kind Of Blue but then again some Grateful Dead makes me really happy so maybe Live/Dead or Sunshine Day Live in Veneta  
Qln, Joseph Audio, Audiovector, Marten, or Canton...?
I checked out the Audio Vector R1 Arrete recently and was mightily impressed.  I would assume that the R2 Arrete would continue that performance.  
Why do so many sellers take offense to offers on their listings?
People get too emotionally invested in the gear. People frequently overvalue what they have. No one is forcing you to sell at the lower price. Be a grown up and ignore it if you don’t like it. It is business after all not personal.  
In praise of the duet.
Robert Plant and the recent version of Band of Joy with Patty Griffin and Darrell Scott was good.. The OST for the movie One From The Heart has music written by Tom Waits and performed by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle.  
What is the Best Sounding Stand Mount Speaker in the world?
The Audiovector R1 (not sure if it was Avantgarde or Arrete) sounded really good at the Vietnam Hi End show recently.  Very impressive amount and quality of sound coming from those small 2 way stand mounts.