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travelinjack

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Upgrade path question. Upgrade analog or turn to digital?
A decent digital setup really doesn't require much space.  I would keep the current analog set up and add a small streamer that can access the home network and then have the music server connected to the home network somewhere else in the house.  ... 
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
With A Memory Like Mine - Darrell Scott from the album Real Time by Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien.  
Roger Waters Live Last Night in Glendale,AZ
While his music has had a social commentary aspect going back to Dark Side, he seems to have gone off the rails with age. He now supports the People's Republic Of China crushing the free and democratic people of the country of Taiwan.  He supports... 
Best Examples Of Cymbal Decays On A Recording
The album Love of a Lifetime by Oteil and the Peacemakers but especially the song Overcast.  
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
35 years ago, a little grey market hifi shop in downtown Atlanta.  I nice Yamaha AX-500 integrated amplifier.  I used that amp for nearly 20 years. Also 35 years ago, HiFi Buys (still in business in Atlanta) a pair of Cerwin Vega D-3  
Looking for good recordings of female vocals I have not yet tried...
So many greats that I love already mentioned. Let me add Fiona Apple and her recent album Fetch The Bolt Cutters.   Also Mavis Staples.  
Best "Budget" / "bang for my buck" 2-channel amp and speakers can I get new?
The Philharmonic Audio BMR Tower at $3700/pair is one of the best bang for your buck speakers out there and they look gorgeous.  They dig down into the mid 20Hz region too which most reasonably priced speakers can't do. https://philharmonicaudio.... 
Piega loudspeakers
The ones I've heard at shops and shows sounded nice but outside my budget at the time.  
Help me spend $6000
Focal Aria 836 or Revel Performa3 F208  
Best Sound Track Ever Vote for One
@grinnell  Repo Man is always instense!  Love it.  
Best Sound Track Ever Vote for One
The film One From The Heart by Francis Ford Coppola. Sound track by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle.  All songs written by Tom Waits.    
Amp's that are better sounding than a nad 3020
Take a look at the Yamaha A-S301 and the Cambridge Audio AXA25.  Not a lot of choices at your target budget.  
Upgrade path direction
The speakers are your weak link.  Work with the wife to replace those.  
Energy speakers
Some of the older Energy speakers were pretty good for the money.  They used the Canadian gov't supported audio research facilities and made some decent designs. Now they are owned by Klipsch and like Jamo are just basic cookie cutter consumer stu... 
What's on your Dac tonight?
Widespread Panic - Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville, AL May 27 - 29, 2022 Bill Evans - Portrait in Jazz Jethro Tull - Broadsword and the Beast