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OCD mickey website and negativity.
I’ve bought gear from Mikey. I went down to Atlanta to pick up the gear. I bought his used NAT Audio 805 Generator mono blocks and a NAT Audio Symmetrical Balanced Line Stage that he coordinated the sale from one of his existing customers. I picke... 
Volume levels
I always wondered why vinyl seemed quieter than CD's? Great responses from you guys, @cleeds , etc. Back in the day when we had cassette decks in the rig we could just adjust the output to match the CD player or turntable. Another factor to consi... 
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
I auditioned the Dynaudio floor standers and Magico A3's during the same session. I don't remember the model but as I recall the woofers were a little bigger and, the cabinet was bigger than the A3's.  I went with the Magicos. The Dynaudio's were ... 
Qobuz Issues?
I haven't had an issue. I always accept the updates. I've had a couple of them within the last week but no problem with the service. I had a monster listening session last night and another nice one tonight!  
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
Power cords can also make a huge difference...  The best interconnects I've heard are authentic Cardas Clear.   
Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
I started back up from scratch almost five years ago. The first album I bought was Led Zeppelin II, then I bought Miles Davis Kind of Blue. I'm up to about 145 albums now, all of them VG+ or better and killer pressings. I've upgraded the Zep II to... 
Audioquest Dragon power cable.
I put the HC Dragon power cable on my preamp and absolutely love it! I borrowed one for a month and took it off for several months. I realized the rig didn't sound as great without it so I bought one. I'm very satisfied.   
Review: Dynaco Mark IV Amplifier
I'm currently using a pair of borrowed MK4's. The sonics are pleasing. I am grateful to have music during this period of uncertainty regarding my reference monos being repaired. The Dynaco MK4's have been doing an adequate job of powering my 4 ohm... 
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
NAD most definitely is mid as well as your speakers. Like others who’ve commented, HiFi requires spending 50k plus for a separates component type system. But who cares about the label? Why are you asking anyway? If you love your stereo and sonics ... 
Led Zep Fool in the Rain
@soix, Yes, I’m going to learn Fool In The Rain! I dig all of the videos that can help! One artist I love to watch is Gina Knight. She’s really good and a total babe! I played in the adult pit orchestra last March for the HS production of Chitty ... 
Led Zep Fool in the Rain
Great topic! I'd like to lean to play the shuffle! Lately I worked on the groove from the catchy tune in the movie Whiplash. It's a lot of fun!  
Hi-end audio is a big zero
@cd318, Spot on comments by @mheinze! Magico speakers are so amazing if everything upstream is worthy of them. The problem may be that some people stretch to obtain Magico but find out that they may not match that well with their existing compon... 
Hi-end audio is a big zero
High end audio can be tricky. I got in over my head when I bought Magico A3 speakers. I ended up going through a couple of amps: Yamaha A-S3000 and Prima Luna EVO400. I still wasn’t satisfied with the sonics and didn’t want to keep throwing darts ... 
Quadratic Diffusers
I'm going to build a diffuser. I think it's going to be a space coupler. A skyline would look cool but my listening position is close to the back wall and I've heard that skyline diffusers need at least several feet between the wall and listening ... 
My first tube integrated: which one to get?
I'd go with a PrimaLuna. They fit into your budget and have a lot of great features.