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Entry CD player question?
 @davetheoilguy  You say "figure out what sub-manufacturer built the transport in your chosen model..." How can one find that information for any given cd player?  
What To Do?
How is this a topic for Audiogon?  
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
Read first--it will actually help you figure out your goals.  Harley's book may be the bible of high end audio but another very useful book on basics is Jim Smith's "Get Better Sound"--i found it helped me focus on the room as being the most impor... 
After a long, long sleep: ML-335
the article i read said they will only service Mark Levinson that they manufactured -- ie after the bought the brand in 2003.  Article said no pre-2003.  But i read that several years ago so maybe they changed their mind?  
After a long, long sleep: ML-335
@musicfan2349   I seem to remember an article i read saying Levinson (Harmon) no longer services ML amps that are older than before Harmon purchased Madrigal Audio Labs which included Levinson--ie amps they didn't manufacture--but Harmon will refe... 
The greatest Pop song yet written and recorded.
BTW as a footnote to the above, "White Christmas" as sung by Crosby is the biggest selling single of all time according to Guinness.  More interesting is that it was written by irving Berlin who is Jewish and did not celebrate Christmas per se and... 
The greatest Pop song yet written and recorded.
So many great songs put forth above--to me "best" depends on my mood at the time--I once listened to a radio show host talk for an hour about how "White Christmas" was the greatest song ever written.  I said to myself--it might be at Christmas tim... 
Short?
Sorry for tangent but since some here have mentioned a failing cap in the amp being responsible, i'm wondering if a similar issue i'm having is responsible for popcorn popping sound in my REL sub?  Only began recently and is occurring while A/C is... 
Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
These threads are always a great source for music you haven't heard although i'd probably err on the side of streaming many before buying a vinyl version.  Also obvious is that few here can confine it to three but i'll do my best: 1. Allman Bros-... 
AI and the future of music
Maybe for movie soundtracks but i don't think it can ever imitate emotions effectively.  I liked Joe Walsh's response when asked if he was concerned about AI taking the place of musicians:  He said--"not worried at all--it'll never be able to dest... 
Integrating speakers into contemporary decor - can WAF ever be overcome?
@kletter1mann --sounds like our wives are twins--my wife is/was an interior designer and sold very high end Italian contemporary but we collected Asian when we lived in Indonesia and Singapore -- and all our art is contemporary abstract (except my... 
Happy Accident
@stuartk I was surprised to read in Jim Smith's "Get Better Sound" book that he says he has often found that if the distance between speakers (tweeters) is roughly 83% of the distance to listening position that produces the best sound.  I guess he... 
Absorption, Diffusion or a combination of it all?
@tsushima1  Good point.  It's difficult to tell what was "intended" b/c so many recordings are in the studio and then what was 'intended" is up to the engineer--and if the band/artist doesn't like it then you get later remasters if the artist beco... 
Absorption, Diffusion or a combination of it all?
@kota1 That window of mine behind my speakers has been my biggest worry in the room but i went the other route--electing to absorb the sound b/c i was afraid of the highs being emphasized--never occurred to me to go the diffusion route--how much d... 
Absorption, Diffusion or a combination of it all?
@kota1  I'll check out their site-thanks.  Interesting that acoustic lens over the window--is that the squarish thing that seems to be hung over vertical blinds?  If so, can't help but wonder if the verticals all by themselves could have acted as ...