wyoboy

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Sound quality of Roon
OP--There are many confusing statements in the comments to your post--and many off topic responses such as which DAC/streamer to buy or why vinyl is better or worse.  Bottom line:  Roon was not originally intended to add or subtract from SQ--it wa... 
what’s a song cover that you think is better than the original?
Almost forgot Lynyrd Skynrd's version of JJ Cale's "They Call Me the Breeze"  
what’s a song cover that you think is better than the original?
Clapton's cover of JJ Cale's "Cocaine"--much more impactful like the drug itself Cream--Crossroads Marcus Mumford--I Was Young When I Left Home--not sure if it was performed outside of the concert for Llewelyn Davis but it's exquisite  
A perfect song? What are your choices?
@nkphoto --While I don't listen to a lot of jazz apart from Art Tatum, thanks for pointing us to this piece--I first heard it when i bought a trumpet for my son and a Sketches of Spain CD came with it, but after listening to this version i prefer ... 
A perfect song? What are your choices?
Several have said the "perfect song" is one you never get tired of hearing Mine:   Spanish Moon--Little Feat Asking Around For You--Joe Bonamassa That's How Much I Feel:  Ambrosia  What?  How the Heck did this sneak in here? Going to Californ... 
Looking for wider soundstage
OP--i echo what others have said, particularly @designsfx and @mijostyn . While we can't see most of the side walls you said the speakers are on the long (22') wall instead of the short (17') wall where they should be.  @designsfx asked about putt... 
You know you have audiophile system when...
@simonmoon Agree it's just fine and right in line with what you've said.  Broken down into its Latin and Greek roots audiophile simply means a "lover of sound"--doesn't mean " lover of sound equipment"...Although reasonably good equipment is gener... 
You know you have audiophile system when...
@mceljo Totally agree but that really hadn't occurred to me at the time b/c i bought the RR cables used for half price (never unboxed according to seller and i'm reasonably sure that was the case) so it didn't matter to me much--if i were buying A... 
You know you have audiophile system when...
@tuberist --that's my standard as well and i feel like i'm there w/ my system--most of the time--ya never know exactly on amplified instruments b/c live you're hearing them through PA speakers so i use acoustic records to judge. @mceljo thanks fo... 
You know you have audiophile system when...
@mceljo thanks for the info--i've been using AQ's Red River IC's for Pre to DAC--which appear to be almost the same cost as Sydney -- i'll go to AQ's site to see what the differences are.  My amp came with a 10 awg PC so i haven't changed that out... 
You know you have audiophile system when...
that's probably a fair statement for many audiophiles--but hopefully their goal would be to make music sound, well, more musical ?  It's certainly why i focus almost exclusively on live recordings these days and i'm pretty satisfied with the sound... 
You know you have audiophile system when...
Now you've got me curious about the cables--interconnect or speaker and brand? My feeling that i had achieved an "audiophile system" was when i invested enough to have constant "wow" moments of "they are here" or "i am there" on live recordings (... 
You know you have audiophile system when...
too bad for you since jackhifiguy and others did not respond to the question which was how you know if you have an audiophile system, not whether you're an audiophile or the definition thereof. I liked mikeydee's answer best for humor or maybe ar... 
Inexpensive Good Vintage Turntables?
teoaudio hit the nail on the head---many, many options.  Thorens, Linn both great--when i got back into vinyl i went with a Lenco as my old TT was a Garrard and i wanted an idler arm design--now that i have the Lenco i think their design is better... 
How do you judge audio components and speakers?
It only takes one person to turn it into one and he's on full display here.  However, many/most of the regular posters are not like that and there is a lot of knowledge and experience shared here.  I'm surprised the moderators didn't ban the jerk ...