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xenolith

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Why Don’t You Post Your System on Your Profile?
@jjss49 Well free cocktails occupies a position well outside the domain of my laziness...better plan for me to beat that 2041 timeline! 🤣 @toro3 Ha! Forgot I mustered the ooomph to create a "my system" page a couple years ago...didn’t get ver... 
Why Don’t You Post Your System on Your Profile?
Well I’m very disciplined about how I apply my laziness.   Honestly, photographing and posting photos of le gear chez xeno just doesn’t occupy a position in priority space beyond the domain of my laziness. Heck, I could barely muster the motivat... 
Why Don’t You Post Your System on Your Profile?
I'm lazy  
Going Battery Powered
What are "...many of the problems with direct battery powered systems."? I’ll reveal my thinking by typing this: you’re making this up try to rationalize your irrational actions.  
Tube Preamp: How many tubes does it take to .................
I think that sound reproduction fidelity is inversely proportional to the number of gain devices.  So do a lot of people.  Accordingly, I don't think it's coincidence that the best sounding preamp that I've ever heard uses only one-half of a doubl... 
6DJ8 vs. 6922?
Mid 70's Voskhod 6N23-P has been best to my ears.  
Don't sell your tube amps
Got enough signal, input and output tubes to last 'til I'm 140 years old...should be good  
Why do almost all women today hate home audio?
I apologize. I understand why my post re: impermanence was removed. Even Old Sid (i.e. The Buddha) said "Not all will be ready to learn this truth in their current Life; indeed many will not want to learn this truth in their current Life." The co... 
Why do almost all women today hate home audio?
She told me at the party that she was looking for Don McLean’s American Pie in the 45’s rack. I’m starting to think that the management of this site has become anti-democracy, anti-thinking, anti-sanity; in other words, anti-United States of Amer... 
Why do almost all women today hate home audio?
Met my wife in 1985 in the Licorice Pizza record store in Santa Barbara, CA where I worked when I was 19 (I was the LP buyer!!!). She roller skated into the store and my heart went pitter-patter :). I’d never approached a girl/woman before...obvio... 
The best speaker cables you’ve had
Silversmith Fidelium  
What is the most challenging music to play on a stereo?
"...more of a Mullard EL34 sound vs Gold Lion KT77. Hope that makes sense." @pangeek yes, that does make sense :) Another challenging track is Run Like Hell from Pink Floyd's Pulse album.  The drum strike at the end of the song blows the hair on... 
Modifying Crossovers
A classic example of the sanity of a) knowing the relative quality of your speaker’s crossovers and b) improving them if their quality is not to the level that you would like is the B&W Matrix 801 Series 2 speaker. Although widely regarded as ... 
Recommendation for Repair Service for Dodd Audio Battery Preamp
The counsel from aniwolfe is the best possible.    By the way, if you do get it fixed, I strongly recommend that you follow my counsel presented here: https://forum.audiogon.com/posts/791187 It's worth doing everything possible to fix it. Good... 
Bi-Amping Options B&W 801 Series 2
Yes, so sorry for your loss. May your memories of her remain vibrant and detailed for all of your days. My best advice with these speakers is to give them tubes and the best of those that you can; yes, this means to disregard the advice to give t...