yyman23

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Ridiculous sale
Supply and demand. I see items that I sold a couple of years ago for $2,000-$2,500 go for $3,500-$4,500... Everything sells as long as someone is ready to pay.    
What's the heaviest speaker you've ever owned? What's the tallest?
McIntosh XRT-28 that I currently and most likely will own forever: 6'5", 125lb   
Buyer Beware
Too many scammers out there. I keep notifying Audiogon when I see one and they act fast to remove them. I've been told by Audiogon that they're working on improving the security of selling on the site.  
Best double live vinyl?
@dayglow  True, but the performances are great. Time for a remaster maybe?  
Best double live vinyl?
Queen - Live Killers  
Most beautiful turntable under $5k
Another vote for Technics SL-1200G. The etched logo on the 10mm solid aluminum top does it for me every time.  
How many systems do you have?
Four. Main one in the living room, smaller one in the dining room, former main components in the bedroom and one in my office. All that in a townhouse of less than 1,000 sq ft :-)  
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
@sfseay I really don't care for MacIntosh either. I prefer PCs. McIntosh on the other hand, I love!     
Share albums where EVERY SINGLE song is good
Traveling Wilburys - Vol. 1 AC/DC - Back In Black  Queen - The Works  U2 - Achtung Baby  Tom Pretty - Full Moon Fever  Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run  Extreme - III Sides To Every Story  Oasis - Definitely Maybe  Eric Clapton & B.B. K... 
How much gear do you own?
4 operating systems in a two bedroom townhouse (living room, bedroom, office and dining room) plus some bits and pieces I've collected over the years that are not all hooked up. I'm saving for a bigger house next.  
One big reason why brick and mortar high end audio dealers struggle.
I have to comment about a local dealer in the Phoenix metro area. With two locations in Tempe and Scottsdale, I’ve been to both a few times and I’ve always been treated kindly and professionaly. I’ve bought from one location before, but when visit... 
The Most Philosophical Song You Ever Heard
"I can't even remember what it is I came here to get away from."- Bob Dylan 
Why the hate for mcintosh amps?
People love to hate everything these days.That's why. For me - sound quality + appearance + value = McIntosh. I started my McIntosh journey about a decade ago and I haven't looked back.  
How important is the pre-amp?
After trying numerous preamps in my system (solid state, tubes, fully balanced, newer, older...) I realized how important a preamp is and how much difference it can make your system sound.I ended up buying a McIntosh C2300 and it's going to stay h... 
You own a store, you sell 2 brands, which?
One brand - Yamaha. I'll be able to sell a whole line of stereo equipment as well as musical instruments, motorcycles and jet skis :-)