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    Audiophile CDs By Genre

    With my new 2-channel system up & running, it's time to start rebuilding my CD collection with audiophile quality. Has anyone compiled a list of audiophile recording companies by genre? For example,...
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    AudioQuest Cables/ICs Question

    I know that this topic is one of the most contentious in audio circles. Nevertheless, I would really appreciate your input.

    I am trying several AudioQuest cables & ICs that I borrowed from my...
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    Anyone familiar with the Sangean HDT-1?

    Anyone familiar with the Sangean HDT-1?
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    FM Tuner Recommendation

    :confused:I am looking for a quality FM tuner in the $1,000 or less price range. Having HD & satellite radio capabilities are important since I live in an area with limited FM stations. I am amenable...
  5. Thread: Surge Protection

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    Rather than stating a budget, let me say that my...

    Rather than stating a budget, let me say that my system costs about $15K. I am looking for an effective surge protector (w/o power conditioning) that will offer exceptional protection without having...
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    Surge Protection

    Before I power up my new 2-channel system, it would seem prudent to have a quality surge protector. Recommendations? Thank you.
  7. Thread: Oregon Dealer

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    Oops, I meant Fred's Sound of Music.

    Oops, I meant Fred's Sound of Music.
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    Oregon Dealer

    I would appreciate the candid thoughts of those of you who have dealt with Fred's House of Music in Portland, OR. Since they are the only authorized Bryston dealer in the state (as well as being 180...
  9. Thread: MSRP Prices

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    Apparently Pearsall001 has no contact info. If...

    Apparently Pearsall001 has no contact info. If anyone can put me in touch with him, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
  10. Thread: MSRP Prices

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    MSRP Prices

    Can someone provide me with the MSRP for the following:

    Bryston 4B SST power amp
    Audio Research SP16L pre amp
    Cambridge Audio 840c CD player?

    I can't seem to find this info. Thank...
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    Thank you, Dorokusai. I have been considering...

    Thank you, Dorokusai. I have been considering the SP16L, but do not have the opportunity to hear the SP17L.
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    Audio Research SP16L vs. SP17L

    Do I understand correctly that the SP17L replaces the SP16L? Can someone familiar with both highlight the differences for me? I have read the specs on both, but I am more interested in actual...
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    Thanks, Danny. Has anyone heard of SoundPure?...

    Thanks, Danny. Has anyone heard of SoundPure? Reputable?
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    Online Dealer Recommendatio

    As a newbie, I am interested in identifying reputable online dealers for the following products: Paradigm, Bryston, Audio Research & Cambridge Audio. Although I certainly understand the advantages of...
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    Your Feedback on New System (Version 2)

    One reaches a point in life where rational justification takes a back seat to the life-is-short argument. Thus, my original thinking on a new 2-channel audio system has taken the following turn:
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    Bryston 3B SST vs. Rotel RB-1080

    I would really appreciate your thoughts on the Bryston 3 SST power amp. I was previously considering the Rotel RB-1080 with the Paradigm Studio 100s. But the Bryston was so much more musical & less...
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    I have heard some favorable comments on the Rotel...

    I have heard some favorable comments on the Rotel RT-1084 which is both HD & Sirius compatible. Any thoughts?

    I am about 180 miles from Portland, OR. However, we do have repeater stations here in...
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    Bear in mind that I am definitely a rookie in the...

    Bear in mind that I am definitely a rookie in the realm of hi-end audio. Nevertheless, I am not stranger to good music. I auditioned the CA 840c & the Rotel RCD-1070 side-by-side. Nothing negative to...
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    Your point is well-taken regarding the B&Ws. They...

    Your point is well-taken regarding the B&Ws. They are indeed more laid back & very pleasant especially with sultry vocals & after-midnight jazz. The Paradigms, however, offered more brightness which...
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    Tuner Recommendation

    I am looking for a tuner to integrate into my 2-channel system. Unfortunately, I live in an area with relatively few FM stations and, as of yet, no HD stations. Sensitivity would be a critical factor...
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    I do apologize. Since everyone has been so...

    I do apologize. Since everyone has been so helpful in the past with answering my non-Polk queries, I felt that a "wrap-up" question might not be too overreaching. Thanks.
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    Your Feedback on New System

    After a few months of research & auditioning, I have identified a 2-channel system that seems to have the synergy that appeals to my jazz-listening tastes. Aside from the subjectivity of individual...
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    Question on Source Connections

    If I have a preamp with 4 source inputs & I wish to connect 5 sources, what options do I have? Would there be a degradation in sound reproduction if a source is not connected directly to the preamp?...
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    Several of the comments I received imply that...

    Several of the comments I received imply that Rotel would best be considered as "mid-end" compared to many other power amps available (especially on the used market). Since most of you are more...
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    Tuner Recommendation

    I am in the process of researching a new 2-channel audio system likely to consist of a pair of Paradigm Studio 100 v.4 speakers, a tube preamp & a ss power amp. Since the system will be used to...
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