Our discussion forums are a great place to ponder your most interesting audio-related thoughts and get others’ opinions. We’ve summed up the liveliest discussions for you in this convenient section.

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New neighbors are noise-intolerant

On April 3, 2014

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What happens when you move into a new apartment or condo and your new neighbor isn’t really a fan of your hobby no matter the time of day?  David99 finds himself in that very situation right now and it’s not fun. I recently moved from my house to a 2nd floor apt with one apt […]

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Your latest album purchases?

On April 2, 2014

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What have been your recent purchases and what should people look out for? Trainleader Artist: Roger Waters, Album: Amuzed to death. So..now is this “must have” album also in my possession. Pbnaudio Paul Rogers, The Royal Sessions. A few years back I picked up Amused to Death, the most expensive album I’ve bought. How much […]

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HiFi Stuff Your Kids Ruined

On March 25, 2014

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  One of the perks of working at a family company like Audiogon is that we occasionally get to hear stories about our bosses doing silly things when they were kids. Over lunch one day,  Steve Clay couldn’t remember which of his children twisted the pots off his receiver.  The response? “It wasn’t me, Dad! We weren’t […]

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You’ve got $40k and a 15×20 space – design a home theater and listening room!

On March 10, 2014

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Stray24 needs your help in designing a HT with listening room emphasis. Ideas? Media room space: 15 feet wide by 20 feet deep; soundproofed walls to be completed Budget: $30 – 40k for all equipment and install Ideas so far: Power: Considering Krell amp and preamp vs Marantz amp/preamp vs Cambridge audio integrated amp Speakers: […]

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Afraid to buy new speakers due to poor room acoustics

On March 10, 2014

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Audiogoner Rg500g is in a concrete box of an acoustic pickle: I’m stuck with hideous acoustics that simply couldn’t be worse, and I have to place speakers close to a concrete block wall. There’s no getting around it. I have decent CD player and integrated amp recently bought new (NAD 365BEE) as well as a […]

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2013 Vinyl sales show largest increase since 1999

On March 7, 2014

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  Last summer, it looked like vinyl sales were making a comeback.  After Record Store Day in April, the numbers were up over 2012, but words like “cautiously optimistic” were used to describe the general mood of vinyl sellers. According to Nielson Soundscan’s tally released in January 2014, record sales actually jumped 33% while album […]

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Most educational auditions?

On March 3, 2014

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  Jimmy2615 asks,  “What’s your most educational audition? Not what was the best preamp or amp or speaker you heard, but what audition changed your pre-conceived notions of audio in one audition, for better or worse? I’ve had the pleasure to audition various pieces of audio equipment for the last 25 years or so at dealer […]

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Debate this – XLR or RCA?

On February 19, 2014

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Audiogoner Elegal writes: It was recommended, in another post, that I try a difference IC cable. I was considering the audio quest columbia XLR. ( I am currently using xlr cable between by c2300 preamp and mc275 amp). However, I then read that xlr cables only provide a real benefit if you are using balanced […]

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Google’s Music Timeline might be the coolest thing ever

On February 6, 2014

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  (Or at least the coolest thing of 2014 so far.) This neat little Google visual is interactive, so you can spend hours going down that rabbit hole of lost hits.  Each album you click on will take you to the Google Play store where you can purchase tracks or albums, or simply wax nostalgia. Confession: […]

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Should tweeters be aligned with ears or…?

On February 3, 2014

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  Audiogoner Tboooe recently purchased some new speakers and non-adjustable stands, which puts the tweeters vertically about 3-4″ higher than his ears in listening position.  Should the speakers be aligned directly with his ears, directionally aimed, or does it matter? Bill_k There is no standard rule that can apply towards all speakers and listening rooms. […]

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