Dear Mr. Harley
Thanks for your response. I had originally intended on asking for your advice on power conditioners but my introduction ran so long that I felt enough was enough. My humble system consist of a NAD t765, a Sony bdp550, and a 5.1 array of PSB Image Series Speakers. The B25’s up front, the C60 center, and the S50 surrounds. I want to clean up the power coming to my family/media room as a dedicated circuit is not an option at this time. Can you suggest a model that will provide me with clean regulated power conditioning? Up to a $1000.00 as a range. I would like to know your opinion on adding NAD’s 5-channel amp t955 to my line up. I was wondering if it would add anything to the sounds authority. While I am typically satisfied with the sound I feel it is a little “held back”. I am using cheap monster cable as speaker wire feeding front and center but wasn’t sure if that was really an issue. I would also like to know what you feel about using the bdp550 as my music source. Does the OPPO offer that much better sound than the Sony to justify that purchase. Also can you make a speaker wire suggestion of a moderately priced fashion that might improve my sonics?
From: ROBERT HARLEY [mailto:Robert_harley6 [at] msn [dot] com]
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 11:08 AM
To: cory [at] phoenixfence [dot] net
Subject: Re: [question for the editor] thanks
Dear Mr. Andrews:
Thank you so much for your wonderful letter. Although we review audio equipment, our real mission is to connect people with music. Thanks for letting us know that we've helped.
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From: cory [at] phoenixfence [dot] net
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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 3:58 PM
Subject: [question for the editor] thanks
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Mr Robert Harley,
I have been reading TAS now for about 3 years and find it to be an overall
great publication for the Hi-Fi Enthusiast. It took me a while to get over
the dollar amounts that people are willing to spend for their puruit of
"TAS"! Now that I am desensitized to the sticker shock I am able to see the
review of such gear for what it is. Not as a collection of superlatives that
take a glossary to understand but as a way ,for me at least, to better
understand what to look for in my own pursuit of "TAS". Music has always
been a huge part of my life. I grew up in a home where every family member
was a musical talent. My Grandfather was a Baptist Preacher/Singer and he
recorded at least 10 LP's over his years. He played the Piano, Organ, Banjo,
Harmonica, and I don't know if you have ever seen it but he even played a
saw. That's right I said saw as in cut wood with. He could make that thing
sing with a violin bow. He encouraged all of us to sing or play instruments.
And we all do. I am the least talanted musically probably because of my
refusal to practice growing up. But I have always had a tune in my head and
chances are I sang it out loud.... As I am now 33 and growing my own family
I want music to be a part of my kids lives. TAS has introduced me to a way
to enjoy music more fully and therefore more enjoyable to my whole family.