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Stereo Receivers: Bought one for life, or buy something modern?

Considering replacing my stereo receiver from the 90s. Do I even need to do this? [more inside]
posted by kpraslowicz on Oct 16, 2015 - 8 answers

Blown speaker?

I just recently picked up a pair of 1980s-era Celestion 3 bookshelf speakers and they sound great. Well, the right one sounded great until something happened today. I may have been listening to The Cars' "Candy-O" a little too loudly when the speaker started going, "thup-thup-thup" and then lost the woofer. [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Sep 10, 2015 - 15 answers

Make my TV a wifi jukebox (difficulty level: nitpicky requirements)

My personal music collection is divided between vinyl records (easily played over the stereo, no problems there) and over 70GB of music mp3s on my laptop. I almost never listen to my mp3s anymore because laptop speakers suck and I'm past the point of listening to my music on headphones only; and also because I still haven't figured out a way to wirelessly send/access (either via wifi, bluetooth or cloud storage) the music to my TV or to my amplifier directly. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jan 11, 2015 - 20 answers

Many devices, one output?

I need help designing an audio solution for our house. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Oct 16, 2014 - 11 answers

Can you recommend me a CD and radio component for a home stereo?

I recently bought a used "compact component system" home stereo. It had two parts - one is the volume/sound setting and cassette deck combo. The other half is a CD and radio combo. The CD part was busted though. Ideally I'd like to replace the entire CD/radio section. Can you recommend me a good replacement for that section or recommend a better way to complete my system which lacks CD capabilities? [more inside]
posted by atinna on Sep 11, 2014 - 4 answers

Is there a quality brand that still makes home stereos w cassette decks?

I know Jensen and Emerson make them but is there a quality brand that still makes home stereos with a (or optimally dual, but I know that's not probable) cassette deck and CD-playing capabilities? I want an actual home stereo and not a boombox. I don't really care if it can read burned cds or anything else that one would consider fancy in the 90's. Just a stereo that plays cds and tapes that isn't guaranteed to malfunction in a year or two. Is there maybe a store I can order from that has a stock of dusty, unpurchased stereos from the '90s??
posted by atinna on Aug 30, 2014 - 10 answers

Help me hear the music, please!

Hi! Over the weekend, the receiver/speaker combo I use to listen to vinyl and my iPhone (cobbled together from stuff friends didn't want anymore) reached a critical point of sounding crappy. Can you help me find a replacement? [more inside]
posted by justjess on Apr 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Should I be using a USB DAC instead of my TV

Should I not be using my television as a DAC for my home stereo? [more inside]
posted by johnchristopher on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Smaller music please.

*Affordable* home audio (not home theater). Various Q's inside. [more inside]
posted by scratch on Jan 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Pushing audio from PC to Xbox 360

Streaming music from laptop to xbox, sans TV: possible? [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Feb 18, 2009 - 5 answers

HDTV dashboard?

I'm moving to a new place next week and now that my nice HDTV will be in the livingroom and getting a lot of foot traffic, I would like some ideas on how to put it to good use both visually and audibly. [more inside]
posted by phritosan on Mar 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Ipod dock + Auxillary input?

What is a comparable alternative to this Bose iPod Model that also features auxillary audio input?
posted by eggerspretty on Jan 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Stereo / amp question.

Looking for advice on stereo speakers (and an amp setup). [more inside]
posted by starman on Aug 15, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I stream MP3s wirelessly using my mix-and-match technology?

What's a good solution to wirelessly play MP3s on my stereo though my mix-and-match collection of technology? [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Oct 26, 2005 - 21 answers

Let's all get up and move to a 'hood that was so hip before your mother was born

I'm moving to Manhattan's East Village from Brooklyn (Prospect Heights) in a few weeks, and I'm wondering how I should go about hiring a "man with a van." Also: Speakers! [more inside]
posted by incomple on May 8, 2005 - 11 answers

More turntable trouble:

What's the best way to keep a record player from skipping? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Mar 22, 2005 - 17 answers

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