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Shouldn’t Do This, but…
@goofyfoot I would advise you to NOT do this. Yes, you can replace the receptacle but you are almost certainly breaking the terms of your lease if you do so. And you are inviting a lawsuit if your improvement somehow causes a fire or other problem... 
JBL L-200T3 original owner
I had a pair of JBL L200 T3s for years. They are fabulous and inexpensive. Need to replace the foam surrounds is a common issue but it's an easy fix. They are probably worth approx. $800 or so in good shape and are notoriously difficult to ship. ... 
Buchardt A10 Review in Hi-Fi+ Magazine
They are a small monitor speakers with solid wood cabinets. They don't seem unduly light (or heavy) in the hand.  
Best Vintage Speakers for Classical & Jazz music
What do you consider vintage - age or popularity? I'm a big fan of the Valencia speakers but one of my favorite "vintage" speaker for acoustic music is the Shahinian Obelisk. Properly placed in the proper room there are few speakers that will repr... 
Ortofon SPU-GT
Mmm, you could do that, but why? The SPU-GT was produced in the days when MC cartridges were a rarity and matching step-up transformers even more so. I had one once and it was... just OK. You can do better. Any of the recent SPU cartridges, even t... 
why balanced power last before component?
@cleeds You are correct, Equitech units like their 1.5 and 1.5QR do provide balanced power. In my response I was assuming that the OP was looking to balance the power load for his whole home. I reread his post and realized my error. My apologies.  
why balanced power last before component?
I hate to be the guy who farted in the elevator, but... ...with regard to residential 120VAc service in the U.S, "balanced power" doesn't exist for all practical purposes. Theoretically you could create true "balanced" 120VAc power starting with ... 
Besides the BBB how do you fight claim resolution against FedEx
I'm sorry about your loss. This has happened to me many times and shippers almost always fall back on "packed incorrectly..." But IMO shippers are also almost always right. Most folks who buy and sell used audio have no idea of how delicate audio... 
McIntosh MC275 vs Dynaco ST70
I think @viridian covered it pretty well. I appreciate the ST-70 design but most of the original units sound pretty noisy, by today's standards. Especially the user-built kit amps. The new ST-70 clones can sound pretty good but they have a specifi... 
Purchased a used Shure V15 Type IV cartridge, looking for stylus
Gents, I agree that using a brush shouldn't affect the platter speed. This isn't a universal problem. Yet there are a few turntable designs when this can happen. I used to be a dealer for Pear Audio Blue turntables. They are a Tom Fletcher design,... 
Purchased a used Shure V15 Type IV cartridge, looking for stylus
With all respect to Elliot, who is a knowledgeable Audiogon contributor, I'm not a fan of using a brush mounted on any cartridge, for the following reasons: 1. it screws up the geometry of the cartridge and makes azimuth adjustment almost impossi... 
SEEKING ADVICE: Which component would you upgrade first?
My rule is work your way in from the outside. Sources first. My priorities are: 1. speakers - source for your ears. The single largest improvement you can make to a system is to choose the best speakers for your ears, your room, your music and to... 
Purchased a used Shure V15 Type IV cartridge, looking for stylus
Any of the options you mention will work great with your Shure V15 Type IV cartridge. All but the NOS will sound different, but still great. Keep in mind that the V15 is an "old school" MM cartridge design: thicker in the midrange and rolled off a... 
Sophia Electric is not honest
I understand that some of us choose not to purchase Chinese-made products for political reasons. Fine. But the baiting and xenophobia is completely unnecessary, IMO. AFAIK, all Sophia amps are made in the U.S.A. except for the Baby amp line, whic... 
Dog pissed on speaker
Don't feel so bad; I once had a dog that ATE a pair of speakers. RSL Studio Monitors, about 1983. So much for leaving the 6 month old Lab puppy home alone and uncaged.