Responses from cleeds

Static on turntable
What are you using for a phono preamp?  
Sound Quality
sandthemall FLAC is a lossless compressed format and please remember ‘lossless’ is a euphemism for negligible loss. No, FLAC is lossless. That is to say it can render a bit perfect copy of the original file. FLAC is 60% the size of the o... 
Sound Quality
navyachts ... how do I get the file ripped files on the computer on to the SD card in the N200? ... It's simple copy/paste if your computer is on the same network as the Aurender.  
Step down transformer for a turntable
When I bought my Denon DP-80 back in the late '70s, it was supplied with a Denon branded step down transformer. It worked fine.  
Mobile Fidelity Settlement Update
grislybutter ... if they have great ears and 10K-100K etc system how come they didn't hear the digital "pollution"/limitations in those recordings? You're the first person I've heard claim that the records were plagued with "digital pollut... 
Audio Research Pre-Amp advice
daveteauk ... what exactly is 'critical'? What part does it play... 2000hrs seems a very very low figure for replacement - what do you experience, in SQ, after that time ... The 6550 tube in ARC Ref5/Ref 6/Ref phono is in the power supply. It ... 
Audio Research Pre-Amp advice
daveteauk ... May I ask why you change the 6550 at just 2k hrs? What part does the 6550 play in the power supply? ... The 6550 is critical to the power supply and 2,000 to 2,500 hours is about all you can expect from it, and least in my Ref5SE... 
I see the issue with ABX blind testing
botrytis ... When they say, ’aka people who can’t or haven’t developed the ability to use/trust their own ears’ I am done with the discussion as arrogance rules the day ... You've proven your point admirably well.  
Klaudio KD-CLN-LP200 Owners
Mine makes no gurgling sound at all. The pump runs quietly and smoothly whether filling or draining the tank.  
Insurance for system
Do you have an existing homeowner's or renter's insurance policy? Reading it would be a good place to start. All my gear is covered under my homeowner's policy.  
Looking for advise and recommendations on a nice record cleaner.
mijostyn I have yet to see scanning electron microscope pictures of records cleaned by various methods. It is all assumption, all of it. Nonsense. It's easy to play a dirty record, clean it, and then play it again but in proper condition. You ... 
Looking for advise and recommendations on a nice record cleaner.
mijostyn The KL uses blowers to dry the record ... this is just as bad, maybe worse than plain air drying in a rack. Any contaminants dissolved in the water remain on the record as water evaporates. This is the main reason I did not get one ... 
Looking for advise and recommendations on a nice record cleaner.
  dogberry the only U/S machine on their site ... does not specify how it dries. I’d be very interested to read about how a machine looking like this performs vacuum drying ... It dries very well. Perfectly, in fact. It never leaves any resid... 
Looking for advise and recommendations on a nice record cleaner.
dogberry ... one against U/S (they do not vacuum dry) ... The Klaudio machines offer ultrasonic cleaning and vacuum drying. They really work.  
Picture Discs
First you ask: nicholsr Is this normal for picture discs? Then you state: I have many colored discs that sound perfectly fine. So you already have your answer. IME, picture discs and colored discs are novelties. The few I've tried sounde...