dorkwad

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Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
I have a well broken in TJN Lenco Reference MkII turntable going very soon. It will have been refinished by Jean Nantais with a couple of additions on it. Looks wise, it is spectacular with a mostly natural finish with a couple coats of lacquer on... 
Need some treble
I'll second Philip's post for Amadi.  Have had several pairs of Amadi Maddie Signature ICs and they show very well in the highs because of the silver wire used. They are also excellent at all frequencies so you would be lacking nothing.  They are ... 
What is preferred/best contact cleaner these days?
@rc22  It is easily removed with 90% alcohol.  Q45T  
What is preferred/best contact cleaner these days?
@vinylvalet  No we have not.  We have read many comments from those who've used it and other enhancers and have been more impressed with both Total Contact and especially the Q45T. I have about 245 individual contacts to treat if you count each p... 
What is preferred/best contact cleaner these days?
My audio friends and I have used the Q45T for the past several years. Yes, it is expensive, but it is the finest sounding of all the contact enhancers including Total Contact, Quicksilver Gold, that we have tried. Apply once and probably the only ... 
Full loom of the same cable brand vs mixing and matching.
Early on I had closer to a single loom from one manufacturer. As I heard more stuff and made more mistakes, but learned from it, I started and have continued getting the best sounding cable I felt like paying for and now have a very good sounding ... 
TRL DUDE preamp
Hey Brian, The volume control thing did last a long time, but that was the only issue during the 8 years I've owned it.  The sound was always glorious, but now that the volume can go up where the control knob is sometimes at halfway, it sounds ev... 
Low profile CC speaker that is good sounding
The Anthem's lights all went out so its is impossible to tell what is being used or where levels are at.  Had to return to my trusty Yamaha HT receiver.  It somehow works with each component in the system and basically automatically goes to that c... 
TRL DUDE preamp
Still have the DUDE. It sounds better than ever. I now have about 5-6 of Krissy’s boxes wired to the DUDE at every open RCA input and output. With each addition, the realistic SQ is noticeably better. The system is now quite the wonder and keeps m... 
Live Vibe Audio
Followed the Lenco Heaven thread on AC and have a 10-layered MDF & baltic birch plinth that weighs 100 lbs.  Sounds great.   Bob  
Live Vibe Audio
I’ve been an owner of two Sistrum racks with 3 platforms on each for about 8 years now. I may also be the only one to have RTS couplers clamping each component to its platform. Just setting a component on a Sistrum platform will immediately make i... 
Sagging power plugs in wall outlet, diy
I used a fat shoestring crossed above the outlet and screwed it into the stud that was there. Use a 1.5" drywall screw to fasten it. Needs to be just big enough loop to slip the cable through and then plug it into the outlet. The tension behind th... 
Not enough outlets
Try Synergistic Research QLS-6 power strip.  The 6 outlets are all in one row and about 3" of bare space between each one.  No problem with connections--very secure grip on the plugs and quiet soundwise.   Bob    
Improving a stone rack
Try using a very dense wood that has a totally different sound signature from the hard granite in conjunction with the granite.  I've tried many different types of materials for a rack.  I have been using a pair of Sistrum racks from Star Sound fo... 
Advice and recommendations needed for a turntable rig...
@2psyop  If you want to see what vinyl play is like today but are a bit unsure how it will sound, Fluance TT's have a range of players which include the TT, arm, and cartridge.  If you go to at least the RT82, it will give you a good sounding sys...