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Do you think LP needs break-in to sound its best?
Exactly what I expected:***crickets***Please don't perpetuate myths. 
Do you think LP needs break-in to sound its best?
05-08-13: BrfMold release is applied to album stampers to prevent the vinyl from sticking to the stamper. Some of the mold release will be transferred to the new album; therefore, new albums should be cleaned prior to play. What you are hearing is... 
phono pre suggestions
Find a GAS Thaedra or Thoebe @ auction, then send it to Mike Bettinger at for upgrades. You won't be disappointed. 
White Substance on Aja 30th Anniversary
Also possible is residue of the release agent used in pressing the record. A silicone based product will turn white when emulsified with water and after drying what you might see.^^^^^^^SOOOO tired of hearing about "release agents". Never was any,... 
Designer Hall of Fame
He was more of a Clint Eastwood type, as memory serves. 
Designer Hall of Fame
Pubul, I actually got to meet him at the 1984 CES, and heard his Eagle 7a/Electro Research/strain gage set up. From what I heard that day, this guy was in a league of his own. 
Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life. Do you know of one ?
Sizemore - The Ampzillas varied a bit. The original was basically an updated Dynaco 400, both having been designed by James Bongiorno. I have the last version, the GAS 500 which was designed by Andrew Hefly. I would put this 30 year old beast up a... 
Designer Hall of Fame
John G. Iverson, without question. The only high-end designer to be kidnapped (and subsequently disappeared for good) by the FBI!! So the story goes. 
Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life. Do you know of one ?
There were 23 Godzillas produced. Some were class A, some class A/B. I had S/N 19, which was the A/B version. 350 wpc into 8 Ohms and 1000 wpc into 2 Ohms! These were dual-mono, 1 chassis amps, and each channel was bridged; slew rate of 600 volts/... 
Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life. Do you know of one ?
You will LOVE the Grandson. Sounds best pushed hard (can handle 1 ohm!). I owned a Godzilla at one time... took it to the 1984 CES to a/b it against John Iverson's Eagle 7a. The Eagle won, hands down. Fantastic amp. Godzilla's designer has never b... 
Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life. Do you know of one ?
My GAS500 Ampzilla, because I got it from it's designer, and even at 30 years it is unsurpassed in every regard. 
Picture discs - Collectors items?
The best sounding vinyl is clear - colorants add to the noise floor. I have a PD of Tubular Bells that after 20 years of playing is as noise-free as a CD. 
New Re-Issue Vinyl: Surface Noise, Ticks, Pops....
I was the original Quality Manager at RTI, from when they started in 1973 until I left in 1986. Yes there are other domestic pressing plants still operating. RTI had a much better rep when I was there, but then again I took the time to make certai... 
vintage turntables?
I agree with Mapman 'bout the Philips 312. I picked one up off ebay last Christmas for $80.00. Absolutely mint, sounds incredibly good. And it LOOKS like a tt should, IMO. 
A Newbie's First Week Impressions -- Vinyl Rules
Agree with the "mold release" myth previously mentioned. I used make LP's. Take it from someone who knows, it is a fallacy. Please - just drop it once and for all.