larryincmh

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Recordable CD/DVDs are vanishing too
I was at my medical practice the other day and noted that each of the reception stations had a sleeve of 50 CDs next to each of them. I asked what that was about and they said when people need their medical records or copies of x-rays or things th... 
Looking for RCA cables from preamp to amp?
I recently discovered the Periapt line of cables and have traded out my headphone cable along with a couple of others for this company’s offerings. I find them extremely well built and a good value. They sound great to my ear. Give them considerat... 
iFi LAN iSilencer connection
I have a couple of these and have been using them for many months. I plugged one on the line that feeds into the switch from which all my audio gear is connected, and another into the NAS that stores my files. It was not a revolutionary experienc... 
Reel to Reel
I got into R2R about 6 or 7 years ago and as others have pointed out it is a very good sounding source. I have a Teac X300 (bought refurbished for $400) which does 3.75 and 7.5 IPS only, but since I am only interested in purchasing factory made ta... 
A GOOD dry record cleaning device
@corelli I would agree. Very simple and effective. I do also use a very basic ultrasonic cleaner ($200 on Amazon) to get rid of major crud on new purchases I make (of older albums I buy very few new reissues) but then use my Discwasher/Zerostat pr... 
A GOOD dry record cleaning device
I have always used a vintage Discwasher brush (the original not the newly marketed ones of the same name), with a little D4 fluid (which I ran out of but now use Mobile Fidelity’s One record cleaning solution). I use a ZeroStat before the brush. T... 
Sharing a subwoofer between a Stereo and HT combination.
I added the same external amplifier that @gkelly did and got favorable results using my Yamaha RX-A2080 AVR. I have since upgraded to the Yamaha RX-A6A AVR (just deployed yesterday) and so far the same favorable results. Even though the Marantz s... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
Someone else mentioned the Netgear NightHawk modem and I second that.  I have used one for a number of years with no issue. It is Comcast compatible. Model CM2000.  The router and all network components are Synology.    I also use the iFi LAN I S... 
Why do people like reel to reel players?
I got into this format about six years ago and find it quite satisfying of a listen. I only play factory pre-recorded tapes no home taping, and have amassed a collection of 150+ factory releases (mainly classic rock) from the 60’s and 70’s. The in... 
The dangerous world of Reel-to-Reel Tape
I never had a reel-to-reel back back in the day, and only in the past few years did I discover the format (and only then to help a frield digitize some home tapes his parents had of their wedding). Once I got a feel for the format however I was ho... 
Ultrasonic cleaning
I use a generic ultrasonic machine (Amazon special) but use the Degritter brand cleaning solution. I had reached out to them and they told me their solution could be used in any ultrasonic device. I also use a Discwasher just before playback, with... 
Replacing surround with sound bar
When moving a few years ago I also needed to simplify so for the main living space I also went soundbar. I have the Sony HT-A7000 with the smaller sub. It works in conjunction with my Sony TV in a way that the TV speaker provides the center channe... 
Somewhat of an oxymoron - speaker stands for the floor for bookshelf speakers.
Some speakers will have available factory stands as well. My Focal bookshelf speakers had threads in the bottom to allow them to be attached to the stands, making them a single solid unit. The height of the stands was perfectly designed to get the... 
playing "top-damaged" CDs ?
Once you get this sorted out I would think the next thing to do would be to take all of those CDs and rip them to a network storage device. Then take the files and copy them onto another external hard drive that you can keep somewhere else. Maybe ... 
Bookshelf Speakers Sitting On Dual Subs?
I had some Axiom M22TI bookshelf speakers I used in this manner and didn’t feel it was a negative. The dual subs help cancel standing waves, and as long as the tweeter height is satisfactory let your ears be the judge. I had used some Audioengine ...