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Buying my 1st new LP in 42 years..Suggestions?
You got 300 LPs including a stack of Sheffields and direct-to-discs and the first thing you want to do is buy another record??? First thing I'd be doing is picking through that stack! Second thing, buying a good ultrasonic record cleaner. Third, z... 
The awakening...
When my father in laws Fischer finally died I said let me take care of that. Got him some nice bookshelf speakers, 5-disc changer, integrated amp, speaker cables, interconnects, power cords and Cones for everything, all properly budgeted, grand to... 
Turntable got absolutely crushed by CD
 So, yes a cheap LP set up can conquer a cheap CD player with low end ancillary equipment. lol! The CDP my Technics first trounced was a $1200 California Audio Labs that I had selected only after home auditioning a dozen contenders. I really li... 
Power Purpose
Want to blow your mind? Some evening after listening a while go and flip off as many breakers as you can, ideally leaving only the stereo circuit on.You can thank me later. 
Why Power Cables Affect Sound
I once believed in the power of measurement and placebo. That was back when I struggled to hear any difference between DACs and CDPs. Well after years reading nothing but Stereo Review, with Julian Hirsch and his wire is wire measurements uber all... 
Herron VTPH-2A / Origin Live Conqueror / Koetsu Black Goldline
Its my Miller Carbon table. Its built around the Teres bearing and platter, with the superb Verus rim drive motor. The base is made from a BDR Source Shelf, with another large round threaded "nut" made from Source Shelf holds the bearing. The bear... 
Synergistic Research ECT
Same to you. 
Synergistic Research ECT
A few points the idea of these working on the electromagnetic spectrum will need to contend with. In no particular order:The radio frequency at a wavelength on the order of 10mm is around 30GHz. While harmonics at a few multiples of 20kHz exist, a... 
Synergistic Research ECT
My understanding is these work by vibration control. They are shaped just like tiny little bass traps. Take the dimensions, work out the math, they are damping ultrasonic vibrations, frequencies on the order of 40kHz and above. Exactly how this wo... 
Why Power Cables Affect Sound
My experience has been few things are less important than understanding why.Just listen to em. All you need to know. 
Synergistic Research ECT
Yes I'm surprised more people aren't able to realize the many advantages to tweaking what you have compared to buying a new component. Not that there's anything wrong with component upgrades. I just brought home a game-changer, Herron VTPH-2A. Pro... 
Turntable got absolutely crushed by CD
ALSO: I don't really think it takes super expensive turntable/phono stages/cartridges for vinyl to compete with digital.   I'll say! Back in 1998 when I "thought" I was done auditioning and assembling the best system I could afford, I made the... 
Jazz for aficionados
I'm no jazz aficianado. Fact, don't usually care for it all that much. But Duke Ellington Jazz Party is a big exception. Got the LP, grew on me so much I got the 45. Its jazzy. Its bluesy. Got a little classical/symphonic structure in there. Its l... 
What are your top 1-5 favorite well recorded songs?
***Please note: all are on vinyl. There is no such thing as best of anything when played back on CD. Sorry, but them's the facts. And I'm eliminating direct-to-disc as I feel that would be cheating.***Janice Ian, Some Peoples Lives. Every track on... 
Top Ten HiFi Playlists - Tidal
Some of the finest recordings in my collection. Emotionally involving, sonically superb. What you pull out when you want to thoroughly impress someone, not just with how great your system sounds but with music they will fall in love with even if t...