128x128

musicfan2349

Responses from musicfan2349

What to do with a large collection
"It seems a shame to have forked over so much money and wind up with nothing." Remember, you "forked over" your money to be able to enjoy the music! If you didn't enjoy any of it, that would be one thing. But presuming you have, I'd say cheer up!... 
Power strip recommendations
I have a couple of these for my stereo: "Belkin Power Strip Surge Protector - 6 Rotating AC Multiple Outlets, Flat Pivot Plug - Heavy Duty Wall Outlet Extender for Home, Office, Travel, Computer Desktop & Phone Charging Brick (1,080 Joules)" ... 
LP storage advice please?
@68pete they're on end, of course! The boxes are heavy moving boxes, all new.  Regarding mold, the condo was airconditioned and well maintained. And as I mentioned, everything is currently in climate controlled storage. Happy listening!  
LP storage advice please?
The collection was in my parents' FL condo for 30+ years. Pop had them on some cheap graybar shelving. When I packed them, I made sure the boxes were snuggly packed so they wouldn't shift, lean or sag.  I plan on using the Kallax system in our ne... 
Any other Pipe And Slippers Audiophiles out there?
Our next home will have a smoke friendly audio room so I may just get myself a smoking jacket. And hat! Fortunately for me, my wife also enjoys the occasional sharing of a Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Claro #3 with her hubby. I'm not too con... 
Have you asked yourself this question?
As others have said, a lot of my music playing is streaming. It's convenient. However, when I want to sit and really listen, most times I fire up my Linn LP12 Vahalla and enjoy my LPs. Yes, I can also sit and 'really listen' to my digital front en... 
Solved my streaming grunge (inner detail) problem
When I first set up my mesh network I set up the node in my stereo cabinet. BIG mistake! While my Node2i was seemingly unaffected, my phono front end was unusable.  The solution was simple. I moved the mesh node across the room and ran a 25’ stre... 
Redundant Internet
Thing about power outages and wireless is, cell towers have battery backups. So for shorter outages, you’ll be golden. However when I lived on Vashon Island, after 3 days or so even those backup power supplies went flat.  Happy listening.   
new to streaming- help!
@yage nailed it...  The OP said: "This is in a college dorm rather than private home." Which @yage diagnosed: "Are you trying to connect the Node to the campus wi-fi / local network? If so, the university IT staff may be blocking certain network... 
Better hearing
I’m a clay shooter. When I shot pistol at indoor ranges, I’d double up with both earplugs and shooter muffs. I used to ride motorbikes for 35-40 years as well... Again, ear plugs always. I don’t like loud television or the radio too loud in the ca... 
Where do I go from here?
@patrickalston , I too have a pair of Acoustat 1+1s that I've owned since new. If they've not been energized for 20 some years, there's a good chance they need some work done. The panels are remarkably sturdy so I'm suspecting it's the transformer... 
The latest audiophile streamer craze
This is actually well known among network geeks.  GTFS: “wifi pringles can” for other examples.  Happy listening.   
After a long, long sleep: ML-335
@mofimadness believe me, until I posted here I was on course for exactly that! However, sometimes I actually use my big head to think things through. 25 years is a long time for electronics to lie dormant, especially something as sophisticated as... 
After a long, long sleep: ML-335
Circling back: I spoke to Chris at http://www.pyramid-audio.com/levinson.html He was quite friendly and helpful regarding my ML335. As you can see at the link they have quite a bit of experience with ML gear. They also have engineers that special... 
After a long, long sleep: ML-335
Thanks again for all of your inputs. Some more background on this particular amp that it occurred to me I should’ve mentioned at the outset.  This amp likely has very, very few hours on it. It was used with a a pair of B&W Matrix 800 Series O...