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dedicated power receptacles for mono blocks?
Monoblocs on different legs will likely have a ground loop hum. I know!  
Axpona 2024 who is going and why?
@shkong78  Tough crowd here with no sympathy so I just had to reply. That bites after all your plans.   
Am I right for this forum?
$3000? Get out! Kidding. You love and create music, and listen to and appreciate reproduced music systems. Sounds like you should stick around. 😏  
Audible illusions to solid state pre
Krell preamp?  
Should Speaker Manufactures provide a Frequency Response Graph?
I never knew you had to get a manufacturer's permission to post a measurement. I'm all for graphs but if it sounds good, it works for me.  
What is the quality and performance level of Fluance turntables??
Never heard one. They have a good reputation as a reasonable starter turntable. If you do go for one, upgrade to a 2M Blue. It’s a lot better. Better yet, go for a Pioneer PLX1000 turntable as the best value upper end budget turntable. As you’ve s... 
first & last system
Willsenton R8 KT88 integrated tube amplifier and a pair of Tekton Moab speakers and an optional pair of subwoofers.  
Axpona 2024 who is going and why?
@willywonka Thanks for replying. Yeah, that’s pretty much my story. I’m old enough to want to stay at the premier hotel, and if it’s (pre)sold out through insider dealings, then I figure they don’t need or want my business.  
Axpona 2024 who is going and why?
I tried booking a room at the hotel when the show tickets went on sale. It was already sold out so I didn’t bother. I attended in 2019 and stayed in a nearby hotel but it wasn’t great. Has anyone actually stayed at the hotel or is it pre-allocated... 
Should I update a vintage 16" broadcast transcription turntable?
@robyatt knows transcription tables...and may advise.  
Hear my Cartridges....🎶
Halcro - audiogon member
@dover I’m shocked and immensely saddened by this news. I enjoyed following and contributing to his posts. He was a gentleman. He turned me on to all those fantastic 50s/60s recordings when he played Ketty Lester, Love Letters 1962 in one of his p... 
Improving a stone rack
I run my 20mm oversized aluminum platter on my 401 turntables naked. Real over pleasant!  
Improving a stone rack
@o_holter I use 3 not 4. I found they worked best at 1/3 to 1/2 compression. I also found that they worked best on turntable > tubed phono amps > tube power supply > speakers. Not so much on tube power amps. Try with/without the rubber pr... 
Is positive reinforcement why things are sounding better?
Teles are great so at least that much is truth. Best way to check is to play some songs, then re-insert the previous component and replay. Still good? When you change something expecting or hoping for an improvement, be honest with yourself. Is i...