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Your last concert was to see who and when?
Saw 2 up and coming bands at a free show last night - 6/20/2024 at RiversEdge Pavilion in Hamilton, Ohio (Cincinnati) Happy Landing Proxima Parada It was 95 degrees outside, with high humidity, so the crowd was small. I estimate about 250 peopl... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
PSA: My local record store - Plaid Room Records is having a huge summer weekend sale. 15% off everything, plus a large selection or records at 55%, 40%, 25% and 10% off, plus you get the 15% off everything in your cart on top of those discounts.  ... 
Hooking up tube phone pre to integrated tube amp with a SS phono section.
Sure, you can connect the tube phono pre-amp into the AUX input of a tube integrated amp. No problem. Heck, most phono pre-amps don't even have a volume control on them, so you have to control the volume via whatever the phono pre-amp is plugged i... 
Listening Room
I would try to audition Ohm speakers. I believe they are now only sold direct, but have a trial period.   
Your last concert was to see who and when?
Kraftwerk - MegaCorp. Pavilion, Covington, KY (Cincinnati) - 5/16/2024  
Your last concert was to see who and when?
Matthew Sweet - 4/23/2024 - Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati (Clifton), Ohio. Good show. Big finish!  
Observations and simple mod for Elac Debut 6.2
Also following...  
Differences in YouTube, Spotify, etc.
I use Spotify for their library, discovery and user interface.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Elvis Costello - "All This Useless Beauty"  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street"  
Streaming for Dummies
It’s so inexpensive to try streaming today, even if you are not confident your network will be able to support it. The WIIM Mini costs only $89 on Amazon and the WIIM Pro is only $149. You might even find either, second hand, for even less. The WI... 
Looking to upgrade Adcom GFA555: Parasound?
I'm not a fan of Parasound. Have you considered having the Adcom rebuilt and upgraded? The two techs that I'm familiar with who upgrade the GFA-555 are John Hillig at Musical Concepts and Chris Hoppe at Hoppe's Brain. Both are well respected and ... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Doobie Brothers - "What Were Once Vices are Now Habits" All killer, no filler....  
Bananas rule, spades drool. End of discussion.
TL-DR - But low mass BFA style bananas are my favorite. Logically, they just make sense. They have a high rate of contact, they are sprung, so they put a constant outward force on the inside of the binding post, and they are inexpensive. In fact, ... 
Which turntable? Pro-Ject or VPI?