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I wasn’t sure where to classify this…
Been through 3 hurricane evacuations. Never left myself as I work in a hospital and my obligations were to the care of my patients but my family evacuated with each of them  Lost 850 foot dock in one of them. House never got damaged. It gets reall... 
Best progressive rock album side
Wow, this thread turned out way better than I expected it to.  Some great recommendations to search for. I much more enjoy searching in record stores than ordering on line. Many mentioned, I already have. I think of those listed that I don't have,... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Burgers by Hot Tuna. Simply fantastic album recording. Water Song is the pinnacle but Sunny Day Strut is probably better. The whole album just works and flows seamlessly. It really is a wonderful production. I also just love the album art and the ... 
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It isn't going away. As a matter of fact, it will probably get more intelligent. All you can do is protect yourself. Be vigilant. Don't buy if it doesn't seem right. Not buying it on the front end is much easier than buying on the back end and ask... 
Large room with low budget for speakers
I calculated that your room is 31 feet deep by 21 feet wide by 8 feet tall. Of course those measurements could vary some. That is a big room. I suggest horns and at your budget you could hit the best of Viking Acoustic.     
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Claypool Lennon Delerium, "Lime and Limpid Green". @ Bsion, "Whale Meat Again" is just a fantastic spin. I dig it every time it goes on.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Savoy Brown "Looking In"   
Fear Inoculum in Vinyl
We all waited quite a while for this. Rumors of it coming out 2 years ago on RSD did not pan out as I think that RSD got cancelled due to pandemic. I had a buddy in town the other day who also collects vinyl. We went to see my vinyl guy and I kidd... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
At this moment in time, Van Der Graaf Generator, The Aerosol Grey Machine. Thinking either Can or Bowie next.   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Caravan, "Blind Dog at St. Duntans". Come on Back/OIK (Reprise) is beyond beautiful. Simply perfect. I'm in love at this moment in time. Rich  
Pink Floyd’s brand new song
David's daughter-in-law is Ukrainian so he obviously is very vested in this. However, he has been vested in a lot of philanthropic ventures and has an incredibly compassionate heart. Great to see some musicians putting their skills to work for the... 
Fedex and Ups Damage thread
Sounds like a case of bad karma.  
Recommended integrated amplifier for upgrade
Of course, McIntosh is the answer with Sonus-Faber. Integrated, I would look at the MA-2275. Not easy to find but a work horse of an integrated amp. No issues after 15 years except for tube change and a simple dial exchange.    
The problem with streaming
I'm sure if I headed down the streaming avenue, I would not be able to make u-turn. Erstwhile, there is a reason vinyl has enjoyed such a massive resurgence. It just feels good. There are many sensual reasons why we enjoy music. They all don't fit... 
Decisive moments your your audio journey
About 8 years ago I bought my daughter one of those all in one record players, one that comes with little speakers that plug into it. Cheap thing, maybe $100. As I listened to her playing records I realized that it actually sounded much better tha...