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You can't afford a Lambo Veneno, so get this..
Yep. The earliest F- BB, a 365, had the same issue. Later versions, ala 512BB and BBi fixed that problem. The 365 BB is a serious piece these days. Alas, the days of these being found for mere mortal money are in the rear view.   
You can't afford a Lambo Veneno, so get this..
@lewm-or a Periscopo Countach. Al Burtoni (RIP) had fully restored one for 95k back in the mid-'90s. I went to look at it. I couldn't really fit into it, the fit and finish was like a kit car. The Miura was probably the most stunning--the early no... 
Great Interview-
We went to hear Joe many times in the early days- he was hauling his own gear in a rental box truck. He eventually morphed more into a hard rock act. I wish him continued success, but the blues based stuff was what attracted me.   
What was the most expensive record that you ever bought ?
Most of the high value (in terms of price) records I have are a large collection of UK Vertigo Swirls of the more obscure prog acts, private label and small label post bop jazz from the early '70s, a few real outliers-- De De Lind Io Non So Da Dov... 
Would you still pay $10k or more for a turntable not full analog front end these days ?
This is like that old joke about bacon and eggs- the chicken is involved, the pig is committed. I’m "committed" to the LP format since 1970 or so. Which means I have a fair amount of records. Yes, more work, and if I were starting out today, I’d ... 
Issue with Audioirvana streaming
You might try posting your issue on the Audirvana forum. When I was messing around with it, I found that more experienced members had solutions without waiting for a response from the manufacturer- who could also chime in. (At the time, I think yo... 
Modem speed, how important for streaming?
@emergingsoul - not sure about that, but my experience in the early days of video streaming was that while I had enough bandwidth by static packet burst testing, there was some choke point at times, enough to throw the stream into buffering. This ... 
room setup suggesion needed
Square rooms are tougher, acoustically. Consider the possibility of working a corner as the "center" of a stereo pair (as well as moving the speakers out from the "front" wall). Because you’ve referred to "rehearsal" space several times, I’m assum... 
ultrasound record cleaning machine damaged my records
@oldrooney - FWIW@antinn was insistent that the book be made available for free. I was fine with that and more than happy to host the work. I've had a number of discussions with Neil, some far ranging, and always learn a lot.   
Would you move to a bigger house if you could just to have a better listening room ?
We like houses and have owned some pretty nice ones over the years--although having a listening room is a consideration, it never drove the purchase. It was the architecture, quality of construction, location and other attributes. We've done some ... 
ultrasound record cleaning machine damaged my records
Thank you Neil @antinn for recapping the data on "one step" cleaning processes and residue.  Bill  
ultrasound record cleaning machine damaged my records
That the distortion problem was related to not effectively removing the surfactant does not surprise me, nor am I surprised that Neil deduced this based on the facts provided. Before I connected with Neil (my blog is where his work on vinyl cleani... 
RIP Doug Ingle
One of the first concerts I saw as a young person. Mind Garage, Rhinoceros and the Iron Butterfly. I loved the use of Inna Gada in Mann's Manhunter film.   
Turntable setup NYC area
Mike Trei was my go to* when I lived in NY. *He did house calls, set up in situ. Nice guy to boot.   
When Was The Audio Golden Age?
To me, the "golden age" of hi-fi began after WWII and especially with the advent of the LP. Marantz tube gear, big Bozaks, KLH 9s. Raw drivers, DIY, and pretty hands on. (Of course, there is the pre-war WE and Klangfilm equipment, originally desig...