An audiophilic music lovers Christmas!


So, whadya get? One of my sisters surprised me with 1- the Audioquest Carbon Fiber Anti-Static Record Brush, and 2- the Riverstone Audio Stylus Force Gauge (resolution to 0.005g!). Perhaps surprised is not 100% truthful; I left printouts of both products' listings on Amazon for her to see ;-) . Thanks sis!

I bought myself the new Rodney Crowell Christmas LP on New West Records (my current favorite label), along with albums by John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, The Court Yard Hounds (Emily Robinson and Martie Maguire from The Dixie Chicks), Tara Nevins (from Donna The Buffalo)---thank you @slaw!, and Kelly Willis. Who says good new music is not being made?! 

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Wife got me a gift certificate for Elusive Disc, thank you baby. bdp24, I to love the New West label, hope you are sampling their Live From Austin albums they are really great, haven't bought a bad one yet.
My wife bought me 4 records from Music Direct:  Pink  Floyd ”Obscured By Clouds & “Meddle” (wore out the original). Also “Led Zeppelin II & Led Zeppelin IV”.

Just  opened Obscured By Clouds And it is warped!!!

My wife bought me the Tom Petty - An American Treasure 6LP box set after I begged for it. I also got the Applewood Road LP which is a great record with great sound; been wanting that one for a while. 
With a gift cert for a local store I will be heading down after 1/19 to buy the Intervention Records reissue of Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend, which has already been delayed a couple of times. Can't wait to get my ears on that one! Cheers,
Spencer
I got a 1 lb. bag of pistachio's and a $50 Visa  card. Doe's that count?
Just received on Dec 24 the Prestige 7606 stereo LP "We'll Be Together Again" by Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt! Produced and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder! $4.99 + shipping! 
From my wife, the new set of six remastered Stan Rogers albums. Rogers was as close to genius as a folk singer can get--the Canadian Woody Guthrie. A Happy Christmas!
My youngest daughter gave me The Lumineers Cleopatra LP, older daughter gave Naxos CD of Missa Pappae Marcelli by the Oxford Camerata.
@mr_m  only if you use them to weight down some speaker stands.. ;-p
I got a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time. 😂

JD
Actually I got two pair of one meter Audioquest Colorado IC’s.

😊

JD
Got some nos 7591a power tubes from Westinghouse. Couldn’t be happier. Just biased them and they sound great. 
@curiousjim, be careful with that thing you can put somebody's eye out.
I’m awaiting a Brimar 5r4gy rectifier tube for my preamp, on its way from England to Arizona. Hoping it brings even more magic to the midrange on my jazz albums. 
Try John Butler trio new album, really like the new Richard Thompson as well. New John Prine also good. Best wishes 
My wife and kids got me a pair of ELAC UF5 speakers.  Sound great better than my old Legacy’s and they are hardly broke inn.
Got a Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra to feed my Oppo 205 USB DAC with. 
iSonic P4875II Motorized Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaner

Anyone have experience with this this beast?
My kids got me a DIYINHK  AD1862 Dac kit with USB.  
I'll have a new R2R Dac soon.  
I ordered a new set of speaker cables: Cabledyne Virtuoso SCs to replace their Silver Synergy SCs. There was only one pair at 1/2 off so I jumped on it. Heck, at the sale price, the cost of the terminations amounted to around 1/3 the cost of the cables.
Can’t wait. 😄

All the best,
Nonoise
Got the Record Doctor V. Holy $hit! This thing rocks. Records sound pristine.
I ordered a new set of speaker cables: Cabledyne Virtuoso SCs to replace their Silver Synergy SCs. There was only one pair at 1/2 off so I jumped on it. Heck, at the sale price, the cost of the terminations amounted to around 1/3 the cost of the cables.
Can’t wait. 😄

All the best,
Nonoise
@nonoise 

So you're the one who got it! I was contemplating on the SC before but just as I refreshed, the status was marked 'sold'. Only managed to snag the PC.
bdp24
I just ordered Vol. 8 and Vol. 14 Bob Dylan bootleg series (CD).
Happy Listening!
@benlzy,

It must have been all in the timing. I waited a day after first spotting the offer and was surprised to see it still there. Boy am I glad I did. They're simply wonderful. I'll do a short write up soon. 

All the best,
Nonoise