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baylinor

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Ribbon Tweeters and Animal Hair
@oldhvymecI have the sierra towers with the raal ribbons. It's my first pair of ribbons so I can't compare. They are different from the ones on the sierra 2s. Aleksander Raal built the ones for the towers solely for David Fabrikant, owner of Ascen... 
Audio Lessons Learned - post your best advice for the newer members!
Keep it as simple as possible regardless of your budget and once it sounds right, quit messing with it.  You will keep your sanity and enjoyment of music. Don't sweat EVERYTHING for the perfect sound which does not exist. That obsessive type of be... 
Acoustic treatment question: do you agree with Dennis Foley that $46k to $65k is required?
I got to $4,000 in acoustic treatment in my house of stereo system.  I can't imagine improving on it. I will leave it at that since obscene numbers don't interest me.  
My really dumb tube mistake(s)
I wasn't aware I couldn't voice my opinion about the complexities of tubes. Sorry about stepping on your toes. I guess media bias has long reach. 
Sell LP's: No visible scuffs. Let buyer remove static if needed?
All vinyl listed for sale should be truly respectful of the gold mine standards. Like many say here, discogs is king in that regard. If you want to establish a long selling reputation anywhere and move your records, you better be very conservative... 
My really dumb tube mistake(s)
That's why I go solid state all the way, no need for the extra tube worries about quality and life degradation.  There are enough things for me to worry about in my vinyl system. Just me. 
Back to vinyl need phono stage help!
I also have ascend acoustics sierra towers (with raal ribbons). Just upgraded from moon 110 LP v2 phono preamp to PS audio stellar phono preamp. Did it due to Fremer's unusual all in review of that product. WOW!The difference is startling. I got a... 
Off center (not bent!) stylus?
If any cantilever of mine looked like that I would send it to Peter Lederman for an inspection. 
About to invest in room treatments; GIK, RealTraps, DIY -- what is your experience?
Also GIK will give you different advice depending which advisor you talk to. One will push you into going heavy with absorbing treatment, while another will recommend more diffusing. All that for the same room. At least it was my experience. Got c... 
About to invest in room treatments; GIK, RealTraps, DIY -- what is your experience?
+1 wfowenmd 
New Hobby Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
@skypunkClose enough to Austin, on lake Travis shores, if anyone would like to share their love of audio in my house of stereo I would welcome them. 
New Hobby Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
Total cost of my cleaning system is a little over $500. 
New Hobby Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
One more thing, change the ultrasonic water batch every 50 records if they are fairly clean to start with, more often for dirty records. The rinse bath I change every 9 records. Both super important. 
New Hobby Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
I moved to ultrasonic cleaning about 4 months ago. Best thing I ever done. My TBond machine cost me only $129. All you need is a 6 qts size to fit the vinyl spin kit that holds 3 records at a time. I set the spin kit speed to its slowest speed and... 
What kind of listening chair
Low back for sure. Your ears should be well above the back. No leather, fabric or wood is better.