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Whats on your turntable tonight?
@mammothguy54: Blues for Elvis is the Fantasy Records-era reissue of the Stax Records album that was originally entitled King, Does The King's Things. Vinyl Me Please did a far superior reissue (with original title and cover) not too long ago. Che... 
The birth of a new thread dedicated to sharing our newly-acquired "old" LP's.
Wow @tablejockey: Great song selection, Carl Radle and Duck Dunn on bass, Al Jackson, Chuck Blackwell, and Jim Gordon on drums, Leon Russell on piano and organ. I gotta get myself a copy! I managed to see Albert King live (fantastic!), but not Fre... 
The birth of a new thread dedicated to sharing our newly-acquired "old" LP's.
@tablejockey: Nice! I’ve been looking for a copy of Jesse’s Keep Me Comin’ LP for quite some time. My mates and I were very into his playing back in the late-60’s (first heard on Taj Mahal’s debut) and early-70’s, but for some reason I never bough... 
The birth of a new thread dedicated to sharing our newly-acquired "old" LP's.
Used LP’s brought home a coupla day ago, all found at a favorite shop, the name and location of which I am for the time being keeping to myself :-) : - The dB’s: Like This (Bearsville Records). The dB’s were a 1980’s New York group whose member i... 
Turntable noobie...what advice do you have?
@mijostyn: Good point about the Dust Bug not being conductive; that had not occurred to me. It's been a long time, but I seem to recall the Bug traversing an LP side at about the same rate as the arm on my AR turntable (this was in 1969, before so... 
Many higher end preamps are dated and ugly, why is this?
The Shindo pre-amps are very classy looking, aren’t they? Timeless, understated tasteful elegance.  
How best to eliminate LP warps
As @petg60 and @drbond just said, The Vinyl Flat Record Flattener, $159.95 direct from Vinyl Flat. Accessory heating bag The Groovy Pouch $89.95. Both @slaw and I (and Mike Fremer, etc.) have found it to work very well. Mild/"slow" warps can some... 
Turntable noobie...what advice do you have?
@lewm is SO right about record cleaning machines not necessarily being anti-static devices. In fact, I have found that more than two revolutions of the drying function on a VPI vacuum machine will CREATE static on an LP. Fortunately, two revolutio... 
Amp Recommendations for Marantz 7c
c_cocobean: I haven’t seen an RM-10 for awhile either, and when I have they went fast. Of course there is also the RM-9 Mk.2, itself a great amp (at least as good as a Mac MC75). A quartet of EL34's per channel for 125 watts, plus classic styling ... 
Turntable noobie...what advice do you have?
@mijostyn: I had a similar type "dust sweep arm" in the late-60’s (the Dust Bug, made by Cecil E. Watts of England). But your recommendation of using one in place of an anti-static device---such as the Zerostat or DeStat---is not a good one. Firs... 
Alright, it's too quiet around here. Let's have some fun.
- "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" by Jimmy Ruffin. - "The Weight" by The Band. - "Nowhere Man" by The Beatles. - "Shake Some Action" by The Flamin’ Groovies. - "Shake Your Hips" by Joan Osborne. - "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan. - "... 
Amp Recommendations for Marantz 7c
@c_cocobean: I have owned and enjoyed the Dynaco Stereo 70, a pair of the Quad 2 mono’s, an early 50w ARC (the Dual 51), and have heard (admittedly briefly) VTL’s, Jadis’, New York Audio Labs Moscodes, Conrad-Johnson’s, a modified (by Robert Fulto... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@tgilb: I came into possession of the Smiley Smile LP in early Spring of ’68 (how that came to pass is a story for another time), and put it on the turntable having no idea what to expect. I suppose my interest was piqued by having heard the amazi... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@bslon: Isn’t the sound quality of the AP Surfer Girl astounding?! Surfer Girl was the only BB album until the Friends album that Capitol Records issued in true stereo (all the others were issued in mono and duophonic (a "reprocessed" stereo simu... 
Amp Recommendations for Marantz 7c
And of course there is no output transformer as good as none, so if you have the $ and the "right" loudspeaker (the higher and most even its’ modulus of impedance the better, and relatively sensitive) and room (small-to-medium), look into Atma-Sph...