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Possible issues with Marantz CD player
If your gold discs are playing fine, I probably would not run a cleaner through it. Might be something wonky about their lasers or even the way they mount them that the cleaner brushes aggravate. If they started acting up too, then the cleaner see... 
Possible issues with Marantz CD player
That is exactly the sound I experience.  Random bursts.Almost all my discs are silver faced. I'd have to try a gold one and see if it made a difference.I was unaware Marantz discouraged the cleaner.  Come to think of it, I did not experience the p... 
Any good high end shops in Indianapolis?
I've only ordered online from Music Direct, but they stock some top shelf stuff as well as stuff that delivers value at  a lower price point. Always gave me a reasonably good vibe dealing with them. Never had to return anything. If they have a lis... 
Possible issues with Marantz CD player
Honest answer, a little less than last month:) We are trying to close on a house with some land, so holding other expenses in check .Given I play much more vinyl than CD,  when I am in the market,  prefer to top out around $1500 for a front load, ... 
Turntable lid up or off?
VPI Classic 2  gives me  few options.  It is either on, in place, or completely off.  It is not hinged or fastened  but sits in place held by its weight. I almost always take it off.  Sometimes leave it on when rambunctious kids or dogs are visiti... 
Do any of you kids , want your system ???
Cue up Pink Floyd, Time.  Or the Stones' Time Waits for No One, with Mick Taylor and the metronome. Or Justin Heyward singing just about anything.  Albinoni's Adagio. But I digress. . . My youngest daughter would probably be the only taker. She is... 
Possible issues with Marantz CD player
Thanks all, for input.Good to know on Marantz going forward. My non-ES Sony has been  most reliable. Also has SACD capability, though I only have a handful of those. An update:  Last night,  I ran a CD lens cleaner disc, played a few songs  off a ... 
Possible issues with Marantz CD player
It happens with multiple discs.  Worse on some than others, but I've not been able to play a CD without the intermittent and loud static for the last week or so. I can't replicate it with vinyl. Not difficult at all to replicate with CD.  Just ins... 
Best best ballads that refer to a US State
Ohio, Over the Rhine (different from Pretenders song)Nebraska, Bruce SpringsteenAlabama Pines, Jason Isbell and 400 UnitLeavin' Texas, Jerry Jeff WalkerWildfire, Michael Murphey (mentions Nebraska)Sinaloa Cowboys, Springsteen (it is a state in Mex... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Last night, of course . . .U2/ War 
What Is The Most Romantic Song That You Have Ever Listen To?
"Forever Autumn," Justin Hayward"Romeo and Juliet,"  Dire Straits"I've Just Seen a Face," The Beatles 
Anyone own/listened to Paradigm Prestige 95s?
I  wound up buying a pair of 95s still under factory warranty from a brick and mortar dealer.They were phasing out the Prestige  for Paradigm's new  Founder series. Those aren't in stock yet, so no comparison to be had.I gave them a listen.I agree... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Dinosaur Jr./ self-titled 1985 LP.A little rough. Recorded in someone's basement.Doesn't sound like J Mascis is lead vocal on everything back then.You hear some hints of their later sound on a few songs, i.e.  Where you Been (1993).   
Keeping backup equipment?
I have a stereo at work put together from stuff I replaced at home.  
Favorite Cowboy Junkies?
Cover of Neil Young's Powderfinger from the Caution Horses.Pretty much that whole album, though many folks like the Trinity Sessions better.