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New arm for TW Acustic Raven one
The problem is the arm fits into a gimball or bearing in it's base which holds it firmly. Well it doesn't hold firm anymore, the arm moves nearly a centimetre on it's base. It still sounds OK, but obviously is not a stable platform for a cartridge... 
Lieder anyone?
How can I have forgotten Songs of the Auverne, Kiri Te Kanawa or Vittoria de Los Angeles for me.  
Opus 3. Reference recordings
Great label and nobody has mentioned the incomparable Eric Bibb  
Efficient speaker: Zu, Tekton, Volti, Klipsch, Fleetwood?
No mention of Daedalus Audio I think. I have had my Darama large standmounts for over 10 years and no plan to change.All the range is in the mid 90s sensitivity, with a benign load too.   As for WAF, Lou is a Carpenter by trade I believe and mak... 
Reaching the end of a music collection
I too had a collection I couldn't really manage or listen to. about 2250 CDs and  the samenumber of LPs. I got rid of most of my vinyl through a dealer friend, leaving about 400 LPs, which is more than enough, though I am back to buying a few agai... 
Opera - Video streaming or buying?
Another vote for Medici TV, my wife has a subscription and I watch occasionally. Like everyone, I have my foibles and only really enjoy listening on LP or some Cd's loaded onto my server. I do enjoy going to see the Met and Royal Opera streams in ... 
The Good Stuff
Those Lidisi tracks, wow!      
Innuos Zenith Mk3 or something else?
I have been using the Zenith Mk2 for some years and am very impressed. Both the sound and ease of use are excellent. Ripping really couldn't be easier. I believe the Mk 3 is a reasonable step up, incorporating many of the upgrades in the Zenith SE... 
Let’s make this a better community!? One final shot?
I have to whole heartedly agree with the OP. I think some folks don’t engage brain before engaging finger. It is so quick and semi anonymous to denigrate or criticise a comment. Just take a moment’s thought really.just a small snarky comment from ... 
WHAT SONG TOUCHES YOUR HEART THE MOST?
Some great suggestions I might have made, if I’d thought of it first.Peter Gabriel Don’t Give Up, try Willie Nelson’s version tooJoni Mitchell almost anything, but “ If I had a River “ will do, or anything on “Blue”Bonnie Raitt “I can’t Make you l... 
The Lifespan of an LP?
Many of my LPs are from the 60's and still sound great. Obviously vinyl quality varies. The thin stuff from the oil crisis is an example of some of the shoddy pressings around. The real risk is unintentional damage taking out the LP, putting it on... 
Artists you feel you can rely on, buy any new album unheard.
"They eventually found the percussionist in the morgue, but he wasn't quite dead, so they warmed him up again and he played in the concert."david12,Is that supposed to be funny?"Roxy 54,  Not funny at all, just a true story. It speaks to what Russ... 
Artists you feel you can rely on, buy any new album unheard.
Some great suggestions guys, including artists I've never heard of. That's the whole point of the thread of course. 
Artists you feel you can rely on, buy any new album unheard.
Dead artists certainly count, anybody at all. Certainly a lot of names I could of put on my list too, but many new ones as well for me to explore. As an aside about dead artists, in the later stages of the Leningrad siege, in late 1943 I think, Sh... 
What sends shivers down your spine when you play it on your system?
Another vote for "The Lark Ascending", that is what I thought of when I read the post. It's rural England in late spring, set to music.Other Classical offerings: Albinoni's "Adagio"                                       Richard Strauss's "Metamorp...