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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... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
My favourite that I own now, is the Daedalus Audio Da-RMa speakers. I travelled o the UK to the Rocky Mountain show in Denver in 2009 and bought them from Lou, as a retirement present to myself. I still worked for 5 more years but a great present,... 
What's your favorite boutique speaker maker
+ Whatever it is, for Lou at Daedalus. His speakers are hand made furniture and sound pretty good too. My Da-Ramas are over 10 years old and ain't going nowhere.My son has a pair of Fritz speakers too, another very helpful company. 
How many AudiogoNers are amateur chefs?
Amature, AMATURE, how dare you! Seriously, I do enjoy cooking, but it's tough if I don't, my wife and mother in law, who lives with us, are diabolical. The latter was a Professor in a catering school and she is just awful. A case of, if you can't ... 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
Just a thought, which might explain the dealers reasons. How has the current economic situation and Covid, affected Hi fi retailers viability? I don't know the answer, but I suspect it isn't good. In theory, spending more time at home, you might l... 
Classical LP & CD Collection - How do You Sell When Record Stores Don't Want?
In the UK at least, there are a number of on line dealers for classical LPs, not CDs. They will buy large numbers. Inevitably, if you let them choose what they want, you'll get more than if you insist they take everything. 
Which USB Re Clocker
I think expensive addons like the Phoenix, need a careful audition, more than a DAC or phono stage say. Presumably you were convinced by a trial in your system, to keep the Phoenix. That is what I'll have to do, when it is possible. I live in the ... 
3 Albums To Be Stranded With On A Desert Island
Roxy54, Sorry, yes, of course John Martyn. Put it down to an elderly memory lapse. 
3 Albums To Be Stranded With On A Desert Island
Joni Mitchell, yes of course, but it would have to be "Blue", got me through my teenage angst years, more or less in one piece.Blue Nile, but "I walk across the rooftops"Puccini La Boheme, only if it's the Beecham Version with Jossi Bjorling and V... 
Which USB Re Clocker
I am not sold on a re clocker and I am happy with my set up. The Zenith is very good to my ageing ears and so is the metrum. Certainly neither are current state of the art, I know. Perhaps I should have asked a clearer question, would I hear a sig... 
Which USB Re Clocker
The Metrum does use asynchronous USB and has a lot of good reports about it. It isn't the latest model and there are obviously better DAC's around. The answer may well be to borrow a Phoenix when I can in the current climate and borrow a better DA...