|What do/did you do for a living?|
65 retired sales - sold IT consulting for many names most would recognize. Happy to be retired. System is about 10k - all tubes - Covid has given me a good excuse to be in my ManCave and listen to all my LP's. I have a new amp on order - should b...
|Record Cleaning Machines |
I have a Cleanervinyl US RCM. cleans up to 12 records at a time. Manual, but it works. Some of my used records need multiple cleanings. Still working on a process to clean them, but 15 minutes in the RCM + manual clean with Disc Doctor fluid (3 ti...
|Affordable US Made Tube Pre/Power or Integrated Options|
+1 on Decware - made in USA - amps, preamp and integrated - all tubes, all pt to pt wiring internally
|Suggestions on Integrated Amp./Seperates to Run my Klipschorns|
+1 on the Decware. I have the SE84UFO, 2w/ch. Fabulous sound. And great service. And made in USA....
|The very best sound: Direct to Disc|
I have several of the Sheffield Labs - love them - Lincoln and Amanda on Hollywood Town with The Rose - love her version of it and did not know she wrote that; a Mozart violin concerto; Dave Grusin mentioned by others; Marni Nixon - she had an inc...
LOL. Very funny. Thanks. I've been married 38 years and have a man-cave in the new downsized house. Works for both of us. She watches TV in peace and quiet upstairs and I blast whatever I want downstairs. And no, she has no idea what stuff is and ...
|What do you think causes the crackle and clicks we hear?|
dirt. I have found DCC, Analogue Productions, Umbrella D2D and Sheffield Lab D2D pressings are VERY quiet. ANY record I purchase - new or used - gets cleaned in my CleanerVinyl RCM. Some of them multiple times.
|Bare cartridge design, Sumiko Blackbird Low Output|
I have HO BB. No issues with it. No static. Just as with any other cart, you need to be VEWY VEWY careful mounting it. I have only had 4 or 5 TT's with 6 or 7 cartridges, so am not an expert by any means.I have it on a VPI Prime with VPI arm. And...
|What other Hobbies or Interests Do You Have?|
reading - mostly non-fictionskiing - even in NC lolridinghikingphotography - lots of photographers here - interestingwalking my crazy 3 year old labhelping my wife when she is trying yet another wild recipe that turns out greatgoing to live music/...
|Pure Class A SS vs Tube Amp |
check out Decware.com - all tube gear, made in IL - excellent amps. I have their entry-level amp paired with a 99db 8" open baffle. Have not heard it with your Klipsch, but the owner, Steve Deckert, can probably help you. He is very open, honest a...
@zkidd - Great post. Thank you. what have you found to be the best new production tubes? I agree on your comments on the small signal tubes. I have been fooling around with 12AX7's in the V1 in my phono preamp and my fav so far is the RCA Command ...
|New tube preamp|
I would also add Decware to your list. All tube design, pt to pt wiring. I own their amps, but not their preamp.
Blue Jeans Cable out of Seattle. Nice. Inexpensive
|Banana Plugs too narrow|
any chance you can change out the connector for locking banana plugs?
|American Made Speaker Cables Bulk|
Belden makes speaker cable here in USA. Also Blue Jeans Cable - but they would be a competitor to you I would think.