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Turntable Advice on Hum/Brands
My wood floor support must have been built with green wood in 1951 housing boom after WWII. Warp, dip near walls, flexible flyer. My final solution, are the 2" x 2" iso-blocks, I wrapped them with black tape after this photo amazon, easy return... 
Records not stored vertically for decades
What fun you will have re-discovering those recordings. Checking if flat on glass is a good idea. If not flat, a Shure cartridge with a damped brush would be a good idea. My favorite elliptical with damped brush is M97xe M97xe, good price Othe... 
Advice needed on upgrading tonearm for VPI SCOUTMASTER
because, the bug is pursuing you! just let it out the window till next time    
Advice needed on upgrading tonearm for VPI SCOUTMASTER
Function, flexibility. Steve at VAS used to work with VPI, and is a big fan of Uni-Pivot arms. He has more respect for the father than current production, true? In any case, he has multiple arm wands adjacent to his table, with multiple cartridg... 
If you have a nice system why do you really need room treatments?
As many are tired of hearing, I am a resolved fan of speaker’s having level controls. Speakers leave the factory like a person put on a ship in blinders, no idea where they are going, certainly not going to perform as tested in a foam lined space... 
Re: streaming recommendations for newbie
I think almost anything is good enough to start and find out if you will stick with something, then upgrade after experience and research. I agree, separates for future changes. Based on suggestions here, I bought an inexpensive Topping topping... 
Re: streaming recommendations for newbie
anotherbob I want an award for guessing he meant $500. I somehow thought is was Australian slang. I see it’s a Vegas term, in any case, I guessed right! What do I get?  
Marantz SA10 sacd player
My experience: I took a few apart, including trying to adjust a low cost Marantz. the lasers get old/weak. perhaps the cd layer works, but the sacd layer needs a spec more power. the first to go is your problem, unable to read SACD. A fine heig... 
Marantz SA10 sacd player
new laser assembly https://www.aliexpress.com/i/2251832865505302.html?gatewayAdapt=4itemAdapt I have purchased about a dozen items from aliexpress, always a great price and successful. any repair shop or even computer shop can replace the assem... 
Marantz SA10 sacd player
  Possible issues with Marantz CD player Audiogon Discussion Forum https://forum.audiogon.com › discussions › possible-issu... Jun 9, 2021 — Only the S2 and S3 has available laser/optical blocks via Encompass (parts house in Atlanta GA). Mar... 
Best In Wall Speakers
Some wall speakers have the ability to 'aim' the tweeters. Any woofer does better with more cubic feet in the enclosure. Some wall speakers can use the cavity within the studs, floor to ceiling, however, you need to construct that section special... 
Long run XLR cables
My only attempt was a 25' run XLR, inexpensive from Amazon, I returned them. Used long RCA's, sounded great. IOW, we are not backstage with many sources of potential problems, we do not have a real need for XLR, I suggest you try long RCA, just t... 
Buying Used Speakers
1. try to find something near enough to go, inspect, listen, which saves shipping cost and shipping risk. Patience, wait, or, rare new listing, jump on it. 2. ask questions in writing, thru the system they are listed in i.e. reverb; us audio mart... 
how to fix a CD player
available new for $250. walmart. this is an opportunity to learn for yourself what they are about, diddle around inside, see what you can fix yourself. unplug, take the case off, plug it in. watch it motors, gears, sliding tracks, rubber bands ... 
Best for Classic/Progressive Rock and Blues
  rajugsw thanks for the invite.  I cannot come, I live in New Jersey, and know absolutely nothing about streaming except YouTube via my PC