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Pros and Cons of Platter Mass
What confuses me the most is how a topic sat dormant and was revived 19 years later. I had to check to see if the OP was still with us and certainly glad he is. My TTW table’s plater separates into two parts for convenience, but the total weight i... 
How To Safely Ship Cartridges For Retip
I have shipped items via FedEx (it might have been UPS, can’t remember) with high valuations ($5k).  I had to go to a specific depot to do that, which locks the packages up.  Getting paid on a loss is another story, but as long as you have receipt... 
HiFi vs MidFi
Since I just posted in the thread here about why people don’t use CRT TVs anymore and the huge price I sold my Sony tube for, I’ll continue with a video analogy. In the color grading world of video, we have to make color shift changes very quickly... 
Why are there no tube televisions anymore?
Video production and post production pro here. A couple of things to add. Until a few months ago I had an old 20” Sony CRT sitting unused in my post production suite.(pic attached) I was going to give it to a friend that collects old TVs, just to ... 
Speaker Recommendation up to 70k
@aewarren normally I’d agree but if you look at the OP’s other posts he seems sincere and has been here for years and has owned other systems. I could see potential reasons why someone might not want to disclose their electronics purchase at this ... 
Speaker Recommendation up to 70k
My 2 cents is that buying a sota speaker is such a personal decision, and the shopping/auditioning process is fun and really part of the journey, and an opportunity to learn and train your ear.My advice would be to get a used speaker, perhaps loca... 
Friend given a Revox open reel and Tascam 4 track - suggestions be we power them up?
@dill thanks - I found a place in NYC that does a cleaning and alignment for $350 and hopefully not too much will be needed in repairs.I’m super excited to hear masters I recorded decades ago in blumlein.The Revox is an a77 mk IV (we think it’s a ... 
Friend given a Revox open reel and Tascam 4 track - suggestions be we power them up?
Thanks for all the tips.  I don’t have access to a variac, as they haven’t been needed for film production for a long time.  Wondering if there is a modern smaller solution.   
RME ADI-2 fs DAC: Not Loving It
RME is pro audio gear. I use their UFX a/d d/a unit in my professional post production studio and have made music recordings using it as well. There are companies who install a better power supply in it that supposedly makes it sound better. While... 
Need help buying new speaker cable
Jasonbourne - if you look at Iconoclast cables they measure each cable shipped and include documentation and show lower (I forget if it’s inductance or capacitance) than typical cables. I tried their speaker cables and they were excellent and loud... 
3 New UBER Decks - Is this Turntable's SwanSong? 🦢
While turntables are not easy for the average person to truly compare, especially since they need the same arm and cart, I can relay some of my own experience upgrading tables. Speed stability is a fantastic thing (listen to some Plangent process ... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
HA ha - you got me- maybe you are a trial lawyer!  I wasn’t trying to say albums don’t get worn out, just that wear isn’t inevitable if using the right cart and kept clean.  Acetates are not meant to survive repeated playback, but a very low mass ... 
Constellation's House Sound Inquire
I’ve read a user report on PS audio’s forum that had owned Constellation and preferred his BHK300 amps. I think Bascom King may have stated the amps were his best work so far. I think The tube input section is the killer feature, and they brought ... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Just jumping in here. I used to buy a ton of records in the late 80’s early 90’s when people here in NYC were selling their vinyl by the crate full. I bought tons of promo copies and quite a few Radio station copies (not all were white labels). I’... 
USPS records delivery delays
Ask your local USPS worker if they believe the mail has been worse since Louis Dejoy took over.  I've asked several in different states.