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Whats on your turntable tonight?
Lately its been Eva Cassidy every afternoon.  
Whats playing on your system today?
Mostly Eva Cassidy lately.   
Audiphile Press: Am I jaded, experienced, or has it declined?
I should have added that since I am throughly pleased with my current system, I am not looking for new gear. The last thing I changed was my turntable about a year ago. At 74, I can probably enjoy what I have for the rest of my like. Without going... 
Audiphile Press: Am I jaded, experienced, or has it declined?
As some other have said, I really enjoyed Stereophile back in the day. I drifted away from audio as a hobby for a few years but after retirement, I seriously got back in. Initially I subscribed to The Absolute Sound. It seemed they reviewed mostly... 
You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
When I went wit Morrow, I really did delve into the marketing aspects. I read about their construction and I read as many reviews as I could find both good and bad. There were not many bad and many of them had noting to do with the performance. Wh... 
You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
I have Morrow speaker and interconnects and have used same for years. I find them to be well made and they perform superb in my system. I recommended them to a friend who just got new B&W speakers and a McIntosh amp. He has always been a cable... 
Looking for a McIntosh amp that gives a great example of the “McIntosh Sound”
I guess since I have all McIntosh from the phono pre and cd player to the pre and amps to speakers, I have the McIntosh sound. For the life of me I have no idea what that is though. From my perspective it sounds fabulous.   
What is the best way to clean Vinyl?
I started out with the Pro Jet and found it to be very labor intensive. It did a great job but if I had several records to clean, I was there standing for a long time. I finally got the Klaudio and just slip the record into the machine and come ba... 
Want to add vinyl to my system.
VPI junk??? Hardly..!   
Favourite Guitarists
I am mostly a classical guitar listener.  Alex Degrassi Will Ackerman Leo Kottke But the craziest guitarist I have ever heard is Joe Satriani playing Surfing with the Aliens...!  
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
Too many but will add Brandi Carlile   
End Game Turntable suggestions
@musicmatters1206  I have no idea if VPI has replacement motors for the HW-40 but they probably do. It is the most expensive part of the HW-40 I am told. FWIW I have an arm lifter on mine that works great. It is the Technics one but I cannot remem... 
End Game Turntable suggestions
I would also recommend the VPI HW-40. I have had mine for almost a year. It was a game changer for me. I immediately could tell that it was something special. Mine was new but I got a pretty good discount on it at the time. I have the Ortofon Cade... 
McIntosh Announces Mc451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier
It's strange why some folks on this forum bash and hate McIntosh. I have owned McIntosh for many years and really enjoy my system. I might not care for some other brands but I do not bash or hate them especially when I have never heard them in use... 
VPI turntables
When I bought my VPI it was way up the chain. It is the HW-40 which is direct drive and has the 12" gimbal arm. I have the Ortofon Cadenza Black and cannot be happier with the setup.