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Stylus Cleaning Rituals
Lyra spt 
Are you still ignoring Iris Dement?
After I heard David Byrne and Natalie Merchant perform "Let The Mystery Be", I looked up the songwriter and then purchased Iris’ albums. A true unrecognized treasure. That performance is on "Few and Far Between" a cd extended play by 10,000 Maniacs. 
Peter Lederman in Second Bout With COVID-19
Peter:Did you miss your calling? Extraordinary poem.Good to have you back. 
Peter Lederman in Second Bout With COVID-19
PeterMy best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. We need you back! 
DAW vs Alexia 1 vs Sasha 2, descending order of $$
semajThe DAWs are a step up from the Sasha 1s but the Alexia 2 is a different beast. Bigger, deeper and more powerful bass, taller soundstage (not sure if there is a width difference in soundstage). They can be dialed in to your listening position... 
WHO ARE THE BEST SONGWRITERS IN THE LENNON McCARTNEY Traddition?
No one as of now. 
Peter Lederman in Second Bout With COVID-19
Hope he recovers quickly and fully. He is an asset to the audio community. 
DAW vs Alexia 1 vs Sasha 2, descending order of $$
I had Sashas and  now Alexia 2s. They are both speakers you can have for life and be confident that there is no need to trade up. Unless you are crazy like many of us. Crack it is. 
DAW vs Alexia 1 vs Sasha 2, descending order of $$
No brainer for me. But the DAW is superb as well. 
ARC REF 150SE vs REF 160S
bifwynneYou could very well be right. My Ref 150 with KT150s was one sweet little brut. I'm sure the Ref150SE was better. I maintain that the Ref 150 series amps from ARC are among the best bang for the buck (now used) gear in high end audio. Of c... 
Ready, set, comment! Speaker cables don’t make a difference?
audition:No assumption made--except ARC clearly considers cabling important. No lamp cord there. 
Ready, set, comment! Speaker cables don’t make a difference?
The reference to ARC advising not to spend $ on cables is probably taken out of context. I'm sure they would recommend upgrading a component vs upgrading speaker cable (assuming one starts with cable from a reputable manufacturer). ARC uses Shunya... 
Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
Lonemountain:ATC makes great sounding speakers but not very well known in the U.S. home audio market. Maybe an advertisement in Stereophile should be considered. ; ) 
What would be your favorite 3 tracks that demonstrate how great your system sounds?
First-Magic Carpet Ride from any version of the album (Second) or any early version of Steppenwolf Gold. This is most definitely not so in the recent Analogue Production version. Chad said that he used master tapes on each song on the album--- whe... 
Stereophile's 2021 products of the year
I enjoy Stereophile, TAS and HiFi News and Record Review. I do not find Harley, Valin, Fremer, Reichert, Kessler or other prominent reviewers in any way dishonest. I do not believe that the magazines provide great reviews for ad money (although I ...