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Best ultrasonic lp cleaner in 2020 and what surfactant best?
I have read many positive things about the Degritter. It seems to be very well thought out and engineered. I also like the fact that it is a one step process (hit the button and at the end of the cycle you have a clean dry record that is ready to ... 
Any owners of the Classe CP-800 here ?
I can't really help you with your specific questions, but I recently bought a used CP-800 and I am loving it. Like another respondent, I haven't got into the EQ/DSP functions yet but the basic preamp functions are a huge step up for me. I'm gettin... 
Any Love for Audiolab?
^^^which is why I am considering it!I haven't listened to it yet, but the shop that sells them tilts to the relaxed British sound - Harbeth, Neat, Spendor, A/R, etc. I don't want a preamp that sucks all the life out of the music, but I also don't ... 
Who is your favorite jazz pianist
I've discovered a few new players since I posted to this thread last year. They include:Esbjörn Svensson - Svensson passed away last June, a week before I was set to see him at the local jazz festival. A real tragedy for a such a young and promisi... 
Top Jazz Albums of 2008
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - HolonHonourable Mentions:Todd Sickafoose - Tiny ResistorsJohn Zorn/Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: the Book of Angels Vol. 9 Aaron Parks - Invisible CinemaKurt Rosenwinkel - The RemedyMarcin Wasilewski Trio - JanuaryBrian Blade and... 
Who is your favorite jazz pianist
There's a wonderful young Norwegian jazz pianist named Tord Gustavson who records on ECM. Great sounding albums too! 
Best Source For Quality Jazz CDs?
ECM Records in Germany have some exquisite sounding modern jazz CDs. Most of their releases are available in the US at places like Amazon, but some stuff can only be had in Europe. You can try Amazon.uk or directly from the company at www.ecmrecor... 
Best Jazz and Rock & Roll HDCD CDs
Here's what's in my (eccentric) collection:Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Lost Trident Sessions (HDCD)Xtc - Apple Venus Vol 2 - Wasp Star (HDCD)Isham, Mark - Miles Remembered: The Silent Way Project (HDCD)Mitchell, Joni - The Hissing of Summer Lawns (... 
Speakers with high WAF?
"no matter what concessions you make she will still bi*** about the wires, so you may as well seek a compromise that costs you nothing in the way of performance because she will never be completely satisfied unless everything is concealed and wire... 
Mission Volare V63
I briefly owned a pair of the V63s and I returned them after a couple of months. I found the midrange to be overwhelmed by the high and low ends to the point where some recordings sounded very hollow. I also had a problem with the design of the sp... 
Need to match a receiver to Spendor S5e
Any thoughts about biamping these Spendors with the combination of an Arcam Diva A90 and a P85 in a two channel system?