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Whats on your turntable tonight?
The White Album. MFSL copy I’ve had since the ‘80s.  
Seeking advice on power conditioners/regenerators
I’m on SDG&E too and have solar. The AC line quality SUCKS! I use a Shunyata Hydra 8 and it does a good job.  
Best Bang for your Buck DAC ?
Musical Fidelity V90 DAC plus an S-Booster power supply to replace the wall wart sounds really good for the price.  
WHAT IS THE MOST UNIQUE SONG THAT YOU HAVE EVER HEARD?
‘Sexbomb’ by Flipper 
Looking for my Final Pair!!
How about a used pair of Vandersteen Model 7’s? I know of a pair coming up for sale.  
Help my analog sound as good as my streaming
If you know someone with a high quality ultrasonic record cleaner use it on some of your favorite albums and listen to the dramatic improvement. And clean your stylus too.  
What to upgrade next.
Buy a good turntable and 25 of your favorite albums and you’ll be in analog heaven.  
Built a DIY butcher block and iron pipe rack over the weekend
Where did you get the butcher blocks? 
Newbie to the awesome audiophile world
I stared my audiophile journey as a teenager. Broke as a joke raking lawns and shoveling driveways for cash. Like me then, you can’t afford an amp with big balls so SHOP for highly efficient speakers that sound great to you. Listen to as many as y... 
You know you are an Audiophile when:
When researching a new component, the first spec you look for is the weight.  
Favorite song to demo or test drive speakers?
No Quarter - remaster version. Wish You Were Here - Harvest label import CDRed Barchetta - MFSL CDWhy - MTV Unplugged Collection, Volume OneHands With A Hammer - Zappa/DunbarThe Thing That Should Not BeThe Great Gig In The Sky - vinyl 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
A new copy of Dark Side - Pink Floyd label. My first pressing which I’ve had since I was a teenager, sadly is worn out.  With a nice skip on Money. The Pink Floyd pressing sounds better than I expected.  
Reputable restorer for vintage integrated amp
Tell him I sent you and say hi for me.  
Reputable restorer for vintage integrated amp
Mewsickbuff , It only took a couple weeks. Working with Jeff was an absolute pleasure - communicating continually via email and phone. PerreauxSM2P6599WORK PERFORMED:*Replaced all Phono Preamp transistors – three resistors burned*Replaced all elec... 
Reputable restorer for vintage integrated amp
Percision Audio Labs in St. Louis, MO just did excellent work on a 35 year old preamp for me. They are authorized for Yamaha.