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Records and CDs
@rvpiano - I've had a Clearaudio Charisma cartridge, the one just above the Maestro, and I can tell you that is one awesome MM cartridge; never felt the need to move up to an MC cart in the 3+ years I've had this. I hope you enjoy your Maestro....... 
Records and CDs
@rvpiano  - "Very few new titles are being released on records these days"?  On what do you base that statement? Sales data would indicate otherwise, plus the fact that vinyl sales have been steadily increasing and new pressing plants are being o... 
Expectation and musical perception
Makes sense to me, but it also seems to me that prior knowledge and expectation bias could change one's perception of anything, wouldn't it?   
Beatles CD box set
Shame 'Yesterday and Today' doesn't have the butcher cover.... 🤣  
Finally, Amazon Learns to Package Records.
I've been buying LPs from Amazon for years; never once had a bent or damaged shipment....   
Software to inventory vinyl collection
Discogs is made for this.... I have my entire collection of LP's, CD's, and music DVD's cataloged there. It's very easy to show it to other people too if you want to - just give them your username and they can go to Discogs see what is cataloged u... 
Fritz Carbon 7 SE MKII
I had a pair of Carrerra BE's that Fritz brought to me in San Francisco about 3 years ago; they.replaced Harbeth Super 5's, which were really not the best for the music I like, which is rock. They're great and sound wonderful; I also tried a pair ... 
"Happy To Be Stuck With You!!!"
During the lockdown, buying and selling hi-fi gear on a whim is how I lived! My living room was looking like a hi-fi shop while I was upgrading, and then upgrading the upgrades. Down now to just what I need....   
anybody compare Dynaudio Special 40's/Heritage Specials/Confidence 20's?
@john1629 - agreed; I watched their videos several times before buying a pair of speakers; didn't end up going with Dynaudio, but good vids....  
Best Covers
Johnny sings Nick....    
The Winter Brothers
I loved Rick Derringer's work with Johnny Winter And.....  Went to a big outdoor festival at Oakland Stadium back in the 70's that was headlined by Johnny and Edgar; very cool, if somewhat optimistic as a festival headliner...  
Western Electric 300 B Vacuum tubes
I've not had this with my WE 300B's, but it seems a quick call or email to WE might have been useful, too; these are under a long warranty, after all.   
A Few Nice Words For Upscale Audio
I find Kevin's videos annoying but for some reason I watch most of them anyway if the gear looks interesting. I did buy a pair of KLH Model 5's from them and it was as smooth as can be, and yeah, they super-box those things; I would consider buyin... 
list of speakers
My Chrome browser does say 'Not Secure' when I go there, though... I'm not entering any data, so I don't think I need be concerned.   
list of speakers
Sweeeeet!!! Love it; you even have my Marten Parker Duos in there - this is very useful....