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Ultrasonic record cleaners
When trying to restore a poorly cared for older record, this is what I have found works best.  I clean the record with an ultrasound bath using whatever cleaning formula you prefer.  I use plain alcohol and water per the Kirmus recommendation, and... 
Is blasphemous Music ok?
Indeed, in both cases it was the oppression (Catholicism and slavery) that sparked the creative spirit. Music, or more properly song, has always been a source of hope for the oppressed. Given the strong influence of the Catholic Church on the mak... 
Avantegarde Duo repair.
Jon,  Thanks for posting.  I have 225s with my  AG Trios and really like them.  All are still working fine (fingers crossed).  The thing I like about the 225s is both volume and cross-over point can be set to match room acoustics.  That is a big p... 
What is your record cleaning regimen?
For those who are just getting into vinyl and may not have the megabucks to buy an ultrasonic cleaner, go with the Spin Clean.  It works great and is inexpensive.  Michael Fremer reviewed it positively many years ago. If you are going all out, ge... 
Horn speakers for vintage sound
While you may be able to find some vintage horns, newer designs sound better (not to disparage the older stuff), and in some cases are price competitive with the older vintage speakers.  Check out the custom horn speakers made by John Kalinowski. ... 
Artemis Labs SA-1 Turntable anyone?
There are a number of very fine "orphans" out there which represent a good value on the used market.  I have an HAmazon Referenz, recently orphaned (H added to defeat the auto delete triggered by the company of the same name) which is an extraordi... 
For all you Bose 901 Haters!
Yes, everyone has a Bose story.  My roommate in college had these. We were both budding audiophiles.  We discovered if you turn them around and play them backward so the drivers are facing you, the imaging improves and they do sound quite good, in... 
A different world
Thank you gdhprentice for the clarification.  Now this, if you D/C the service for a month, then re-subscribe, is your prior pathway ie library of music permanently deleted or is the song/album list archived in such a way as to allow you to resum... 
A different world
Ghdprentice said " You love an new (or old album) and hit, “add to library”. It is yours." I have no experience streaming music but am always interested in this evolving technology.  I would just like to clear up one thing from the comments and t... 
Turntable
Having purchased the Eclipse/Condor combo and having substituted it for the motor assembly in my $8K turntable I agree the upgrade is well worth it.  
Audiophile virtues
  SNILF said:  “But now that I can finally afford really good equipment—things I’ve lusted after since college, more than 40 years ago—I’m dismayed at the extent to which my love of music has morphed into a love of music reproduction. So this litt... 
Possibly Dumb Question re:Battery as a power supply
There is a complete battery operated turntable motor and power supply on US Audiomart https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649783098-turntable-motor-with-battery-power-supply/That might work well for you. 
VARIAC: Procedure??? 2 old 30 wpc tube amps, unused for 4 years
One simple solution is to use an inrush current limiter.  You just plug your amplifier into it and flip the switch.  Maximum voltage is applied in about 15 seconds.  I purchased mine at sigtomics.com, however I see that website is no longer active... 
Free Shipping - Be Careful!
Like many others, I have had the best luck with USPS.  From my experience UPS has been the worst in terms of badly roughed up boxes with holes and tears in them upon arrival.  Sometime, just watch how the UPS truck drives through your neighborhood... 
Ric Ocasek dead at 75
Always liked The Cars, great upbeat cruising music.  Their records were often of audiophile quality from the get go, with remasters being only slightly better than the originals, if that.  I never did hear their last studio album, Move Like This, ...