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Caster Wheels vs. Spikes
I don't get the caster thing. And to me, they're ugly. Yeah setup is a pita with heavy speakers. I get it. So is turntable setup. Why would you need or want casters after they're dialed in?  
Anyone else notice rating scales are getting inflated?
I notice it more with newbies, 0 ratings.  
"You cannot handle the truth"
I bought several components nearly new with no issues at all. Even a couple of phono cartridges. Got the best deals compared to buying new. I always buy only from near perfect feedback. A negative because "the buyer decided not to go forward with ... 
Bought some `Vintage Gear`
You have some great vintage gear, enjoy it. And get that R2R (and TT), you'll have a blast.  
Cassette tape
Does anyone have a functioning cassette deck in their car?I do in my 03 Lexus. And I use it regularly as I do my Dragon and my R2R at home. Loads of fun and pleasure.I say go for it and enjoy. 
Trouble setting up Grado wood body cartridge
What a great idea. I was having that same problem a few years back with my Benz cartridge. I ended up moving  to a Dynavector where the stylus projects outward of the body. Much easier to set up with these aging eyes. Good luck with your setup thi... 
Ugrade-itis - is there a cure?
Ugrade-itis - is there a cure?yes, retire 
What do you drive and why?
A 2003 Lexus ES300. I bought it about 5 years ago for $10,000.00 with 47k miles on it. has 79k miles on it now and it still looks brand new. Boring car from a person who raced (not pro, fun racing) a Porsche 911? YesWhy, because I wanted a car tha... 
Kids during audition - aaaaagh!!
...One other note. Isn't it funny that non-audiophiles often assume that you're going to blast their head off by playing Metallica with the volume set to 11?...If you don't blast it they will be disappointed because that's the only thing that will... 
Quiet Enjoyment: right of audiophiles neighbors to NOT be annoyed
I lived in the "country" for 34 years before recently retiring to a condo. I used to blast my system whenever I wanted, day or night. Thought moving to a condo was going to be a problem, but I adjusted nicely. Between aging and jazz entering my mu... 
Which courier do you prefer?
Don't forget UPS's horrible reputation for not paying claims. Almost all claims will be denied at first and you will have to fight them to the end to get them to pay. I'm talking even about original packing/ boxes and packing that meets their onli... 
Vibration Isolation
Go to your local HVAC supply house. They have them in larger sizes. And dirt cheap.  
Mcintosh MA6100 How do I remove the front glass to replace lamps????
You can get the bulbs online from Audio Classics in NY. Just give them your model. I did my own without any issues. If you're at all handy it should be no problem. Just start by removing all the knobs, then the rest will fall into place.  
Should I upgrade my system while losing my hearing?
Yes, upgrade. Turn the volume up as needed and enjoy! 
Dragon, RX-505 or DR-2 ?
It comes down to how much you want to spend. You didn't mention any of the prices. The Dragon, sent over to Willy Hermann for service, and you will have the best Nak deck. Of coarse my opinion, and some here will argue that.