mglik

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Looking to buy a power conditioner
I feel fortunate to have found a used pair of Shunyata Triton/Thyphons.They transformed my system.Retail was $18K. Got them for $4.5.Anything Shunyata is superb. The most advanced technology.They have a division that makes units for science and me... 
CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
Not bandwidth-analog has an infinite sample and bit rate. 
CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
Streaming is for babies!!! Real men spin vinyl. Put a turntable in your office. Whatever the sample and bit rate, analog is infinite.My main listening is done through a TT rig.The one CD a day in my office system-“wow, that’s interesting”.The seve... 
to buy or not to buy (ultrasonic record cleaner)
"doesn't clean down to the 2-5 microns in the bottom of the groves"An elliptical stylus is 0.2mm to 0.7mm. 2-5 microns is 0.002-0.005mm.The stylus does not go anywhere near this. https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/gallery/image/22429And, ... 
Are you troubled by the imaging of a symphony orchestra?
In recent years, I have loved to hear the Oregon Symphony. A truly world class organization. Ihave preferred to sit in the first 3-4 rows on the far left. There is the best way to watch the conductor, Carlos Kamar. And the soloists. And feel the v... 
CD or Streaming... am I missing out?
It seems there is a partial consensus toward CD. And aside music selection and convenience, I am happy to see SQ going to CD.When mentioned “advantages of streaming” it is clear that having access to virtually unlimited music and discovering new i... 
Can upgrading your front end make your bad records sound good?
Thanks Dover,Actually I should have the preamp in a week or 2. The cartridge will take many more weeks to arrive. There is a major backlog of orders for all Lyra carts. 
Can upgrading your front end make your bad records sound good?
When SQ increases performances can be more appreciated.Now listening to a very old sounding Billie Holiday. Clearly hearing the phrasing and emotion is thrilling. Big orchestral pieces are still a challenge. But hearing them less congested is cool... 
push pull or single ended
An OTL amp was mentioned. After decades as a die hard SET guy, I am now a dedicated Atma-Sphere guy. The Atmas give the detail of a fine SS amp with the musicality of a great SET. The entry level S-30 would be the amp for you. All Atma amps are eq... 
to buy or not to buy (ultrasonic record cleaner)
Before buying a Degritter, I researched what the Library of Congress, Better-Records and many, many dealers use: The Keith Monks RCM. You apply their special fluid to the record which spins on a TT-like plater with a brush and then a TT-like arm w... 
Cheap hearing aids?
I tried a cheap pair and sent them back right away.I was hoping that my listening to my stereo would be better. The electronic sound of the sods is a complete turn off. And the batteries drain in a few hours If I try others it will be through a pr... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
I recently added a Triplanar arm to my Woodsong Garrard 301. Since, the SQ has jumped to an unheard level. Albums which were previously unlistenable are now interesting and enjoyable.Now it is rare that a LP sounds bad.I do look forward to a recen... 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
Not to be needlessly redundant, I can’t recommend SRA VR platforms enough. Their improvements when placed under my components is major- night and day. 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Just bought an Almost White Hot Stamper of Peter, Paul and Mary.It was only $99. I should like the content and mostly voices should be easy to be good being in the mid frequencies.Interesting to mention, Doug Sax’s mastering chain front end was al... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Doug Sax was one of the greatest mastering engineers in history.In the mid ‘90s I almost bought Sheffield Labs and had the pleasure of being close to Doug and Lincoln. Speaking of Doug’s gear at The Mastering Lab in Hollywood, one day he opened up...