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What Is The Most Romantic Song That You Have Ever Listen To?
Some fantastic suggestions, here! So many "standards". Some of you have confused love with Romance. To gain some perspective, here was the song of the year last year.https://youtu.be/hsm4poTWjMsCardinal B- WAP.  Talk about romantic! Dear God! We a... 
How Do You Store Your Record Collection? Recommendations Please!
Somebody above recommended the LPBin 2. I use the LPBin3. I chose it for the wheels. I can move my collection easily to route cables. clean the floor, etc. The drawback is that it takes up a bit more room than sideways shelves and is quite tall, s... 
If your were to assemble a vintage system ?
I suggest a Pioneer receiver that has been refurbished.  Modern caps a d transistors do a wonderful job of elevating these units, as well as prolonging their life. Then some bigger Klipsch or AR speakers.  Preferably with "modded" crossovers and s... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Rhiannon Giddens- there is no other.She has a fantastic voice, and this mix of songs will make you wonder where her heart lies. Is she Natuve American? Is there some Irish Folk in there? 2 LP version is beautifully produced. Some of the quietest v... 
Audio Lessons Learned - post your best advice for the newer members!
There is some spectacular advice here!I'll add my bit, just an expansion of other's sage advice.COMMIT to tweaking your speaker position! DON'T let other things get in the way.  If your couch placement is more important than great sound, STOP! Don... 
Cartridge recommendation please...
I can confirm the Soundsmith Otello as a great choice for your table with a caveat. I had to add weight to the counterweight to get a good static VTF. Pretty easy to do. KAB and Technics both make thread on auxiliary counterweights. Once properly ... 
Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
Here is my suggestion for the OP. https://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/fixed-coil/carmen-mk-iiI use the Zephyr MIMC☆ daily.  I LOVE it. Lately I have been on a vintage table kick. Bought some used carts too. I scored a high output VPI Zephyr use... 
Can Room Correction Be Added to an Existing DAC?
I had the DSpeaker X4. Good stuff. Easy to use. Built in dac, but has digital out as well. Worth a look, but $$. 
Favorite song to demo or test drive speakers?
So many great choices here. I'll add one.Boz Scaggs- "Thanks to you" from "Dig". Preferably on vinyl😎😎 
Lower end Soundsmith cartridges vs others in same price range?
I have a new Otello, a new (6 month) Zephyr MIMC☆. I also have recently purchased a VPI Zephyr and an older MIMC. I have been re-capping/refurbishing older DD tables. On an old Denon DP-51f, the Otello has potent bass. Maybe a bit too much. A soli... 
New TT for ~$1500
Two directions here. Get an old Denon DD table. Spend ~$400. This will give you a taste of DD. And if you sell it later you won't lose hardly a dime. I recommend spending a bit more on the cartridge.  The Soundsmith Otello is a steal at $399. Some... 
Soundsmith - Thank you to everyone.
Peter, I can't find the words to express the joy you've brought into my life. I was easily in the digital audiophile camp. Some CDs, but hundreds of files. I still maintained a very modest vinyl rig, but mostly it sat idle. I realized that vinyl h... 
Another streaming newbie
My advice. You are playing vinyl now. Stick with it. I use my Raspberry Pi streamer with Qobuz to discover new music I want on vinyl. Occasionally I listen critically to Qobuz, but really vinyl holds my attention the most. My suggestion. Pick up a... 
My Demo results: I feel like I'm at a frustrating block in my speaker journey
STOP!!!!Do NOT spend any money on gear yet. You are showing us all that you are an audiophile in pursuit of great sound. You will have marginal success at best with your current layout. It just won't happen. The speakers will need to be brought ou... 
Reasonable moving coil cartridge
My advice. Get the Soundsmith Otello. This guy knows how to build a cartridge! You get US made hand built for mass market price!If you want another high value cartridge and don't care about US made, get the AT740ML or AT750SH. I can testify that a...